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Chocolate coin recall: Read the fine print

Published on: December 30, 2013

Ah, I loves me some Snopes.

You may have received the latest food-scare email that's been making the rounds today, warning U.S. parents that Sherwood Brands Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate Coins contain melamine, that industrial chemical that's been much in the news lately.

Well -- yes and no.

The candy, manufactured in China, does contain melamine, according to Snopes. What none of the emails I received mention is that the candy, which has been on the shelves at Canadian Costcos, has not been sold in the United States.

Just to be on the safe side, you may decide that this is a good year to go Green Halloween and avoid handing out imported candy altogether. But you don't have to worry about Sherwood Brands Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate Coins.

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