Himalaya Salt Sweet is a favorite amongst Malaysians for it’s candy, bitter, and salty flavour which is at all times an excellent mixture that hits the spot.
Sadly, companies with unscrupulous ideas are conscious of this truth and are wanting to reap the benefits of the sweet’s recognition.
BIG FOOT Malaysia, the unique producer of Himalaya Salt Sweet, has launched a press release yesterday (eight June) on Fb warning prospects of a counterfeit model of their fashionable snack being offered in Malaysia.
Four ways to spot a counterfeit
BIG FOOT has shared photos of the genuine and fake versions of the candy side-by-side and pointed out some of the differences. Here they are.
1. Different fonts
2. Different address
4. Different printing method for expiry date
These differences are relatively minor, and if you’re not good at those ‘find the difference’ games, then you’d probably miss the crucial details.
The announcement that the imposter candy was circulating in Malaysia was met with intense attention on social media with the Facebook post now reaching 20,000 shares.
Some netizens were commenting that they found out that they were scammed, and some posed questions to BIG FOOT asking to verify retailers. Here are some of the responses.
From the comments, it seems that the ones sold at Watson and 7 Eleven are genuine according to the company, while some people purchased fake ones from places like Lazada and Shell petrol station. Do check the original post for more details.
If you’re wondering what the health effects of consuming the fake candy are, this was also addressed:
There you go. Share this with your friends and family to make sure no one falls prey to counterfeit candy. And if you have a lot of time on your hands, why not check out your local kedai runcit to see if the candy on sale looks suspicious.
Also read: The Alley Warns Against Fake Products After Receiving Complaints of Stomachache From Consumers