Gift firm under fire for selling mints that look like Breaking Bad's crystal meth calling them crystal MENTH

November 22, 2013 9:46 PM

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Gift firm under fire for selling mints that look like Breaking Bad's crystal meth calling them crystal MENTH

A gift firm has come under fire for selling mints that look like Breaking Bad's crystal meth - dubbing them 'crystal menth'.

Online retailer Firebox is advertising its 'Blue Sky Candy' - which comes in 130g (4.5oz) bags - for £7.99.

It claims the peppermints are '99.1 per cent pure' and compares them to methamphetamine, a highly addictive, crystal-like drug.

It also admits to using cult TV series Breaking Bad - which prominently features crystal meth dealers - as inspiration for the blue-coloured product.

On its website, Firebox boasts: 'Cooked up in the Firebox lab under strictly controlled conditions, Blue Sky Candy is authentic looking peppermint rock candy inspired by the hit series Breaking Bad.

'Coming in at 99.1% chemically pure, we’re manufacturing some serious weight, allowing us to offer these 4.5oz bags at street value.

At the bottom of the website, it notes: 'This is NOT actually crystal meth'.

Unlike methamphetamine - which can include common household chemicals such as battery acid, drain cleaner and lantern fuel - 'Blue Sky Candy' is said to include sugar, glucose, peppermint oil and colour E133.

'Distributed using trusted yet completely secretive methods, we bring our product directly to you, hassle free' its website states.

Last night, a spokesman for leading drugs charity Cranstoun condemned the firm's 'trivialisation' of methamphetamine, which can lead to severe paranoia, lesions, hallucinations and even death.

Breaking Bad, which saw its finale attract a staggering 10.3million viewers in September, has brought metheamphetamine into the public consciousness.

The multi award-winning drama follows the life of chemistry teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, who, after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, starts making crystal meth to secure his family's future.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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