This is one rabbit that’s fallen down the hole and never coming back. One of my favorite childhood treats, White Rabbit Creamy Candy, was announced by BFAD to have contained formaldehyde, a harmful chemical substance.
Oh no. I remember getting giddy when I’d buy these candies from the sari-sari store. I remember my eyes widening at the sight of the blue, white and red wrapping. I remember getting so excited when I’d unwrap the candy and feast on the edible white paper. That was my favorite part of White Rabbit too! I guess future generations won’t get too enjoy this classic childhood treat any longer.
My officemates and I keep a pack of White Rabbit candy in the office. Fortunately for us, it’s the Butter Toffee variant, the brown one, as pictured in this entry. This one has no formaldehyde. Unfortunately, I prefer the white cream candy. And even if this brown one doesn’t have formaldehyde, I don’t think I’ll eat it anymore.
Read more about the news here. There are a couple more candies that were tested to have formalin so read up.