Apology after supermarket pulls 'racist' chocolate ducklings

The 'ugly' label on the dark brown duckling offended some Waitrose customers.
The 'ugly' label on the dark brown duckling offended some Waitrose customers. Photo credit: Waitrose

A British supermarket chain has apologised and pulled a trio of Easter sweets off the shelves, following complaints they were racist.

Waitrose reacted after the triple packs of white, milk and dark chocolate Easter ducklings caused outrage among customers.

The trio were labelled 'fluffy', 'crispy' and 'ugly' - with the dark chocolate one labelled 'ugly'.

That offended some customers, and the supermarket temporarily withdrew the ducklings from sale while it redesigned the packaging - removing the labels.

The redesigned duckling packs are now back on sale.

It's thought the names were inspired by the song 'The Ugly Duckling' from the fairy tale by Denmark's Hans Christian Andersen.

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