why do they not sell lucky charms in uk

Please, does anyone know why Lucky Charms were taken out of Britain? This information would be much appreciated! Are they ever coming back? Lucky Charms were banned in Britain due to the fact that they don't meet the guidelines of the food standards agency (FSA) as they contain GM ingredients and artificial colours, Brilliant Blue and Tartrazine Yellow. Also the Leprechaun mascot was offensive to the Irish as it stereotyped the Irish as thieves. However, some stores in the UK have started importing it in From the US But it is very expensive, Around S6 - S8 for a standard box and S1. 50 - S3. 00 for a single pot and can be bought in The large Tesco extra stores, Selfridges, B M Stores, Sweets from Heaven and sometimes if you are lucky Pound land do them 2 for S2.


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We can only hope. 00:38, 9 September 2006 (UTC) You can buy them in Selfridges. but they are expensive!! I do remember when I was young when they were sold in ordinary supermarkets at normal prices. 20:23, 20 November 2006 (UTC) The irish find the character offensive and have asked for it to be banned from UK and Republic of Ireland stores. Its not a punishable offense to sell it but its a gentlemans agreement so you can still find a few places that stock it.


Even when they did sell it here it didnt do very well because of the marshmellows (the yanks could care less if there was deep fried sugar cereals) Never heard of the "gentleman's agreement", and couldnt' imagine it being a problem - more likely is that a) they were banned by the EU for having too many artificial stuff; or b) not bought by customers for having too many artificial stuff. (what do they taste like, honestly, they look disgusting! ) -- 11:23, 12 September 2007 (UTC) You can buy them. Lucky Charm is not outlawed. They are in special stores in Britain. Expensive, I heard.


Basically, General Mills made a business decision to stop selling Lucky Charms in Britain. There are two on going thoughts on this. First one is that the Leprechaun on Lucky Charms may have offended some people and General Mills decides the Leprechaun is too important for sale and it is better to lose the sale from Britain alone, then everywhere else. This theory is supported by the fact that the green clover marshmallow was previously removed due to sensitive issues. The second theory is that the British government has deemed Lucky Charms as unhealthy cereal due to high sugar, and therefore General Mills has to pay a premium or tax to sell them in Britain and consequently General Mills decides it is more profitable to not sell them in Britain.


Again, Lucky Charm is not outlawed as you can buy them. The problem is that General Mills stops selling to Britain directly. You can get them easily on the internet, but they are twice as expensive as in the US, if not more. P. S. : If you really want to have some Lucky Charms, make sure you get a big thick black marker and cross out the leprechaun on the box before consuming your cereals. You have to show your British pride, you know. Don t let us Americans make fun of your leprechaun.

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