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Nestlé Has Revealed The New Names For Red Skins And Chicos

Nestlé Has Revealed The New Names For Red Skins And Chicos

There were loads of reactions when Allen's Lollies revealed it would be changing the names of two of their most popular products.

After an internal review, the company realised that Red Skins and Chicos had undertones that could be interpreted negatively and explained that it was time to make a change.

This came during the Black Lives Matter movement resurgence earlier this year and Allen's and Nestlé said it would take the appropriate time to come up with new names. Well, that time has come. *drum roll please*

After much consideration, Nestlé has unveiled the Red Ripper and Cheekies.

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Chicos lollies are are all dark brown and flavoured with cocoa, making them have a unique chocolate flavour. Credit: Moo Lolly Bar
Chicos lollies are are all dark brown and flavoured with cocoa, making them have a unique chocolate flavour. Credit: Moo Lolly Bar

General Manager Confectionery Chris O'Donnell said the change was made because of an 'unwavering commitment to upholding respect for our friends, neighbours and colleagues'.

He added: "We hope Australians will support the evolution of these two much loved lollies - while the names are new, the lollies themselves remain unchanged. We will keep pack changes simple to help lolly lovers find their favourites easily."

It won't be until next year that the new look products will appear on supermarket shelves.

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The term 'redskin' is a slang term for Native Americans and First Nations people of Canada and there have been calls in the past for companies or commodities bearing the name to consider an alternative. Some American dictionaries list the word as 'usually offensive', 'disparaging', 'insulting' or 'taboo'.

The Washington Redskins NFL team has faced calls for decades to change its name, however thus far the team has refused to bow to the pressure.

Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, said of the term: "The R-word is the moral equivalent of the N-word. It packs the same level of bigotry and insensitivity for Native Americans as any other racial slur. We cannot tolerate the NFL's continued commitment to normalising this demeaning characterisation of Native Americans."

Chico is also a Spanish word for 'little boy' and can be offensive to people of Latin-American descent.

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When they announced a change was on the way, Nestlé said: "This decision acknowledges the need to ensure that nothing we do marginalises our friends, neighbours and colleagues.

"These names have overtones which are out of step with Nestlé's values, which are rooted in respect. While new names have not yet been finalised, we will move quickly to change these names."

Featured Image Credit: Nestlé

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