Woman Finds Rusty Blade Inside Bag of Jolly Ranchers

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Hershey’s offers her three bags of Jolly Ranchers to replace bag with knife in it

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Amy Hu, a young woman from South Bay, Calif., wasn’t too jolly after she reached for a candy from her bag of Jolly Ranchers “Crunch ‘N Chew,” and, instead, discovered a rusty, three-inch metal blade.

Hu, ABC 7 reports, purchased the bag at a Santa Clara Safeway, and it was completely sealed before she opened it at home, suggesting that perhaps the blade came from the factory, which apparently is located in Brazil.

"I was all excited to try them out. I opened it up, ate two pieces first, went back in for my third piece and pulled this right out of the bag and was just in disbelief," Hu says. Her finding made her yell for her husband, who was in the other room.

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The rusty blade resembled a shank, with tape wrapped around it and hardened bits of candy sticking to the blade. Hu, after making her frightened discovery, called the cops as well as the candy’s maker, Hershey’s.

What did Hersey’s do to console her? They offered her three bags of candy to compensate for the one she bought. That didn’t quite cut it for Hu.

“I was like, 'I don't want anything. I just want to know this isn't going to happen again. I just want to know that kids are going to be safe,'" she said.

After the incident, Hershey released a statement saying they apologized to the customer, and, though there was no injury sustained, still “take this situation seriously.” It reads: “We believe this is an isolated case and accidental in nature. We will be taking the needed actions to prevent this happening in the future."

Thanks, but no shanks.

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