Stuff is carrying the story of a visitor to our fine shores who doesn't find an iconic confectionery item particularly sweet - read this:
A staple lolly of the New Zealand 50-cent mixture has angered a Canadian tourist for its offensive name and shape.
Seeka Lee Veevee Parsons, 21, an Inuit of the Nunavut Territory in Canada, says the Eskimo lolly, manufactured by Cadbury/Pascall, is an insult to her people.
The word Eskimo is unacceptable in her country and carries with it negative racial connotations, she said.
She intends sending packets of the iconic confectioncry to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and her grandfather, a Inuit tribal elder in the Nunavut Territory.
When she found the lollies for sale in Timaru three weeks ago she was surprised a company would be able to use the word for a product.
"I was taken aback. When I was a little girl white kids in the community used to tease me about it in a bad way. It's just not the correct term."
Eskimo was long used to describe the native people of the northern territories of Canada and means "eater of raw meat", said Ms Parsons.
But it has not been acceptable for as long as she can remember. The correct term is Inuit, she says.
For goodness' sake. You just know what's going to happen now, don't you - Cadbury/Pascall will be forced to either rename the Eskimo (which we love eating), or worse still, have to withdraw them from sale completely. And that is patently absurd! Where would it end? Will black jellybeans be next? And let's not even start talking about Jaffas!!
So, as the old song says - we're not going to take it anymore. We've had enough of this politically correct nonsense. So right now, Keeping Stock is leading a crusade to defend Cadbury/Pascall against this infringement of our culinary rights. Join us, and send your message of support to the fine folks at Cadbury/Pascall here.
Save the Eskimo!
UPDATE: The campaign is already gaining momentum. WhaleOil has set up a Facebook group.