Migros, Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain and employer, has become embroiled in an online racism debate after removing the beloved, if controversial, ‘Mohrenkopf’ (Moor’s Head) candies from its stores.

There were queues around the corner at many Migros outlets on Thursday following the announcement that it would no longer stock the popular confectionary, produced by Swiss firm Dubler.

Online debate has raged about the chocolate treats for many years, but came to a head recently amid the current worldwide wave of anti-racism in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. The controversy was apparently rekindled online by an anonymous Twitter account which spurred multiple discussions on the origins of the sweet’s name, the company’s corporate responsibility to not offend its customers and whether the whole issue was merely political correctness gone mad.

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