18 May '11, 2pm

Mayor Wants Sleep Inducing "Lazy Cakes" Brownie Pulled From Shelves: Last week I was in a gas station on my way

Mayor Wants Sleep Inducing "Lazy Cakes" Brownie Pulled From Shelves: Last week I was in a gas station on my way

Last week I was in a gas station on my way to the beach and next to the cashier, displayed in colorful packaging was a product called Lazy Cakes . The wrapper, in all its cartoon glory, reminded me of something between a Smurf and a Peace Frog in its portrayal of a super laid back brownie on the cover. I'm not sure whether the target market was a bohemian teenager or a Care Bears lovin' infant. But either way, it's become a point of contention in the community of Fall River outside of Boston. Fall River Mayor William Flanagan wants the cakes removed from shelves. According to CBS Boston , "this brownie with an extra ingredient is leaving a sour taste in some people's mouths." Why is the Brownie Relaxing? That extra ingredient is melatonin, a supplement that induces sleep which you can buy at the health foods store. But at issue is the amount. Each brownie has 8 mg of melat...

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