The increase in jelly babies with no heads, 1 arm and 4 legs has raised concerns about the effect of cloned beef gelatine and even in some quarters points to early indications of the possible impact on young pregnant women.
A spokeswoman for Haribo, the World famous jelly sweet manufacturer has this morning responded to concerns raised by young mums on benefits, but by millions of young Chav's and Chavette's about the possibility of the beef gelatine used in the production of the sweets being from cloned cattle.
Mary Higgins-Bowson (who was at odds to point out that she kept her own name and is the only female spokeswoman at Haribo)said there was absolutely no truth in the matter that there were on average more mis-shapen cola bottles and Jelly Babies than usual in a standard family size bag (approximate weight 120oz). "Children and Adults from all walks of life love our sweets and the novelty factor of identifying a mis-shapen item in a bag of Star Mix has proved to be a fun and interesting game during long car journeys." "Of course we have not taken advantage of the availability of cloned beef gelatine to enhance our product, we already source the cheapest beef gelatine available for our products, after all it isn't as though our clientelle are discerning!"
Lidl, one of Haribo's biggest retailers have declined to comment, advising that they are too busy launching the new Haribo 'Deformed Jelly Monsters From Hell' product.