Don't Eat the M&M's Earbuds!

The Product Package

I received earbuds from my friend that display the M&M's emblem. How excited am I! I have collected M&M's memorabilia for years and love the chocolate taste of the edible bite-size candy as well. Great gift, no issues on this point.

The Ear Buds Package.
The Ear Buds Package. | Source
Edible? Hmm Not Sure.
Edible? Hmm Not Sure. | Source

And So The Fun Begins...

I take a closer look at the candy, er, ahem, I mean the packaging.

I'm so glad the M&M's company notified me not to eat the package! I was tempted until I read the line:

Not Candy!

Even after I read the descriptor I'm not sure whether to consume or not. Then I see the exclamation point at the end of the line. Whew! Now I confirm, hey these are earbuds and not in the edible form that I find in the food aisle at Walmart.

Thankfully, the "Precautionary" section on the back of the packaging instructs me further:

Do not ingest any part of this product.

Point taken! (The exclamation point makes sense here). I am so thankful the M&M's company saved me from ingesting the earbuds and then sitting in the hospital waiting room for a few hours.

I hope the smart packaging has helped you to avoid a similar disaster!

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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hehe Sunshine, this is one of my first hubs and I thank you for reading it :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

LOL! I'm an M&M lover, but I think I would have passed on these earbuds!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@wynnestudios, Glad to help hehe. Thanks for the read, this was one of my first hubs!


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wynnestudios 4 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Holy cow Christy, those really do look like M&M's. I may have made the mistake if you didn't warn me. Thanks for writing this life saving hub! Phew...


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hey now Skittles are great too!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

i would eat skittles ear buds


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi Wing,

Thanks for stopping by to read and comment! Glad you had a good laugh, and remember the caution not to eat them :)


Wing 4 years ago

Haha. Christy, the ear buds look like the real thing. Over in Singapore, we have miniature models of real food and they look really yummy too!!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks billips for taking a read. Hope you laughed as well. Have you been to BC recently?


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billips 4 years ago from Central Texas

At least you saved yourself, just in time - it amazes me the number of things that are made to look like food - Ahh B.C., my favorite province - B.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi Ausis, thanks for coming by and for the follow! I am looking forward to reading your hubs as well. Funny how we make connections with new people, nice to meet you :)


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ausis 4 years ago from Australia

I was hub hopping and stumbled over Ashely the article she wrote on a dogs love, then saw after reading her profile the M & Ms title and just got to curious so I had to come check out just exactly what the story was about. SO yes Ashley was right about the title IT CAUGHT my attention she was a journalist did you know so she has quite a bit of experience. BTW great hub thanks for the insight.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

I changed the title after reading Ashley's comment. I hope it sounds more interesting now! Any other suggestions, please do let me know.


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Ashleymckinnon 4 years ago from Coleman, WI

No problem! Glad to help. :)


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Hey Christy, great message in this article. Would ashleymckinnon like to elaborate with examples of a pizazzy title I wonder?


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks Ashley for commenting on the hub. Funny you mention about the title as I was wondering how to draw page views for this one. Good idea, I appreciate the help!


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Ashleymckinnon 4 years ago from Coleman, WI

Cute story. Think you could put a little more pizazz into the title to get readers interested. This is just the type of story that can do very well just by readers stumbling across it.

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