Late last month, the U.K. supermarket chain Tesco yanked the heavily-exported candy from its shelves and Australia issued a recall, though New Zealand did tests and was OK with the levels. Singapore authorities have found melamine in non-dairy products as well, including puffed-rice rolls and potato crackers. The scandal has caused major problems for China's global brand, as well as multinationals like Nestle and Unilever, which have seen their products recalled.
Gastronomically speaking, White Rabbit is a tasty white cylinder of sugar, butter, corn starch and enough milk that the 20-calorie candy has actually been marketed as a health product over the years. One slogan: "Seven White Rabbit candies is equivalent to one cup of milk." That's maybe not such good positioning right about now.