A Christmas pudding maker has been ordered to remove Christmas liqueurs and other products, after a customer complained they were “too much” like “marijuana and chocolate liqueured with alcohol.”
The complaint was filed with the National Consumer Council in July, after an online petition attracted over 500,000 signatures.
The petition asked the council to ban Christmas pudding makers from the market, as it claimed the products “contain the same ingredients as alcohol.”
In response to the complaint, the council said that Christmas pudding is “not considered to be an alcoholic beverage,” and that Christmas liquors are made using the same basic ingredients.
The council also noted that the products were marketed as being “smooth, refreshing, and natural.”
However, the company that makes the Christmas pudding products, Gulliver’s, has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The company has said it does not allow its products to be sold in the U.S., and it does, however, allow them to be imported into the country for “medical purposes.”