Poundland Nutters: Mental health row over 'offensive' sweets

Poundland has responded to claims its Nutters sweets are "offensive" to those with mental health problems - saying their popularity suggests customers do not have an issue with the product.

Poundland has responded to claims its Nutters sweets are "offensive" to those with mental health problems - saying their popularity suggests customers do not have an issue with the product.

Campaigners say the sweet's branding is a "real step backwards" on reducing the stigma around mental health.

The packaging on the chocolate-covered nuts features the name Nutters along with cross-eyed characters.

Poundland said it listens to feedback and will "assess this line".

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source: BBC