There is nothing more satisfying than chomping down on good oleâ€™ brownies when you need to feel just a little bit better, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is after brownies that pack in a little extra punch.
â€œLazy Cakesâ€ and â€œLazy Larryâ€ brownies are available at convenience stores, and they hold the promise of helping you â€œmake your problems away.â€
â€œLazy Cakesâ€ (and other products like it) is laced with melatonin, a hormone that is a commonly found in sleeping aids. The FDA has deemed these â€œtreatsâ€ as unsafe, and has warned the manufacturer via a letter that the agency may remove them from store shelves.
Also the subject of suspicion is relaxation drinks, which are said to also contain melatonin. Reports of cases where kids have gotten sick by ingesting these brownies have triggered bans in the state of Arkansas, as well as two towns in Massachusetts.