LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Popular streamer Pokimane introduced her health-conscious snack brand, “Myna Snacks,” in collaboration with food industry veteran Darcey Macken on November 13.
However, a few days later, Myna Snacks’ inaugural product, “Midnight Mini Cookies”, came under fire when a user on X observed similarities to Toatzy’s Midnight Mini Cookies, previously available at Costco.
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In a larger project, Pokimane has now joined a growing list of popular content creators, including KSI, Logan Paul, MrBeast and others, who have ventured into launching their unique products in recent years.
Pokimane’s health-conscious snack brand receives criticism
Pokimane is a well-known streamer (@pokimanelol/Instagram)
On November 13, Darcey Macken, co-founder and CEO of Myna Snacks, said: “After years of research and development, we are excited to announce the launch of a snack company that consumers can trust with their amazing taste and their health benefits, thus removing what I thought. let’s call them “mental calories” that fuel our body.
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He added: “We prepare the most appetizing, tasty and enjoyable snacks for everyone. »
However, almost immediately after announcing Myna Snacks’ first product, Midnight Mini Cookies, the company faced backlash after fans noticed similarities to Toatzy’s Midnight Mini Cookies that were previously sold at Costco.
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An X user delved into Pokimane’s business with her detailed X threads.
The user wrote: “Private/white label products are common, and I was under the impression that this was the case with Myna Snacks. Seeing that they claimed to be from PNW, I looked up private label snack companies. I found Creations Foods, a PNW. company specializing in healthier snacks.
Private/white label products are common, and I was under the impression that this was the case with Myna Snacks. Seeing that they claimed to be from the PNW, I looked up private label snack companies. I found Creations Foods, a PNW-based company specializing in healthier snacks. pic.twitter.com/vbSfauiYhS
– Suvana (@Atelisi) November 13, 2023
In the same thread, the user added: “Right on their page are cookies that look like Myna Snacks.. Toatzy’s Midnight Mini Cookies.” The link to Toatzy’s website redirects to Creation Foods. A search revealed that they were sold at Costco. Before. Of course, they have the same name. But what about the ingredients?
Right on their page are cookies that look like Myna Snacks. Midnight Mini Cookies from Toatzy. The link to Toatzy’s website redirects to Creation Foods. A search revealed that they had previously been sold at Costco. Of course, they have the same name. But what about the ingredients? pic.twitter.com/VJW9rXSlqT
– Suvana (@Atelisi) November 13, 2023
What did Myna Snacks say about the backlash?
Controversy arose when accusations surfaced that Midnight Mini Cookies bore a striking resemblance to a Creations Foods product.
Fans pointed out identical nutritional information and ingredients, suggesting it was a “money grab attempt” involving rebranding or white labeling the product.
Amid the controversy, Myna Snacks released a statement to respond to online criticism.
A spokesperson for Myna Snacks said in an email to Dexerto: “Our product formulation is unique to Myna and exclusive to us. We can confirm that Midnight Mini Cookies have been in development for two years. This process included many rounds of testing and ingredient changes.
Additionally, the inclusion of vitamin D-rich mushroom powder in Myna Snacks’ cookies is one of the key distinctions between the two products.
Fans, however, took exception to the fact that Myna Snacks cost nearly three times as much per weight for what appeared to be a comparable product.
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