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May one purchase food with a picture of idolatry on the packaging?

Question:

There is a popular popcorn snack called the “Buddha Bowl” with a good hecksher on it. It has a picture of a cartoonish budda on the packaging. I assume not so because it has a hechsher, but could it be problematic to buy this snack?

 

Answer:

There is no halachic problem with buying the snack. The picture of the avoda zara does not prohibit one from eating the snack. However if you don’t want to eat the snack because you are disgusted by it, and don’t want to have anything that has to do with avoda zara, that is understandable.
Best wishes

 

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