Crayola is retiring Dandelion from its classic 24-pack.
Crayola has announced plans to discontinue its yellow ‘Dandelion’ crayon. Dandelion has been a mainstay of the colour lineup for 27 years and part of the traditional 24-pack of crayons. Crayola will be replacing Dandelion with a new colour, to be announced in May, barring any leaks, and will be running a naming contest for the new shade. What colour should they add?
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Three of Crayola’s crayon color names have been changed after public protests.
In 1958 “Prussian Blue” was changed to “Midnight Blue” to avoid any post-war Nazi connotation (Prussia is a region in Germany). And in 1962 “Flesh” became “Peach” and “Indian Red” was finally changed to “Chestnut” in 1999. After the outcry over the two skin-tone related colors, Crayola started producing a 16 crayon set of multicultural tones kids of all cultural identification could choose between.
The largest crayon weighed 331.58 kg (731 lb), stood 2.99 m (9 ft 9 in) tall, and was created by Benjamin Chase Carey and Petey’s Promise (all USA) in Concord, North Carolina, USA, on 29 October 2011.
Crayola conducted a poll to find out the most popular crayon colors. Blue was voted the most popular. Rounding the top ten were red, violet, green, carnation pink, black, turquoise blue, blue green, periwinkle and magenta.