The first (and last) time I had a “Lazy Cake,” the melatonin-laced brownies sold in gas stations and convenience stores, I went home from work and passed out on my couch for six hours.
This is, of course, the desired effect of eating a Lazy Cake (whose name was recently changed to “Lazy Larry”). But the Food and Drug Administration is warning that it may crack down on HBB LLC, the Memphis-based company that makes Lazy Larry treats.
According to an AP report, the FDA sent the company a letter warning that it does not consider melatonin to be a safe food additive. Melatonin, Lazy Larry’s active ingredient, regulates the sleep-wake cycle, and has been marketed as a natural sleep aid.
The FDA has stated that it could potentially seize the brownies if they continue to be marketed.