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Snail cream, smelly fruit: Thai cosmetics, food firms tap into Chinese tourism boom

Reuters  |  BANGKOK 

By Chayut SetboonsarngBANGKOK (Reuters) - The label on the pink and white box of face cream sold in a Bangkok hypermarket proudly declares that it is based on a "snail secretion filtrate moisture system". The Snail White branding - plus some positive internet reviews - is enough to have Chinese tourists recently lining up to buy the slime-infused product.Alice Chen, 21, a Chinese college student, says she saw the face cream reviewed online and wanted to try it out because she couldn't get it back home. And a 22-year-old Chinese tourist also at the Big C Ratchadamri store, who only gave her ...

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 14:57 IST