Is this candy wrapper dirty?

Parent Dish reports on a Daily Mail story about a dad who suddenly realized that Maoam’s candy wrappers were filthy as hell:

“The lemon and lime are locked in what appears to be a carnal encounter,” the chap said. “The lime, whom I assume to be the gentleman in this coupling, has a particularly lurid expression on his face.”

The British have a particularly proud tradition where sweets are concerned, and a penchant for what many would call “cheeky” slogans and packaging — the Yorkie bar, for instance, is famously “not for girls,” because presumably its massive wad of chocolate is something no woman could withstand — so this colorful packaging would seem to be a bit tongue in cheek. That said…it is also, obviously, the official candy of “Pastilles Gone Wild!!!” PR as a Haribo spokesman said, ‘This jovial MAOAM man is very popular with fans, both young and old.’

[Thanks to Steven Stahl for the link.]


  1. michael says

    Looking at the other wrapper, that green thing is definitely enjoying interfruital coitus! ;)

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