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On my way home from work yesterday, I stopped at the store to buy Frosted Flakes and mail my write-in ballot, and while I was there I grabbed a cucumber and some watermelon, and a carton of milk and then I saw a Pettson & Findus children's magazine with a free Findus mousepad on it, so I took 2 of those, and why is it I can't just go in a store and buy the one thing I stopped there to get? And to top things off, I found the most unbelievably sexist crap in the candy aisle, you're not even going to believe this.

I still can't decide whether I'm amused or appalled or both, and if both, to what degree.


This is the illustration on the front of a bag of gummi candies shaped like breasts. It's marketed by a company called BonBon from Denmark, the ones that apparently run BonBonLand, but I couldn't find much information about this particular candy on their website, although they claim to manufacture "the funniest candy in the world."

Uh huh. Funny.

Very funny.

A bag of tit-shaped candy called Sillykoner (ho ho, get it? Silicon!) with pieces individually, or rather pairedly, named melons, onions, missiles, and balloons, as well as, for whatever weird reason, one shaped like a nose. HAW HAW! Stop! You're killing me!

Strange that there were no bags of PENIS-SHAPED candy. Now, THAT would have been funny!

Apparently, I AM still American where it counts, because appalled is winning.

I am not amused.

(Sillykoner package front, Sillykoner package back)

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mood: angry
music: Mark Knopfler—Boom, Like That

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If that candy was in an sdult store that would be one thing, but gearing it to children ... well, that's just so, so wrong. There is a candy in Germany which has been in the news lately because of their 'inappropriate' packaging. Apparently there is a Catholic School in Germany that is kicking up a huge fuss about the candy and they are trying to get if off the market, or at least the packaging. Ironically, my friend who was just here visiting from Germany brought us some of that candy, but she never noticed the packaging until I pointed it out to her. Heh! Here is one of the packages:


!!! *boggle!*

geez louise!! What are their marketing people THINKING!? I know there are a lot of candies and food out there with names that are rude in OTHER languages, but a graphic like that has no excuse. yow

Johan said the dog turds were really tasty and that there was also some candy called sour dishwashing rags (?). Apparently they pride themselves in the most unappetizing sounding candy.

I've actually seen the Maoma candy here and thought, "Are they humping?".

wow, all these comments are boggling my MIND. See what talking about boob-shaped candy can do? Lizard, honey, take those m-effer's DOWN. It really is very sad - kids are curious enough sexually, which is fine and natural, it's just too bad they get it served to them in a nice candy form,available for any age!

I don't know what else to comment except, omg! Okay, I admit I laughed a little. :D

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