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Some People Really Love Their Candy

By Wyatt Earp | August 30, 2009

Even if the packaging can be interpreted as a little “risque.” Code Monkey sent me this story, and while neither of us thought it was really shocking, it was a bit of a head-scratcher.

An outraged man in the United Kingdom claims that cartoon fruit on a candy label are pictured engaging in a “carnal encounter,” according to And therefore the candy label is now causing an uproar in Europe.

Simon Simpkins was buying candy for his children when he spotted the wrappers on Haribo’s MAOAM candy packages.

Simpkins of Pontefract, West Yorks, said to The Sun that, “The lemon and lime are locked in what appears to be a carnal encounter. The lime, who I assume to be the gentleman in this coupling, has a particularly lurid expression on his face.”

He said he had a “heated exchange” with the store manager, but his wife became distressed and needed to sit down. (LINK)

Okay, here are photos from some of the packages. Judge for yourself:


Creepy, ain’t it?

Topics: Evil = Funny | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Some People Really Love Their Candy”

  1. BobG Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Must be a descendant of Mrs. Grundy.

  2. AJ Lynch Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    What the heck does he think “MAOAM” means? Heh.

  3. Raptor Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Normally, I just roll my eyes when I read crap like this. Upon seeing the pictures, however, I gotta admit that Mr. Simpkins might have a point.

    Very creepy.

  4. RT Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    At least they didn’t use a banana. Well, and gross.

  5. proof Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Creepy, ain’t it?

    I dunno, Wyatt! You’re the one posting the dirty pictures!

    (Punchline to an old Rorschach joke!)

  6. Glocksman Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Like the old Warner Brothers cartoons of the 30′s and 40′s, these labels can be viewed on multiple levels.

    One of which is simply ‘what you see is what you get’.

    In other words, anthropomorphized fruits licking each other.
    From the viewpoint of a 5 year old, pretty inoffensive.

    The other level is that of an adult who is aware of oral sex and the innuendo in the labels.

    In other words, it’s a pretty clever bit of marketing in that it gets the product a lot of free publicity while putting those who’d deny their 6 year old the candy based on the label in the difficult position of explaining ‘why’ to a 6 year old they’d rather not introduce to the idea of oral sex at that tender age.

    In other words, reprehensible but clever nonetheless.

  7. TexasFred Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    ALL of those positions are in the Kama Sutra…

    Uh… So I am told.. :?

  8. Jon Brooks Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Its obvious from the orange MAOAM wrapper that Mr. Limey has no genitalia. Was he neutered by Hershey in a dismal dungeon then given libido enhancing drugs to
    make the torture that much more sublime? Now that he is sexually safe, all the other ‘fruits’ seem to like him that much more, with the exception of Mr or Miss Strawberry
    there, who seems to have an ..ewwww.. expression. The ‘cherry’ sisters seem willing and Mr. Lime seems to be in ecstacy. Look for this on shelves in San Fran soon.

  9. Dorkelina Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 4:25 am

    That lime is no gentleman!!! O_o with a different fruit everytime… Shameful.