30 August 2009

XXX Porno Candy?


Again I go away for a week and I miss a brouhaha over a brand of sweet sold by Haribo called MAOAM. According to the Telegraph Simon Simpkins of Pontefract was shocked at the "pornographic" poses when he bought the sour candy for his children.

"The lemon and lime are locked in what appears to be a carnal encounter,” he said."The lime, who I assume to be the gentleman in this coupling, has a particularly lurid expression on his face. I demanded to see the shop manager and, during a heated exchange, my wife became quite distressed and had to sit down in the car park."

Haribo said the sweets, which feature illustrations of lemon, lime and cherry characters, said the "fun" packaging was introduced in Germany in 2002. A spokesman said: "This jovial MAOAM man is very popular with fans, both young and old."

Well I say it’s filthy and perverted and will be gathering a mob together to burn all Haribo products I can find, along with a few books and records which are vaguely offensive too.... seethe, rage (exits foaming at mouth and ranting about single parents and national service...)

23 comments:

Liz said...

And look at the way he's slathering over that cherry!!

CherryPie said...

They make me smile, I can't understand what all the fuss is about...

jams o donnell said...

What is the world coming to Liz?

Actually I find them a bit more amusing than perverted Cherie!

Alison said...

Dirty mind or what!

James Higham said...

Good sales strategy though.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'll come to your burning ceremony, jmas - definitely nothing more important in the world to worry about!

Claudia said...

Didn't think I would ever see something like that on your blog. I'm blushing, Jams....

beakerkin said...

I was unaware those products were sold by you. Do you have the frog shaped candy in your area.

jams o donnell said...

Mine or his? I'll plaead guilty to that Alison

Well the man has certainly raised the brand's profile!

What is more important than pornographic sweetie wrappers welshcakes?

I know it's terrible Claudia. My shame is unbearable!

We have a chocolate thing called Freddo. I think that is a Cadbury's Australia product

betmo said...

did the prudish christian fundies take over your country too? honestly, instead of just not buying the freakin' candy- this guy wants to prohibit everyone from buying the candy. sounds like america to me.

jams o donnell said...

Ah Betmo they are a vocal minority but still very much a minority. We are not that religious a nation for a country with a state religion

Tulloch said...

I'd join in the burning, not because I'm offended by the wrappers but because Haribo are the most horrible sweets I've ever tasted. Their ubiquity on the high street should be rightly challenged. I'll fetch the Swan Vestas...

jams o donnell said...

THey are pretty foul aren't they Tulloch! Let's BURN THEM ALL!

Sean Jeating said...

Ahem ... I felt reminded of the dirtiest rhyme I was ever introduced to by a collegue.
Nah, I won't repeat. Not even in German.

Anyway, this was a shocking post, Mr. O'Donnell, and I am not sure anymore if I can commend your blog to younger generations.

Hm, luckily I am old enough ...

jams o donnell said...

My shame is unbearable Sean. I will declare this an X Rated site forthwith!

Sean Jeating said...

To increase your wicketness, you will get the wicked rhyme via email.

jams o donnell said...

I can't wait!

Claudia said...

Lurid candies...Wicked German rhyme...What am I doing in such company?

Claudia said...

Now I'll have to leave this shocking place, of course...but not before the bonfire! Why miss all the fun?

His Girl Friday said...

cherry flavoured and three's a charm...my, my, Jams...

ironic that my word verification is 'cussed'?

Jams, what shamefully naughty place you're running here...

jams o donnell said...

It'd be more fun if we built a Wicker Man Claudia and danced around it!

AH HGF I am single handedly lowering the tone of teh whole Blogosphere!

Pouty Lips said...

I want some of those pornographic forbidden fruit candies.

jams o donnell said...

Tsk, tsk!