Girls' and boys' yogurts from Muller - AIBU to be a bit WTF??

(197 Posts)
nicecupofteaplease Thu 05-Sep-13 20:51:43

Here they are - the product you never knew you needed. I sort of understand how toys have become sexually stereotyped but food products. Really? It's utterly ridiculous. Isn't it? Or should I only be feeding my daughter yogurts suitable for a girl? All these years she has been making do with unisex yogurt. I feel I have let her down.

According to Muller, boys like monkeys, space, pirates and cars, and girls like flowers, popstars, superstars and fashion - and it's only right that these interests are reflected in the dairy products they consume. My DD likes climbing trees, I am confused about which yogurt I should choose.

SunnyIntervals Thu 05-Sep-13 20:52:58

Truly depressing sad

Maybe we need a 'let food be food' campaign alongside 'let toys be toys'?!!

Remotecontrolduck Thu 05-Sep-13 20:53:43

Wow, how totally uneccessary!

Which genius came up with such a ridiculous idea?! I mean, why would you have boys yoghurts and girls yoghurts?!

Levantine Thu 05-Sep-13 20:54:04

What a load of total bollocks

cathpip Thu 05-Sep-13 20:54:37

Well my dd will only eat the petit filous with the superhero girl on it, if I dare give her the superhero boy petit filous she tells me its her brothers, she's 2.5...... I give over!

JerseySpud Thu 05-Sep-13 20:55:22

Nope....just can't get excited about it. If you don't like it buy a different type of yoghurt.

shock

That is beyond stupid.

Is this for real? shock

VisualCharades Thu 05-Sep-13 20:56:39

wot a load of arse yanbu

The product, obviously. I'm not commenting on Jersey's post!

Effjay Thu 05-Sep-13 20:57:45

Daft, I agree. But in the mind of a child, things like that seem to be important. My DD and DS love sharing out the boy and girl Frubes! Go with it and let her choose ( and enjoy it if she rebels and picks the boy versions!!)

littlemisswise Thu 05-Sep-13 20:58:00

I saw them on the TV and thought WTAF!

When mine were little you could buy Teletubby custard but at least it wasn't bloody sexist crap!

DorisIsWaiting Thu 05-Sep-13 21:00:09

What a complete load of bollocks. It's just ridiculous.

Tee2072 Thu 05-Sep-13 21:00:52

So. Stupid.

gordyslovesheep Thu 05-Sep-13 21:03:12

YANBU what a lot of sexist shit

ErrolTheDragon Thu 05-Sep-13 21:05:41

Oh no! That means the child I thought was my DD must be a boy! shock

The Muller link in the OP implies these products don't actually exist yet, not sure what the Tesco 'girls' yogurt is....I tried searching that site and didn't find a 'boys' one on offer. Is this for real?

5madthings Thu 05-Sep-13 21:06:08

yanbu its crap and its giving children shitty messages reinforcing gender stereotypes.

DancingLady Thu 05-Sep-13 21:06:21

YANBU. Will not be buying these...

SeaSickSal Thu 05-Sep-13 21:08:01

My baby boy likes the girls one. And so do I. They're actually fucking lovely then choclatey cereal hearts.

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 05-Sep-13 21:08:32

YANBU. I'm not usually one of those who clutches her pearls over 'girls' and 'boys' toys but this really takes the biscuit or erm, yoghurt.

FreudiansSlipper Thu 05-Sep-13 21:10:43

YANBU

where does it end

YANBU but we shouldn't be surprised from the company that did the 'calling all mums' advert. DH and me have boycotted them since then (am sure they are gutted to have lost our custom) smile

LadyBigtoes Thu 05-Sep-13 21:11:10

Hang on though, isn't it tesco that's saying "girls yogurts"? I can't see any gender-based instructions on the yogurts - though I stand to be corrected. It looks to me like muller is carefully avoiding that, implying you just choose the style that suits you - adventurous or glamorous (or why not mix & match of course).

SirChenjin Thu 05-Sep-13 21:11:49

Oh FFS - really? Yoghurts?? Can't they just bloody leave things alone? The thing is, people will buy them sad

SirChenjin Thu 05-Sep-13 21:13:51

LadyBigToes - the yogurts are called 'Fashion' and have shoes on them. With so much peer pressure I'm not sure how many boys might be persuaded - but who knows!

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