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AIBU to complain my magnum infinity does not grow back!

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SodaStreamy Wed 01-May-13 19:52:10

I'm serious , I completely believed the advert.

I'm an intelligent grown up and I believed the advert and it would 'grow back'. I was looking forward to watching this in amazement like a little kid, bit in in anticipation, waited and waited.

Nothing.....IT DOES NOT GROW BACK....lying bastards

Well I know it couldn't grow grow back, but I thought it maybe had a secret ingredient like ice magic which hardened over ice cream [ice cream]

Nothing, Nadda , Zilch

Are they really allowed to lie like this, I thought adverts had to be truthful or have small print.

musickeepsmesane Wed 01-May-13 19:54:20

yours might be broken. Take it back to the shop, get another one.......

round1000 Wed 01-May-13 19:56:18

That advert is really confusing, I consider myself an intelligent person but the advert does imply it actually grows back. I was also disappointed when my one diddn't grow back.

SodaStreamy Wed 01-May-13 19:56:26

I feel completely cheated and stupid.

THEY DO NOT G|ROW BACK..........wankers

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 19:57:58

shock You need to complain re misleading advert.

HoneyDragon Wed 01-May-13 19:59:09

They only grow back if you lick them the right way. You must be doing it wrong.

trikken Wed 01-May-13 19:59:26

I was wondering if they actually did. I am a bit gullible though.

SodaStreamy Wed 01-May-13 20:00:44

I'm going to Sparkling , I really am.

I'm going to tweet them and facebook and complain to the ASDA .

I feel like a tit

SantanaLopez Wed 01-May-13 20:00:49

I think you must have done it wrong. Maybe you need to practice?

SodaStreamy Wed 01-May-13 20:02:47

complain to the ASA not the ASDA , but them too, they sold me them

They're all in on cream fibbing wankers.

They be sorry , I'll show them what grow back looks like, mark my words

SoleSource Wed 01-May-13 21:00:44

Keep taking the magnim lolly sticks back to the shop. Until you are 100 stones. Then sue.

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 21:03:06

I think you should phone Dom Littlewood and go on that 'Don't get Done get Dom' programme. Or Watchdog/Rip off Britain.

Melpomene Wed 01-May-13 21:09:28

Legally this ad would be classed as 'trader's puff' - the idea that they grow back is intended to be ridiculous/over the top and not taken literally.

I expect plenty of children would take it literally though, so I think they should put a restriction on showing the ad during children's programmes. I'm not sure whether they've done that.

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Wed 01-May-13 21:12:46

Honeydragon "They only grow back if you lick them the right way." grin

toomuch2young Wed 01-May-13 21:18:20

grin I won't even mention my comment when half watching the Twix advert, 'oh I didn't realise is a difference between the two sides'

Dawndonna Wed 01-May-13 21:18:24

It's because you have to eat the ice cream first and I bet you started on the chocolate first.

GreenEggsAndNichts Wed 01-May-13 21:21:56

hah smile I did think the same thing when I first saw these adverts. Only a matter of time before there is small print at the end.

MsJupiterJones Wed 01-May-13 21:26:29

It is really weird though, usually there is a different tone to these types of ads where they make a grandiose claim. I too wondered if there was something special about it - I was thinking smaller ice cream inside the larger one.

I will not buy one ON PRINCIPLE unless they are really nice

PowerPants Wed 01-May-13 22:51:21

SodaSteam - I thought exactly the same as you, even down to the Ice Magic bit!

ParadiseChick Wed 01-May-13 23:29:34

I marvelled at the history of twix, the family rift, the small drive!

Bunson Wed 01-May-13 23:37:04


WeAreEternal Wed 01-May-13 23:40:34

I feel totally conned. That is the most horrendous case of false advertising I have ever seen.

Sue the bastards for pain and suffering caused by the ice cream not growing back.

KatyTheCleaningLady Wed 01-May-13 23:51:15

I'm giggling like a fool, here.

I didn't literally believe it grew back, but I did wonder what they meant by the advert. Like, was there something about these lollies that they SEEM to grow back?? I mean, I didn't think you could do that in an advert.

I think being deliberately OTT would be something like those Axe (Lynx?) adverts where the guy sprays the stuff on and women come running. That I can see is meant to be silly.

But, the advert plainly states that the Magnum Infinity will grow back!

GirlWiththeLionHeart Wed 01-May-13 23:51:40

They actually changed the ads, probably because if was misleading. The girl used to bite into it, look down and it had grown back! They cut that out of the new one

tomorowisanotherday Wed 01-May-13 23:51:49

even my nine year old said.... I bet it doesn't grow back... they're just saying that to make you buy some

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