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AIBU to find this very amusing whilst thinking DM contributor needs to get a life?

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asdx2 Wed 26-Aug-09 14:04:44

Am I being unreasonable to be convulsing with laughter whilst reading yesterday's letters page in the Daily Mail whilst at the same time thinking some people really do need to get a life.
For the illustration google haribo lemon and lime but said letter is reproduced below

The letter:

My sweet wrapper leaves a sour taste

The other day, while doing our weekly shop, I bought for my two children, Benjamin & Ofelia, a packet pf Haribo Maoam lemon-and-lime confectionery. It was only after I was leaving the check-out that I noticed the appalling illustration on the packaging.

This consists of a lemon and a lime 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 and distasteful 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. I was told to register my complaint with the manufacturer.

I?m glad I spotted this before my young children, who are both very sensitive. My wife and I have always tried to protect their innocence ? and to think all our years of careful parenting could have been wrecked by a sweet rapper makes me livid.

I received a reply from the company saying that the wrapper design had been introduced in Germany in 2002 with a view to making the fruit figures ?more modern and lively? to ?better appeal to the consumer?.

It said: ?At no point was it intended to create sexual images? It has been shown to a number of children and adults of different age groups, none of whom has made any comments referring to sexual content. I consider this reply to be less than satisfactory. As a member of our local church, I?m now urging members of our flock to bycott Haribo products until this illustration is removed.

Simon Simpkins
Pontefract, West Yorks

claricebeansmum Wed 26-Aug-09 14:07:32

I am appalled at the way that Mr Simpkins has mis-spelt Ophelia.

asdx2 Wed 26-Aug-09 14:21:37

Nave been pondering whether it could be a MN planthmm

asdx2 Wed 26-Aug-09 14:22:34

have obviously

ihatethecold Wed 26-Aug-09 15:56:15

i saw this in the dm too and thought it was a wind up. i actually had a look at the wrapper in morrisons and all i see now is a dirty old lemon making out with another fruit,, very funny imo

meemarsgotabrandnewbump Wed 26-Aug-09 16:01:16

I've seen that sweet wrapper too grin! I showed it to DH and we were both like, "wtf is that?"

shonaspurtle Wed 26-Aug-09 16:02:40

[ looks like this one has been doing the rounds]

shonaspurtle Wed 26-Aug-09 16:03:06

looks like this one has been doing the rounds

MaDuggar Wed 26-Aug-09 16:03:44

lol the lemon & lime do look like they are shagging though!

naughty sweeties

RealityIsNOTDetoxing Wed 26-Aug-09 16:03:55

Message withdrawn

NeedCoffee Wed 26-Aug-09 16:10:33


TheBolter Wed 26-Aug-09 16:24:35

Oh my god, so that's a shag from the lemon, a blow job from the orange, a snog from the strawberry and a threesome with the cherries.

Lucky lusty lime, dirty old dog. grin

bumpsoon Wed 26-Aug-09 17:41:35

Er am i the only one who is disturbed by the fact that mr simpkins believes fruit have the requsite organs to carry out any carnal endevour grin

mrswoolf Wed 26-Aug-09 17:43:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

chegirl Wed 26-Aug-09 17:55:03

This must be a natural follow on from the online DM baiting surely?

Someone is pulling a Joe Orton?

foxinsocks Wed 26-Aug-09 17:57:42

to be fair, they all look like willing participants in the err activity

chegirl Wed 26-Aug-09 18:02:39

They look very jolly dont they?

Fruit porn shock

diddl Wed 26-Aug-09 18:05:48

Are these wrappers still used?
The one´s in the link at 16.03.55 were designed by approx 18yr old students.
And the slogan roughly translates as
"Haribomakes children happy-and adults also"
So it´s all deliberately tongue in cheek.

Tombliboobs Wed 26-Aug-09 18:24:15

I can see the follow on MN thread from this...

I have just found DH ogling fruit porn on the web, AIBU to think that it is insulting to me? Also, how can I stay on my diet if he is tempting me with visual images such as this?


franklymydear Wed 26-Aug-09 18:27:22

god this cucumber is giving that cherry some isn't it

foxinsocks Wed 26-Aug-09 18:29:34

it's a lime frankly! Think how insulted he would be at being called a cucumber!

It's the embrace with the lemon that's the worst I think. He's definitely in that 'just about to cum' state.

franklymydear Wed 26-Aug-09 18:33:18

ROFL - odd shape for a lime

cucumber and cherry though - yuk

KIMItheThreadSlayer Wed 26-Aug-09 18:48:38

I saw this yesterday and thought saddo, some people have nothing better to do

purepurple Wed 26-Aug-09 18:53:04

I need to buy some now.

hifi Thu 27-Aug-09 11:19:21

i read ut and thought it written by a spoof outraged dm reader, totally hilarious.

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