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M&S launches porn star martini in a can

(401 Posts)
amandadecabernet Tue 23-Oct-18 12:55:01

Keeping it classy, M&S.

Anyone use the M&S live chat successfully? I've waited to live chat and before anyone answered they ended the chat saying it's not available.
www.marksandspencer.com/MSContactUsCmd?storeId=10151&langId=-24&catalogId=10051&categoryId=282501&byEmail=8

traceyracer Tue 23-Oct-18 14:03:27

I will be writing a very strong letter of complaint to M&S about this

Thisnamechanger Tue 23-Oct-18 14:05:59

What's wrong?

FissionChips Tue 23-Oct-18 14:09:16

I don’t see the problem, cocktails have weird names and you have to be an adult to buy it.

StormCloudsDoClear Tue 23-Oct-18 14:09:19

But it's a cocktail (a rather nice one, may I add) bit like Sex on the Beach, that's just what it is called.

Sorry but I'm finding it hard to see the problem with this one.

MephistophelesApprentice Tue 23-Oct-18 14:10:57

They've even included a hint of prosecco, it's actually pretty tasty.

Eminybob Tue 23-Oct-18 14:11:19

Have you also complained to all the pubs, bars and restaurants that sell porn star martinis?

Bonions Tue 23-Oct-18 14:11:57

Theyre one of my favourite cocktails

ShatnersBalloonFromPennywise Tue 23-Oct-18 14:12:14

It's a recognised and popular cocktail, not something M&S has made up.

FermatsTheorem Tue 23-Oct-18 14:13:33

Yes, I'm in the "yeah but cocktails have funny names" group (Long slow comfortable screw against a wall, anyone?) Part of the point of cocktails is meant to be conjuring up an atmosphere of a slightly decadent nightclub.

The sad thing is the thought of trying to recreate this at home while wearing your comfy slippers, sipping an M&S pre-mixed cocktail on the draylon sofa. It does for cocktails (and the whole "Farewell mein lieber herr" vibe) what this dress did for haute couture.

CharlesChickens Tue 23-Oct-18 14:15:27

It may be an actual cocktail, but I don’t madly want to explain to my small daughter what a porn star is, while shopping for cake.

Eminybob Tue 23-Oct-18 14:16:07

Better keep her out of the booze aisle then.

bagpiss Tue 23-Oct-18 14:17:15

I might have to quickly nip to M&S...

QforCucumber Tue 23-Oct-18 14:17:24

@charleschickens Tesco also sell a sex on the beach cocktail in a can, will you be making a complaint to them too?

CharlesChickens Tue 23-Oct-18 14:18:09

Well it’s hard, with her gin habit...
Actually our nearest branch is very small so the booze isn’t all by itself.

StormCloudsDoClear Tue 23-Oct-18 14:19:08

@Charles you don't have to, just say it's a name of drink for grown ups like "wine".

They will probably put it high mid shelf of fridges/shelf's to avoid young children's gazes anyway.

FissionChips Tue 23-Oct-18 14:19:59

My grandma used to love a screaming orgasm, first drink she ordered on her 83rd birthday .

spacepoodle Tue 23-Oct-18 14:20:11

Can someone explain how this is a feminist issue? I'm genuinely confused.

Magicstar1 Tue 23-Oct-18 14:23:03

Doesn't bother me in the least...it's not like they've created the name. If they changed the name people wouldn't know what they were getting.

RudeZebra Tue 23-Oct-18 14:23:07

Can someone explain how this is a feminist issue? I'm genuinely confused.

Because it's something to moan about.

Eminybob Tue 23-Oct-18 14:24:49

Well, it makes a change from transgender threads.

ASilhouetteAndNothingMore Tue 23-Oct-18 14:26:23

They also sell puttanesca pasta? My kids have never shown the slightest interest in that either.

spacepoodle Tue 23-Oct-18 14:26:37

Thanks for clarifying @RudeZebra

StylishMummy Tue 23-Oct-18 14:27:07

This is making a farce of feminism - it's the name of a chuffing cocktail, a very well known one!

hipsterfun Tue 23-Oct-18 14:34:11

Sex and screwing are acceptable, porn not so much, so a slightly regrettable decision by M&S. I can’t get too excited about this one myself but pushback on all fronts isn’t a bad thing.

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