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because this can't actually be serious. Benjamin and Ofelia?
The other day, while doing our weekly shop, I bought for my two children, Benjamin and Ofelia, a packet of Haribo Maoam lemon-and-lime confectionary. 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 gnetleman 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 compliant [sic] 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 maintain their innocence -- and to think our years of careful parenting could have been wrecked by, of all things, a sweet wrapper 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 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 had 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 response less than satisfactory. As a member of our local church, I'm now uring other members of our flock to boycott Haribo products until this illustration is removed.
Simon Simpkins, Pontefract, West Yorks.
Image here http://www.adrants.com/images/lemonlimesex-48.jpg
that lime is definitely slipping it in
What makes it so brilliant is that the anger is actually almost justified
Bloody local church types putting filthy thoughts into my mind!