Maoam?

537295_551257641581729_1209481373_nWhilst procrastinating my homework, I was on Facebook and came across this lovely little tid bit. At first I was like, “Dafuq did I just see?” This had to be a joke, or at least a novelty candy for those naughty at heart. So I looked into it.

Surprisingly enough, it’s not a novelty thing. This is a legitimate candy from Germany, and webpage for the company says that this is a new package design to “appeal to its target group [with] a unique comic-strip figure … who symbolises the fun and crazy aspect of the brand.” The MAOAM man is a jovial figure who appears in many forms, but the company’s site doesn’t seem to say anything or doesn’t think that there’s anything wrong with their packaging design.

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The MAOAM package design during the 1990’s

This figure is new, and it wasn’t until recently that he was introduced. Before 2002 it was only fruit featured on any of the sweets.

 

Apparently I’m not the only one with a dirty mind, either. The photo above was featured on Damn! LOL, and some of the comments for the picture are:

He’s gunna pop those Cherry’s if you know what I mean 😉

Insert Brazzers logo here.

Even parents in Europe are in outrage about it, and one such man, Simon Simpkins from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, went to Dailymail to voice his opinion. The father said that ‘The lime, whom I assume to be the gentlemen in this coupling, has a particularly lurid expression on his face.” The encounter was so distressing for the man and his family that his ‘wife became quite distressed and had to sit down in the car park.’

I’m not going to lie, this seems like a good idea gone terribly wrong. It looks bad on both the designer and the company that allowed it to be mass produced. This may be bad promotion of the company’s part, but it could be great as far as selling the product. What better advertising and promotion than people clamoring and talking about your controversial product?

Sources:

MAOAM Webpage

“Father’s fury over children’s ‘pornographic’ sweet wrappers”