Fruit-sex candy wrappers upset British man


Finally, a semi-legitimate marketing complaint out of the U.K., where British dad Simon Simpkins (really, that's his name) has strongly objected to the bawdy packaging of a German sour candy called Haribo Maoam. And he's right—the lemon and lime on one box, which Simpkins almost bought, look like they're doing it. As if this hot citrus love weren't hilarious enough, Simpkins tops it with what might be the funniest sentence ever spoken: "The lime, whom I assume to be the gentleman in this coupling, has a particularly lurid expression on his face." Good thing he didn't see the lime-cherry flavor. In fact, the lime guy seems to be on all the wrappers, hooking up with all sorts of fruit. "This jovial Maoam man is very popular with fans, both young and old," says a rep at Haribo. And he's probably not going anywhere. The packaging's been around since 2002.

—Posted by David Kiefaber