Waitrose Forced To Axe 'Racist' Easter Ducklings After Customer Complaints
As we get closer to Easter, stores around the world have started unveiling their festive treats, which, let's be honest, are just different varieties of chocolate.
While it might seem like you can't get chocolate wrong, British supermarket giant Waitrose has managed to offend a few people.
The chain has debuted a trio of duckling chocolate pieces for the low price of £8. You get a milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate.
Sounds pretty innocent right? Well, customers have been a bit confused by the labelling of each piece. The normal is called 'crispy', the white is 'fluffy' and the dark is 'ugly'.
It doesn't take a genius to work out why some people were confused by the choice of wording.
The word ugly might have been chosen to reflect The Ugly Duckling story by Hans Christian Anderson, says the Sun. Which, would make the packaging very innocent, but because it's not explicitly clear, some people are concerned the word 'ugly' could mean something else.
A Waitrose spokesperson told the Sun: "We are sorry for any upset caused by the name of this product, it was absolutely not our intention to cause any offence.
"We removed the product from sale several weeks ago while we changed the labelling and our ducklings are now back on sale."
Now while that issue is a bit murky, another chocolate related product was released recently that was similarly controversial.
Introducing the new lovechild of Heinz and Cadbury, who have joined forces to create Heinz [Seriously] Good Cadbury Creme Egg Mayo.
Creme-egg flavoured mayonnaise. Just let that sink in for a moment.
The unusual concoction sees rich and creamy Heinz mayonnaise blended with Cadbury Creme Egg goo and chunky milk chocolate pieces - a combination that Heinz and Cadbury purport to work 'beautifully' when 'dolloped onto waffles or crumpets'.
The product was announced last year as part of an April Fool's Day prank, but this time it's no joke.
It's got the sweetness of the Creme Egg, with the creaminess of mayonnaise, which may still sound vile, but it's still 'quite nice'.
It's definitely more like a chocolate spread than mayo, so we decided to enjoy it on a slice of toast. It could also work with pancakes, waffles or crumpets. Probably don't go slathering it in a ham sandwich or dipping your chips in it though.
It's better than you'd expect, but that isn't really much of a compliment when you're expecting it to make you do a sickly, vinegary, eggy spew.
Featured Image Credit: Waitrose