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McDonald's Japan Launches Adult Cream Pies... No, Not Those Ones

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McDonald's Japan Launches Adult Cream Pies... No, Not Those Ones

If you've ever tried to translate a word or phrase from one language back into English, you will be well aware that sometimes things can become a little lost.

A perfect example is McDonald's new range of tasty treats that are set to launch in Japan this week.

Available for a limited time only, the 'Adult Cream Pies' have certainly caused more than a few red faces since their imminent arrival was announced earlier this month.

If you aren't familiar with the other, much seedier meaning of 'cream pie', I urge you NOT to look it up on your computer. Really, don't.

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Safe to say, Maccies pies and those found in the depths of the internet are not at all linked. It's a rather unfortunate translation.

McDonald's new range of sweet treats have certainly caught people's attention. Credit: McDonald's
McDonald's new range of sweet treats have certainly caught people's attention. Credit: McDonald's

From this Wednesday, customers in Japan will be able to get their hands on two types of cream pie.

Setting diners back just ¥150 (£1.05), the first consists of 'crispy pie dough kneaded with cocoa powder' and 'is packed with chocolate cream using Belgian chocolate'.

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The site adds: "A cream pie that fills the hearts of adults with a balance of chocolate sweetness and bitterness."

The second pie is a little bit saltier, and rather than chocolate it is packed full of cheese. Mmmm.

The description reads: "Crispy puff pastry kneaded with parmesan cheese is packed with sweet cheese cream using cream cheese. A cream pie that fills the hearts of adults with a balance between the sweetness and saltiness of cheese cream."

Whether the good folks over at McDonald's were aware of the potential confusion caused by the translation is not clear.

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The limited edition pastry is available in Japan from this week. Credit: McDonald's
The limited edition pastry is available in Japan from this week. Credit: McDonald's

What is for certain however, is that it hasn't gone over the heads of those who have come across the advert online, with many encouraging the fast-food giant to take a second look at it.

Taking to Twitter, one person said: "Gotta love Japan, where they censor porn and have creative products names like this."

A second person even offered their help in translating products for the burger chain, commenting: "If you pay me a few hundred dollars a month I'll be your English speaking consultant on naming. This literally is a sex term in English."

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A third wrote: "English speaking users please raise your hands up... you know what I mean."

While another added: "Uh oh... Adult Cream Pie? Learn English Meaning."

Featured Image Credit: McDonald's

Topics: Food, World News, uk news, Funny, Interesting, Japan, McDonald's

Dominic Smithers
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