Shoppers shocked as M&S sells Easter egg that's being likened to saucy 'Ann Summers' product
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Marks and Spencer shoppers have been left shocked after spotting a new Easter item the supermarket is flogging, that they reckon looks a bit rude.
Not quite content with your bog-standard chocolate egg, retailers have branched out with their Easter offerings meaning you now get your hands on chocolate bunnies, chicks, lambs and even a shark.
Meanwhile, M&S launched a golden chocolate carrot.
In a post on Twitter back in February, M&S shared a photo of the carrot - which it referred to as an ‘egg’ for some reason - alongside some mini chocolate bunny ears and a cup of coffee.
M&S wrote: “Introducing our new eggs-ellent ‘23 carrot gold’ egg! Made from golden blond chocolate before being coated in edible gold leaf, this treat comes complete with salted caramel-filled chocolate bunny ears.”
Delicious, right? Except some shoppers couldn't help but think it looked a bit more like something you’d find on the shelves of sex shop rather than M&S.
One person commented: "Looking like an advert for Ann Summers! I thought you were better than this M&S."
Someone else wrote: “This ‘egg’ looks like something that Love Honey would sell.”
Another person rather bluntly commented: “Make a decent dildo that would.” Thank you, smutty Yoda.
A fourth person joked: “Playboy bunny ears and a rather dubious carrot. You’ll be reversing your brand name next.”
“Ann Summers will be on to Lawyers regarding their gold sex toy,” someone else wrote, seemingly making reference to M&S high-profile copyright dispute against Aldi.
Others suggested the item might have been more popular had they released it around Valentine’s Day.
When one person questioned: “What on Earth is that?” M&S replied: “It's obviously a carrot, I don't know what else you could possibly mean!” alongside a laughing emoji.
M&S isn’t the only supermarket to launch some phallic-looking Easter treats.
An Aldi shopper, who picked up some Marshmallow Bunnies and Chicks, but one of the sweeties did not resemble either animal.
Posting a photo on Twitter, the woman wrote: ““Sorry Aldi, but that ain’t a Bunny”.
In response, Aldi replied: “We can’t even defend this one.”
Social media users found the whole thing pretty hilarious, with one person replying: “They still for sale? Asking for a friend…”
Another wrote: “Bunnies and d**ks more like!”
And someone else said: “If Ann Summers can sell ‘rabbits’ then this is still a bunny.”