Have you ever seen a product on the shelf of a store and wondered what in the world the manufacturer was thinking when they were packaging it? Didn’t they realize that the logo looks like a man’s nether region? Packaging and labeling a product seems like an easy enough task, but these products failed miserably. Whether it’s due to a language barrier, lack of attention to detail, or simple illiteracy, these packaging fails will leave you scratching your head in confusion about how these products ever made their way out of the factory.
Their “O” Face
These little plastic dinosaur toys seem to be having way more fun then they were intended to be having. Seriously, could their positioning and expressions be any more perfectly dirty? The two large ones are the main attraction, giving their best “O” faces, but check out that little one on the bottom, sneaking in on some of the action. That other little dinosaur in the back may not be directly involved in all the nastiness, but it definitely has a little smirk on its face as a content voyeur. We’re just amazed that they could accidentally fall into such perfect positions (unless, of course, it was the deliberate action of a comedic employee).
Soup For Sluts
Good old ramen noodles, a quick and easy staple meal for many broke college kids. But apparently these noodles are reserved for a very specific group of students; those who live a more promiscuous lifestyle. While there is no denying that the alliteration is quite catchy, I have a feeling that this company didn’t mean to target such a distinct association, especially in a day and age where “slut shamers” face intense ridicule. We wonder how many of these were produced, and where exactly this discovery was made.
The Other Other White Meat
Children are definitely a difficult dish to cook at home, so for a quick meal you are better off buying the shredded version. You can add it to pasta, put it in your taco or top your nachos with it. A delicious and classic meal for all to enjoy.
After some research online, I learned that the characters on this jar actually say “shredded pork for children”, which still sounds a bit odd, but nowhere near as creepy. It is actually a type of baby food… as in food for babies to eat.
Sweden’s Mistake At Marie’s Expense
Most of us have heard of ladyfinger cookies. They get their name because they are long and shaped like fingers (and “man fingers” just doesn’t have the same ring to it). We’re assuming that cookie type was the inspiration for the naming of this cookie by the brand McVites. In many countries, these particular cookies are called Marie Finger Cookies, which doesn’t sound inappropriate at all. In Sweden, though, they apparently go by a different name. It almost feels like a subliminal message. Poor Marie better not eat these with anyone she isn’t romantically interested in; who knows what will be on their minds.
Don’t Buy This Buttermilk
Creating artwork for products is definitely a noteworthy skill. It has to be simple while standing out. It has to draw the consumer to the product, which is sitting on a shelf full of other products just like it. Well, this artwork would definitely grab shoppers’ attention. However, once they saw the packaging, we’re not sure that they would want to take the product home!
It’s crazy how much the placement of certain colors can affect the overall image. What is meant to be a carafe of milk being poured comes across as something way more phallic, all because the designer decided not to draw more of the container. Instead, he or she shaped it like a shaft. Good job.
In China, roasted monkey balls are a rare and delicious delicacy. Well, not true. This is clearly a typo, as the ingredients listed are simply “peanuts.” I am guessing that whoever packaged these was referring to monkeys’ love of nuts, and didn’t mean for it to sound like the bag actually contained monkeys’ testicles. Because that really doesn’t sound appealing whatsoever. Though, in Colorado, bulls’ balls are a well-revered delicacy, known as Rocky Mountain oysters. And this package does say that it may contain “traces of other nuts.”
I Like My Drugs Shrimp Flavored
We doubt crack addicts really care what their drugs taste like, and if they do, we don’t think shrimp would be their top flavor choice, though we also don’t think they’d be too picky. But I’m pretty positive crack rocks are not what is being sold in these boxes. There are several popular crunchy cracker/chip snacks that come in shrimp flavoring, so perhaps that is what these are. Though we can’t read the characters, If it is that type of snack, they are actually more tasty than they sound. This product with a packaging fail stands a chance of being purchased.
Sausage normally has a phallic shape, but with those strange creases at their tips, these particular two sausages really look like a man’s privates. Even the coloring is right on par. And notice how the right one is curving just a little to the left, creating an even more natural resemblance? The picture of the sausages on the package looks completely normal, so I’m not sure what went wrong with these two. If we opened a package and found these inside, we’re not so sure we’d go through with cooking them up and eating them.
These Barbie-like toys seem to be having their own private party, and it is definitely not kid-friendly. It is possible that these figures could have shifted around in their packaging when being moved around, but the way the Ken-type figure’s hands are placed on the horse’s behind gives the appearance that he was specifically positioned that way. Perhaps whoever packaged them couldn’t figure out another way to make them all fit, and didn’t realize how naughty it would look. Hopefully, kids and their innocent minds won’t take any notice.
A Little Something Extra In The Rice
That is not an ingredient one would be hoping or expecting to find at their favorite buffet line. We’re not certain what language that is at the bottom, but whoever translated it into English really missed the mark. From its appearance in the photo, the dish seems to be just plain white rice, so we’re not exactly sure what ingredient “herpes” is representing. Even when we zoom in, we can’t find a spec of anything mixed in there. Could it be salt? Butter? Whatever the case may be, we know we’d be skipping that dish walking down the buffet line.
Not Your Average Chips
These potato chips don’t just have your average lady bits, they have them mega-sized! So much so that they wrote it twice, in what appears to be two different languages. (And what does “real potato chips” mean anyway? What are fake potato chips?) Turns out these chips are a Finnish brand called Faffel Sips. “Megapussi” actually means mega bag. Upon researching, we even found a woman wearing a shirt with a photo of these chips on it. We wonder if she has any clue what Americans see when they read it.
This packaging of a Disney Tinkerbell watch is pretty ridiculous. It is so blatantly shaped like something else that we cannot possibly fathom how anyone didn’t notice. Considering this is Disney, there most likely is a pretty long line of people this product had to go through for approval before it hit the shelves. How did no one notice this completely obvious packaging fail?! Then again, Disney is known for hiding subliminal sexual messages in its films. We’re wondering how many of these went through production. But hey, it makes for a good stocking stuffer.
This photoshop mistake is really cringeworthy. At first glance, it looks as if a mom is having a blast with her two young sons in this nifty little inflatable pool. But upon further inspection, you can see that her hand is touching a completely inappropriate spot on the boy on the right. You can at least tell that the image has been retouched (aw man, even that sounds wrong in this context). It is a few photos cut up and pieced together (notice that her legs are floating in the pool when they really should be behind it). But whoever edited it was clearly not using their artistic eye or their brain.
Not So Tasty Fudge
The pounds symbol indicates that this product is from England, so a misinterpretation of the language is not the excuse for this labeling mishap. And it is so specific: not just any type of fudge, but that which belongs to a Welsh woman. It almost seems as if a disgruntled employee wanted to stick it to his or her employer. That really paints a clear picture of a type of fudge that we definitely do not want to eat. We wonder if anyone purchased the fudge while it had this label.
Dog Toy Or Another Type Of Toy?
You’re shopping and you come across this product. What do you think? There are so many dog toys produced that look like they belong in someone’s personal toy collection rather than in a dog’s mouth. Like this particular throwing toy. If you saw this yellow rubber object sitting on someone’s nightstand, you would surely think you caught them right after a very private moment. I guess the knobs on the end are to make it easier for the dog and owner to grip, but it just really adds to the effect. Oh, and it floats.
Just Stick To The Water Gun
Everything about this particular child-targeted product seems inappropriate to us. This water gun’s design and packaging are a total fail. The position of the fingers combined with the name really take it over the top. We can understand the reasoning behind why they chose to name it the Two Finger Squirter, as it is a water gun that shoots water out of two plastic fingers, but didn’t they realize how it could be construed? What is wrong with an old-fashioned water gun design? Perhaps our minds are much dirtier than whoever designed the product.
Turkey Of The Night
At a quick glance, the name alongside the photo of a lady turkey in high heels, striking a sexy pose makes us think that it is advertising a feathered escort for other purposes. As soon as we shift our eyes to the actual product it’s obvious what it is for (and of course the description makes it clearer), but that actually makes the design image even more strange. If you are going to be using this item to hook into your turkey and lift it before serving it to eat, why would you want to see a sexualized anthropomorphic picture of a turkey?
Pee Pee Tea
Next time you feel that harsh cold creeping up, be sure to pour yourself a nice hot cup of steaming Urinal to help ease your discomfort. The strong aroma will be sure to clear your nasal passages, and the intense tangy flavor will sooth your scratchy throat. In reality, this Romanian “hot drink” is made from cranberries, and claims to provide natural protection to your urinary functions and ‘contribute to fluid in the body.’ So the name is in fact intentional. However, we believe they should have opted for a more attractive name for tea.
Why Not Just Jelly?
There is someone in Ohio to blame for this one. This box of jelly packets has a very odd name, and we’re not sure why. Everyone knows the flavor and texture of jelly, so we don’t need a lot of descriptors to let us know what is in the packaging. Seeing that this is made and distributed in the U.S., there’s no language barrier for confusion. Nope. This is just a good old fashion flop from someone who thought the name “jelly” couldn’t stand on its own. We hope some sweet old lady wasn’t the creator of this jam.
This discovery in a party store is pretty funny. The designer of this banner for a gender reveal or baby shower has the correct coloring and traditionally feminine theme but clearly, reads “It’s a boy”. We wonder if they flubbed on the other gender too. This would be one way to really mess with your guests at a gender reveal party. They see pink but the message announces that the birth will be a boy. The graphic designer behind this one is either a sarcastic genius, or was totally mentally checked-out at work.