As more and more of us shop online, it makes sense that there are some issues with the products we purchase, often funny ones. I know that I’m not alone in ordering a large bag of rice without checking the description and being surprised at the palm-sized amount that arrives the next day. When you’ve done all of your checks, however, you would be forgiven for being confused when your item is nothing like how it was described. It’s not just online where manufacturers and sellers stretch the truth. Occasionally, you can chalk this false advertising up to mistakes in quality control, or a mistranslation, but a lot of the time it feels like you’re deliberately being taken for a ride. We’ve rounded up 50 of the funniest examples of false advertising for your reading pleasure.
Mistaken berry identity
A berry by any other name would still taste as sweet, true, but when you buy a strawberry, you’re looking for a strawberry. If you ended up with a blueberry you’d be a little disappointed, especially if you were hoping to dish up your red juicy berries and cream for a little Wimbledon viewing.
I understand that, if English isn’t your first language, you could confuse strawberries and blueberries. However, there’s an actual picture of the berries in question on the packaging, and the berries inside the box look kind of different. Someone at the factory was having a “phone it in” kind of day.