Putting on a front
It’s the cheeky, or downright dastardly, false advertising aimed at children which really annoys me. Disappointing adults isn’t nice but we’ll get over it. Disappointing children can mean the difference between the best day ever, and a pool full of tears. No mom wants to deal with that when they’re just trying to get through the week.
Take this lollipop, for example, with its cute panda motif. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the face was printed on the lollipop itself, meaning that once you’d unwrapped it, your child could happily grin at the image as they were eating. Nope, generic white lollipop, panda wrapper, disappointed kid. Which makes for a pretty evil company, in my opinion.