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Life is all about managing expectations - or managing the high expectations of others. So when the marketers promise more than they deliver, we feel betrayed. How can we fight that? By revealing their false advertising lies to the public.

Bored Panda has put together this list of expectations vs. reality in ad campaigns to show you, dear Pandas, that it's all for naught. There aren't two scoops of raisins in your cereal box unless those scoops are fairy-sized; Crocodile Mile isn't a fun, water-filled activity for your backyard unless belly-flops are included in your definition. From comedic package designs to straight-up advertising fails, we've spared no one in this list. Which bit of false advertising gets you the most riled up? Vote! Or submit your favorite examples of ads vs. reality deceit below.

#1

The Easter Bunny Is A Master Of Disguise

The Easter Bunny Is A Master Of Disguise

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#5

It Is Just A Bag Of Cats

It Is Just A Bag Of Cats

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Kathy N Mike Chu
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it has been archeologically proven that the bones of the dinosaurs were actually a gigantic feline species but were relative in size of our cats to us as they were to their giant alien masters.These toys are historically accurate in every way.

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#6

We Got An Artificial Tree This Year

We Got An Artificial Tree This Year

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#10

Remember The Ice Cream That Was Supposed To Look Like Cartoon Characters?

Remember The Ice Cream That Was Supposed To Look Like Cartoon Characters?

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#12

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies

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#13

Plenty Of Filling If You Like Disappointment

Plenty Of Filling If You Like Disappointment

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#14

With A Sprinkling Of Oregano

With A Sprinkling Of Oregano

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Martine Gøttler
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They don't look like that normally.. This is my daughters favorite and it looks like the picture on the box normally.. Something vent wrong with that one

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#16

Bag Of Broccoli Cuts? Nope, Just Stems

Bag Of Broccoli Cuts? Nope, Just Stems

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Jan Palmer
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Come on! The product should at least KIND OF look like the photo on the package!

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#19

Looks Exactly Like The Box!

Looks Exactly Like The Box!

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#20

Yep, Thanks

Yep, Thanks

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Maamuu
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awww the look of disappointment on her face says it all...

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#21

Spongebob Popsicle. Wait, What?

Spongebob Popsicle. Wait, What?

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#24

My Life Is A Lie

My Life Is A Lie

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Lydia Allison
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Canada is technically in North America just as much as the U.S. is .. Just saying.

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#27

Economy class biscuit

Economy class biscuit

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#28

"May I Have A Scooby-Doo?" I Asked

"May I Have A Scooby-Doo?" I Asked

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#29

So Much For "Two Scoops" There Kellogg's

So Much For "Two Scoops" There Kellogg's

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#30

Fresh Onions?

Fresh Onions?

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#31

Not Quite Regulation, But Close Enough, Right?

Not Quite Regulation, But Close Enough, Right?

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#34

Chocolate Filled Hostess Twinkies

Chocolate Filled Hostess Twinkies

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#35

This Was So Disappointing

This Was So Disappointing

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#37

This Is What You Get When You Buy A 'Steak' At The Dollar Store

This Is What You Get When You Buy A 'Steak' At The Dollar Store

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#38

Waiting For The Rest Of Tomatoes To Show Up

Waiting For The Rest Of Tomatoes To Show Up

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Susanne Thomas
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The plant obviously does not have enough sun to grow properly....all stems.

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#39

F**k you, Photoshop

F**k you, Photoshop

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#41

Good One, China

Good One, China

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#42

Pizza Hut Hot Chocolate Brownie

Pizza Hut Hot Chocolate Brownie

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#45

Golden, Glittering Kinetic Sand, They Said

Golden, Glittering Kinetic Sand, They Said

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#46

Decorations For A Bachelorette Party. The "Dick" Balloons Were Disappointing

Decorations For A Bachelorette Party. The "Dick" Balloons Were Disappointing

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#49

Seems Legit.

Seems Legit.

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#50

How Do You Forget The First Ingredient?

How Do You Forget The First Ingredient?

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#51

How Ice-cream Betrayed You

How Ice-cream Betrayed You

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#52

This Is Theft If You Ask Me

This Is Theft If You Ask Me

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Kate Johnson
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wouldn't the weight have been suspect? Or maybe they were in a vending machine. That's just disappointing!

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#55

...and It Tasted Bad.

...and It Tasted Bad.

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Sara J Moo
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is all wrong- it says champignon but there's ham on the packaging.

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#56

It's Just Apple Goop

It's Just Apple Goop

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Bryan Trujillo
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's almost like someone ate the apples then took a picture. Feel like I'm on Reddit.

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#57

Never Trust The Package Of An Inflatable Pool. Never

Never Trust The Package Of An Inflatable Pool. Never

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#64

Chips Ahoy Filled With Oreo Creme. More Like Chips Ahoy Filled With Chips Ahoy

Chips Ahoy Filled With Oreo Creme. More Like Chips Ahoy Filled With Chips Ahoy

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#65

Beetroot In Vinegar

Beetroot In Vinegar

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Trisha Lynch
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Australia is how we buy our beetroot its Brined which means it can be in vinegar

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#67

I've Spent Three Days In Dublin Looking For This Bridge

I've Spent Three Days In Dublin Looking For This Bridge

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#69

Chock Full O' Lies!

Chock Full O' Lies!

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Fiona Messenger
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not really false advertising. "Chock full o'Nuts is a brand of coffee originating from a chain of New York City coffee shops. Its unusual name derives from the eighteen shelled nut shops founder William Black had established under that banner in the city beginning in 1926. When the Depression struck he converted them to lunch counters serving a cup of coffee and a sandwich for 5 cents." from Wiki.

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#71

So This Was A Can Of Soup I Got From My Local Supermarket

So This Was A Can Of Soup I Got From My Local Supermarket

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Jan Palmer
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've purchased soups at different "health food" stores and have been disappointed every time. The product never came close to the label.

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#72

Nada Moo "lotta Mint Chip" Really Means One Chip

Nada Moo "lotta Mint Chip" Really Means One Chip

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#73

False Advertising At It's Finest

False Advertising At It's Finest

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Jo Robinson
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not surprising. "100%" natural cherry would be a very dark red.

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#75

Close Enough

Close Enough

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#76

These Mint Puffs Taste Like Watermelon

These Mint Puffs Taste Like Watermelon

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#78

Cheese Slices With Tomato And Herbs.. But No Tomato

Cheese Slices With Tomato And Herbs.. But No Tomato

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#81

Another Appetizing Meal That Looks Nothing Like It Should!

Another Appetizing Meal That Looks Nothing Like It Should!

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#87

Well, Photoshop Designers Need A Job Too.

Well, Photoshop Designers Need A Job Too.

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#88

Yes, It's Supposed To Be The Same Dish As In The Photo!

Yes, It's Supposed To Be The Same Dish As In The Photo!