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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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Easter bunny looks pleased with his deception.

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#2

Ah, There It Is

Ah, There It Is

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Christine Montague
Community Member
4 years ago

Literally a berry

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#3

We Bought Alien Balloons

We Bought Alien Balloons

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Liz Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Isnt this just an accidental misprint?

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#4

Much Cranberries Much Fun

Much Cranberries Much Fun

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Kaena Kołodziej
Community Member
4 years ago

poland! <# Poland! <3

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Luis Milian
Community Member
4 years ago

do they apologize in the instruction manual?

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#7

Interesting

Interesting

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f@temeh
Community Member
4 years ago

WTF really?

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#8

My Dog

My Dog

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

My dog hisses at me! Please help.

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#9

Nailed It

Nailed It

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Katinka Min
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like a Pintrest fail... :-D

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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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Launa Rae
Community Member
4 years ago

tweety is high

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#11

Strawberries

Strawberries

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Evelyn Fick
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that's just funny

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#12

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies

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Anthony Chaigneau
Community Member
4 years ago

It is clearly said that you have to use it with milk. Then you have calcium ;-)

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#13

Plenty Of Filling If You Like Disappointment

Plenty Of Filling If You Like Disappointment

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Cassia Gordon
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh man - the stuffing machine malfunctioned on this one!

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#14

With A Sprinkling Of Oregano

With A Sprinkling Of Oregano

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Martine Gøttler
Community Member
4 years ago

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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#15

Musical Instrument

Musical Instrument

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César Miguel
Community Member
4 years ago

For USA

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahaha! love ur comment!

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Liz Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Better not use it as a flute

Priyanka Jatan
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, I guess it DOES make those BANG sounds...

Alina Pinca
Community Member
4 years ago

Very easy ???????? "you sing" after receiving a "bullet"

Priyanka Jatan
Community Member
4 years ago

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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Pjetur Hanna
Community Member
4 years ago

There's no music sweeter than the sound of gunshots...???

Ice Bear
Community Member
4 years ago

Ice Bear agrees

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Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
4 years ago

to be fair, you can play music with it. you just have to set up the right targets

Kate Johnson
Community Member
4 years ago

"More cowbell!! Hahaha, yeah! OMG STEVE, NOT WHILE IT'S ON THE COW!" (Hmm, I must be hungry, because I immediately thought that having a burger while playing music would be great. Either that, or I'm even more American than I thought...)

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Kandi Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

It can make some people dance...

Tony West Hills
Community Member
4 years ago

don't you know put it your mouth blow and pull the trigger

Puddin Tane
Community Member
4 years ago

Uh...not unless the music is screaming

Lindsay Ropiak
Community Member
4 years ago

Bang bang bang on the door, baby

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
4 years ago

play me a tune.... rat-a-tat-tat

Crybabyartist
Community Member
11 months ago

* SING YA MUGS *

Sadie Shapiro
Community Member
1 year ago

To be fair it didn't specify

Taylor Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

i'm sorry, but Beethoven died yesterday by a so called musical instrument

Jon Watts
Community Member
3 years ago

INSTRUMENTS OF DESTRUCTION,

Robrecht Cordemans
Community Member
4 years ago

It makes sound...

rifky on Google
Community Member
4 years ago

Made in China.. is that Chinese musical instrument??

Angel Webb
Community Member
4 years ago

Haja someone was seriously drunk when they packaged this...

Benjamin Ladhams
Community Member
4 years ago

Gun safety all the way

Shablul
Community Member
4 years ago

Is mayonnaise a musical instrument? (wink wink for those who get the reference)

karenza
Community Member
4 years ago

uh? uh? uhuhuhuh

Emma Wilson
Community Member
4 years ago

Does it play "happy" when you pull the trigger?

melissa brown
Community Member
4 years ago

wow

Suzanne Sutherland
Community Member
4 years ago

Music for little gangsters

Roxanne Piotrowski
Community Member
4 years ago

Percussion obviously

David Kayogi
Community Member
4 years ago

USA only

andres o
Community Member
4 years ago

IT MAKES MUSIC WHEN IT BANGS

Barnie Blacksmith
Community Member
4 years ago

it is called Flute

Stephanie Soon
Community Member
4 years ago

Dance while I play the glock...I SAID DANCE!!!

Igor Tatzky
Community Member
4 years ago

it does the BANG BANG sound

Linn Tara Lenby
Community Member
4 years ago

*Facepalm moment*

Marie Stare
Community Member
4 years ago

Dance for us dance?

Jeanele Bolder
Community Member
4 years ago

In MIAs Paper Planes it is

Feo De La Vega
Community Member
4 years ago

Shoot with rythme

Feo De La Vega
Community Member
4 years ago

Shoot with rythme !

Lilith Izanami
Community Member
4 years ago

It is an instrument of mass destruction

Lilith Izanami
Community Member
4 years ago

Instrument of mass destruction

Lenia Mavrikis
Community Member
4 years ago

It can whistle, though

Wim Delmee
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahahaha

Michael Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Only plays taps.

Michael Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Only plays taps

Hector Gutierrez
Community Member
4 years ago

Stings says "Pum pum pum, the bang bang bang..."

Chasity Self
Community Member
4 years ago

No music more beautiful than the sound of freedom! Merica!

Sashidaran Krishnamoorthy
Community Member
4 years ago

how is this 16 ???? ha ha ha

Lenka Smejkalová
Community Member
4 years ago

flute? :D

Frimpong Poku-Dankwa
Community Member
4 years ago

How? hahahahaha

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#17

I Guess I'm Not Making Salsa

I Guess I'm Not Making Salsa

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magaly buitrago
Community Member
4 years ago

make Peach Salsa!!!

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#18

I Would Have Liked At Least 3 Mushrooms

I Would Have Liked At Least 3 Mushrooms

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Wendy Ireland
Community Member
4 years ago

LoL so pitiful!!

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#19

Looks Exactly Like The Box!

Looks Exactly Like The Box!

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Arty
Community Member
4 years ago

why would you even buy something like this in the first place?!

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#20

Yep, Thanks

Yep, Thanks

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Maamuu
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

This is your brain on popsicles....

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#22

Spoons

Spoons

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Liz Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Good luck eating soup with that

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#23

Was I Wrong To Expect It To Be Bigger?

Was I Wrong To Expect It To Be Bigger?

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Heather Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

It's half the size of the box

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#24

My Life Is A Lie

My Life Is A Lie

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Lydia Allison
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#25

Pocket Chair

Pocket Chair

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Bridgete McAuley
Community Member
4 years ago

Girl jeans...

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#26

But I Want Coke

But I Want Coke

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Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
4 years ago

i think someone is telling you to quit caffeine. lol

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#27

Economy class biscuit

Economy class biscuit

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Birgit Rappold
Community Member
4 years ago

But at least you got something! ;-)

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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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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds me of the guy from the movie The Fly.

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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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Ron Davidson
Community Member
4 years ago

Notice they never say how big the scoops are that they use for measuring.

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#30

Fresh Onions?

Fresh Onions?

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Oscar Hanzély
Community Member
4 years ago

These are special kind you won;t cry while cutting them :-D

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#31

Not Quite Regulation, But Close Enough, Right?

Not Quite Regulation, But Close Enough, Right?

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Wendy Ireland
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh COME ON!!!!! this is practically criminal!

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#32

Now With 80% Less Fun

Now With 80% Less Fun

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Alannah Fletcher
Community Member
4 years ago

Not all balls included

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#33

Not A Single Nut

Not A Single Nut

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emmaward30
Community Member
4 years ago

its better with out the nuts

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#34

Chocolate Filled Hostess Twinkies

Chocolate Filled Hostess Twinkies

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Mark Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

Some people just want to see the world burn :(

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#35

This Was So Disappointing

This Was So Disappointing

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Jon Wong
Community Member
4 years ago

I misread it as : Peter's Drumstick :S

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#36

Pop Tarts

Pop Tarts

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone licked it.

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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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emmaward30
Community Member
4 years ago

y do you buy 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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Joseph Pensak
Community Member
4 years ago

The Labrador is a nice touch, though.

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#40

Grow Your Own Crystals?

Grow Your Own Crystals?

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Yarmilia Spring
Community Member
4 years ago

Grown your own swamp would be more accurate.

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#41

Good One, China

Good One, China

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Robert Bailey
Community Member
4 years ago

Guess he got frightened by the Scooby Doo pop.

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#42

Pizza Hut Hot Chocolate Brownie

Pizza Hut Hot Chocolate Brownie

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Would still eat this but I wouldn't enjoy it.

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#43

And Here I Thought It Was Only An Ice Cream Truck Issue

And Here I Thought It Was Only An Ice Cream Truck Issue

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Nancy Bond
Community Member
4 years ago

WTF!

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#44

Ball Not To Scale

Ball Not To Scale

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Julia Wolfe
Community Member
4 years ago

Tiny people?

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#45

Golden, Glittering Kinetic Sand, They Said

Golden, Glittering Kinetic Sand, They Said

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tiagoobin
Community Member
4 years ago

I have this stuff 6kg (without the glitter) and I LOVE it <3

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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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Fiona Messenger
Community Member
4 years ago

Love the choking hazard warning.

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#47

Fine. I Didn't Like Rainbow Bits Anyways

Fine. I Didn't Like Rainbow Bits Anyways

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Noneofyourbusiness
Community Member
4 years ago

no comment......wtf

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#48

Well, That's Half The Size

Well, That's Half The Size

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Marie Mosley
Community Member
4 years ago

Still looks fun

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#49

Seems Legit.

Seems Legit.

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Erica Lin
Community Member
4 years ago

i didnt know spiderman was a body builder omfg

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#50

How Do You Forget The First Ingredient?

How Do You Forget The First Ingredient?

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Sharon Hahn
Community Member
4 years ago

Breyers is not ice cream, it's a dairy dessert. Read the label.

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#51

How Ice-cream Betrayed You

How Ice-cream Betrayed You

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Ami Warren
Community Member
4 years ago

The bear is winking and smiling. He tried to warn 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
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#53

Thanks

Thanks

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Samantha Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like it has ticks growing on it....

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#54

Ben & Jerry's "Jam Core"

Ben & Jerry's "Jam Core"

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Negoiasa Gabi
Community Member
4 years ago

They gave you the *D*

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#55

...and It Tasted Bad.

...and It Tasted Bad.

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Sara J Moo
Community Member
4 years ago

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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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John Mitchel
Community Member
4 years ago

Aren't the actual dimensions on the box?

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#58

False Advertising

False Advertising

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magaly buitrago
Community Member
4 years ago

that would make me throw up lol

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#59

Santa, Is That You?

Santa, Is That You?

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Anastasya
Community Member
4 years ago

This is just a piece of Santa XD

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#60

Crust On My Uncrustable. Great

Crust On My Uncrustable. Great

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Wendy Ireland
Community Member
4 years ago

UnforGIVable!!!

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#61

Ice Cream Expecation Vs. Reality

Ice Cream Expecation Vs. Reality