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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Easter bunny looks pleased with his deception.

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#3

We Bought Alien Balloons

We Bought Alien Balloons

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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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6 years ago Created 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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#8

My Dog

My Dog

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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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#11

Strawberries

Strawberries

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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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created 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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6 years ago Created 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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#17

I Guess I'm Not Making Salsa

I Guess I'm Not Making 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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#19

Looks Exactly Like The Box!

Looks Exactly Like The Box!

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Arty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created 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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Lou Wow
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is your brain on popsicles....

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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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#24

My Life Is A Lie

My Life Is A Lie

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Lydia Allison
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6 years ago Created 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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#26

But I Want Coke

But I Want Coke

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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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Ron Davidson
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#32

Now With 80% Less Fun

Now With 80% Less Fun

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#33

Not A Single Nut

Not A Single Nut

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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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Jon Wong
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I misread it as : Peter's Drumstick :S

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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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6 years ago Created 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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#40

Grow Your Own Crystals?

Grow Your Own Crystals?

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#41

Good One, China

Good One, China

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Robert Bailey
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#45

Golden, Glittering Kinetic Sand, They Said

Golden, Glittering Kinetic Sand, They Said

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tiagoobin
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#47

Fine. I Didn't Like Rainbow Bits Anyways

Fine. I Didn't Like Rainbow Bits Anyways

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#48

Well, That's Half The Size

Well, That's Half The Size

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#49

Seems Legit.

Seems Legit.

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Erica Lin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created 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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#53

Thanks

Thanks

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#55

...and It Tasted Bad.

...and It Tasted Bad.

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Sara J Moo
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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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6 years ago Created 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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John Mitchel
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