Think of marketing as you would think about sex. Some brands try to establish a pleasant and long relationship with their clients and others use dirty tricks to manipulate anyone into the sack with them. So while some buyers are completely satisfied with their purchases, others feel ashamed and used. This time, Bored Panda has focused on packaging, bringing you the most insulting examples of designers taking advantage of the innocent.

From a deceiving box, hiding the true size of a sandwich to a clever wrap, making a lollipop appear way better than it actually is, there should be a special place in hell for everyone who contributed to these packaging ideas. Scroll down to check out why you shouldn't trust a product you see for the first time and vote for your (least) favorite entries!

#3

Typical Sale In Russia. Buy A Pack, Get A 2 Hot Dogs Free

Typical Sale In Russia. Buy A Pack, Get A 2 Hot Dogs Free

ilushkin Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, it's more expensive the extra packaging than the sausages... all of them!

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#4

There Are Only 3 Veggie Sausage Rolls In This Pack

There Are Only 3 Veggie Sausage Rolls In This Pack

bortina-badboy Report

#5

That's Just Rude

That's Just Rude

ItsAlexBevan Report

Michael Naegele
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My deepest honor for the designer of the package.. This is hillarious

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#6

"Gluten-Free"

"Gluten-Free"

TestZero Report

Bored Fox
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is good that in EU lying like that is forbidden. Gluten is a serious health hazard for the people who have coeliac disease or wheat allergy. Also selling something as 'organic' is regulated here.

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#7

This Is Why I Have Trust Issues

This Is Why I Have Trust Issues

hockeychick96 Report

Unwelcomed Guest
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Technically the Tomatoes they used in the Soup were 40% bigger

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#8

Nice Big Jumbo Shrimps

Nice Big Jumbo Shrimps

TheSoulOfTheRose Report

Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those things look like plug-in rockets/fireworks.. Screw the other half, give it few turns and it flies.

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#9

The Difference Between A Small Vs Medium Orange Juice At Mcdonalds

The Difference Between A Small Vs Medium Orange Juice At Mcdonalds

Henry_J Report

Kikka io
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

once the trick is better for you. always order the small, lakes less and drink the same

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#10

This Deceiving Sandwich Packaging

This Deceiving Sandwich Packaging

Ahmad_nagy Report

#11

Prolong Deliciousness

Prolong Deliciousness

Bjables Report

#12

Oh The Irony

Oh The Irony

egdip Report

#13

I Needed Red. Guess Which One I Grabbed At First

I Needed Red. Guess Which One I Grabbed At First

bennythomson Report

#14

Unopened Box Of "64 Crayon Colors" Turns Out To Just Be Orange

Unopened Box Of "64 Crayon Colors" Turns Out To Just Be Orange

hogwartshonorroll Report

#15

This Box Of Chocolates. They Didn't Even Taste That Good!

This Box Of Chocolates. They Didn't Even Taste That Good!

Judithsins Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am pretty sure this would be illegal within the European Union. And seriously, how does it work for the company? Not a single person would buy again.

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#16

This Olive Oil I Bought Wasn't Even Cheap

This Olive Oil I Bought Wasn't Even Cheap

AsterJ Report

#17

My Wife Bought Some Pencils For Our Elementary School Where We Teach English In South Korea. Then She Opened The Box

My Wife Bought Some Pencils For Our Elementary School Where We Teach English In South Korea. Then She Opened The Box

thektulu7 Report

#18

That Could Have Been A Bad Choice

That Could Have Been A Bad Choice

charleselliott33 Report

Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What happens if someone takes 1 of each.. he sleeps peacefully white shit*ing? :)

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#19

My Life Is A Lie

My Life Is A Lie

Based_Tyler Report

#20

Hate To See Waste In Packaging And Also Feel Like They Are Trying To Trick Me So I Feel Value. Please Make Bottle The Size Of Product!

Hate To See Waste In Packaging And Also Feel Like They Are Trying To Trick Me So I Feel Value. Please Make Bottle The Size Of Product!

cmbrookins Report

#21

Toss Me A Cold One, Will Ya?

Toss Me A Cold One, Will Ya?

freakame Report

Jenn
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's the weirdest packaging for a radiator coolant I have ever seen!

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#22

This Antivirus Software My Dad Bought Is Literally An Empty Case With A Code On The Back

This Antivirus Software My Dad Bought Is Literally An Empty Case With A Code On The Back

Julian_Williams Report

Monika
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

when our planet dies from plastic overuse, let's remember the days of these companies :)

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#23

This Packaging

This Packaging

ToastStatic Report

Sable miner
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Proactiv is such a rip off company. Those two "dermatologists (if indeed they truthfully are) have sold buttloads of what basically you can find for much cheaper. If they truly wanted to help people with skin problems they could have made all that one the first few years and then made them more affordable without all this cheesy membership crap, etc. I still think people are able to buy generic for similar results. Greed has no limits.

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#24

Density Of Pepperonis Visible Through Pizza Box Window Is An Inaccurate Representation Of Whole-Pizza Coverage

Density Of Pepperonis Visible Through Pizza Box Window Is An Inaccurate Representation Of Whole-Pizza Coverage

ink-a-doodle Report

#25

Great Taste, Not So Great Packaging

Great Taste, Not So Great Packaging

Kimonas_K Report

Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know, some of these looks fake/staged to me. in US or EUR you will get your as* sued up for billions for cheating customers like this. Or - May be they mentioned it somewhere on pack and people didn't read the fine print.

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#26

Very Disappointing And Misleading Packaging

Very Disappointing And Misleading Packaging

andy_p10 Report

#27

Scumbag Hillshire Farms

Scumbag Hillshire Farms

no1uno Report

Sable miner
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I got one of these by a similar company for Xmas. Their box had the block cheeses but it's still a lot of wasteful packaging for the sake of packaging. In fact the packaging is probably one of the most expensive parts and it goes in the trash! What a stupid gift! *as an aside, the family member that gave it to me has done much better in the past so no hard feelings!

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#28

They Package Oranges In Red Mesh To Make Them Appear More Orangier

They Package Oranges In Red Mesh To Make Them Appear More Orangier

Consensual_Rex Report

Max L.
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and they were exposed under a red light, probably

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#29

Cranberry Chocolate

Cranberry Chocolate

arbuzer Report

#30

When You Put Mustard In Your Tea

When You Put Mustard In Your Tea

trainerkevin4 Report

#31

Purposely Misleading Labels

Purposely Misleading Labels

shockrush Report

#32

Now Wait One God Dam Second

Now Wait One God Dam Second

sherlockhomeboy23 Report

Mikleo
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's the content of the two packages? If the right one contains the same or more, the package is better than the other one.

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#33

Annoyed Santa

Annoyed Santa

consulter1000 Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...and trading standard elves can be quite nasty.

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#34

The Deception Of This Wrap

The Deception Of This Wrap

minisixx Report

Ana
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's called 'extra service'. They halved it ready for you.

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#35

Another Cover To Fill The Air Gap

Another Cover To Fill The Air Gap

DJman257 Report

#36

The Packaging On My New Screwdriver

The Packaging On My New Screwdriver

Quaxon24 Report

#37

Bought AA Batteries For These Led Lights I Bought, Because The Front Of The Packaging Said It Takes 2 AA Batteries

Bought AA Batteries For These Led Lights I Bought, Because The Front Of The Packaging Said It Takes 2 AA Batteries

andy22xx Report

#38

Where's The Rest Of The Cheese?

Where's The Rest Of The Cheese?

Cashlee72 Report

Nadine Ducca
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So it seems Tesco is notorious for misleading people with its packaging? Shame on you, Tesco!

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#39

Lies All Around

Lies All Around

boarqing Report

#40

This Deceiving 3 Pack Of Colgate

This Deceiving 3 Pack Of Colgate

orangenotebook Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where is it? In whinch country? It is not allowed in mine...

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#41

This Deceptive Packaging

This Deceptive Packaging

theagmdawg Report

#42

Please *pay*

Please *pay*

GAMEFACE15 Report

Ana
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Happened to me once at a convention. People with trays asked me if I want to try a drink, then asked for money. Luckily, I haven't tried the drink and had no cash left.

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#43

Why Is So Much Math Involved? It's Just A Bag Of Razors

Why Is So Much Math Involved? It's Just A Bag Of Razors

lnk7332 Report

Ana
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm shook and how many razors do they have? 12+3+1=16?

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#44

I️ Work At Chipotle, The Brown Rice Comes In A White Bag, And The White Rice Comes In A Brown Bag

I️ Work At Chipotle, The Brown Rice Comes In A White Bag, And The White Rice Comes In A Brown Bag

gag3rs Report

Fsociety
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I stopped going to Chipotle cuz the quality of food went down hill.

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#45

Packaging That Tricks You

Packaging That Tricks You

NoFixedName Report

Fireworksworld
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know how it exactly works where you live, but don"t forget that the product has a weight written on it, refer to that, not to the side of the box. If you paid for 200g, you will get 200g.

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#46

When Companies Leave Room In Packaging For No Reason

When Companies Leave Room In Packaging For No Reason

thelordfuckwad Report

Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes I know they do it to increase the overall packaging area to have enough space to print all the information they want to print. Some do it for maintaining the size of all strips to same dimensions, so that they don't have to order different size boxes.

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#48

*Shakes Package* Hmm Feels Like There's At Least A Few, Seems Worth The Price... (No, It Doesn't Say On The Box How Many)

*Shakes Package* Hmm Feels Like There's At Least A Few, Seems Worth The Price... (No, It Doesn't Say On The Box How Many)

nettieavis Report

#49

Packaging That Tricks You

Packaging That Tricks You

elcordelhombre Report

#50

You're Kidding Me, Right? Made Me Think I Was Getting A Whole Box Of Tablets

You're Kidding Me, Right? Made Me Think I Was Getting A Whole Box Of Tablets

andrewcbee Report

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#51

Far From Plentiful

Far From Plentiful

Yakkity Report

Peggy Schultz
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look on the back, serving size & how many servings. That will tell you how many are in there before you buy.

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#52

Don't Be Fooled By Asda Packaging. Warning "Contents May Be (Considerably) Smaller Than The Box"

Don't Be Fooled By Asda Packaging. Warning "Contents May Be (Considerably) Smaller Than The Box"

3eelec Report

#53

Holding My Cologne Up The The Light Showed That The Bottle Isn’t Nearly As Big As It Appears

Holding My Cologne Up The The Light Showed That The Bottle Isn’t Nearly As Big As It Appears

kidneystoneslayer Report

Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the same case with I guess most of colognes, perfumes and after shave bottles. Always.

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#54

This Package

This Package

dankmemamiritelol Report

#55

Thought I Was Buying A Long Tube Of Toothpaste

Thought I Was Buying A Long Tube Of Toothpaste

hldmeclosatonydanza Report

#56

Honestly, Who Do They Think They're Fooling With This Waste Of Packaging?

Honestly, Who Do They Think They're Fooling With This Waste Of Packaging?

zuroph Report

#57

Misleading Packaging Bullsh*t. Package: 19cm, "Lances" 10cm

Misleading Packaging Bullsh*t. Package: 19cm, "Lances" 10cm

nodnodwinkwink Report

Elise Mon
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is common with this type of foods

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#58

This Lip Balm's Extra Packaging

This Lip Balm's Extra Packaging

ImquIse