Two British doctors are protesting the new shape of the Teasers and Truffles chocolates in a letter to the British Medical Journal. Why? Well…I really can’t say it any better than this:
We were recently dismayed to discover that the manufacturer has changed the shape of both these chocolates. Both are now flat bottomed, and even non-specialists will notice that they bear little resemblance to testes. More disturbingly, they are no longer much use for assessing testicular volume.
Fortunately, the doctors offered marketing suggestions:
Clearly, the original design should be reinstated. With skillful marketing, this could play to the manufacturer’s advantage: by including a simple package insert with clear, easy-to-feel instructions, young males could self evaluate their pubertal status (while pointing out that this should ideally not be done at the point of sale). This could provide a rare opportunity for the chocolate industry to become palpably involved in public health promotion.
Palpably involved, indeed.
Via Martini-Corona, who really outdid herself on this one