'It is just not on': Dad's anger at poo-themed sweets available in Lidl store 4 years ago

'It is just not on': Dad's anger at poo-themed sweets available in Lidl store

"Profanity has no place in confectionery."

A Dublin father has expressed his anger after coming across sweets based on the poo emoji in a local supermarket.

The man said he spotted the cola-flavoured jellies, which are brown and in the shape of the poo emoji, in Lidl in Terenure.

The packet of jellies, called 'Sh*t happens!', also contains sweets shaped like the middle-finger emoji, reports the Irish Sun.

The man is concerned about small children finding them in store, he told the publication.

"My young son looks at all the sweets on offer when he goes into the shops, and I don’t want him getting his hands on jellies shaped like poos," he said.

'It is just not on': Dad's anger at poo-themed sweets available in Lidl

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He said that the jellies are displayed in a prominent place in the shop within reach of children.

"How do parents explain when asked what those jellies are called?

"It is just not on. And to my horror the packet includes sweets giving a rude gesture.

"Profanity has no place in confectionery. How can they call a product 'Sh*t happens!'? Bad language should not be allowed on sweets."

Lidl Ireland has responded by saying that the sweets are only on sale in a limited run and weren't directly aimed at children.

"No offence was intended in the sale of this emoji branded product," a spokeswoman said.