If you've ever tried to translate a word or phrase from one language back into English , you will be well aware that sometimes things can become a little lost. A perfect example is McDonald's new range of tasty treats that are set to launch in Japan this week. Available for a limited time only, the 'Adult Cream Pies' have certainly caused more than a few red faces since their imminent arrival was announced earlier this month. If you aren't familiar with the other, much seedier meaning of 'cream pie', I urge you NOT to look it up on your computer.
McDonald’s in Japan is selling a brand new dessert with a very rude name
McDonald's Japan is mocked for launching Adult Cream Pie dessert | Daily Mail Online
The accompanying commercial for the new product also displays some subtext that allows for reading-in-between-the-lines. Open an account and manage your finances anytime, anywhere. No branch visits required and ZERO account maintenance fee! I assume none of the people behind this searched the web for "adult" and "cream pie" without parental filters. I hope they have the humility to accept any comments about this and don't go all passive-aggressive like the people behind "Fukuppi" did. I'd seriously doubt that this is some kind of accident.
McDonald's Japan is mocked for launching Adult Cream Pie dessert
You just popped in for an apple pie, but you went for something more tantalising instead, following your instincts and deciding to live dangerously. The internet are going somewhat wild for it due to its sexual connotations rather than the taste, though, as the name has been somewhat lost in translation. The dessert — which comes in cream cheese or chocolate flavours — is akin to an apple pie but with an indulgent cream filling. Gotta love Japan, where they censor porn and have creative products names like this. Me: 1 adult cream pie, please.
We dipped a finger into it for a taste, and the flavour of the luscious cream melted on the tongue, tasting both tart and sweet at the same time. And this was no ordinary cheesecake flavour either, as it had a distinctly refined, high-quality taste. The Belgian Chocola was calling to us next, and when we took it out of its box, we could see it was covered in a chocolate pastry. The pastry looked absolutely delicious, with its bubbly coating and glossy sheen just begging to be cracked open for a taste.