The other day I saw an online ad for the My M&M’s site which lets you order bags of the little candies with custom messages printed on them. My curiosity got the best of me — fighting all my anti-banner-ad instincts, I clicked right on over and was amazed at how easy they’ve made it for you to put your own message on these things. What a fun and creative idea. If you like their chocolate, that is.
Naturally my first inclination was to order some small bags with a vulgar message and then drop a couple of them off in the candy bins at the local Target or grocery store. Imagine the headlines a week later: “Insulting candy outrages concerned parents!” “Target sued for traumatizing helpless tot with unwholesome treat!” “Priest condemns local store as tainted by Satan!” But alas, it’s a hopeless fantasy — as the website says in their FAQ, “…we will not accept any order with vulgar or offensive content.” So I guess they get to decide what that means. Too bad, this could have been so much fun. I think a bag of candies bearing the slogan “Bite my ass!” would have been hysterical.
Hmmm, I wonder if they’ll take an order for “Eat Me” or “You Suck”? How about “Stop the War”? Might be fun to find out if political messages count as “vulgar” to these folks.