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McDonald's Japan is mocked for launching Adult Cream Pie dessert
By Corazon Miller For Mailonline. McDonald's Japan has caused a flurry with its introduction of a salacious-sounding dessert dubbed the 'Adult Cream Pie' to its menu. Its name, in Japanese, is Otona no Cream Pie. Otona is a word often used within the Asian country's sweets industry to describe treats that are less sweet than regular brands.
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The accompanying commercial for the new product also displays some subtext that allows for reading-in-between-the-lines. 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. Definitely planned, with an eye towards this type of free advertising My thoughts exactly, just in time for the Olympics when loads of foreigners are passing through as well. I bet this will be the 1 menu item because of all the social media sharing.
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. Really, don't. Safe to say, Maccies pies and those found in the depths of the internet are not at all linked. It's a rather unfortunate translation. From this Wednesday, customers in Japan will be able to get their hands on two types of cream pie.