Oh my.

by Lori Dwyer on May 12, 2010 · 9 comments


Just thought I’d share with y’all the totally healthy foods included with a big boxed set of plastic kitchen goodies that the Chop’s best mate, Princess BoofHead, was given recently.

Hmmm. The biccies, donuts, ice cream I can totally cope with. The chips look suspiciously like they may have come from a certain fast food chain. The hot dog? Disturbing on so many levels, as hot dogs generally are.

But I’d have to say the award for Most Inappropriate Inclusion in a Children’s Toy goes to these bottles here.

Sauce bottles, perhaps? No, look closer. Is that a Coke logo I see…? Not quite, but pretty bloody close.

Forget the milk, forget the OJ, let’s throw two bottles of cola in with the mix. Why hello, childhood obesity and bad eating habits, I didn’t see there. How on earth did I miss you?

OK, so really it’s not quite as bad as the Macca’s Drive Thru playset (who buys these things for their kids, honestly? Show yourselves!) But it comes a close second.

Just as an aside thought here, who dressed this poor kid?! Part hand me down hand knit, part Greg Wiggle.

And here’s my muchly hypocritical effort at catching the kids on film (or memory card, at least), doing a “Cheers!” with the plastic Coke. Chill out, OK? They are two, neither of them know what Coke is, and the bottles have since been hidden.

The Chop was far more interested in the plastic ice cream, true to form. The kid pretends anything is an ice ream, including toy cars and the face washer in the bath. And please excuse the crap-tastic-ness of the piccie- as we’ve established previously, busy toddlers are very difficult to catch on film memory card.

Anyway, the point I’m getting to (kinda)- is it just me? Or is plastic Coke for little kids just a bit… wrong?

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Lori @ RRSAHM May 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Hey, don't get more wrong, Coke is totally my thing too- I choose Coke over coffee.

And don't dob me in Brenda, Coke guys have all kinds of powers…


Katie May 12, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Soda of any kind is off limits to my son. However Coke is one of my favorite things on earth. I have limited my intake to one can a day but still.
Also, my cousins and I used to play McDonalds drive through on our big wheels when we were kids. That was one of our favorite games. But back then, MCD was a treat, not a regular thing like it is now. I think I went there maybe 5 times by the time I was 10.
Eek. Don't hate me. ; )


Trac~ May 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Hey girlie – thanks for stopping by and becoming a new follower – I am now your latest follower as well. :o) Regarding the coke issue and such, I have to agree with you. My kids are both almost 17 yo and we still don't allow them to have Cokes here at home but once in a great while and they are both tall and skinny people – but Coke is so bad for a person that it doesn't matter the age or the size. I gave up drinking them a few months back (for Lent) and haven't missed them since. Thankfully, my kids tend to prefer water over most soft drinks too. Big hugs! :o)


Jodie at Mummy Mayhem May 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I've seen those MacDonald's sets in the toy store, and was horrified! I just can't imagine many people would buy that stuff!

Lori – have just read some or you posts, including the link to the shoe one. Thank you!

Seems many have the issues with shoes and their kids!


Wanderlust May 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm

When I first looked at the bottles I thought they were beer, was actually relieved to learn they were cola. For a minute there I was thinking perhaps it was manufactured in Alabama.


Sarah May 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I've seen that MacDonalds drive through at Big W a few years ago.

Coke, in a play set OMG! I love how it says "cold drink" but the colours so obviously point to only one thing *rolls eyes*


Thea May 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm

So wrong!!
I've never offered my kids soft drink (especially Coke) and they've never asked for it. (They're 5 & 2)
If they offered it by someone else they say "Yuck", not even coached by me.


Lady Astrid May 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

There is a very twisted part of me that would want the Macca's drive through playset. Still though I am in shock that one even exists!


Brenda May 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

Yep, wrong wrongity wrong. I'll ask Coke Dude to read your post.=)


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