A Coles shopper’s head was turned this week after a series of bizarre looking characters caught her attention while picking up some groceries.
Catherine Murdoch was with her four-year-old daughter at the Victor Harbor store in South Australia when her eyes were drawn to a package of Disney’s Frozen themed cupcake toppers.
Among the characters to feature were Elsa and Anna, both sporting some rather unusual facial expressions.
“You nailed it Coles. Who wants to go ‘into the unknown’ with these? I’d rather let them go,” she wrote in a post to the supermarket’s Facebook page.
To Ms Murdoch’s surprise, her daughter wasn’t nearly as disturbed by the faces in the 12-pack as she was.
“What I couldn’t believe was when I showed her the picture she thought they were great and asked me to buy them,” she told Yahoo News Australia.
“I don’t think I’ll bother putting much effort into her birthday cakes from now on.”
The mum said she ended up returning to the store on Friday to pick up one of the $5 packets for her daughter.
Faces on the characters inside the box she ended up buying were fortunately not quite as offensive as the ones she had spotted earlier in the week.
She said her daughter could make and decorate some cupcakes for fun, as her birthday wasn’t until August next year.
“Oddly enough my four-year-old thought they were nice. Kids are weird,” she said.
In response to Ms Murdoch’s post, a Coles employee said her comments were “a bit cold”.
“But we're glad to hear that your four-year-old enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing your feedback and we'll be sure to pass it on to our relevant teams so they're aware,” the response read.
Yahoo News Australia has reached out to Coles for comment on the matter.
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