Top Candy: Brit Retail Giant Launches Vegan Easter Egg in the Shape of an Eggplant

Friday January 8, 2021

Top Candy: Brit Retail Giant Launches Vegan Easter Egg in the Shape of an Eggplant

In the emoji lexigon, an eggplant means one thing, especially on hookup apps such a Grindr and Scruff.

"[It's] [w]idely used to represent a penis. Due to its phallic use, the [eggplant emoji] was once banned (2015) on Instagram's search function," reports emojipedia.org. "Eggplant was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name 'Aubergine' and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015."

So, you have to wonder if British retail giant Mark and Spenser (M&S) was aware of its social media implications when they created a new chocolate Easter egg in the form of an eggplant.

"Part of the British retailer's Plant Kitchen vegan range, the long, bulbous, aubergine-shaped Easter egg - because in capitalism's calendar it's already April 2021 - is being sold for £6," writes the British LGBTQ site Pink News.

"Weighing a hefty 135g, the sizable aubergine looks like it'll need to be handled with both hands," Pink News continues

Twitter commentary ran both pro and con on the aubergine creation.










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