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A new item in the inventory of edible penises — gummi candies — but now with the penises viewed as insulting rather than (as in earlier postings on the subject) entertaining.

From the Dicks by Mail site: first, the suggestion that the candies communicate “You are a dick”, in the insult sense of dick (“You know someone that is a dick, but they don’t know it yet”), then the suggestion that they communicate “Eat my dick”, which works as a put-down via the assumption that performing fellatio is demeaning:

Once your order is processed an anonymous package will be sent to your target containing 2 things; A 5oz bag of delicious gummy candy penises, and a note exclaiming ‘EAT A BAG OF DICKS’. Nothing More. Nothing Less. [#15 plus shipping]

Two, two, two insults in one.

Aric Olnes, who posted on this site on Facebook, commented:

This article seems obsessed with the idea that only an enemy would deserve a bag of edible dicks. Clearly they are clueless as to the marketing potential for this product.

Indeed. If you look at my postings on edible penises, you’ll see that these items are viewed as playful or titillating (or both), not as conveying insults:

“Annals of phallicity: the breadstuffs”, from 1/28/13

“News on the edible penis front”, from 5/24/13

“Departments: Amazing food”, from 5/25/13

Now, about gummi candy. From Wikipedia:

Gummi candy, gummy candy, gummies, or jelly sweets are a broad category of gelatin-based, chewy candies. In the United States and Germany, gummi bears are the most popular and best known of the gummi candies. Other common shapes include bottles, worms, frogs, hamburgers, sharks, toy soldiers, full-size rats, large human body parts (hearts, feet, faces), Ampelmännchen and Smurfs. [an Ampelmännchen ‘little traffic light man’ is the symbol on pedestrian signals in the former East Germany]

… The gummi bear [the first gummi candy] originated in Germany, where it is popular under the name Gummibär (rubber bear) or Gummibärchen (little rubber bear). Hans Riegel Sr., a candy maker from Bonn, started the Haribo company in 1920. [and the first bears were marketed by Haribo in 1921]

On this blog: Gummi Vitamins in a posting on 11/25/12.

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