A Cardiff dad says a trip to a city-centre sweet shop with his young daughter was “spoiled” after coming across a display of adult-themed confectionery near the till.
The father, who does not want to be named, had taken his 10-year-old daughter to Kingdom of Sweets in Queen Street as a treat but said they both left after encountering a display of the sweets.
“I just think it was inappropriate. I’d expect it in an Ann Summers, which is fine,” the dad told WalesOnline.
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The shop said this afternoon that the items had now been removed from stock.
The dad said that his daughter had been saving up money to buy sweets in the store as “it’s expensive and it’s a real treat to go t”.
But when they went to the till to pay the dad said that t was a display of adult-themed sweets directly to their right.
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“I’m not prudish at all but I didn’t expect that in somew w you’d take children,” he said.
“On the high street in the capital city it’s not on. Maybe in a distinctly adults-only section, tucked away somew, but no – it was right next to the till.
“My daughter went: ‘I know what that is’ because she’s 10. We’ve spoken to her about certain things, she’s not completely naive, but I just don’t think that should be put in front of children on the high street in the middle of Cardiff.”
The father said that, while he didn’t complain to staff in the store, he has emailed Kingdom of Sweets about the display. He says that he hasn’t yet received a response from the company.
“I don’t think that’s appropriate to be in front of children – penis-shaped sweets – really,” he said.
“It goes from a sort of innocent place w they sell Oreos and chocolate bars and stuff to something that I don’t think should be in that kind of environment or maybe tucked away w only adults can go.”
Some of the confectionery on display included ‘Ball Bands’, ‘Candy Cuffs’, and a ‘Candy Blow Job Practice Willie’.
The father told WalesOnline that he and his daughter often go to the store during half term and the school holidays and hadn’t seen the display before.
“It’s a real treat and it spoilt it for us really badly. We went to the castle and for some food and to go to Kingdom of Sweets was to top it off as a real treat,” he said.
After seeing the display the father said that he left the store with his daughter without buying anything.
A spokesman for Kingdom of Sweets said: “We thank you for bringing this to our attention. The items have been withdrawn from stock.”
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Source: Wales Online