A father has claimed that he was forced to walk out of a sweet shop with his 10-year-old daughter after spotting an X-rated display that he “didn’t expect in somewhere you’d take children”.
The dad, who has chosen to remain anonymous, visited the Kingdom of Sweets shop in Cardiff, but found an “inappropriate” stack of adult confections by the till.
He believed the the penis-shaped candies were more suited to the likes of Ann Summers.
The father, who visited the store with his primary school aged child, said that the willy sweets were named after sexual acts.
Kingdom of Sweets has said that they have been removed, reports WalesOnline.
The dad, whose daughter had saved up to visit the shop to buy treats, commented: “I’m not prudish at all but I didn’t expect that in somewhere where you’d take children.
“On the high street in the capital city it’s not on. Maybe in a distinctly adults-only section, tucked away somewhere, 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.
“I don’t think that’s appropriate to be in front of children – penis-shaped sweets – really.
“It goes from a sort of innocent place where 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 where only adults can go.”
The father claims that he has emailed Kingdom of Sweets to complain, but has yet to receive a response.
After seeing the rude display, he took his little girl and left without purchasing anything.
He noted: “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.”
A spokesman for Kingdom of Sweets said: “We thank you for bringing this to our attention. The items have been withdrawn from stock.”
The Daily Star contacted Kingdom of Sweets for further comment.
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