McDonald’s Japan is mocked for launching Adult Cream Pie dessert 

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McDonald’s Japan is mocked for launching Adult Cream Pie dessert

  • Fast-food chain has added dessert named the ‘Otono no cream Pie’ to its menu 
  • Otono in English means adult, in Japanese it’s used to refer to less sweet treats 

McDonald’s Japan has caused a flurry with its introduction of a salacious-sounding dessert dubbed the ‘Adult Cream Pie’ to its menu.

Its name, in Japanese, is Otona no Cream Pie. Otona is a word often used within the Asian country’s sweets industry to describe treats that are less sweet than regular brands. 

However, the name combination which translates to Adult Cream Pie, for English speakers, holds a rather different connotation.  

McDonald's has added a sweet treat to its menu in Japan - with a name that when translated to English comes with a rather salacious connotation

McDonald’s has added a sweet treat to its menu in Japan – with a name that when translated to English comes with a rather salacious connotation

The food-chain’s choice of words has led some to question whether it is a lost-in-translation moment, and if any English-speakers were consulted in the naming of the dessert.   

Social media users have reacted with a range of humorous gifs, and…



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