Some Moms Are Boycotting Target's Santa Cookies After a "Design Fail" Makes Them Look X-Rated

Alexis Morillo
·1 min read

From Good Housekeeping

Typically Christmas cookies don't cause much controversy, but that wasn't the case with a set of Santa cookies being sold at Target. The set of three chocolate-coated cookies depict Santa's head, body, and shoes, but a group of moms think old St. Nick's boots look rather X-rated—and they're not happy about it.

According to a report by the New York Post, a Tennessee mom named Nicole Miller bought some of the sweets for her kids and shared them to a Facebook group. She told the outlet it wasn't long until other moms in the group spotted something strange about the design. "My friends pointed out Santa’s boots—which I then couldn’t unsee,” Miller said.

Photo credit: Target
Photo credit: Target

Another mom, Jola Burnett, who also happens to work in market research, told the Post that she was shocked the "design fail" went seemingly unseen all throughout the creation process. “I mean, how on Earth were those cookies able get so far down the [production] line?” Burnett said.

Despite the comments brought up by some customers, Target told the New York Post in a statement that they have not received any customer complaints about the confections:

We have not received any feedback directly on this item. The design is intended to represent Santa’s boots. We appreciate the feedback and will take it into consideration moving forward.

Whether you see the potentially NSFW design or not, the cookies are $3.99 at Target so keep that in mind if you wish to avoid them (or if you want to purchase them for some laughs).

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