Milkybar 'penis' similarity stuns lawyer

Last updated 12:58 17/07/2014

PHALLIC PATTERN? This image tweeted in 2012 shows Robin Jacobs isn't the first person to notice the 'inappropriate' design on the Milkybar.

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Freud is rolling in his grave after a London lawyer saw a penis on his Milkybar.

Londoner Robin Jacobs, 31, was nibbling the Nestle classic during the football World Cup final when he spotted the phallus imprinted on his chocolaty treat, sullying his memory of the historic sporting event forever.

"It's a completely inappropriate picture," he said. "The penis in question is even bigger than the child - surely the people making the bar can see what it looks like."

"What on earth is a penis doing on a kids chocolate bar? There's no point denying what it looks like. It is obvious - we can all see it."

Despite his purported misgivings, Jacobs consumed the bar and complained to the confectionary giant, who responded:

"Nestlé is surprised and sorry to hear that Mr. Jacobs thought the picture on the Milkybar resembles male genitalia, it is in fact an image of a horse's head, the Milkybar Kid's horse. There was no intention to mislead or depict anything offensive on our product and we apologise for any confusion or embarrassment this may have caused."

This wasn't the first time a customer had noticed the phallic design on the Milkybar. Here's a tweet from 2012 mentioning the suggestive shape on the chocolate bar:

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