Marks & Spencers latest festive product caught Twitter by surprise; Santa’s YumNut might be this year’s favourite Christmassy slang.
M&S is a major British retailer that sells clothes, home products and food products mostly under its own label.
On November 5th, M&S took over Twitter to announce their latest festive product, the Santa’s YumNut ?.
We bet that the doughnut tastes delicious and you can find out yourself too, as Santa’s YumNut is available in stores.
The issue stands with the name that M&S chose for their festive bakery treat, a name that they have also trademarked.
What is a YumNut?
The Santa’s YumNut is a Christmassy version of the brand’s yum yum-doughnut hybrid.
M&S first launched YumNut in March claiming to be the ‘world’s first’ cross between a doughnut and a yum yum.
This time around, M&S, in hopes to make these Christmas festivities under COVID-19 restrictions as sweet as possible, produced a Christmassy version of the YumNut: Santa’s YumNut.
YumNut Slang meaning
Twitter users were quick to point out the meaning YumNut has for many when paired with Santa.
“‘Who wants a bite of Santa’s YumNut?’ is simultaneously the best and worst sentence of all time,” one tweeted. But why is that?
According to the Internet and the Urban dictionary, Nut has a naughty meaning nowadays ?.
Twitter’s reaction to Santa’s YumNut
Many are speechless with the choice of M&S, others suggest that the marketing team should include gay people or at least show a teen before deciding on a name: “if they laugh, change the name.”
Even SpecSavers, a British optical retail chain, joined the trolling of Santa’s YumNut.