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"Gender-Neutral" Has Made Its Way Into The Cookie World

To be completely honest, we never even thought of Gingerbread man cookies as even having a gender, regardless of having "man" in their title. They were just cookies, in our eyes, delicious cookies that belonged in our bellies. 

The year is 2019 and cookies are getting the non-gender treatment. 

A cafe in New Zealand, The Tannery, went viral after the owner renamed his selection of gingerbread men cookies to "gender-neutral gingerbread person" cookies. The owner, Andre Cettina, was inspired to make the change to the classic cookie when a customer asked, "why the human-shaped snacks were called 'gingerbread men' and not 'gingerbread people'."

Story via Daily Mirror

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    'GingerBread Gender Neutral person'

    Sweetness - GingerBread Gender Neutral person 2.5

    if we could just recommend one thing, it would be to shorten that name. That is a really long name for a cookie. Can you imagine going up to the cash registry and asking for one 'GingerBread Gender Neutral person'?


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    The reveal of the cookies caused a stir on their Facebook page:

    Text - Roger Blakiston PC gone mad, always been ginger bread man, why change now. It's a biscuit, not a living creature. I find this all so sad!!! 6 Like Reply 5d

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    Text - Kosh O'Carroll Not sure why people getting so mad. This is a conversation starter, and these issues won't be dealt with until we are open to talking about them. People getting mad about this completely miss the point of what it could achieve. It isn't "PC gone mad", it's a opportunity to take a good hard look at yourself and your feelings around sensitive topic and do some real introspective work on why you feel the way you do. D 11 Like Reply 4d Edited

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    Text - Louise Redsell Any publicity is good publicity right? Shame your business is so bad that you feel the need to use sensitive issues, and the thoughts of a pc mad minority as a publicity booster. Like apparently this shit has a drastic effect on the lives about 0000000.2% of humanity, and you're just using it to boost your biscuit sales. All it's good for l guess. Like Reply 2d

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    Not really sure we see the different in the decoration of the cookies.

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    They still look delicious and we would definitely buy and eat these 'Gingerbread people'

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