A Chinese company has attempted to create a knock-off version of the popular Japanese snack Koala’s March, however, poor attention to detail shows an embarrassing effort on its behalf.
Koala No March cookies, known internationally as Koala’s March cookies, are a bite-sized snack imprinted with images of lovable koalas and filled with a flavoured centre.
China decided to join Korea and jump on the bandwagon of copying Japanese snacks with its own version of the Koala cookies.
Instead of copying and tweaking the original Japanese slogan, however, manufacturers in China decided to just kind of wing it, resulting in utterly “nonsensical” Japanese writing on the packaging, Rocket News 24 points out.
The original product from Japan can be seen below:
Compared to the Chinese knock off version:
Whilst the Chinese version has managed to copy the shape and color scheme of the packet directly, the Japanese writing on the packet makes little sense. Rocket News explains that the red writing in Japanese presumably means to copy the Japanese words “bisuketto” (biscuit), yet, instead it reads “jisuketto” (jiscuit). More careless writing below that reads “kodomo no rakuen ni seppun suru”, translated as “kiss in the children’s paradise”.
The look on this knock-off koala’s face about sums it up.
Chocolate Snach anyone?
By Freya Twigden