7 misspellings and typos on packaging

They’re far less common than what sharp-eyed word aficionados might (nay, most certainly will) see on handwritten signs and burger joint menus, but they are out there. Enjoy.

Considering the countless labeled products of all kinds available in sundry stores, it’s astonishingly rare to find a typographical error or similar mistake on packaging.

Accidents do happen, however—especially in the case of products manufactured and packaged overseas—as the following images attest:

Gratuitous quotation marks, usually seen on handwritten signs because of the sign maker’s misguided intention to “highlight” key words, are virtually unknown on printed packaging. Here’s an exception; perplexingly, whoever was responsible for labeling this tomato sauce considered it necessary to emphasize tomato. This strategy, however, often has an effect opposite of that intended; enclosing a word in quotation marks implies that the product is ersatz—imitation tomato sauce, anybody?

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