This Freshly Shaved Deli Meat Is Making Me Uncomfortable

Maybe Oscar Mayer was thinking that folding the turkey that way would make shoppers think about turkey breasts. Maybe I have spent too much time in the more colorful parts of the Internet. Either way, I am not sure I could see this in the supermarket without doing a double take. And probably giggling.

(Thanks to Gail!)



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  1. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    Hrmmm, I wonder what the shaved setting on a Hobart is. I’d say almost 2, otherwise you’ll shred it.

  2. Notsewfast says:

    Turkey curtains?

  3. laughingisfree says:

    hate the shaved deli meats, when you try to grab a piece it just breaks apart leaving you with a tub full of bits

    • ScarletsWalk says:

      To be fair to Oscar Mayer, this particular “shaved” cut doesn’t fall apart. Shaved is a misnomer.

    • diasdiem says:

      It wouldn’t be so bad if the slices were stacked in the package, instead of balled up.

    • baquwards says:

      the whole point of shaved meat is so you can grab a clump of it and throw it on a sandwich, if you want individual slices, you buy sliced meat. Oscar Meyer shaved packaged meat is not really shaved, just low quality turkey roll sliced thin.

  4. ichi says:

    you are twelve.

  5. Cogito Ergo Bibo says:

    Better shaved than waxed!

  6. Blueskylaw says:

    That turkey doesn’t looked shaved to me. When you shave the meat you don’t usually get whole slices because it’s cut so thin and you certainly don’t fold the meat but just lay it down because of it’s thinness.

    • karmaghost says:

      Where I’m from they call what you’re describing “chipped,” but that could be the same thing as what “shaved” is supposed to be.

      • tchann says:

        I’ve heard it both ways, but I worked in a deli for two years in an area where chipped ham has an entire brand associated with it. >.>

    • DubbaEwwTeeEff says:

      You’re right. It’s probably Brazilian.


  7. idip says:

    It’s been like this forever. Good to see some people never grow up.

    A better one is the Masterpiece? BBQ sauce that says, “Take BBQ sauce and apply to your meat”.

  8. dwb says:

    Yea! The glorious return of subliminal advertising!

  9. sir_pantsalot says:

    I prefer my turkey shaved very thin it just melts in your mouth. I also prefer what is pictured above to be shaved and it also melts in your mouth.

  10. TheDoctor says:

    I love turkey, dont get me wrong, but I dont think I love it that much . . .

  11. subtlefrog says:

    Breasts that need to be shaved? Yikes!

  12. henrygates3 says:

    The real problem is the turkey slices are not shaved, especially in the sandwich photo. I’m a huge fan of spanish ham that I get from the meat counter shaved, and this isn’t it.

  13. Quake 'n' Shake says:

    I’ll take the Turkey and Swiss on Rye please? Hold the mayo, but extra cleavage please.

  14. JohnDeere says:

    tastes like fish

  15. Hank Scorpio says:

    It’s not “breasts” I’m thinking of when I see that, especially with the boast about ’em being “shaved”.

    At any rate, why the hell is the URL for this article about The View recommending Latisse? What up with that? (Oh, what up with that!? What up with that!?)

  16. hairyseaword says:

    They should stock these in the sausage aisle.

  17. diasdiem says:

    The shaved deli meat never looks that arranged when I buy it. I think a bored graphic designer is definitely having some fun here.

  18. AlexandraMaguffin says:

    Editor: How the heck is this news-worthy? This is 100% content-free filler. Must be a REALLY slow news day. :p

  19. Brazell says:

    Meh, it’s turkey.

    You have to want that to be a vag or some sort of vag reference.

  20. TigerChan says:

    $20 says that the person that drew up this ad new exactly what they were doing and laughed themselves to sleep that night. “It tastes this deli fresh” “fresh shaved meats” come on, that guy had to know what he was doing. Just look at the wording.

  21. darklighter says:

    Oh god, I can’t unsee it! Damn you, Walters!

  22. xspook says:

    I see the “little man in the boat”!

  23. speedwell (propagandist and secular snarkist) says:

    It doesn’t take much time to see the letters S-E-X in the meat in the sandwich depicted at the bottom. The S and X are the most obvious.

  24. David in Brasil says:

    Looks like Brazilian ham to me, but it’s usually darker.

  25. chuckreis says:

    I’d hit it.. just sayin’

  26. There's room to move as a fry cook says:

    I bet Consumerist posters also giggle over the Arby’s logo.

  27. baristabrawl says:

    What if a woman designed this ad campaign? You are all being very sexist.

  28. Teknojunkie says:

    For the first time in a long time, I can actually type LOL and mean it! I actually laughed out loud!!

  29. Negative says:

    At least it isn’t roast beef.