Heinz send customers to filthy websites
Even though no-one uses QR codes, because they're fiddly and out-dated, one man decided to try out the one that featured on a bottle of Heinz ketchup... and he got something that was a very different type of 'saucy'. Instead of arriving on a page where he could design his own Heinz label, instead, he found himself being directed to a hardcore pornography site. Insert your own joke about 'squirting' here.
Daniel Korell scanned the label to find out more about the promotion, and was directed to a German porn site, with the utterly wonderful name of 'Fundorado'.
So what happened? Well, Heinz ran the contest between 2012 and 2014, and the link expired this year, which was then taken up by a mucky website.
Korell wrote on his Facebook page: "Your ketchup really isn't for under-age people. Even if the bottle was a leftover, it's still in lots of households."
"It's incomprehensible that you didn't reserve the domain for one or two years. It really doesn't cost the Earth," he added.
Heinz’s social media team were quick to apologise and replied to Korell, saying: "We really regret the event very much and we're happy to take your suggestions for how we implement future campaigns on board."
That's all well and good, but Heinz were again scuppered by Fundorado, who enjoyed a load of free advertising and decided to leave a comment on the Facebook post, and offered Korell a free year's subscription to a load of smutty films. Condimental.