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Candy Shoppe Offers ‘Free Fudge for Fatties’ on Fat Tuesday




People get offended over the stupidest of things.  Take, for example, the free promotion of a Missouri candy shop for Fat Tuesday.  They decided to give free fudge to customers that weighed more than 300 pounds.  The promotion was called “Free Fudge for Fatties.”

Check out this post on the Route 66 Candy Shoppe’s Facebook page,

“FREE FUDGE for anyone over 300 pounds on Fat Tuesday! Walk, run, waddle or ride your motorized wheelchair down to the Route 66 Candy Shoppe! See you Tuesday!”


You may be offended reading this, but realize the owner of the shop and creator of this promotion, Charlie Joe, is a fat guy himself.  And he likes chocolate.  Plus, he knows other fat people like chocolate. So he decided to give them free chocolate – on Fat Tuesday.  It’s truth in advertising.  Take it our leave it.

Well, one person went to the local news saying the candy shop is promoting obesity.

What do you think?  Is this guy a genius, or is the promotion offensive?



WAYNESVILLE, Mo. – A small-town candy shop is causing a stir after a Fat Tuesday promotion.  An offer by the Route 66 Candy Shoppe to hand out free fudge to anyone tipping the scales at more than 300 pounds has become a weighty issue in the Ozark town of Waynesville.

Though the promotion was meant to be a bit of fun, some are lashing out at the shop.”Promoting obesity, which is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the U.S., is not a good business decision,” says Facebook user Debra Null.

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