Kmart shopper shocked after discovering 50 Shades of Grey charades suggestion in kids' Easter cracker

The picture of the cracker and its charade suggestion
A Kmart shopper from Adelaide spotted a surprising charade suggestion inside an Easter cracker marketed at kids. Photo credit: Facebook / Kmart Hacks & Decor

Ah, Kmart: while the retailer can be a treasure trove for useful household items at affordable price points, it can also be a place of questionable purchases.

And one customer was particularly surprised by a children's Easter cracker containing a not-so-child-friendly reference.

The Australian woman shared a snap of the shocking find to popular Facebook group Kmart Hacks and Decor, explaining she picked up the crackers for her young niece and nephew. 

The photo showed the pink cracker, emblazoned with a cutesy Easter bunny, and the customary slip of paper from inside the festive decoration printed with a joke.

While the joke was typically unfunny and harmless - "how does Darth Vader like his Christmas turkey? On the dark side" - the paper also contained an unexpected suggestion for a game of charades.

The cracker instructed the player to act out a scene from the popular adult novel and film, 50 Shades of Grey.

In her post, the woman questioned why the erotic drama - infamous for its explicit bondage and discipline sex scenes - had been included in an item marketed to children, jokingly warning other parents to "be aware" of the product. 

"Just make sure the adults vet the jokes/charade things before the kids get to read them and you'll be fine," she quipped.

Other mums found the charades suggestion hilarious.
Other mums found the charades suggestion hilarious. Photo credit: Facebook / Kmart Hacks & Decor

The Easter surprise shocked and amused other members of the Facebook group, with many noting that most children wouldn't care about the cracker's joke.

"I bought these too. Kids don't care, they just like to pop them, and at $2 for a six pack I don't think anyone would really care," one fellow shopper pitched in.

"Haha I just got these for my son yesterday, he loves crackers! Luckily he's only almost two so he can't read yet," another mum added. 

"Imagine opening Easter crackers and having to bust out an act of 50 Shades of Grey to the kids," one woman joked.

Another customer said she had purchased the crackers for a raffle and was now weighing up whether to return them, while others were shocked that some families enjoy crackers at Easter as well as Christmas.

"How long have Easter crackers been a thing?" one said, while another added: "Never in my life l have ever seen Easter crackers. I didn't even realise it was a thing... where have I been?"

A spokesperson for Kmart Australia told Daily Mail Australia the retailer is investigating the issue.