Heinz ketchup bottle QR code delivers more than one customer expected

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One German man thought he was entering a Heinz promotional contest to create his own ketchup bottle label, but that’s not at all what happened.

When he scanned the QR code on the bottle, a German porn site popped up with sexually explicit images, according to The Verge.

Daniel Korell posted in German to Heinz’s Facebook page to describe the incident. Translated in English, he said, “Your Ketchup is probably not for minors.”

Heinz replied to the post and apologized for the incident. They offered to print him a custom label for his ketchup and send a new bottle.

Fortune reports the campaign ended in 2014 and the domain was bought by the porn service.

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