For the list of examples of absurd gendering, Norway brings us … eggs (newpaper article, in Norwegian). You have a choice of Princess Eggs (pink packaging, of course) and Pirate Eggs (blue packaging).
The company producing these – Prior – say they are “encouraging children to eat healthy things”. The paper talks to a couple of consumers who basically *headdesk* the whole thing. Example reactions are “absurd” and “taking gender differences too far”.
Gendered eggs of course raise new questions. If you have both boys and girls in the house, do you need to stock both kinds? Fry both kinds? Can they tell the difference – and what about omelette?
This now tops my “products I never knew I needed” list for the month. Thank you, Norway.