Pokimane defends $28 cookie price

Pokimane defends $28 cookie price
Images via Pokimane | Myna Snacks

Written by 

Harry Boulton


20th Nov 2023 16:55

There has been a bit of controversy surrounding the release of Imane "Pokimane" Anys' new healthy snack Myna, and the latest talking point surrounds Poki's response to some people's criticism of the price.

If you're not caught up with the story so far, Pokimane has partnered with Myna Snacks to release new Midnight Mini Cookies that are packed full of vitamins and nutrients. The initial blowback came from the snack's similarity to Toatzy's of the same name - although Imane responded to this and clarified the entire process.

However, some people still aren't satisfied and have taken to Pokimane's stream to express their distaste - although they might not have gotten the expected response.

Pokimane calls out "broke boys"


Things got fiery when one chatter appeared to frustrate Pokimane by expressing how ridiculous they thought "$28 for cookies" was in the grand scheme of things, as Anys responded by pointing out that the $28 price tag is instead for four bags, which works out as $7 for one packet.

She then continued by stating, "I know math is hard when you're an idiot, but if you're a broke boy just say so." It's clear that some people weren't too happy with this response, and there has since been a continuation of the discourse surrounding the price of the cookies, as well as the way that Pokimane has handled criticism of this.

Pokimane apologises for "insensitive" comments


Everything has come around full circle, and Pokimane has tweeted out an apology for her comments, indicating that what she said was "100% intended as a joke," but she can see how her comments came across as 'insensitive'.

She further clarifies that the comment was intended towards a single user in her chat and not a general statement or a wider comment towards her own community, but this seemed rather obvious from the start anyway.

Anyone who is concerned about the price of the Myna cookies should also feel hopeful, as Pokimane has expressed that she will "continue to consider pricing" of the Midnight Mini Cookies to keep them as affordable as possible for all.

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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