KATIE Holmes was left shocked when her daughter accidentally picked up some penis-shaped candy.
The 'Kennedys' actress was recently pictured treating Suri, four, to a trip to an ice cream parlour, where the little girl was seen grasping the rude candy, and insists she thought they were a type of US confectionary called Swedish Fish.
She explained: "Recently, I took her to get ice cream in New York at this place called Serendipity that we go to all the time. It's for kids."
However, the brunette beauty was horrified when she realised her tot was holding a comedy packet of sweets shaped like male genitalia.
Spelling out the word, an embarrassed Katie told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "P-e-n-i-s gummies. I said, 'Oh wow those aren't Swedish Fish!'
"They are called p-e-n-i-s gummies and they look like it. She was holding the box and I was like, 'OK, wow, we don't need that right now.' "
The former 'Dawson's Creek' star was then left with a dilemma with how to take the offensive sweets away from Suri - whose father is Katie's husband Tom Cruise - in case she asked what they were.
She said: "I thought if I said, 'Put that back!' then she's going to say, 'What is this?' and I really didn't want to have that conversation."
The 32-year-old actress is still surprised a family-orientated establishment would sell such a lewd product.
She said: "I was like, 'Why are they selling these here? This is for kids.' "
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