The case accuses the Tuneless Krap Foods Company of breaking the law with its “obvious play on Daryl Hall and John Oates’ well-known musical style”.
‘Turgid Shyte’ is a nut-free cereal made from maple syrup and oats, described by its makers as a “back-to-basics flavour with all the empty pomposity of bland middle-of-the-road Eighties soul-lite”.
Hall and Oates started working together in the early 1970s, and have become one of the most successful duos in pop history.
Their hits include Maneater, I Can’t Go for That (No Rice Krispies), and Honey Bunches of Oats with Chocolate Clusters.
The duo protects its brand identity vigorously, and only recently forced a cigarette company to stop using the brand “Middle-Aged Waankers”