Suri Cruise

Katie Holmes explains Suri's candy selection

March 31, 2011 at 9:31 AM ET

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Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen leaving the broadway play "Wicked" in New York on March 16.

Last week, sweet Suri Cruise was photographed reaching for some age-inappropriate candies -- penis-shaped gummies, to be exact (click here to see the photo). Katie Holmes was there to mitigate the situation, but how it happened at all remained a mystery.

Holmes explained on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" Thursday. "Recently, I took [Suri] to get ice cream in New York at this place called Serendipity that we go to all the time. It's for kids. The clientele is children," Holmes said. "We go in and we are waiting for a table and she grabs some gummies that are boy part gummies. I was horrified."

She continued: "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.' Because I thought if I said 'Put that back,' and then she's going to say, 'What is this?' And I really didn't want to have that conversation."

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