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Something fishy: Advertising versus the real thing May 29, 2008

Posted by ashiah in Consumer Culture.
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Mmm, mysterious pinky fish thing.
Where can I buy?

When I was a kid, I used to watch the show Earth to Kids, an early ’90s show about common advertising gimmicks. The episode that most stuck with me was the one about McDonald’s french fries where they explained why TV fries weren’t all gross and limpy like real world fries (apparently because the recipe involved toothpicks and Styrofoam).

The German website pundo3000.com conducted a product comparison project where they took pictures of 100 food products and compared how the products looked on the package to how the products looked in real life. Conclusion? Pink is a flavor!