May 16, 2001
I watching TV and in
doing so, saw a commercial for a
particular chocolate bar
"Omigod!" I yell, "they're using Nazis to sell candy!"
I have come to conclusion that marketers deliberately advertise candy to children as if it was some sort of illicit drug.
I first made this hypothesis after watching one too many "Jolly Ranger" advertisements. You know the one: two teenagers are driving a convertible through a desert and one pops a "candy" into the other's mouth and then suddenly large apparitions of giant fruit appear on the landscape which they both marvel at in slack jaw fashion.
The clincher was an ad for some type of hot cinnamon candy (Cinnaburst?) that contained the image of a teacher who claimed that the candy was too exciting to allow in her class while holding a ziploc plastic baggie of the candy.