So I was watching TV the other night and – either because nothing was on or because I finally reached the end of digital cable – it was live TV. Now, understand, I don’t do that. I exclusively DVR. I would rather let the show run for a while and do anything else just to avoid the commercials. This means that I some things – new products, funny commercials, the news – come to things late. But whatever. I never suggested that I – or this blog – were cutting edge.
While watching the commercials during my current favorite Food Network show Chopped, I learned about two new-to-me products.
- Cheetos Giant
Okay, now I love Cheetos. Especially the puffed Cheetos. So good. I mean, I’ll eat the crunchy because, you know, I’m a sucker for any cheese product, ESPECIALLY faux cheese products. But I thoroughly enjoy the puffed.
Now, I think we’ve gotten along just fine with the Cheetos puffed and crunchy and the cheese puff ball. But I really don’t understand the allure of the Cheetos Giant. Seriously, get a look at this thing:
I mean, I look at the size of this thing and think, “Tasty snack? Or something to assault your sleeping girlfriend with?”
Whatever, I’m open-minded enough to try one. But I have to admit, it’s going to try very hard for me to like them.
- Pepsi Throwback
Apparently, Pepsi has produced a version of its flagship product, Pepsi Cola, that is made with real sugar instead of the mad-scientist created concoction we were raised on. I’ll admit, my very first thought was, Holy Fuck! Were these guys just chillin’ behind their middle school, wearing pegged jeans and legwarmers, doing coke and smoking bad weed and drinking some terrible, but cheap and accessible, beer when that whole debacle with New Coke happened?! Cause people got BENT when Coca Cola tried to mess with Coke. Of course, they got the last laugh because Coke Classic was a HUGE hit. Seriously, it was only recently that I realized that Coke is no longer called Coke Classic. (I know, it is possible that I live under a rock.)
But, in Pepsi’s favor, they didn’t call the new Pepsi cola “New Pepsi.” They at least are trying to capitalize on a movement. That movement would be to go natural. Even if you are a totally unnatural cola product. Because there’s nothing consumers like more these days than the claim that a product is “natural.” Save possibly “organic.” Now if Pepsi can give us the “organic” label, parents might put this stuff in kids’ bottles.
Also in the new Pepsi’s favor – the awesome name and packaging.
WHAT?! Throwback?! I love it! And that fun blue can?! Yeah, I want some of that.