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Friday, December 04, 2009

Two Things










1. Williams-Sonoma is selling this jar of "Handmade Peppermint Snow" for $10.00, yes, ten bones. I know, it's William-Sonoma, but I'm sorry, I CANNOT HANDLE that they are selling CRUSHED candy canes for a ten whole dollars. MY TODDLER can "HAND-MAKE" "Peppermint Snow" in 30 seconds flat. This has to be THE MOST RIDICULOUS FOOD PRODUCT EVER. And yes, I am aware of the marvelous variety of products over at Steve, Don't Eat It*.



2. I like that out of all the photographs this debt relief company could have chosen, they picked this guy.


Because nothing says "we're a reliable company" like picking Rob Zombie's little brother, Ben Zombie. Awesome sauce.




*The Sneeze featuring Steve, Don't Eat It, is disgusting and incredibly cool, but not for the faint of belly. You've been warned.

26 comments:

marfmom said...

I saw the same debt commercial! I wonder what site had it as a pop-up.

La Yen said...

Start calling them Guillermo-Proxinoma and sell those puppies at the Beehive Bazaar!

That's Ms. Amy to You... said...

My step-mom and I saw the Peppermint Snow in the WS catalog & laughed fits over it. Just proves that good marketing copy can sell anything. Maybe next year they will feature DIY ice cubes.

Your Organizing Guru said...

The first time I saw peppermint snow I was confused.
"It's just crushed candy canes, right?" Apparently the fact that they are pre-crushed for you and in a pretty little jar makes all the difference. Go figure.
@juliebavi

the emily said...

I saw that same debt thing on facebook this week and laughed for hours over it. hilarious.

the emily said...

(maybe their point was just to get our attention since so many others noticed it?)

Likely said...

HA! Just yesterday my mom and I were talking. She works at Williams Sonoma and she was saying that she sometimes has a hard time selling some things. "Like this ridiculous jar of what they call peppermint snow" she said, "I want to tell them to go down to wal-mart and buy a 99 cent box of candy canes and crush them up." Exact words --- and then your post -- ha ha.

Oh! And you would get a kick out of my brother's advertising for Calle, street soccer. They use homeless guys to model some of their products for ads. they pay them and they let them have the shirt that they modeled. it's great. They usually look a lot like that guy up you posted.

AzĂșcar said...

I can just hear the thinking that went into Peppermint Snow.

"I'd like really small bits of candy cane, but for the life of me, I CAN'T GET MINE TO BREAK."

Maybe they're selling it because all the dust and fine bits are gone. Here's an idea: A SIEVE.

Cafe Johnsonia said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I saw the peppermint snow yesterday and also had a good laugh. Aaaannnnddd that's coming from someone who may have bought a $16 jar of chestnuts from WS a few weeks ago. Seriously. That WS is the one place I shop that makes me lose all logic and reason. A waffle iron that costs $200 on sale? SURE!

Although I have to tell you that I'm planning on recreating some of the treats from their catalog--the chocolate covered caramel/rice crispy bars are calling to me.

amelia said...

I saw that same ad and my first thought was "Using Jesus for a debt-relief ad? I thought he endorsed Dave Ramsey."

Annette Lyon said...

You bring me joy.

Kristen said...

Perhaps they are fine, gourmet candy canes imported from some quant European village.

I bet Martha Stewart uses them. :D

JMadd said...

I saw that dude on my Facebook and thought it was Charles Manson. Scared the crap out of me!

Kristen said...

Oops! I meant to say "quaint European village".

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

I would have thought that the "peppermint snow" was something fancy...I didn't read the fine print of it's just crush candy cane. Lame sauce!

Kami said...

I love this post! Lame W.S. trying to pull a fast one on us. Nice Try!

ps. I needed the warning first about the Steve blog...awful!!

Jessica said...

I saw another debt relief ad with that same guy. Except that one hadn't been cropped and he was shirtless.

sara said...

So funny! Just saw Ben Zombie on weather.com this morning. And I have been looking for the perfect addition to the homemade peppermint ice cream that I'm going to have the kids stir with a candy cane in individual cups... a little peppermint snow will make it that much more authentic. ha.

Ashley and Caleb said...

Have you ever been to http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/ ? My husband's favorite site. I will definitely introduce him to steve, don't eat it.

But really, $10 and you don't think this is a steal? :)

Vanessa said...

BUT it's Peppermint SNOW
vanessa from inevergrewup.net

thedoodlegirl said...

Hahahahaaa! Well said, Carina. That IS the most ridiculous food product ever.

liz stanley said...

haaa. every time i see stuff like this i envision the meeting where the creative team presents their advertising idea to the company on those huge flip boards. how do these ideas get past that stage??

Sparks said...

Oh come on, it's it sort of genius, this Peppermint Snow. Genius in that there really are some suckers out there buying it. That's what I need to come up with: remnants that people will forker over their dough to possess. Viva la Capitalism.

noelle said...

Peppermint Snow is just crushed candy canes? Seriously? WOW.

Petit Elefant said...

Bwaa haaa haaaa. My kids made *peppermint snow* while I tried not to die all day Sunday. It took all of 15 minutes, 12 candy canes and one meat cleaver. Easy peasy.

The Rookie said...

The world never ceases to amaze me.

Thanks for this. I needed the laugh--my grades are due by midnight and I'm nowhere close.