Twitter Is Buzzing : Reese’s Candy Outrage
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Social media equals judgment porn. People have been defrauded into thinking they were going to get to eat a real Christmas tree-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Tree.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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The makers of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have no trouble persuading people to stuff their faces with chocolate-covered treats in circular form (or as pieces). Why bother, then, shaping those delicious morsels into Christmas trees — at the risk of failing miserably?
Maybe time will show it to be a shrewd marketing move; in the meantime, the confectioner’s alleged Peanut Butter Trees are drawing comparisons to “turds,” turning them into a subject of social media ridicule.
Mike: There you go, judgment porn on chocolate, peanut butter-laced steroids. I’m thinking of that TV commercial that’s really funny, it’s cute, the one where the jar of peanut butter – no, that’s the Klondike Bar where the chocolate is going to clash with the ice cream. And the wife goes to the husband: No, that’s not how they’re made. There’s a Reese’s candy bar one that’s very similar: No, that’s not how they’re made.
The company is apologizing one tweet at a time to consumers who are sharing images of misshapen candy trees with mocking comments.
“What part of this looks like a Christmas tree?” one person asked.
Mike: Social media equals judgment porn. People have been defrauded into thinking they were going to get to eat a real Christmas tree-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Tree. At the CNN site, there are all these people holding little trees going: It doesn’t look like a tree. It’s a chocolate and peanut butter treat, and there’s hundreds upon thousands and thousands of these.
Reese’s, which is owned by The Hershey Company, has a history of making seasonal candy . . .
Mike: Let me ask you a question, all you geniuses out there that are more outraged about this than you are about the killing going on inside abortion clinics every day. Let me ask you a question: Does a Hershey’s Kiss actually look like a kiss? What does it look like? It looks more like – yeah, it looks like a turd. That’s exactly what it looks like. It just has some aluminum foil and a white twizzly thing coming out the top of it. What does it look like? What next? Shudder the thought this advent season leading to Christmas that someone should make a Frosty the Snowman-shaped treated and have it not be corpulent enough. [mocking] “Did you put Frosty on a diet? Why is he so skinny?” tweeters and Facebookers will thunder.
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