Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Expired Coupon Daze - Jell-O Pudding and Gelatin Pops!

Jell-O Pudding Pops & Gelatin Pops!
Coupon Expired - 6-14-1986
Could have saved a whopping .20 cents!
Bill Cosby has something he'd really like you to put in your mouth.
(Pudding pops......why, what did you think I was talking about?)
Milwaukee Journal Ad - 1986

Friday, December 5, 2014

From the Misc. Products Aisle: Tickle Anti-Perspirant

Product: Tickle
Company: Bristol Myers
Years: 1977-1984

Phallic shaped packaging - Check.

Sexual innuendo for a tagline - Check.

Weird Commercials with attractive women laughing continuously - Check.

This product had it all. It had the sexually charged 70's, wrapped up with very era specific package design, wrapped up with a dirty sounding tagline, wrapped up with commercials that make you blush, wrapped up with beans, lettuce and cheese in what I like to call a "Holy Crap, This Product is Amazing" Burrito.

It came in 4 scents, or as my wife hates when I say it, flavors: Herbal , Floral, Citrus, and Unscented.
Besides the obvious, well, um......shape of the "package", the ads for this product cleverly referred to this as the antiperspirant "With the big, wide ball", to which all the girls start to laugh.

The commercials are a whole new level of bonkers, and they were actually voted the worst commercials of 1977. Check em out:

Sex sells, but who's buying? Well, a few years ago a new Tickle stick (now THAT sounds dirty...) sold on Ebay for over $100. Some guy found it when cleaning out his parents bathroom cupboard, and now that guy is rich! Ok, maybe not rich, but he sold a deodorant shaped like a you know what to somebody who wanted to check out it's big wide ball, and that my friends, is pretty f-ing rich.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Expired Coupon Daze - Flintstones Yabba Dabba Dew Fruit Drink

Flintstones Yabba Dabba Dew Fruit Drink!
Coupon Expired - 12/31/75
10¢ off!?? I saved a Yabba Dabba Dime??

Monday, November 10, 2014

Not even in Stores yet! But weird enough to post about! Breaking News!

From the "We thought this was a hoax, but it turns out it's real, but we still think it's not real until it hits shelves. Then We'll be like "Damn! It is real"" department.

Ladies and Gentlemen, friends and neighbors, strangers, strange friends and neighbors, I give you:

Image by reddit user joe_nipples (Steve Barnes)
Yes, I heard the audible gasp too. So it turns out that we are going to be (possibly) getting a new Dew flavor soon that tastes like Doritos. Let me say that a little slower, you you can read and understand every word I just typed.



Mt. Dew.

They're testing it out now, and if it actually hits the store shelves, it may be the strangest combination of products to hit store shelves yet.

Which got me thinking.....what other crazy products could we create by combining 2 products that do not go together in any way shape or form (I know, I know......Dew and Doritoes share that "Video Game" and "Weed" bond....but besides that...)

Cool Whip Barbasol? (that's Cool Whip that tastes like Shaving Cream, not Whipped Topping you shave with)

Spaghetti-O's Sorbet?

If you have some ideas, post them below!
It's Fun! All the kids are doing it!

Sorry to break format on this one, but I'm certain that in a few months I'll be revisiting this one here at Gone but Not Forgotten Groceries.