Wednesday, April 1, 2015
From the Endangered Groceries List - Jack Daniel's Kiddie Cocktails
Product: Jack Daniels Non-Alcoholic Kiddie Cocktail
Company: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniels is set to release a new juice box, aimed at kids who "just want to be cool like mom and dad". Yes, that's right....Jack Daniel's Kiddie cocktails will soon be hitting the shelves.
I can't blame them, I mean, I have kids....and I know anytime we go to a restaurant that has a bar in it, I end up buying several "Kiddie Cocktails" from the Bar, which are nothing more then soda, some juice, and syrups. Kids love them, so someone realized there is money to be made here.
They will come in 4 flavors: "Cool Like Dad" Dragonfruit, "Cool Like Mom" Mango, "Cool like Uncle Gary" Grape, and "Cool Like Aunt Lisa" Lemon.
I have to say, I am a bit surprised that this managed to pass the approval process, with the whole "Marketing to kids" thing that got Joe Camel in trouble in the 90's.
But I ask that everyone refrain from getting outraged. Please don't write your senators. Please don't start an online petition to get these pulled from shelves. Because I promise you, as the Owner of Gone But Not Forgotten Groceries, that these will not be on shelves long.
In fact, I'm guessing they probably won't make it more then a day. Probably only today, in fact.
April 1st. Just that one day.
Yep. I did that. Enjoy the rest of your April Fools Day, you crazy knuckleheads!