Monday, November 02, 2009

Commercialized Candy

Another Halloween has crept by on its little Cat-in-the-Hat feet. Now all we have left are the memories and sandbag-sized amounts of candy. Let's explore the methods of ad men (and women) who've convinced us over the years to stuff our gobs with sweet treats.

The Good & Plenty commercial that got a generation hooked on licorice pastels.

Salvador Dali was crazy for chocolate-generated revenues.

The middle class is inspired by York Peppermint Patty.

The Tootsie Pop fable.

Two great tastes in one candy bar!

New wave Watchamacallit, the ironic, postmodern bar.

The Museum of Pez Memorabilia in Burlingame, California, must fight for their right to display Pez. Currently curator Gary Doss is in a legal battle to save his giant snowman Pez from Austrian-based Pez corporate destruction. Roadside America reports.

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