Monday, March 23, 2009

What the World Needs Now is...
Delicious Hostess Fruit Pies!

Some of you know that I used to work in advertising. My first job out of college was working as a lowly account executive at McCann-Erickson Worldwide, where I helped shuck food products like Tree Top apple juice, Roman Meal bread, and Almond Roca. Of these three, my favorite account was Brown & Haley (the makers of Almond Roca). Working with Mark Haley and his staff was like visiting Willy Wonka on a regular basis. They always had cool new candy coming out of their little factory in Tacoma, WA. But I digress...

Back in the day there was this thing called a "comic book" that kids would "read" for enjoyment. One of the most hilarious crossroads between advertising and entertainment occurred with the unabashed hawking of Hostess snack products in comic books. Normally superheroes and villains would fight a never-ending battle over good and evil, but not when delicious Hostess products were around! Here are some examples:




I love this concept... Dear Sirs! Please put aside your petty conflicts so that we can partake in the bounty known as a Twinkie! Ahh, delicious cream filling... Maybe our world can learn from the simple truth that a cake-like confection can create world Peace.

1 comment:

Evan said...

I love how Green Lantern just takes off. What does the triclops do when the kids' twinkies supply runs out?