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    • Blazer

       /  24th June 2020

      This is called thousands of dollars worth of free advertising.

      What shall we call it?

      I know the ‘I Pie’….the Ice cream pie!

      Brilliant,maybe we can have a competition and get some more…free advertising.

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      • MaureenW

         /  24th June 2020

        Thousands of dollars worth of advertising for a soon-to-be non-existent brand.

        What’s your next marketing idea, Einstein?

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        • Gezza

           /  24th June 2020

          Well – even if the brand disappears, the product won’t, it’ll just be a rebranded product. I imagine some anti-PC folk might refuse to buy the rebranded product but If they don’t normally buy it anyway, no harm done.

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          • Corky

             /  24th June 2020

            About once a year a get a craving for Eskimo Pies. I buy a six pack. I dump all six pies is a plastic container, smother the lot with organic cream and jam, add some Ceylon cinnamon to keep the sugar under control, then I feast.

            If the company is going down this bs road, I will look at other brands in future when the crave hits me.

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            • Gezza

               /  24th June 2020

              It doesn’t sound like your lack of custom will bankrupt them, Corks. And you might even be replaced with two or more woke customers who’ll buy the rebranded product for a month or two to feel virtuous.

              It’s just a chocolate covered ice-cream block. Who cares what they call it? I didn’t buy them when I used to because they were called Eskimo Pies. I bought them because they were chocolate covered ice-cream blocks.

              I’d be more concerned if they changed the recipe or quietly shrank the size. But they’d be fools to do that. Cadbury will never recover market share in NZ after doing that.

        • Blazer

           /  24th June 2020

          I can deduce from your comment that what you know about advertising you could write on an ice cream wrapper with a paint brush.

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    • MaureenW

       /  24th June 2020

      Oh, the lollies are being renamed as well .. Gee, won’t that create a better world. I wonder how animals feel about having food named after them? Bye, bye Animal Biscuits!

      https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/121928985/tip-top-to-rename-eskimo-pies-pascall-to-ditch-eskimo-sweet-name

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      • I must admit that I find the idea of sweets that look like people a bit er-um. Not because of the name Eskimo; jelly babies are a bit odd, too.

        Animal Biscuits have gone, I think. They were never the same after they stopped having an even, all-over coat of colour and just had a blob of icing slopped on.

        Acid drops have slid under the radar 😀

        What about the Lindt bunnies ? 😦

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        • Sugar mice ?

          Hot dogs ?

          Sable (sand) biscuits will keep their names; they just taste as if they are made of sand. We had them in Belgium and I thought that were well named.

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        • MaureenW

           /  24th June 2020

          Have you looked at sweets lately – most of them look like a character or are named after an animal or person-type or use a colour to describe them.
          Blackballs .. they’ll have to go
          Black licorice … racist!
          It’s all too stupid for me Kitty

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          • I don’t buy sweets, but now I come to think of it, I have seen sweets shaped like dinosaurs.

            Brandyballs; inducing alcoholism !

            Any kind of ‘bars’….ditto.

            Pinky Bars; irresponsible because of sunburn.

            And we all know that no fish is made of chocolate, so it’s misleading advertising.

            Candyfloss might well make people think that it’s good for their teeth and will clean between them. 😀

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        • Blazer

           /  24th June 2020

          allover is one word.
          You have used a semi -colon inappropriately,er-um is not a word.

          Happy to…help.

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          • You are confusing hyphens and semi-colons. This is a hyphen – , this is a semicolon ; . They are used quite differently.

            You use ellipses wrongly and always have.

            I didn’t say that er – um is a word, nor did I use it as one. It’s two words, frequently used together to mean dubious or as I used it; a bit off. Your vocabulary is extremely limited.

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            • Allover is a word, but it doesn’t mean the same as ‘all-over’, as you would know if your vocabulary was not so limited. Google them both.

              If something covers a surface as icing tends to, that is all-over. In other words, as I used it.

              As an MA (Hons), I don’t need help from a semi-literate who can’t use upper and lower case letters yet (most people learn this at primary school), doesn’t know what a hyphen is and doesn’t know how to use an ellipse

    • Fight4nz

       /  24th June 2020

      With the kind of overreaction the activity of a private company, at zero expense to taxpayers it must be noted, can cause, I’d say peak stupidity is close. How ludicrous they should look to show some respect to a little known distant population.

      “I Pie” also suggests Inuit Pie – might just be genius!

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  1. Pink David

     /  24th June 2020

    Been done better in the past….

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  2. artcroft

     /  24th June 2020

    After reading today’s posts I have to say that science is a neoliberal luxury.

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