Tuesday, September 06, 2005

"Norman Rockwell" ice cream

In the realm of b.s. products not worth buying (but well worth ragging): "new" Norman Rockwell ice cream. (New being a relative term since the few remaining corps who run the ice cream biz won't innovate w/ new flavors anymore.) What's "new" is the package: a Norman Rockwell image on the carton. Which would be exciting if you ate cartons. Cringe, it’s made locally: by Southwest Ice Cream (they make Oak Farms ice cream, which is what this prob is), div of Dean Foods, but conceived by L&M, 2 guys aiming to profit on a whole buncha junk (jams, etc) merched under the Norman Rockwell brand.

16 Comments:

At September 06, 2005 11:53 AM, Anonymous m.b. said...

No fancy photo, T.G.? You've spoiled us.

 
At September 06, 2005 11:57 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

What a totally stupid idea. If they're want to capture the boomer nostalgia mkt, they should go for Leave it to Beav ice cream. Gen X: Mr. Rogers ice cream. Gen Y: Puff Diddy ice cream.

 
At September 06, 2005 12:00 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

Seems like you boomers already eat enough ice cream. Maybe they are after the geriatric crowd.

 
At September 06, 2005 12:10 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Well they don't need cartons, just an IV right into the bloodstream.

 
At September 06, 2005 12:14 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

THIS SAVINGS AND CLONE LINK SHOULD BE BOMBARDED WITH VIRUSES. I SPEND ALL MY TIME TRYING TO GET RID OF CATS AND THEY WANTTO CREATE MORE??? ASSHOLES.

 
At September 06, 2005 12:23 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

Appreciated the "new" link.

 
At September 06, 2005 12:30 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

Do you suppose that is the market that they're trying to go after, boomers? Norman Rockwell seems a bit before their time. Do Rockwell collectibles command good prices?

 
At September 06, 2005 12:42 PM, Anonymous IceCreamHead said...

Right On TG...Love the Dean Foods link.

 
At September 06, 2005 2:36 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

m.b.: i visit lots of antique malls and i don't see rockwell stuff in them. an original would probably command a respectable price, but otherwise, i don't think he is collected.

 
At September 06, 2005 3:07 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I'm supposing they're going after nostalgia in general, and mistakenly chose Norman Rockwell, who is, as you say, familiar to fewer and fewer people.

 
At September 06, 2005 3:34 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

or TOO familiar to too many people

 
At September 06, 2005 3:36 PM, Anonymous ima gander said...

but doesn't rockwell evoke feelings of home and comfort, much like cookies, banana pudding, mashed potatoes, chicken 'n' dumplings and all those "like mother made" dishes?

 
At September 06, 2005 3:37 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

i wonder, is there a rockwell coffee ice cream?

 
At September 06, 2005 3:46 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Maybe they will run coupons in this week's Saturday Evening Post?

 
At September 06, 2005 4:46 PM, Blogger TG said...

oh MY how clever, how learned, how witty is kirk!

 
At September 06, 2005 4:59 PM, Blogger BK said...

Me thinks this product will hit a rocky road...

 

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