Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Extra cool watermelon

There was a time when Wrigley = gum, esp doublemint & juicy fruit. But profits weren’t $ enough and so Wrigley diversified, making acquisitions such as Life Savers & Altoids. Over the past 4 yrs, new prods have climbed to 20% of wrigley’s global sales. Keep the profit thing in mind when considering the slew of new gums & stuff they're intro'ing, w/ two standing out as the most novel & most pointless: Extra "cool watermelon" gum; and sour mango altoid, following other altoid sours such as apple, raspberry, & tangerine. Who'd wanna chew a watermelon gum?

8 Comments:

At January 04, 2006 2:39 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

"Who'd wanna chew a watermelon gum?"

I don't know...maybe the same sort of person who'd want to drink Big Red's Cherry Vanilla Float?

Actually, I think there has been gum with alleged watermelon flavoring for a while. Hubba Bubba maybe? And I think Jolly Rancher has had watermelon hard candies for a while, too.

 
At January 04, 2006 3:24 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

Kirk's knowledge of the watermelon situation is damn near alarming. But that doesn't mean we won't tip our hat

 
At January 04, 2006 4:07 PM, Anonymous dick cheney said...

Alarming? I'll tell you what's alarming. The fact that amateurs like Abramoff and Scanlon are ruining it for the rest of us.

By the way, TG, thanks for pointing our what a great company Halliburton is.

 
At January 04, 2006 4:17 PM, Blogger Parker said...

There is a Wrigley's plant near where my parents live. You can smell whatever they are making when you drive by--Juicy Fruit some days, Double Mint other days. Watermelon will make me hack.

 
At January 04, 2006 6:13 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Kirk is right about who likes watermelon and red soda. They're both marketed hard-core at blacks. I dare tg to do a fried-chicken item tomorrow.

 
At January 04, 2006 7:04 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Or perhaps ...

http://www.40ozmaltliquor.com/bigjugml.html

 
At January 06, 2006 2:15 PM, Blogger madpercolator said...

Dude. The sour apple 'toids would rock but for the fact that they have a high -something- content that gives the addictive user a nasty headache.

And as for the Wrigleys $ factor - I eat at LEAST 1 entire box of traditional 'toids a DAY... excluding weekends.

Bubblicious had the original mark on Watermelon gum - some extreme flavors line. Was mightily tasty, but still does not edge out extreme strawberry as the pinnacle of my regard.

 
At January 16, 2006 2:12 PM, Anonymous The Nutty Professor said...

Kirk, you're so clever. I want to be just like you.

 

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