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Mark Frauenfelder at 10:46 am Tue, Jan 8, 2008
Violet says this gum is "the best $1.00 I've spent so far this year. "
This is why dollar stores rule. Through a dollar store, I’ve bought gummy bear lip balm and a ribbon with a smiling turtle that says “I feel good about myself”.
I like how it says “for best quality, open package and chew them all”! Wow, does that sound appetizing…
I remember something similar when I was a kid, but I think it was actually licensed by Oscar Meyer. Maybe I’m just imagining it, though.
You’re not the only one. I thought I had finally found the “meat-flavored gum” Guybrush gets in Monkey Island III.
That color scheme and package design looks vulnerable to a trade dress lawsuit from Oscar Mayer. Someone is unlikely to mistake it for Oscar Mayer bologna but they might think it’s an Oscar Mayer product. The photo on the Ford Gum site makes the colors look like an even closer match (strangely, it makes the gum look more like processed ham than bologna).
They also make franks bubble gum.
Â¢50 for one piece of gum?! I must be getting old. I remember in my day when Bazooka was Â¢2… oh the times they are a changin…
Am I the only one that’s a little disappointed that the gum isn’t, you know, bologna flavoured?
I like my fruit, bologna, and gum flavors all separate, thank you.
And “Blow your lunch!”? That’s the tagline they came up with?
does anybody know what that typeface is, at the top? it’s terribly attractive.
It always goes wrong at dessert…
Steven: perhaps http://www.identifont.com can help you.
Maybe if they maybe fruit flavored bologna I’ll buy some.
“For best quality open package and chew them all”– hmmm. . . why not just say “For MOST fun, open package and throw out gum, then buy another package. Repeat.” That’s why I mistrust shampoos that say “lather, rinse, REPEAT”– seems like a ploy to make you use more, hence buy more. I now distrust other product instructions, like laundry detergent– how do I KNOW that I really need 1/4 cup of liquid?
The SRP is $0.59, but I paid a whole gosh darn dollar for this thing. At least I finally got a post on boingboing!
My guess is Myriad.
“Blow your lunch”? Yikes. I think I just did.
@Crash: Thanks for the cool link! I didn’t know about that. I went through the identifont questionnaire, and my guess from the results is FF Transit Print or Fruitiger.
@Arttoys, Myriad’s a good one, too.
Any of those three would pass, at least for the word Bologna!
But does it pinken your teeth as you chew?