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Date: 05/27/08 03:01 PM

71 Responses to 101 Examples of Advertising Vs. Reality

  1. Profile photo of Beckii
    Beckii Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    Link: 101 Examples of Advertising Vs. Reality - You can`t judge a book by its cover, or in this case, food by its wrapper.
  2. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    I hate it when ads make something look cool in the ad, but really sucks in real life, like a certain nerf gun.
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    TJAW Male 13-17
    610 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm
    None of the ads showed up, all there qas was a red box. :(
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:10 pm
    germans eat weird food.
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:11 pm
    tjaw, it takes a while.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    If you can`t be bothered to wait for it to load, there`s a youtube video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5hQKFzcv...
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    ...Or you can just go straight to the site and click on the thumbnails to see the comparisons
    http://pundo3000.com/werbunggegenrealita...

    Sorry about doubleposting, I would have used an edit button if there was one.

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    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    gorgack you could have deleted your first post and copy pasted what you had into your second post
    anyway I don`t think it matters if you post twice

    as for the link a few of those looked better when it was the real thing

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    citadel Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    wow some of those looked nothing at all like the wrapper haha amazing what they can get away with
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    Most of the pics don`t load, but for the most part, Microwavable meals, dietary and otherwise, 90% of the time NEVER look like what`s on the box.

    The candy and nuts, and some of the soups looked okay though. However I would never trust any kind of fish related food product that comes in any kind of container like that.

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    Kumquat Female 18-29
    178 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    Just looking at that gave me a stomach ache.
  12. Profile photo of HuskysTiger
    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
    630 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    Damn, I`m hungry.
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    concept Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    Seriously, it`s just food. I can`t imagine anyone over the age of 10 actually expecting it to look like the wrapper/container.

    Although they do get away with a lot TBH.

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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:47 pm
    ^ I second that.

    It`s just advertisement, one of the many unnecessities caused by capitalism.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:56 pm
    Good god, that stuff is just swimming in the trays, isn`t it?
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    trentoneli Male 18-29
    259 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 4:03 pm
    most of that looked disgusting

    on the label and in real life

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    Berberry Female 18-29
    161 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    I agree with trentoneli, but honestly, alot of the ads were like cartoon pics of the food. and some of them actually did look exactly like food.

    dumb post i say

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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    Wow. A lot of that food actually looked BETTER on the packaging than it did in real life!! :-O
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    matsuri_aka Female 18-29
    252 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm
    Which is precisely why I eat fresh food 90% of the time.
  20. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm
    PHOTOSHOP!!!!!!11!!1
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    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    Well DUH.
    No one would buy the stuff if it looked like Shi.t on the box!
    But this looks foreign anyway. OUCH just kidding haha
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    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
    469 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm
    Companies will employ food photographers to get the right pictures. They will use wood replicas, a blowtorch to brown the edges, motor oil for syrup, hairspray for texture and white glue (to replace milk in cereal adverts).
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    RetroNess Female 18-29
    118 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    Was that a hot dog granola bar?
  24. Profile photo of 3R1N
    3R1N Female 13-17
    141 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    thats why i slide the cardboard over to look at the food, before i buy it.
    Some processed food looks disgusting.
    The big macs they make in the city centre of liverpool are worse than the one shown on this site. the lettuce and mayonnaise is just thrown at the side, and i doubt the workers know the meaning of stacking.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    I doubt those product would sell if they would put something else then something delicious on the cover.

    Clover Leaf canned seafood is a good example of product that you can`t substitute for something delicious looking on the cover... so they just hide the stuff.

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    sleepingsun Male 18-29
    163 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 5:32 pm
    Why does German food always look unappetizing? Interesting to see just how much our day to day life is influenced by stuff like that though
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    Baka-sama Female 13-17
    58 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    Most of the chocolate was close. But some stuff looked absoultly disgusting.
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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    the soups looked like throw up :(
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    Kay62442 Female 13-17
    732 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    The soups were the worst. *shivers*
  30. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    Not really appetizing anymore
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    Sega Female 18-29
    34 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    I come to expect my food to look as it really does, not as pictured on boxes. It`s just another case of companies trying to trick you into buy their food... it works for getting me hungry but usually not enough for me to buy the said product.
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    Unbalancing Male 13-17
    271 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    Germans have some weird-ass food.


    ...

    I just realized that sounds like weird ass-food.

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    WerdSeb Male 13-17
    10 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 7:04 pm
    I saw something like this before. But before, it was fast food, and the creator of the list thoroughly explained that he didn`t run the products over with his car. )-| XD
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    rychlee Female 18-29
    49 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    some of the food wasnt too bad, but i laughed at the beauno thing with the milky substance poring into it and the reality one had no milky substance at all.
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    lossof_life Female 13-17
    184 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    Some of those make me queasy.
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    533 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    i am pretty sure that i`d probably still eat all of the desserts and fruits shown...
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    Aciliveth Male 18-29
    285 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    Some of those weren`t too bad, but others were just pathetic...
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    Assimilate13 Female 18-29
    134 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    ...and THAT, boys and girls, is why it is NEVER a good idea to eat _tinned_mussel_cocktail_.

    *shudders*

    Not that I would eat most of that crap in the first place... Perhaps the occasional Ritter Sport though. Yum. :)

  39. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    hey,wtf,i eat alot of this stuff all the time,so what if it dont look like whats in the box? The same would go for american food or japanese or whatever. And the main dif btw of why it looks unappetizing is germans dont pump their food full of artificial colors, fairly common in all of EU. In any case,dont dis it before you try it, alot of this stuff here is real good eating(with exception of herring salad,your mentally ill if you enjoy that choice)
  40. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
    675 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    pictire 1 is the wrapper, picture 2 is what it looks like in a magical fantasy land where dreams come true, and the tooth fairy is real. and picture 3 is what you really get.

    although about 10 of those actually didnt look far off from what was on the cover... and others were just damaged from shipping. but others, well thats the result of increased prices, cheap arse producers, and a little thing we call reality.

  41. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    *note: i have NEVER seen the muscle roostertail in any store in berlin and i live here, is most likely some sort of bad product that is hidden in the back shelves and only eaten by former soldiers or other people who can stomach anything that can be called edible
  42. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    and fancylad,why can i not say the word "c0ck" but i can say penis,dick and who knows what else?fix that please, tis annoying and pointless
  43. Profile photo of staberind
    staberind Female 18-29
    731 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    knob, phallus, prince albert, knucklefiller, todger, old tom, throbbing gristle, tool.
  44. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    point proven,thanks stab.
  45. Profile photo of tvc15db
    tvc15db Female 30-39
    129 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    Looking at that food made me hungry. However I am very very pregnant.
  46. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    Sushi in a tin? Germany is still trying to take over the world! Those are the real WMDs!
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    Surfingninja Female 18-29
    744 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm
    Oh man, most of the that looked delicious, in, and out of the packaging.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    the candy didnt look to bad.
  49. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1173 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    What is with all the German slop in plastic?
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    disownedsoup Male 30-39
    27 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 12:04 am
    Hmmm yummy NOT a few things to note never eat any thing that says ready to eat or has a use by date longer than a year or anything processed you will be ok
  51. Profile photo of Freelop
    Freelop Male 18-29
    442 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 1:08 am
    most of that stuff is available from lidl supermarkets, we have a packet of the choc chip buns in the cupboard they are really nice
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    sponjman07 Male 13-17
    109 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 1:42 am
    Yeah, I have a box of those nougat pillow things here. They don`t actually taste that bad.
    Yay for Lidl!
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 2:09 am
    Ah yes. I spent all of my teen years in Germany. I also spent most of that time 20 pounds underweight. I would not touch any of that crap with a ten foot pole. In America the choices are so much better.
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 4:38 am
    Well what did you expect?!

    People make food look attractive so you`ll buy it. Sometimes they even paint it!!

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    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 4:54 am
    Wow German food is just revolting overall! Dang I thought Bratwurst was just so bad! I am Really fortunate to live in America and not experience that kind of food.
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    misery106 Female 18-29
    32 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 5:34 am
    In the State there is a rule stating that advertisers have to use the food that they are showing. For example...if you are doing a photoshoot of corn flakes, one actually has to use corn flakes, however the "milk" can actually be Crisco. They acually have designers who make sure the food looks appealing just not edible.
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    tp12 Male 13-17
    107 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 7:50 am
    the big mac`s over here actually closly resemble the ads, just a little more sagged.
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    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 8:16 am
    gross.
    what`s with the nasty sausage in spinach puree?
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    May 28, 2008 at 9:14 am
    The guy who mixed cevapcici with rice should kill himself right on the spot.
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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    May 28, 2008 at 10:18 am
    Hey, you can`t expect it to look perfect EVERY time?
    Also, it might of not looked as amazing but it probably tastes just fine.


    That chocolate looks the most the picture on the packet. I`ve tried the chocolate too, it`s tasty.

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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    May 28, 2008 at 10:21 am
    "Why does German food always look unappetizing? Interesting to see just how much our day to day life is influenced by stuff like that though"

    I thought it looked tasty. o_o
    Either because I`m european or because I`m just not that fussy.

  62. Profile photo of TwilightLies
    TwilightLies Female 18-29
    250 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 11:30 am
    The junk food still looked pretty decent. It was the fancy stuff that failed...and I am going to satisfy that craving for a t.v. dinner now...
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    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    May 28, 2008 at 12:27 pm
    mmmmmmmmmmm...KFC
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    catsrule313 Female 13-17
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    May 28, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    mmmmmmm now i want rouladen:-D and actually, a few DID look identical to the pics.
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    mlchris Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    some weren`t too far off.
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    TickledPink4 Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm
    Most of the desserts were pretty spot on. If not, they still at least looked appetizing.
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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm
    Currywurst? Who... oh, nevermind.

    That "rice" didn`t look like rice at all... it looked like half-dried paste. =/

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    unsub Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2008 at 11:12 am
    I`m quite sure I suggested this link a few weeks ago ...
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    xxamsey Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    WTF?
    Some... fish... thing is Peptobismol-coloured. Gross.
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    iv660 Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2008 at 10:14 am
    Let`s be honest, most of those looked bad because of the poor serving and poor photography.
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    xXxcupcakeXx Female 13-17
    81 posts
    June 13, 2008 at 10:15 am
    A lot of that food is delicious just not out of the container like that. Most people make their food by themselves anyway over there. Like the Rouladen I`ve made that before it takes all day to cook not even joking and at least 1 to 2 hours to prepare. And then it actually does look good :]] I`m german and used to live there until I had to move T__T

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