101 Examples of Advertising Vs. Reality

Submitted by: Beckii 9 years ago in Entertainment
http://funtasticus.com/20080324/advertising-vs-reality-a-product-comparison-project/

You can"t judge a book by its cover, or in this case, food by its wrapper.
There are 71 comments:
Female 81
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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Male 23
Let`s be honest, most of those looked bad because of the poor serving and poor photography.
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Female 857
WTF?
Some... fish... thing is Peptobismol-coloured. Gross.
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Female 924
I`m quite sure I suggested this link a few weeks ago ...
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Female 1,231
Currywurst? Who... oh, nevermind.

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

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Female 71
Most of the desserts were pretty spot on. If not, they still at least looked appetizing.
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Female 920
some weren`t too far off.
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Female 393
mmmmmmm now i want rouladen:-D and actually, a few DID look identical to the pics.
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Male 541
mmmmmmmmmmm...KFC
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Female 250
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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Female 1,002
"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.

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Female 1,002
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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Male 1,455
The guy who mixed cevapcici with rice should kill himself right on the spot.
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Male 1,024
gross.
what`s with the nasty sausage in spinach puree?
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Male 107
the big mac`s over here actually closly resemble the ads, just a little more sagged.
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Female 32
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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Male 957
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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Male 2,159
Well what did you expect?!

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

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Female 1,496
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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Male 109
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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Male 442
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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Male 27
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
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Female 1,172
What is with all the German slop in plastic?
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Female 2,927
the candy didnt look to bad.
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Female 744
Oh man, most of the that looked delicious, in, and out of the packaging.
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Male 1,254
Sushi in a tin? Germany is still trying to take over the world! Those are the real WMDs!
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Female 127
Looking at that food made me hungry. However I am very very pregnant.
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Male 2,160
point proven,thanks stab.
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Female 731
knob, phallus, prince albert, knucklefiller, todger, old tom, throbbing gristle, tool.
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Male 2,160
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
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Male 2,160
*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
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Male 674
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.

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Male 2,160
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)
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Female 134
...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. :)

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Male 285
Some of those weren`t too bad, but others were just pathetic...
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Female 531
i am pretty sure that i`d probably still eat all of the desserts and fruits shown...
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Female 184
Some of those make me queasy.
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Female 49
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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Male 10
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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Male 271
Germans have some weird-ass food.


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I just realized that sounds like weird ass-food.

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Female 34
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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Male 4,012
Not really appetizing anymore
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Female 731
The soups were the worst. *shivers*
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Female 4,197
the soups looked like throw up :(
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Female 58
Most of the chocolate was close. But some stuff looked absoultly disgusting.
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Male 163
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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Male 2,172
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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Female 141
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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Female 118
Was that a hot dog granola bar?
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Male 464
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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Female 1,944
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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Male 3,301
PHOTOSHOP!!!!!!11!!1
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Female 252
Which is precisely why I eat fresh food 90% of the time.
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Male 2,372
Wow. A lot of that food actually looked BETTER on the packaging than it did in real life!! :-O
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Female 161
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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Male 258
most of that looked disgusting

on the label and in real life

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Female 15,763
Good god, that stuff is just swimming in the trays, isn`t it?
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Male 1,623
^ I second that.

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

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Male 85
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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Male 629
Damn, I`m hungry.
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Female 178
Just looking at that gave me a stomach ache.
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Male 9,306
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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Male 486
wow some of those looked nothing at all like the wrapper haha amazing what they can get away with
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Female 2,196
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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Male 4,680
...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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Male 4,680
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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Male 1,853
tjaw, it takes a while.
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Male 1,853
germans eat weird food.
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Male 610
None of the ads showed up, all there qas was a red box. :(
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Male 629
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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Female 60
Link: 101 Examples of Advertising Vs. Reality [Rate Link] - You can`t judge a book by its cover, or in this case, food by its wrapper.
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