Thursday, June 21, 2007

Kellogg's to phase out cartoon characters

Yes, this is a marketing post. I hope to have more of them now that I'm reading more marketing and design news. Anyways, here's the scoop. Apparently, Kellogg's is phasing out their cartoon characters on their sugary cereals, on account of them not wanting to attract kids to unhealthy food (anymore). Here's the link:

Kellogg to Phase Out Some Food Ads to Children

My thought is, if cartoon characters were so successful at marketing unhealthy food (although one could argue kids like it because it tastes good), why can't they market healthy food with cartoon characters! I can see it now, on Saturday morning cartoons. "Hey kids, it's me, Marvin the monkey, reminding you to eat bananas every day! It's part of this complete breakfast!"

Friday, June 15, 2007

Seneca Foods Makes National Headlines

Hooray for Seneca Foods, a processing plant located about 5 miles or so south of where I grew up. They are the latest food processing company to have something strange appear in one of their products. I bet someone is going to get "canned" for this.

Snake head found in green beans (Warning: There is a photo.)

In the meantime, I think I will continue to eat frozen vegetables.