Wrigley's Spearmint needs to stick to what they know: GUM. Branching out was a huge mistake.
Take for instance, the dish presented above. Only a gum company could make so many mistakes in a single dish. Are these cookies? They've got nuts and raisins.... but they're covered in ketchup, so they can't be cookies. It looks like raw meat molded into patties.... yet, the text says they are meatless. What the f**k is this? It's going to take a lot of gum to wash away the taste of this meal.
I'm just not grasping the chewing gum tie-in. At first glance, it looks like they're advertising paella flavored gum! Plus, the red/white/black color scheme of these ads doesn't lend itself to making this food look even remotely appetizing.
It's bad enough that I have to associate my chewing gum with big slabs of meat, but now they've gone and dropped glazed doughnuts on my ribs!
Okay, these appear to be cored apples. It took me a minute. Still yuck.
Oh, Lord. Did some poor 60s housewife actually try and make this stuff? I realize men back then loved their meat, but, even then, there were limits.
And, I'm still struggling with the gum connection. You don't see Tyson Chicken birthday cake recipes, or Oscar-Meyer butterscotch pudding recipes, or Hormel brownie recipes, or..... screw it, you get my point.