Thursday, 25 October 2012

Goo goo! (Translation: Cadbury Screme Eggs)

The other day I was watching T.V with a bunch of friends (new season of Ru Paul's Drag Race: All Stars edition, woo wooo!!!) and a commercial came on for the new Cadbury Screme Eggs and one of the guys said "These commercials are really great."

Everybody dropped their mouths, aghast that those words were uttered in a world that's so packed full of crappy ones that we as a society are almost immune to them, we feel nothing any more. 

But looking into a campaign for these diabetes-inducing little treats, I found out he was right, they are really great. Here's a few examples: 

It's just so cute when they say "goo"!

I'm sure the candies are disgusting, anyone who I know that's ever eaten a Cadbury Creme Egg says it's like getting beat up by a bucket of sugar, and eating them is about as attractive as eating your own snot, but they're really pushing to expand out from being an Easter-only candy and forging their way into Halloween territory. (Side note: Halloween Territory sounds like a Tim Burton movie starring Johnny Depp.) Also, apparently the only difference between these and the regular ones is that there is a weak mint flavour to them, which again, sounds pretty disgusting.

I love how at the end of the commercials they don't give you a website or, God forbid, a phone number. Instead they just have a picture of the Facebook logo and the name of the product.

I checked out the Facebook for Cadbury Screme Eggs, and since the page was created in July they have about 62,000 Likes. 

They regularly post cute little pictures about the "Goo-pocalypse" that's taking over Canada. 

The caption for this one was "Goo goo goo. 

**Translation: Which tool do you think would make the best de-gooer?"

The only thing that I've noticed about the Facebook is that they need more people monitoring it. There's a ton of fans interacting with these great commercials and images, but a lot of them are asking questions about where to get these little minty monsters in their specific regions. They could have a staff member on there full time replying with an "Anywhere. You get them anywhere." or even a "Goo goo gooo!"

What do you think of the new Cadbury Screme Eggs?

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried them and I'm sure I won't. I think you said it best when,"eaten a Cadbury Creme Egg is like getting beat up by a bucket of sugar, and eating them is about as attractive as eating your own snot". Good post though, I like this milk bar.