Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Supermarket Spokesmodel Edition

If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember that last week I posted this picture of me when I was roughly nine... posing with Jello pudding pops in a local Kroger ad...you know...like kids do.

look at this ass hole!
 A lot of people had a lot of questions [Tangent: I mean...who wouldn't??? Kudos! Pudding Pops! Combos! Cool Ranch Doritos! This is Utopia for a 9 year-old, especially a 9-year-old that came from a diet coke/crystal light kind of family. ] , and asked me why I had never mentioned this ad in over 500 blog posts....so here I am blogging about it.  Mr. Tiny. You're getting your wish!

  • What the hell is this? Why are you posing with delicious treats?
    • When I was younger and adorabler, [Tangent: If that is even a word. Spellcheck says no. I say YES!] I was the poster child for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I was a ham (act completely shocked) so I guess it was a good way to channel my obnoxiousness for a good cause. Who doesn't wanna donate money when they see a little buck toothed chatterbox in a hot pink wheelchair?!?!? Kroger was one of the big sponsors, so I was asked to be in one of their circulars.  I mean look at that shit-eating grin! I was stoked!
  • What are you wearing? 
    • What the hell? That is a sweet dress. Frankly, I think this look is one of my least embarrassing ensembles from that era. It was '92, ya'll...and I would still wear that dress happily today. I think my Grammy brought it back from a third world country, so I imagine I was the only one in my elementary school rocking this.
  •  Did you get to eat them? 
    • I think  I got to take home a bag of Hershey Kisses and I got an on-site Pudding Pop. Even typing the words "Pudding Pop" makes me want to inhale one now and I don't think they are still in production. [Tangent:In googling if they were still around, I learned there is a whole Facebook group devoted to bringing these creamy bastards back into production. A worthy cause.] Drag.
  • Speaking of...do they still make Kudos? (or cookies n' cream Twix for that matter?)
    • This was quite the subject of debate. I LOVED KUDOS BARS so I of course was interested. Thank heavens my fellow blogger Aubrey works for the parent company of Kudos and informed me you could get Kudos by the 42 pack on Amazon . [Tangent: As for the Twix-I have no idea, but if someone knows, tell me in the comments. I have a drooly boyfriend who is quite interested in your findings!!]
  • Did you do more grocery spokes modeling? 
    • Umm...yeah about that. Because apparently my snaggly grin really boosted the sale of Combos, I did it the following year...only the selected products were not nearly as dreamy...

Yep. What every child wants to pose with: Pullups, baby wipes, Kleenex and lotion.  But look guys, I still look super jazzed?





11 comments:

  1. This is the best ever. For real.

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  2. Everything about this post is pure perfection.

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  3. Thanks, puddin pop!

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  4. Someone who saw this was way disturbed with the lotion/tissue combo!

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  5. you mean ME? hahah, yes that second tableau leaves something to be desired.
    i was always jealous of kids who got kudos in their lunch boxes. my parents would never buy them. or combos.

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  6. Ha! It was you...I was too lazy to remember!!! Ha! Don't those speed sticks look super dated? I never realized how much deodorant packaging had evolved

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  7. KUDOS to you for sharing the details on this! I so needed this!!! You are certainly adorabler than I ever was. I still need to share about the time my family shot a commercial for the Disney Channel when it first hit the cable scene. We shot it at Disneyland when I was 6-7. Unfortunately, I never saw the finished product; all I have is the outtakes (it is probably only funny to us). THANKS for including the diaper ad too - who needs Doritos when you can have Tavist-D?!!!!

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  8. Yes!!! You need to write about that as soon as possible! I'm sure it's ridiculous! So glad you enjoyed the backstory. This is my "behind the music" moment :)

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  9. I love it! After you were no longer doing these "Isles of Smiles" photo shoots, they must've been desperate because they actually asked me to do one too. I had just moved back here from Memphis and I was a VR Counselor on Hermitage Ave. The location was just a few blocks from my office in a warehouse. I must've been about 25 at least. I have absolutely no memory of what products I posed with or where the photos are now! Great memories, though! Thank you for reminding me!

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  10. I don't know if any of the pictures survived the flood but I was the same age when I served as the Florida Easter Seals Poster Child. I cringe when I think about how dorky I looked. You are clearly adorabler than I was.


    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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  11. This is kind of the best thing ever! I have a feeling I would have demanded all of those yummy treats while on set, haha!

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