Friday, January 25, 2008

Whopper Freakout

What a week.

Thanks to those who posted comments this past week - it's always great to see discussion.

So now I'm going to play corporate shill for Funny Fridays - except I don't get paid by the corporation I'm shilling.

I'm actually not shilling for the corporation either, just their brilliant advertising which saw this campaign go viral over the internet.

It's Burger King's Whopper Freakout and all I'll say is that it's quite an interesting societal statement when being told that you can't have a Whopper generates the same type of reaction you might expect from having your spouse tell you they slept with your sibling.

Now before the brilliant advertising has you rushing out to Burger King, please be aware that each Whopper with cheese has 760 Calories, 47 grams of fat (16 grams saturated, 1.5 grams trans) and 1,450mg of sodium. Translation - it's not even Health Check'able.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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  1. Anonymous11:13 am

    Geez! How many of those suckers did I eat in the 1-1/2 years I worked there? (Along with fries and coke every single shift!) Makes me sick to think of it.

  2. "not even health-checkable". Wow, that must NOT be healthy, maybe they're waiting for a second opinion.

  3. In my eat whatever I want to eat days, I loved the Whopper. Best fast food, on-the-road meal: Whopper, MacDonalds' fries, Hardee's chocolate milkshake (real ice cream). Those were the days (30 years ago). Not now.

  4. Anonymous10:07 pm

    I think they’ve stumbled onto something important. Many people in the video seemed to be 'emotional eaters' with happy childhood memories intertwined with the Whopper. And they were disproportionately upset when they couldn’t have one, like the absence might just ruin their lives. Makes me question some of my own cravings. What am I really hungry for? Childhood?