Monday, July 07, 2008

Caveat Emptor

I am aware of advertising. Mostly.

I am aware of advertisings ability to make me want things. Things, that until I saw the advertising, I didn't even know existed.

I am aware that advertising makes a person's head do crazy things. It can make me want to drive 75 miles to the nearest Target or TGIFriday's.

It's good to be reminded of this and to talk myself out of purchases.

My latest advertisement induced craving is for this fancy pomegranate raspberry juice (that I am having a Dicken's of a time finding on the internet and therefore can't show you). I don't even buy juice. For one, I'm too cheap ($4 plus per container) and for another, I don't like to drink my calories. Just eat a piece of fruit and have a glass of water.

However, I have recently found myself scanning the shelves of my Cooperative grocery store for this product. When I found it was not carried (it's a small store and you'd be hard pressed to find many items readily available at most super stores - although now I'm wondering if said product even exists) I started thinking about how I should drive 10 miles out of my way, on a street I normally avoid like the plague just to see if they had it. I was honest to goodness making plans even though I would be spending extra money on gas. For juice that I don't even know what it tastes like.

I'm choosing now to make a public declaration - I will not buy this juice! I will not be disappointed in something I didn't even know existed until I saw the stupid ad. I will watch less TV so as to avoid the bombardment of things that will supposedly make my life better but
in reality will just empty my wallets and make me feel guilty.

Ha, take that ad guys!

Note: I found it, sort of, it's Tropicana Pure Raspberry Acai juice. And I'm not the only one enthralled with this commercial.

Note 2: Friendster Guy found it for me!


arf said...

I love the way the juice swirls in the glass in that commercial. I don't think the juice will taste very good though. At least, not as good as just eating a handfull of fresh raspberries would.

Anonymous said...

They certainly make it look enticing! I'm guessing it wouldn't be nearly as satisfying as the real fruit though... unless it was made into a slushy umbrella drink or something.