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Monday, October 11, 2010

Perdue's Cluckin' Stupid Idea

Thanks to my friend Kirsten who, during her coupon clipping, noticed this unfortunate choice of product sponsorship. It was just calling out for a rant, don't you think?

"Perdue Farms proudly supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. In 2010, Perdue Farms Incorporated will donate $150,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, specially marked packages of PERDUE® PERFECT PORTIONS Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts and PERDUE® SHORT CUTS® Carved Breast Strips will reflect this sponsorship."

While I'm all for corporate donations to worthy causes, what moron at Perdue Farms chose these two particular products to "reflect this sponsorship?" Out of the dozens of chicken and turkey products this company markets, someone thought it wise to put the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer logo on boneless, skinless breasts (perfectly portioned, may I add?) and carved strips of breast! Anyone else getting flooded with images of mastectomies and breast implants besides me? Perhaps, like their chicken, tasteless is what they were going for. Groan.

4 comments:

  1. I agree & add "What were they thinking?"

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  2. Cute mouse! :0) Did you trade mark it?
    I know some people say it's their creation and not to copy it.

    Wouldn't pink cellophane wrap around the packages have been a better idea?
    Then again, I'm just an elderly woman.
    What would I know!

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  3. Dave from the "male" roomOctober 12, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    But don't you see! Now they can package chicken legs to raise money for amputees! (well, maybe that's not the same thing exactly)

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  4. Hi
    You stopped by and asked about the turtles. A couple are from Cozumel,Mexico and others are from Lancaster, Pa, Savannah, Ga, Maggie Valley, NC, flea markets and yard sales. Once we were in Edenton, NC and stopped at a mill pond and my wife struck up a conversation with a fisherman and turned out he had a shop at his house and did ceramic sea creatures so we stopped by there later that day and bought a sea turtle that he autographed. It wasn't in the pictures because it is the largest one we have. His name is Herb Consalvo. Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week.
    Odie

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