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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Newman's Own

I got a kick out of this:
Mr. Newman makes his own salad dressing at home, too, though he occasionally reaches for the stuff that started the Newman’s Own empire. To date, the food company has generated $220 million in charitable donations and has expanded to include popcorn and a line of fruit drinks and salsas, which he sometimes buys in jars at the grocery store. While the stunned checker grapples with the fact that Paul Newman is buying Newman’s Own salsa, he gets a kick out of saying, “It must be really good if I’m paying retail for it.”

6 comments:

lj said...

Isn't that great? I just read that, too, and loved it. The descriptions of playfully crochety old man Newman are so fun.

hannah said...

I really liked that part too, and considered sending it to people i know. But I'm glad you beat me to it, Teague :)

teague said...

Yeah, it'd almost be worth starting a famous line of products with my face on them just to be able to do that. (Though I'm not entirely sure what products I would sell..."Teague's Own Skittles" is problematic.)

doug said...

Oh, you just need to be a bit creative, Teague. For example, Newman's Own has a line of cookies called Fig Newmans. So you just take your name and make a pun on it.

Tittles. Hmm. Maybe not. Lyttles? Lyttle Tittles! That's it!

lj said...

Holy crap, that's awesome, Doug. You have a new purpose in life, Teague.

teague said...

Thanks (I think) for the marketing advice, Doug -- those are definitely going to create a comsumer craze. I'll contract out the packaging design to you...