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« on: October 18, 2010, 08:58:58 PM »

My gran has been buying Lyle's Golden Syrup for god knows how many years. Since before I was born, anyway. Though, technically that stuff lasts forever so I could have just been seeing the same tin over 19 years. Anyway, the point is I've seen that tin so many times, but never once have I noticed that the logo on the front of the tin is infact the rotting corpse of a lion, surrounded by hoards of bees nibbling at his innards.






Golden Syrup is like a sweeter form of treacle. The wiki page says you guys don't get it outside of Louisiana, so I thought i'd be all helpful and stuff.


Has anyone else seen any examples of bad marketing lately? I actually like the dead lion on the front, but I imagine most people wouldn't.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 09:07:48 PM »

I'm pretty sure that logo is a Biblical reference, so I imagine there are fewer people pissed off by it than you would think.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 09:14:50 PM »

Anything is OK if it was in the Bible!

That said, I had never even heard of Lyle's Golden Syrup before.  I googled it and read the wikipedia entry and yeah, it's a Bible reference, though it's not really clear why that was chosen for the logo.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010, 09:15:11 PM »

I'm pretty sure that logo is a Biblical reference, so I imagine there are fewer people pissed off by it than you would think.

Yeah, it's a reference to Samson ripping apart a lion, bees nested inside the carcass and made honey. Though this isn't honey and it's still a gruesome image to put on your product. :P

I twittered it earlier, and the amount of people who told me how disgusting it was made me want to post it here. As I said, I like it. But i seem to be alone in that.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010, 09:31:03 PM »



Never call your stuff "Mr. Brain's" and have it sorta look like brains.

A bad combo
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2010, 09:32:06 PM »

I'm more disturbed at eating faggots =/

Ok, I think not everyone speaks like we do here ;)

Faggot
1. A term used to refer to homosexuals, often as a slur.
- ex:
Ralph: Chris hasn't been answering his phone.
John: Yeah, he is probably hanging out with those other kids thats why.
Ralph: He is such a faggot.
John: Yeah him and his faggot friends.
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2010, 09:37:26 PM »

Haha, wow. My mind would usually never go to "those look like brains" but you really can't help it if you call your brand Mr. Brains. xD


Yeah, I remember seeing faggots being advertised in Iceland when I was about 13. I had never heard of them before.

@Annubis - Ralph and John are both clearly faggots.
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