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Monday, February 4, 2013

Drown Your 49ers-Related Sorrows in JELL-O Pudding Tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

  • Tastes like defeat.

Ah, the misguided marketing efforts of major corporations -- like this rather stupid promotion from JELL-O for sad 49ers fans.

"While San Francisco may not have won the trophy in tonight's big game, they will be getting a cup... of JELL-O pudding," begins the press release, which promises cups of free JELL-O pudding -- handed out by Ronnie Lott, no less -- to those who show up at Broadway and Columbus tomorrow starting at 12:30 p.m.

"JELL-O has always been about funning things up and we want a put a smile on the town that has its spirits down -- plus nothing masks the bitter taste of defeat like the sweet taste of JELL-O Pudding," says senior brand manager Greg Gallagher. (Personally, we think that bitter, Kraft-owned Vegemite would be a better giveaway to the defeated masses, but whatever.)

See also: Super Bowl Losers Offered Mediocre Desserts

Our own Joe Eskenazi has more over on the news blog The Snitch.

Here's the ad in full if you want to make fun of it watch it:

In related news, it also looks like Colin Kaepernick will not be getting free Red Robin for life. It's a sad day for everyone.

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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