As opposed to what kind?



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    This table card at Wendy's is promoting their new shakes. "Handspun and made from real ingredients."

    I suppose the imaginary ingredients weren't going over too well. Also, sentence fragment.



  • @dgvid said:




    This table card at Wendy's is promoting their new shakes. "Handspun and made from real ingredients."

    I suppose the imaginary ingredients weren't going over too well. Also, sentence fragment.

    "Sentence fragment" is also a sentence fragment.



  • Is there some "most blatant beg for mug competition" going on that I don't know about? 



  • real as opposed to ... fake?

    They obviously meant "natural" as opposed to "artificial". Like... reals strawberrys instead of red color and artificial aroma. 



  • @ammoQ said:

    real as opposed to ... fake?

    They obviously meant "natural" as opposed to "artificial". Like... reals strawberrys instead of red color and artificial aroma. 

    Based on the Frostys I've had, I'd wager that they said "real" because they couldn't say "natural". They're counting on people to read into it the same thing you did: that "real" means "natural". Seems like a subtle dodge to avoid false advertising.



  • @bstorer said:

    @ammoQ said:

    real as opposed to ... fake?

    They obviously meant "natural" as opposed to "artificial". Like... reals strawberrys instead of red color and artificial aroma. 

    Based on the Frostys I've had, I'd wager that they said "real" because they couldn't say "natural". They're counting on people to read into it the same thing you did: that "real" means "natural". Seems like a subtle dodge to avoid false advertising.

     #5 from dictionary.com: genuine; not counterfeit, artificial, or imitation; authentic:

    I would think it would be of the genuine ingrediates (nothing added to the fruit, etc) but odds are it is a "legal" issue where they can't use natural as you said and hope real will convey that message to the customer.

     

    More importantly I am intruiged with the concept that wendy's is doing shakes now instead of the boring frosty! 



  • @DeLos said:

    More importantly I am intruiged with the concept that wendy's is doing shakes now instead of the boring frosty! 
    You take that back or I'll cut your face!



  • @bstorer said:

    They're counting on people to read into it the same thing you did: that "real" means "natural".
     

    I don't see how a "handspun" shake is any better than one that was mixed up in a blender. At best you just get a little show while the salesgimp has to crank a handle instead of pushing a button. Maybe it adds to the flavor like those $500 cables make your PC sound better on the free speakers you got with the machine. 



  • @MarcB said:

    @bstorer said:

    They're counting on people to read into it the same thing you did: that "real" means "natural".
     

    I don't see how a "handspun" shake is any better than one that was mixed up in a blender. At best you just get a little show while the salesgimp has to crank a handle instead of pushing a button. Maybe it adds to the flavor like those $500 cables make your PC sound better on the free speakers you got with the machine. 

     

    It probably also doesn't mix the flavor up as well. 



  • @BeenThere said:

    Is there some "most blatant beg for mug competition" going on that I don't know about?

    MPS figured this one out, I think.  His hypothesis was that because we give out The Mug on the forums and recently mugs were being sold on the front page idiot n00bs are posting the crappiest WTFs they can find.  Have you noticed the flood of horrible WTFs posted by brand new users?



  • Antonym of real being 'imaginary', I would like to think that normally they would serve you imaginary milkshakes in a glass. Preferably in the form of milkshake/0.



  • @MarcB said:

    @bstorer said:

    They're counting on people to read into it the same thing you did: that "real" means "natural".
     

    I don't see how a "handspun" shake is any better than one that was mixed up in a blender. At best you just get a little show while the salesgimp has to crank a handle instead of pushing a button. Maybe it adds to the flavor like those $500 cables make your PC sound better on the free speakers you got with the machine. 

    Nah, it just sounds better. The goal is to trick you into forgetting that you're buying from a massive international corporation who only cares about the bottom line, and eating a product that was manufactured in a factory and delivered to the back door so that some minimum-wage employee who doesn't give a shit can shove it into a soulless machine. It reminds people of a friendlier time in the past when your local soda shop spun their shakes by hand and everything was peachy keen. Of course, such a time never existed, but it just feels better.



  • This advert makes me want to market a product using a phrase like "complies with the laws of physics" or "made with matter" or something equivalently universal.



  • @DeLos said:

    @bstorer said:

    @ammoQ said:

    real as opposed to ... fake?

    They obviously meant "natural" as opposed to "artificial". Like... reals strawberrys instead of red color and artificial aroma. 

    Based on the Frostys I've had, I'd wager that they said "real" because they couldn't say "natural". They're counting on people to read into it the same thing you did: that "real" means "natural". Seems like a subtle dodge to avoid false advertising.

     #5 from dictionary.com: genuine; not counterfeit, artificial, or imitation; authentic:

    I would think it would be of the genuine ingrediates (nothing added to the fruit, etc) but odds are it is a "legal" issue where they can't use natural as you said and hope real will convey that message to the customer.

     

    When I worked with government types, I learned quickly that if you can use a simpler word, you should.  In some people's minds, everyone is stupid.  I recall being scolded for using the word "image" as opposed to "picture".  I can easily see some marketer deciding to use the word "real" as opposed to "natural" because "real" has meaning to a 3rd grade level reader where "natural" may be too complex.

    But the cynic in me agrees that they are probably hiding something in the choice of words.  It is like saying "made with 100% beef" as opposed to saying "100% beef."  Some shady lawyer out there is ready to argue that "we mix 100% beef WITH other things." 



  • @bstorer said:

    @DeLos said:
    More importantly I am intruiged with the concept that wendy's is doing shakes now instead of the boring frosty! 
    You take that back or I'll cut your face!

    And then I'll stomp on it.



  • @Welbog said:

    This advert makes me want to market a product using a phrase like "complies with the laws of physics" or "made with matter" or something equivalently universal.

    That's how I took it. I think they're bragging on their shakes being composed of normal, baryonic matter, as opposed to Frostys, which everyone knows are just a little bit of ice milk around a rapidly spinning core of dark matter. 



  • By Real I guess they mean Calcium Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate, Artificial Flavoring ... 

     

     

    Frosty™, Chocolate: Milkfat and Nonfat milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Whey, Cocoa
    (processed with alkali), Guar Gum, Mono and Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan,
    Calcium Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate, Artificial and Natural Flavoring,
    Vitamin A Palmitate. CONTAINS: MILK.

    Frosty™, Vanilla: Milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Cream, Whey, Nonfat Dry Milk, Guar Gum,
    Mono and Diglycerides, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan,
    Calcium Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate, Dextrose, Annatto Color, Vitamin A Palmitate.
    CONTAINS: MILK.

    Frosty™ Shake, Chocolate Fudge: Vanilla Frosty (milk, sugar, corn syrup, cream, whey,
    nonfat dry milk, guar gum, mono and diglycerides, natural and artificial flavor, cellulose
    gum, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, disodium phosphate, dextrose, annatto color,
    vitamin A palmitate), Chocolate Shake Syrup (water, high fructose corn syrup, corn
    syrup, natural chocolate fudge flavor [cocoa powder {processed with alkali}, natural
    flavoring, citric acid], xanthan gum, potassium sorbate [preservative], natural flavor).
    CONTAINS: MILK.

    Frosty™ Shake, Strawberry: Vanilla Frosty (milk, sugar, corn syrup, cream, whey, nonfat
    dry milk, guar gum, mono and diglycerides, natural and artificial flavor, cellulose
    gum, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, disodium phosphate, dextrose, annatto color,
    vitamin A palmitate), Strawberry Shake Syrup (water, high fructose corn syrup,
    sweetened strawberries [strawberries, sugar], corn syrup, natural flavor, citric acid,
    xanthan gum, potassium sorbate [preservative], red 40, blue 1). CONTAINS: MILK.

    Frosty™ Shake, Vanilla Bean: Vanilla Frosty (milk, sugar, corn syrup, cream, whey,
    nonfat dry milk, guar gum, mono and diglycerides, natural and artificial flavor, cellulose
    gum, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, disodium phosphate, dextrose, annatto color,
    vitamin A palmitate), Vanilla Shake Syrup (water, high fructose corn syrup, corn
    syrup, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate [preservative], natural and artificial flavors,
    citric acid). CONTAINS: MILK.

     I got that from the PDF because when I went to their website and tried to get the info directly:


     



  •  Oh my bad. You mean a shake is not the same as a Frosty(tm)? Guess I'm not up on the Wendy's Culinary Delights ... I don't see info on the shakes ...



  • Handspun, eh... I've seen how they do it at Dairy Queen, and the only "hand" part is holding the cup whilst the auto-blender works its magic on the shake.



  • @Doctor Steel said:

    Handspun, eh... I've seen how they do it at Dairy Queen, and the only "hand" part is holding the cup whilst the auto-blender works its magic on the shake.

     

    Yeah but at Wendy's they stir it with their own filthy fingers ... that's why the chili is so special too. 


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