I know I should be offended by this package, but the idea of promoting chocolate as too manly for girls just cracks me up. Also when I was an english school girl (in 1984-5) I ate Yorkie bars every day. So there. 😛
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Wow, you were an English school girl? Does that mean that, like me, you also got to be the only Jewish person in a school run by the Church of England?!
When I was an English school boy (c. 1977-1990) I ate Yorkies all the time. And somehow this packaging makes sense within the awful context of British culture. But I bought one at Fowler’s a few weeks back and, because of my [sort of] British accent, was called upon to explain it by the clerk. I was at a loss.
Hey, they were amazed I lacked horns. Okay, not really… Actually they were so unaware of all things Jewish that anti-Semitism was essentially impossible. Except from the headmaster. And the religious education teacher.
Ruby, I’d assume the strategy is to get contrarians like yourself to consume their candy.
I just realized that this entire thread is about a Yorkie easter egg. Am I right? Am I? God how I miss special easter egg version of every single British chocolate bar…
And look, the ad campaign is being earnestly debated here:
I forgot Yorkie used to have a truck driver in all its ads.
And sorry to serial-post like this, but further browsing reveals the full extent of the horror… Along with “do not feed the birds” their other slogan is “save your money for driving lessons.” I shit you not.
I am right in thinking that this wouldn’t happen in America, yes?
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I bought one of those, and I did so out of spite. It was an F-Y moment of , “Oh yeah, I’ll show you, I will buy your candy bar.” And then I realized that I had fallen for their marketing strategy. It then seemed brilliantly ironic to me. I bought them for a few of my gal pals.
Someone beat me to it…Excellent marketing strategy…I was gonna go buy one in protest,if I could indeed find one, but then realised that is exactly what they want…
I’ll stick with plain old Hershey bars that all genders are welcome to eat…mmmmm chocolate!