Does the entire Innocent Smoothies aesthetic strike you as deeply fucking irritating?

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The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Friday, 18 July 2008 12:59 (eleven years ago) link

Possibly cf with the ILM Noah and the Whale thread, actually.

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:00 (eleven years ago) link

it probably would if their smoothies weren't actually head and shoulders above the competition.

G00blar, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:01 (eleven years ago) link

Not really. Although I suppose as part of (precursor to?) the whole twee countryside picnic Waitrose type adverts with some warbling accoustic number in the background I can see how it could grate a bit.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:02 (eleven years ago) link

oh xp, 'cos yes their xmoothies are (mostly) very good.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:02 (eleven years ago) link

I used to have to deal with their marketing department on a regular basis, and they were uber-cynical cunts of the highest order, even by marketing department standards.

Matt DC, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:03 (eleven years ago) link

xpost huh
also i think every supermarket now has a generic smoothie line with the damn-near exact same packaging aesthetic.

G00blar, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:04 (eleven years ago) link

Snakes On A Plane!

DJ Mencap, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:04 (eleven years ago) link

The aesthetic is repellent and the drinks are insanely over-priced bollocks so yes just a bit.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:05 (eleven years ago) link

^^^somerfield

G00blar, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:06 (eleven years ago) link

xp
Not going to their picnic then?

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:06 (eleven years ago) link

This Water (tm) is full of the lovingly squeezed juice of forty-eight cranberries OK WE GET IT I DO NOT WANT TO SPEND 2 QUID ON A SMALL BOTTLE OF FRUIT

Just got offed, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:08 (eleven years ago) link

Earl Okins playing...

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:09 (eleven years ago) link

...at the picnic that is.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:09 (eleven years ago) link

yes wtf with this water

G00blar, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:09 (eleven years ago) link

This is what happens when you let Belle and Sebastian fans into the food and drink industry.

Matt DC, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:10 (eleven years ago) link

They invented it and then everyone else ripped it off. I didn't mind it when they did it.

But when everything you buy these days has got a section in their packaging saying "Hello you, welcome to the side of the packet! My name is Tad Fadley's new urban wenge and did you know that I am made out of 100% pure organic smugness. The scrummy goo inside me was personally farted out through the buttocks of a lovely young homosexual called Jason - MmmmmMMM! Oh it's delicious, drink me drink me! I'd really like to know what you think of me so drop me a letter, fax or even a tattooed baby (LOL! JKS!) of what you think. If you have a phone you can actually speak to Jason himself while he shits into a vat of pure untreated fairtrade effluent." it gets rather annoying, yeah.

the next grozart, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:11 (eleven years ago) link

I couldn't tell whether this was a musical subgenre or a category of porn.

jaymc, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:11 (eleven years ago) link

"The people at Innocent deal with the fruit-based products, and This Water with the water-based ones." - actual comment on bottle of This Water I once regrettably bought

(both Innocent and This Water deal with fruit-and-water-based products)

lol DL

Just got offed, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:12 (eleven years ago) link

I just get annoyed by so much other stuff, this is pretty far down the list.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:13 (eleven years ago) link

dude i used to work with tried to jump ship to their marketing department AND FAILED HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

DG, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:14 (eleven years ago) link

Tad Fadley's new urban wenge

Oh for the days etc

DJ Mencap, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:15 (eleven years ago) link

Soft drinks as I know and understand them.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:16 (eleven years ago) link

who gives a fuck about this

blueski, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:18 (eleven years ago) link

No, this is the real shit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thxAqdxGSPU

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:18 (eleven years ago) link

I inadvertently found myself at their picnic a few years ago. Ruined my afternoon in the park. Fuckers.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:19 (eleven years ago) link

And they're charging for it this year. Double fuckers.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:19 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5F23TxSpZk

I would drink all this orange pop

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:20 (eleven years ago) link

i had a smoothie phase, but after deciding to cut down on sugar i am back on the cherry coke

blueski, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:20 (eleven years ago) link

Cresta: The blackcurrent beverage that induces strokes.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:20 (eleven years ago) link

^ Xpost! LOLZ. Lolz at phrase 'warbling acoustic number'.
Yeah Innocent Smoothies....I'm just waiting for the Ribena (notsotoothkind) style scandal to happen.
"Hello you, welcome to the side of the packet! My name is Tad Fadley's new urban wenge and did you know that I am made out of 100% pure organic smugness. The scrummy goo inside me was personally farted out through the buttocks of a lovely young homosexual called Jason - MmmmmMMM! Oh it's delicious, drink me drink me! I'd really like to know what you think of me so drop me a letter, fax or even a tattooed baby (LOL! JKS!) of what you think. If you have a phone you can actually speak to Jason himself while he shits into a vat of pure untreated fairtrade effluent." it gets rather annoying, yeahHahaha
But like Ned says, this is irritating but not as much as many other things.

VeronaInTheClub, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:21 (eleven years ago) link

I miss the 70s and I want to go back there right now. This century fucking sucks.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:21 (eleven years ago) link

When did adverts stop trying to be hip? Those Noodle ones are grebt

Upt0eleven, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:22 (eleven years ago) link

I am an unashamed Innocent fan.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:23 (eleven years ago) link

"It's frothy at the mouth, man!"

Mark G, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:23 (eleven years ago) link

xpost now I have the Billy Joel song in my head!

Mark G, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:23 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, back to the seventies with its needless foreign wars and epidemics of knife crime in our streets.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:24 (eleven years ago) link

I was going to poll every flavour of Rubicon earlier this week and never got round to it.

Matt DC, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:25 (eleven years ago) link

matt dc - do it!

the next grozart, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:28 (eleven years ago) link

100% pure organic smugness.

I'm all for eating fresh stuff, but this kind of twee bollocks just makes me want to smoke a carton of R0thmans, drink six Red Bulls, and eat a kebab containing Alsatian meat cooked rare.

snoball, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:28 (eleven years ago) link

i had a smoothie phase, but after deciding to cut down on sugar i am back on the cherry coke

er...

CharlieNo4, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:29 (eleven years ago) link

It must be good for you, it's got cherries in it.

snoball, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:32 (eleven years ago) link

Diet Coke = no sugar
Smoothies = a whole shitload of sugar

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:33 (eleven years ago) link

Diet Coke = no meaning in the universe

blueski, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:33 (eleven years ago) link

^OTM

Ed, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:34 (eleven years ago) link

People who don't like Diet Coke should just kill themselves, imo

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:36 (eleven years ago) link

Don't tell me, I only drink any of that shit as a mixer.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:36 (eleven years ago) link

Srsly shit ALL TASTES THE SAME

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:36 (eleven years ago) link

Fucking hell

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 22:38 (ten months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzexDmSW0AAunYW.jpg

Number None, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 22:43 (ten months ago) link

Fuck right off

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 22:43 (ten months ago) link

This shit seems so par for the course in the USA, for some reason I find it so depressing that it's infected England too.

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 22:58 (ten months ago) link

it's not a uniquely british thing, but if you think it's par for the course in the US then i think you're thinking of something else.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 23:01 (ten months ago) link

ugggghhhhhh
at that fudge thing
actually made me nauseous

kinder, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 23:07 (ten months ago) link

that oat milk thing is a shop, right?

sincere question

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 23:48 (ten months ago) link

there's def a specific gentler and more chummy british tone you don't see in american marketing. the american version of this leans toward "uh yeah! so that's a thing!" variety of obnoxious you see in marvel movies.

oiocha, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 01:47 (ten months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Related to the most recent post, so not sure if this belongs here, but this is what Lays are now writing on their crisp packets apparently.

Inspired by hip hop music pic.twitter.com/tABFbR9m1K

— Steph Davidson (@stephcd) April 23, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 09:59 (nine months ago) link

looool

imago, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:26 (nine months ago) link

Have we mentioned app release notes on here before? It's a shame the aesthetic had infected Argos in this area when it steers week clear of it elsewhere in its corporate comms. Maybe I'll report the developers.

https://i.imgur.com/OH9qoGI.jpg

Alba, Friday, 26 April 2019 15:18 (nine months ago) link

This just appeared in my timeline as a promoted tweet.

The person who does the social media for @innocent is a hero who deserves a pay rise #blue #innocent https://t.co/DacvEJgYYV

— MattJBolam (@Matt_Bolam) April 20, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:45 (eight months ago) link

should be a thread for promoted tweets from mundane non-entities

devvvine, Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:48 (eight months ago) link

that's fucking green

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:51 (eight months ago) link

a cloyingly twee drinks company owned by coca-cola insisting green is blue is a metaphor for... something

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:52 (eight months ago) link

xp that's their game, they want people to argue about the colour, we can only win if we accept it's blue and move on

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:54 (eight months ago) link

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/tr5EvZDjUFY/hqdefault.jpg

devvvine, Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:54 (eight months ago) link

If I were MattJBowlam I would change my display name to something shockingly rude and disgusting about innocent smoothies, but he's probably their mate or something

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:55 (eight months ago) link

so matt bolam is definitely innocent's social media manager right?

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:01 (eight months ago) link

also that's NOT HOW A VENN DIAGRAM WORKS JESUS CHRIST THEY HAVE PUSHED ME OVER THE EDGE

kinder, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:45 (eight months ago) link

how not?

koogs, Thursday, 2 May 2019 19:49 (eight months ago) link

A whale in double denim isn't everything that is blue except a delicious Bolt From the Blue™ Innocent Smoothie. Likewise Office Gossip isn't everything that is juicy.

badg, Thursday, 2 May 2019 19:57 (eight months ago) link

but of the given set, and who knows what the criteria were for choosing those 3 items, all are correctly placed.

koogs, Thursday, 2 May 2019 20:01 (eight months ago) link

Ah I see so you don't need to list all the elements of the sets - I stand corrected!

badg, Thursday, 2 May 2019 20:05 (eight months ago) link

Kind of amazing that it’s still possible to create something this creepy

If you have pancakes in your tum tum, does that make you a pancake mum mum? Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the moms out there! pic.twitter.com/wauH9sYvDb

— IHOP (@IHOP) May 12, 2019

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:04 (eight months ago) link

Pancakes are digested in the uterus

jmm, Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:13 (eight months ago) link

https://play.date/
Hello. We made a brand new handheld gaming system.

just another country (snoball), Thursday, 23 May 2019 18:25 (eight months ago) link

boy did they

specific goats my way (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 23 May 2019 18:35 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...
four weeks pass...

Not sure if this is exactly the same aesthetic but do you GET IT nudge nudge nudge nudge nudge nudge

https://i.imgur.com/wdiHZ3c.png

mick signals, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 17:27 (six months ago) link

this planet can't burn to death fast enough tbh

It's gettin' hot in here (so hot)
So take off all our clothes
Get some weird looks
Remember we're at work
Now HR want "a word"
We are gettin' so sacked because we took our clothes off#hottestdayoftheyear

— innocent drinks (@innocent) July 25, 2019

another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 July 2019 12:16 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

https://content.fortune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/oatly-packaging.jpg

this is the best oat milk I've had—better than any nut/alternative milk in fact by a long distance

but reading this made me wanna barf it back into the carton

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:49 (two weeks ago) link

What might be less amazing

At first, there was text here that said that this particular product could actually be made organic and in our humble opinion that would make it better but if we did that, we wouldn’t be able to add calcium and vitamins and still label it organic (only milk manufacturers can do that because they get special treatment). But then Anna pointed out to me that we can’t write that because as a company we haven’t officially decided whether or not organic is better and that for now we want to give people the option to choose. I replied that in that case, I don’t have anything to write here and she said that I shouldn’t write anything because there is nothing to question whatsoever about this product. Of course she’s right, but then again she is always right. If you’d also like to ask Anna a question where you need the right answer you can contact her here.

fuck you

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:52 (two weeks ago) link

they do A LOT of subway advertising and it's totally in that vein

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

If you do a GIS on oat milk advert there's a dozen examples that would fit right in here.

It's sad that I'm such a curmudgeon I would rather torch the planet than buy sustainable products because their marketing annoys me.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:16 (one week ago) link

We must look extremely dumb sometimes

can confirm

Appleman Appears: 20/2/2020. Whose Cider You On? (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:34 (one week ago) link

this is why we can't have nice capitalism

the Swedish taboo (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:52 (one week ago) link

https://www.coca-cola.co.uk/content/dam/journey/gb/en/private/2019/september/diet-coke-lead.png

Or maybe this is just another "how do you do fellow kids"

closed beta (NotEnough), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 12:54 (one week ago) link

it's been horrible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f8pA5qZGzo&feature=emb_title

the Swedish taboo (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 12:56 (one week ago) link

next level basic, baby ;_;

the Swedish taboo (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 12:58 (one week ago) link

Oatly's obnoxious ads are on every bus stop locally at the moment, including directly opposite my flat. Thankfully I think of this thread every time I see them, which helps offset the daily horror.

brain (krakow), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 14:37 (one week ago) link

stealing that image upthread for most 2020 images

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:04 (one week ago) link

New snack at work being shared as artisanal low calorie food. “Pork Clouds”. Same fucking pork skins you find in any gas station east of the Mississippi. Except in a black bag...with some justified type. https://t.co/odxgBEmjMK pic.twitter.com/nTQGGFGg6T

— Lucidbeaming (@lucidbeaming) January 22, 2020

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 23:45 (one week ago) link

out of interest are these what would be called pork scratchings in the UK? it looks like it.

Fizzles, Saturday, 25 January 2020 20:57 (four days ago) link

Yes

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 25 January 2020 22:28 (four days ago) link


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