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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

G00blar, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Snakes On A Plane!

DJ Mencap, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^^somerfield

G00blar, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

xp
Not going to their picnic then?

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Earl Okins playing...

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

...at the picnic that is.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

yes wtf with this water

G00blar, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

jaymc, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

"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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

DG, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Tad Fadley's new urban wenge

Oh for the days etc

DJ Mencap, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Soft drinks as I know and understand them.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

who gives a fuck about this

blueski, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

No, this is the real shit:

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

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Upt0eleven, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

I would drink all this orange pop

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Cresta: The blackcurrent beverage that induces strokes.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

^ 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Upt0eleven, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am an unashamed Innocent fan.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Mark G, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Mark G, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

matt dc - do it!

the next grozart, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

snoball, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Diet Coke = no meaning in the universe

blueski, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

^OTM

Ed, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Srsly shit ALL TASTES THE SAME

Noodle Vague, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Something onomatopoeic about it.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:55 (three months ago) Permalink

come to think of it, wasn't boon kriek a charli xcx song?

faust apes (NickB), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:00 (three months ago) Permalink

I just want to say that I’ve spent a very long time avoiding this thread, because I thought it was an ILM thing about a cutesy little record label for musicians I wouldn’t like anyway, like Sub Pop but for self-important bands from England. I had even gone so far as to imagine their irritating aesthetic, which was a cross between lo-fi Belle & Sebastian and St. Etienne.

I just think you should know this.

rb (soda), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:01 (three months ago) Permalink

that's exactly their sound though

imago, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:03 (three months ago) Permalink

i have a friend who swears by oat milk but i'm not sure if that's what "oat drink" actually is

tbh since we have been saying "ugh fuck you" to advertisers for as long as we have (i mean the world at large, not ilx) it doesn't really surprise me that they're saying it back

mark s, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:04 (three months ago) Permalink

more ukeleles

bizarrer Gandhara (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:05 (three months ago) Permalink

adverts that say "haha advertising speak is pretentious twaddle that we're deconstructing for you. until we go back to using it" are more or less the worst

bizarrer Gandhara (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:06 (three months ago) Permalink

tired: oat milk
wired: tiger nut milk

imago, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:07 (three months ago) Permalink

aaaand we're back to pony cum

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:10 (three months ago) Permalink

"it is good not bad"

mark s, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:11 (three months ago) Permalink

pony cum is good not bad, raves ilx poster mark s

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:12 (three months ago) Permalink

btw if you want level 6 beer hipster cred go to bermondsey's bottle room, i did so the other day and they have the best beer selection i've ever seen

i'd rather repeatedly slam my balls in a drawer tbqh

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:13 (three months ago) Permalink

I hear the bermondsey beer mile has already become colonized by stag parties. If anyone can unconfirm I'm all ears as would like to go.

But doctor, I am Camille Paglia (Bananaman Begins), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:20 (three months ago) Permalink

There's some brass neck on that ad campaign seeing as literally no one in the history of the world has been "interested in an oat drink" before. I don't even know what one would be like.

― Matt DC, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:19 (one hour ago)

FWIW this Costa Rican oatmeal drink http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-oatmeal-shake-irazu-20140925-20140925-story.html is one of the best things I've ever drunk.

As regards that Bermondsey beer bar, and also for whatever its worth, I find the pop-up-boxpark aesthetic even more irritating than I find the Innocent Smoothies aesthetic.

Tim, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah it's fucking full of them and most of the establishments aren't exactly conducive to drinking in comfort at the best of times. (xpost)

Matt DC, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Tim otm. Even the words pop-up make my skin crawl, but the combination of that with something which is clearly an ongoing endeavour is particularly loathsome.

Actually, Brewdog bars are maybe the Venn diagram crossover of this.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:27 (three months ago) Permalink

the bottle shop is as much a shop as it is a bar

i guess that place we went to in milan might have had an even better selection, but it's close

imago, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:31 (three months ago) Permalink

what is the appeal of "pop-up" as an adjective besides when it precedes "pirate"?

ogmor, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah I really try not to succumb to wewantplates/Grumpy Old Men mindset but my reaction to the popup phenomenon is one of honest confusion and distrust. People pay extra to eat in a car park?

very stabbable gaius (wins), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:33 (three months ago) Permalink

is it just that it sounds spontaneous and dynamic

ogmor, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:39 (three months ago) Permalink

beer discourse seems to oscillate between hubris and loathing but is consistently wretched ime

ogmor, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:42 (three months ago) Permalink

I think it's supposed to convey guerilla consumerism, sticking it to The Man who would never let us open such a shop or The Bankers who wouldn't lend us the money. So we got our parents to give us the money instead because we learned all about ancient Melanisian cuisine at uni and travelling during our gap year(s) and the West is really missing out because they just know so much about living in harmony with nature, yeah?

Or it could just be getting your excuses in in advance for when it fails. "Yeah, it was never meant to be a permanent thing. Only a pop-up."

/grumpyoldman

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:50 (three months ago) Permalink

thinking about it, I know someone who had a pop-up restaurant, which was making good use of an otherwise empty place that probably couldn't prosper long term. it's the desire to dub already existent things like regular social events "pop-up" which is more unsettling

ogmor, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:57 (three months ago) Permalink

AIUI the Bottle Shop is a specialist beer wholesaler who open up a bit of their warehouse for on and off-sales (nothing edgier than vertically integrating yr supply chain, after all). I can imagine using the shop - I very much enjoyed visiting a warehousey beer store in Ghent the other week, but I am fully done drinking in places that look like this, at least while there is still a pub left in London.
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2316/8401/files/Bermondsey_Large_dd6e3632-6a39-45b4-978c-823419c03985.jpg

Tim, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:47 (three months ago) Permalink

(I am sure all concerned are excellent human beings and so on, I am just finished with uncomfy, cold, echoey, weird-smelling warehousey premises; I prefer comfy, overly-warm, weird-smelling pubby vibes every time.)

Tim, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Brewdog's Nanny State is among the best of the non-alcohol/almost no alcohol beers I've come across. There isn't a huge amount of competition in the supermarkets I use however.

Luna Schlosser, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:54 (three months ago) Permalink

yes in the sector i worked in until recently -- basically people with small often home-run craft business making things in glass, china, textiles, metalwork and so on -- pop-ups are handy bcz it's only useful/economic for such traders to have an actual stall or a shopfront for maybe a couple of weeks a year

councils offer good deals on short-term rental of spaces they own especially when a commercial reach is on the downturn and has lots of empty real estate: it helps it look cheerful and busy and up-and-coming

mark s, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:08 (three months ago) Permalink

I had Becks Blue last week as I was driving. Tasted foul, like they had tried replacing the alcohol with bleach, got through 3 sips and abandoned it.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Nanny State is the only drinkable alcohol-free beer I've found. I can put up with Brewdog's lame names not being a fit with my personal brand. I draw the line at Innocent Smoothies, though, except when they're in the Boots Meal Deal.

Alba, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 17:09 (three months ago) Permalink

There's some brass neck on that ad campaign seeing as literally no one in the history of the world has been "interested in an oat drink" before. I don't even know what one would be like.

― Matt DC, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:19 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

toxic scotophobia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atholl_brose

khat person (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 17:35 (three months ago) Permalink

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Number None, Monday, 12 February 2018 17:32 (three months ago) Permalink

drink sounds nice, marketing people are scum

"oh no my cheds" man had dark to black packet (Noodle Vague), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Top Tip, to save money: just add a few drops of Rocks orange cordial to a bottle of own brand sparkling water, and then write something like Go Fuck Yourself on it with a green sharpie.

calzino, Monday, 12 February 2018 17:47 (three months ago) Permalink

No pic.twitter.com/mJrETqO45e

— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) February 13, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:25 (three months ago) Permalink

think it's the current TSB ads - "some banks only contact you when they're trying to sell something". Good! You're not my fucking mates you arseholes

"oh no my cheds" man had dark to black packet (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:57 (three months ago) Permalink

those oat milk ads have infested new york city now and stand in stark contrast to the other genre of new york city subway ads which is "your life in this city is a psychically exhausting trauma parade and this product might slightly help"

oiocha, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 20:00 (three months ago) Permalink

excuse me, it's oat drink

Number None, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 20:11 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

“It’s time to throw a Molotov cocktail through the glass ceiling,”

jesus fucking christ

bathed and ready for a snack (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:06 (two months ago) Permalink

that'll end well

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:26 (two months ago) Permalink

that metaphor sounds like it would results in some serious burns/lacerations

Number None, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 07:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Pls do not throw a molotov cocktail at a ceiling

(robot gives Mum a hot dirty slap) (Bananaman Begins), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 11:32 (two months ago) Permalink

no it will go through the ceiling because it is glass and at that point the laws of gravity will be broken also

Under the influence of the Ranters (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 11:36 (two months ago) Permalink

oh what a feeling
molotoving on the ceiling

War, Famine, Pestilence, Death, Umami (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 11:37 (two months ago) Permalink

what could be more punk
than a molotov dunk?

Under the influence of the Ranters (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 11:41 (two months ago) Permalink

not gonna lie, i've always fancied having a go at lobbing a molotov cocktail

there's a brewdog pub five minutes' walk from where i am now, maybe i should use it for target practice when i nip out for lunch

War, Famine, Pestilence, Death, Umami (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 11:42 (two months ago) Permalink

beers not for girls, its not for guys- its for after work wankers who go round asking everyone of they have cocaine

(robot gives Mum a hot dirty slap) (Bananaman Begins), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 12:39 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Nuclear war = buy more pies

https://i.imgur.com/G83jkm3.jpg

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:24 (one month ago) Permalink

pretty sure i saw charlie bigham's fish pie at the basingstoke festival a few years back?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:34 (one month ago) Permalink


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