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Old 10-19-2006, 08:59 AM   #11
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There is absolutely no doubt that I would not have caught that, but in now having it called to attention and being able to analyze it, there could be a VERY subtle difference between "flavor" (=better, something to be desired, identifiable, etc.) and just "taste" (=water doesn't, salt does, not distinctive). But, probably a stretch. ;o)

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Old 10-19-2006, 09:47 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Andy M.
Does this non-sensical drivel bother anyone else or should I go somewhere and get a life?
Short answer: yes, makes me goofy too. And no, you shouldn't go elsewhere to get a life -- you've got a fine one already, just a discerning one!

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Old 10-19-2006, 10:00 AM   #13
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Me too, Andy M. I also thought that line was nonsense the first time I heard it, and....I wondered if anyone else noticed it! Must be that noone over at the advertising agency or in the marketing department at Healthy Choice actually cooks or is interested in food?
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:21 AM   #14
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I'm with you guys. I thought that commercial was dumb too!
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:54 AM   #15
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The ad wants to cut out salt and fried foods so they use other ingredients in place of salt and broil instead of frying

Then please explain to me why the sodium content is so ridiculously high ?
With all that sodium it can't be all that healthy for ya.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:58 PM   #16
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We mute the commercials here, too. Except for the ones with cute kitties and doggies. Some of their food looks pretty darn good.

As for the Healthy Choice ad, for me, I think the silliness of it all is that it's called "cooking." It's not cooking. It's reheating.

I'm amazed at how few younger folks actually cook, know how or have the desire to do so. It's refreshing to see the number of apparent young 'uns at this site who are truly interested in cooking. Hooray for you.

The one commercial that really fries my clams is Banquet Crock-Pot Classics meals. The lady of the house is told that she can prepare delicious crockpot dishes for her family simply by adding the bag of frozen goodies to her crockpot. Man, oh, man, can that lady cook! Just gets my goat. Just call it crockpot cooking for dummies.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:02 PM   #17
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oh man, i'm so depressed. i was just gonna post my recipe for crock pot frozen veggies and goat...

umm, katie? kitten and puppy food looks good to you? i need to have a talk with my namesake.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:13 PM   #18
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I usually tape all the TV shows that I want to watch and the commercials drive me crazy. Of course if it wasn't for the sponsors there would be no TV shows.

I didn't happen to the see the commercials that you were talking about.

My favorite commercial is the lady in all pink and by her side is a pink poodle.

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Old 10-19-2006, 03:30 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Goodweed of the North
I tend to analyze things to death, or at least I used to. I was the guy who was upset when Star Wars first came out because the spacecraft roared through space. I said to my wife, after the movie, "That is so inaccurate. How could the spacecraft possible make any noise in the vacuum of space. there is no air to carry the sound waves? The movie was full of nonsence. Parsecs are a measure of distance, not time." etc. etc.
What drives me crazy Goodweed, is how in all shows and movies in space, the space ships are always flying on the same plane. That drives me crazy.

OK back on topic...maybe by taste they were doing a play on words. Maybe they were not talking about taste as in flavor, but taste as in you have good taste in cloths or something. OK I know that is a real stretch and I am sure that is not what they really were after. Yes their commercial is pretty darn stupid.
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:46 PM   #20
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Saw the commercial again last night and thought of all of you!

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