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December 1, 2003 6:47 PM   Subscribe

Ann Sheridan is enthusiastic about Ayds!!!
"Ayds Brand Diet Candy", that is, chronicled by the entertaining marketing/design newsletter from Rigney Graphics, as well as the personal story of a newspaper columnist, and RetroCrush's archive of offensive snack products. Okay, how about a popular soft drink in Taiwan called Sars?
posted by wendell (5 comments total)
File under "Feeble Attempt at Comic Relief".
posted by wendell at 6:48 PM on December 1, 2003

My can of Sars. (self-link). I bought it at the supermarket recently. Apparently sales are quite healthy.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 7:02 PM on December 1, 2003

Actually, the president of the company that produced "Ayds" had well-circulated quote in the early 80's. Something like "The product's been around for 40 years. Let the disease change its name." Can't find it, though.
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:07 PM on December 1, 2003

I'm baffled by the marketing decision a few years ago to rename the cleaning cream Jif to Cif (i.e. "syph" = syphilis in UK slang).
posted by raygirvan at 7:27 PM on December 1, 2003

PMS Crunch and other products that bomb.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:51 PM on December 1, 2003

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