Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Say Something Saucy

That is the slogan for Taco Bell's "create your own sauce packet" contest. Taco Bell has so many damn slogans, don't they? There's one just for the chicken crunchwrap--"it's good to go". I don't even know what that means. It's good. Yes. You can take it to go. Yes. Is that it? Lots of things are good to go in that case.

In any case, you can say something saucy if you like:

http://www.tacobell.com/saucewisdoms/about.html

This page includes the following introduction to the contest:

Your "words of wisdom" could be published among the nearly 5 billion sauce packets distributed to our restaurants in the next year.

What is a sauce wisdom?

It’s a Taco Bell-inspired phrase that provides a humorous look at reality. The message should be short (no longer than 70 characters), simple, left of center* and about the little things in life — anything from going on a date to eating a meal.

The footnoted star in VERY VERY small print reads:

*The term "left of center" is NOT meant to be political in any way. It's simply a way of describing the Taco Bell brand personality and how we think differently about everything we do. It embraces our theme "Think Outside the Bun."


Yeah, i think the starred explanation is obxious.

The other thing: so what do you win??? Just your slogan on some sauce? Not even a one thousand buck? Taco Bell looking for free labor?

Well, if so, I fell for it. Ripped from the pages of Anne's blog and bad pop songs--
Mine: Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?

(Yeah, Anne and I would both prefer "I" instead of the "me" but I don't think sauce packets are going to go with grammar over pop culture).

6 Comments:

Blogger whipcreamy said...

yeah...that left of center comment is obnoxious. obviously left of center has always meant more liberal and it DOES mean politically...especially these days...thinking outside of the bun/box is a liberal thing...so taco bell need not defend using the term...but they probably were made to put that in there since they are owned by pepsi. i liked your slogan...im gonna play into taco bells free labor thing now as well. see ya hot stuff!

9:45:00 AM  
Blogger whipcreamy said...

# Ahhh....we meet again.
# At night the sporks pick on me.
# Can I drive?
# I collect straws.
# I'm just doing this between films.
# I'm taking the day off. See next packet.
# Ketchup? Puh-leese.
# Make a wish.
# Not it!
# Ooh! Ooh! I call glove compartment
# Thanks for rescuing me, mild was getting on my nerves.
# Will you marry me?
# This space for rent. Inquire within


all i have to say is LAME!!!! these are horrible!

9:46:00 AM  
Blogger Meddling Methodist said...

Given Taco Bell's recent struggles with tomato pickers, the more left of center* remarks the better. It is our duty as TB consumers to ignite the revolution. Crunchwrap eaters of the world, unite!

4:15:00 PM  
Blogger anne altman said...

friggin' sauce. always throwing a wrench into the sauce.

per usual...

whipcreamy: i like those! can you think of better?

4:43:00 PM  
Blogger whipcreamy said...

yes! liz's was more appropriate! atleast the quotes should have to do with sauce!

8:31:00 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

yes, but tb doesn't want to be marked as politically "left of center" which we can only assume it is if we are going to continue eating there. so why the embarrassment?

i think those sauce comments are bad, too, whip. except for the glove compartment one.

8:31:00 AM  

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