The Passion of the Chocolate

[Hershey’s TV ad, seen Thursday night]

Somewhere Jeebus cries… sweet sweet delicious tears.

This is actually something of a sequel to an old college column I wrote, taking up the slogan “Christmas means more at your Fred Meyer store”.

@ManchuCandidate: Those tears keep arts, parks and local theater funded in my home town, so eat up!

He is raisin??? He is motherfucking RAISIN???? I’m not often speechless but this is really too much.

This entire post was created to be able to use that alt-text. You aren’t foolin’ anybody.

Bravo, by the way.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: You think this is the first time a post has been built around the alt-text on a photo?

lynnlightfoot aka clueless in bloomington: who or what the hell is RAISIN?


They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen indeed and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.– Luke 24, 33-35

Oh c’mon, aren’t there at least a few C&Eers amongst the commentariat? You’re going to make me say it? *sigh* Fine, fine:

He is Raisin indeed! Alleluia!

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: Many thanks. Sure glad I asked. I don’t think Googling (or Ixquicking, the search engine I prefer) would have answered my question.

Too bad Nestlé makes Raisinets. Coulda been a triple entendre.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: @flippin eck: I wish to say in my defense that had Nojo not capitalized the first letter of “raisin,” I might have gotten it. I have darkened church doors in my lifetime, and as a matter of fact, those very Hershey commercials have been sticking in my craw. “understanding Easter” indeed!

@lynnlightfoot: The original is frequently capitalized. And it just didn’t look holy enough lower-case.

@flippin eck: Sorry. Just got here. Anyhoo, we dirty papists don’t “halleluia” very often. We mostly just mutter “amen” or “and also with you” to whatever the priest just said.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: I think most all Christians say that at Easter, though I’m not sure about the dirty papists (Jaime?). They even say it in Republic of Georgia, which is old, old, old school Orthodox.

@mellbell: Holla, smart girl!

@mellbell: Ah!!

@lynnlightfoot: I played Hershey once. The lamposts are Hershey’s kisses. Vile place. The whole cast toured the factory and spent the week about a foot above the floor eating free samples. Or should I say a foot higher? It was a tap-dancing musical – if you know what I mean. Me? I don’t like Hershey’s. Tastes like candle wax. In fact I can’t remember the last time I ate chocolate. And chocolate eggs were very important when I was little. (I’ll pause now for those so inclined to imagine me as a child. …. And we’re back) All the foil and cellophane gave them great glamor. And the ritual of breaking them open after freshening mother’s gin!

No bunny knows the truffles I’ve seen!

@Nabisco: Don’t know them much outside “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” but I’ll give that one a try. This is what I’ve been digging on today.

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: You’re right, it’s disgusting. But there’s nothing quite like a Hershey bar for making s’mores!

@ jamie – I’m boycotting church this weekend because they’re reading the archbishop’s letter condemning couples cohabiting outside of marriage as well as persons in same sex relationships.

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: No bunny knows but Resse’s. Oh, Sugar Daddy, take this Reese’s peanut butter cup from me. I gots the die-ah-bet-us.

Hershey’s and Crayola share the same factory, but the crayons taste better.

@mellbell: Hmm, interesting. Makes me think that were it not for Kate Bush, most of the One Named Artists on the charts today wouldn’t exist.

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: We’ve got these fug Hershey’s fire hydrants around here. Looks like a dog painted them. You’re supposed to take a picture of yourself with the fire hydrant and upload it on some Hershey site. I think you get free schtuffs or something. Maybe a trip down or up the Hershey Highway.

@Nabisco: My go-to Kate Bush song is Cloudbusting.

ADD: Correction: “Running Up That Hill”. They all blur together.

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