Thursday, May 10, 2012

All too clear on the Marketing Concept

No archeology today, we had heavy rain and the site is drenched.  There is so much water that the local stream has overflowed and I see new rivers coming down the sides of nearby hills.  Digging tomorrow very much in doubt.

So, a rainy day trip to Carlisle.

I had never been there before.  Interesting sights, some for future posts.  But here is something you do not see just every day, an English shop specializing in American Junk Food!
Amerikandy.  Amazingly this seems to be a knockoff of a chain called Americandy that sells a similar line!  As to the wares being sold, well now:

Froot Loops is getting pretty Hard Core.  Even in the States they are seldom consumed by people over the age of about 12.  Brace yourself:

Pop Tarts, Lucky Charms, Hershey Bars, Jelly Belly sodas, Jolly Ranchers and what appears to be a can of straight Marshmellow creme. 

I just had to know, so I peeked into the window.  A genuine Slurpee machine was on the counter.  There were some customers, they appeared to be young urban hipsters.

Easy on that stuff hipsters, it will catch up with you.

1 comment:

Honeybee said...

Why didn't they just name it "ALL THINGS SUGAR" and dispense with the red-white-blue connection?! I'll put my money on a Jenny Craig franchise coming in when this shop closes.