Least appetizing food ads?
The new, ultra-annoying commercial for Burger King's breakfast bowls may have succeeded in getting my attention (flute solo!). However it failed miserably in making the dish look attractive. Did they just sweep every food scrap off the floor and put it in a bowl? Sure looks that way.
The Ci Ci Pizza ads aren't much better.
What commercial triggers your gag reflex?
Only in Canada, I think....but McCain's (They also own Ore-Ida) makes a putrid product called "Pizza Pops", (which is actually a rip-off of an yummy old Manitoba -made product, but that's a different story.)
Anyhow. These are pastry pockets containing a tomato sauce/grease laden filling. For years, the ad campaign featured teenagers putting these things on a flat surface, and smacking them, thus sending jets of boiling filling into the faces of hapless buddies. Oh, so funny, yes? Because no teen would ever get a wee bit wasted and think that that was just a fun thing to do, right? Oddly, they didn't include the screams or the ER visits in the ads, but you know, they have budgets!
Eventually they killed those ads.....then they had one where a teenage girl was so enraptured by the vision of her pizza pop baking, that she had her nose practically glued to the oven door. When she stood up, her face appeared to be adorned with at least second degree burns. Another winner!
So teenagers with facial scarring seemed to be a theme....you've gotta wonder who wrote those ads. And why they were ever approved.
Most food ads on TV show the food so close up as to be seeing it on the molecular level! This looks disgusting (to me at least). Do you ever hold your food up next to your eye to examine it? My next "favorite" is the Red Lobster ad where the individual items look enormous until you see a fork tine nearby and you realize that those giant rock lobsters are miniscule.