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RIP: Dave Nichol, 1940-2013

Kagemusha Sep 26, 2013 05:09 AM

Now in the Pitchman Hall of Fame:


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  1. Nevy RE: Kagemusha Sep 26, 2013 07:05 AM

    Those decadent chocolate cookie commercials are total nostalgia for me. :(

    RIP Dave Nichol

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      ylsf RE: Kagemusha Sep 26, 2013 07:24 AM

      RIP indeed

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        magic RE: ylsf Sep 26, 2013 07:42 AM

        Memories of Japan bottle with the Kabuki character on the front.

        RIP sir.

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        childofthestorm RE: Kagemusha Sep 26, 2013 08:01 AM

        My daughter gets one of the Decadent cookies in her lunch just about every day.

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          kwfoodiewannabe RE: childofthestorm Sep 26, 2013 08:12 AM

          Just one? What self control! LOL!

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            foodyDudey RE: kwfoodiewannabe Sep 26, 2013 10:17 AM

            He eats the other as he is preparing her lunch so she only gets one!

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              childofthestorm RE: foodyDudey Sep 26, 2013 10:49 AM

              Pretty much...

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          Michael N RE: Kagemusha Sep 26, 2013 10:37 AM

          I have fond memories of reading the Insider's Report and excitedly noting which products I wanted to try. It was never quite the same after Dave left. RIP.

          1. mrsleny RE: Kagemusha Sep 26, 2013 03:20 PM

            RIP Mr Nichol.

            I looked forward to every Insider's Report, reading anecdotes about Georgia Girl and making lists of new products to try.

            He brought in great products at excellent prices and not just food. That doesn't seem to be the case any more.

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              SpiceMustFlow RE: Kagemusha Sep 26, 2013 07:19 PM

              His vision and palate made store brands cool. Nowadays it's a corporate team at HQ that make the decisions, but back when it all started, it was all Dave. He made being a foodie seem attainable and cool. All respect.

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                justsayn RE: SpiceMustFlow Sep 26, 2013 08:27 PM

                And Jim White

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                  estufarian RE: justsayn Sep 27, 2013 04:36 AM

                  Especially Jim White!

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                  Kagemusha RE: SpiceMustFlow Sep 27, 2013 04:34 AM

                  Don Watt and his ad house had just a bit to do with it, too.

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                  evansl RE: Kagemusha Sep 27, 2013 05:34 AM

                  The biography written about him years ago is interesting reading. He may have been a ruthless businessman but he was also a serious foodie who cooked his way through The Joy of Cooking. Too bad he got forced out by family nepotism. He left when it was clear that nobody but a Weston was ever going to run the company. Now we get that whiny little twit in the wire frame glasses instead of Dave, Georgie Girl and Bo.

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                    julesrules RE: evansl Sep 28, 2013 04:29 PM

                    I'm pretty much their target market (married mom ie/ decision maker at many grocery store shopping expeditions) and it kills me they think that guy is a good spokesman. He left his pregnant wife. He's REPUGNANT to soccer moms! I mean I don't care about someone's personal life in terms of buying their products, but put him in commercials??? Did they test-market that?

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                      MissBingBing RE: julesrules Sep 29, 2013 04:49 AM

                      When was the last time you saw him on TV plugging Loblaws?

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                        kwfoodiewannabe RE: MissBingBing Sep 29, 2013 04:51 AM

                        pretty sure Jules is referring to "the kid".

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