Posts Tagged ‘candy’

Tech Bros Waiting for the Market Street “Amazon Web Services” Pop-Up Hacker Dojo to Open

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

This is How We Live Now:

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BIG BINKS Tries to Add “Flava” to the Fulton Street Lucky, But He’s a Pale Shadow of Easters Past

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Well, Frozen for Easter, natch, but check out BIG BINKS for $20:

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Of course nothing matches Diva da’ Bunny an Dude da’ Bunny from The Aughts, from the Time Before the Millionaires of NoPA, and the Millionaires of NoPNA

Remember, “BLING! BLING!”

Hey, Look What’s Still Operating at 925 Market Street: It’s the “Amazon Web Services Pop Up Lounge”

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

This thing was only supposed to be around for about three weeks last summer, but here it is, still chugging along in 2015:

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Here’s what it looks like inside.

Bring on the free candy, bring on the free beer…

Good Times: Scoring 149 Grams of Mary Jane on Mission Street

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

As seen at Walgreens.

  • Mary Jane (candy), a brand name of confectionery manufactured by NECCO
  • A nickname for cannabis, from marijuana
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    Halloween Shocker: Kmart Comes to San Francisco to Freak Us Out – “Totally Ghoul”?

    Monday, October 12th, 2009

    Gaia knows that there’s no Kmart in San Francisco. (Can you imagine!) And yet, The Mart is sending “Street Teams” to The City on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 to “prowl” our sidewalks showing off the “quality and variety” of their Halloween costumes.  

     Ask them about Wicked, if you see them. Elphiba and Glinda should be big sellers this year. ..
     
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    Celebrate a ‘Totally Ghoul’ Halloween at Kmart

    Kmart offers thousands of costumes plus a huge assortment of treats and a new online Halloween shop

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 12 – Families are getting into the spirit of Halloween this year with “Totally Ghoul” at Kmart. The retailer is offering an eye-popping assortment of thousands of costumes for men, women, teens and kids, as well as all the trimmings for the spookiest Halloween party house. Kmart has also enhanced the “Totally Ghoul” online experience with the debut of the “Costume Machine” and “Ghoul Me” tools.

    “Halloween has become an increasingly universal celebration for all ages, and with that, Kmart expanded our costume assortment alone by more than 50 percent,” said Dev Mukherjee, SVP and president, Seasonal & Toys, Sears Holdings. “This year, Halloween falls on a weekend, so there will be more parties for kids and adults than usual. To help with the holiday festivities, Kmart has party décor, costumes and candy empowering customers to manage their lives as well as make the holiday affordable and over-the-top fun.”

    Revelers can browse “Totally Ghoul” for thousands of costumes and the most coveted licensed merchandise from Transformers, Wizards of Waverly Place, GI Joe, Harry Potter, Bakugan, Star Trek, Super Why, Barbie(TM), Thumbelina, Bratz, Sesame Street and much more. Couples will find his-and-her costumes to transform themselves into Popeye and Olive Oyl, a Cave Couple and even a Wicked fairy tale.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 27, costumed “street teams” will prowl the sidewalks in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, to show passerby’s the amazing quality and variety of holiday attire available at Kmart.

    More ghoulishdeets, after the jump

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    Diva da’ Bunny an Dude da’ Bunny Bring Bling Bling to Easter, Once Again

    Friday, April 10th, 2009

    Supplies of Diva da’ Bunny and her friend Dude da’ Bunny were low this Spring in the bay area. Perhaps the unusually low number of WalMart stores in the 415 / 510 / 650 regions can explain why we didn’t get our fair share of chocolate hip hop.

    As Diva da’ Bunny says: “Bling! Bling!”

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    Here’s a haunting visage, huh?

    Make sure you don’t pick up the evil version by mistake:

    Have a happy Easter Spring Break!

    Thank Gaia we still have photos of these Vernal Equinox Lagomorphs.

    Ah memories.

    Joseph Schmidt Confections: The Soul is For Hire, and They’ve Sold the Heart

    Saturday, April 4th, 2009

    Joseph Schmidt Confections, R.I.P. 

    Thanks to Hershey/Artisan Chocolates, our home-grown chocolate company’s distinctive batik boxes will be a rare sight pretty soon. Enjoy them while you can. 

    Puffy egg boxes for Easter at the San Francisco Costco. When they’re gone, they’re gone:

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    It’s not your fault

    Also, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker in Berkeley, R.I.P.

    New Fling Chocolate Bar Tastes Surprisingly Good. Plus, It Cures Eczema

    Friday, April 3rd, 2009

    Not too long ago Mars, Incorporated introduced a new “women’s candy bar” with an interesting, somewhat patronizing marketing campaign – read all about it here in a post from January 2009. But now that Fling’s available in stores, you can try it for yourself. And guess what, I’ve tried it myself, but I’ve got to be careful what I say because the United States Federal Trade Commission is working on new rules that would hold bloggers liable for the statements they make about products. Oh noes! This is no April Fools joke – it was written up on CBS5 Eye on Blogs, so it must be true.

    Now it just so happens that a few weeks back, Mars, Inc. sent a dump truck full of Fling Bars over here and filled up three of my spare garbage cans (yes I put new liners in first) full of these Twix-like “chocolate fingers.” Wow. First of all, they’re surprisingly good – lightweight and a little pricey for what you get but very tasty. Second of all, these Fling bars cure the skin disease excema! Cleared it right up – it was all gone by April 1st, can you believe it?!?

    Mmmmmm…..fingers. Nothing wrong with the hazelnut version. Dee-lish:

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    So, leave no doubt, I endorse Fling chocolate bars because they taste great (as well they should since they’re six times smaller than a regular chocobar) and also because they cure excema.

    I must say, this encounter with viral marketing worked out much better than last time, when those phonies at Butler, Shine & Stern up in Marin County pulled their fake giant Indiana Jones Lego ball routine. Now let’s all hope I don’t get sued by the FTC.

    I’ll keep you all posted!

    Advertisers in the US are bracing themselves for regulatory changes that they fear will curtail their efforts to tap into the fast-growing online social media phenomenon.

    Revised guidelines on endorsements and testimonials by the Federal Trade Commission, now under review and expected to be adopted, would hold companies liable for untruthful statements made by bloggers and users of social networking sites who receive samples of their products.

     

    The guidelines would also hold bloggers liable for the statements they make about products.

     

    If a blogger received a free sample of skin lotion and then incorrectly claimed the product cured eczema, the FTC could sue the company for making false or unsubstantiated statements. The blogger could be sued for making false representations.

     

    “This impacts every industry and almost every single brand in our economy, and that trickles down into social media,” said Anthony DiResta, an attorney representing several advertising associations.

     

    Advertisers have significantly increased spending on social media and word-of-mouth campaigns, even during the recession. Through blogs and services such as Facebook and Twitter, companies are able to communicate more directly with consumers. Spending on social media marketing reached $1.35bn in 2007 and is expected to reach $3.7bn by 2011, according to the Word of Mouth Marketing Association.”

    Scharffen Berger Chocolate: The Soul is For Hire, and They’ve Sold the Heart

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

    Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, R.I.P. But at least the Milton S. Hershey Company employees in Berkeley will get a “very competitive” severance package. (Isn’t the first thing you should ask at a job interview – how competitive is your severance package?)

    Anyway, the free factory tour will always be remembered by yuppie foodies across the Bay Area. Take the virtual tour, while you can.

    Fallen, fallen is Scharffen Berger the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality. Yea, it is broken, howl ye for it, take balm for her pain, if so be it may be healed. Click ye to expand:

    This place is the bomb, a brick house built extra tough for the hazards of munitions manufacturing, its original purpose. See? A factory tour, head gear required:

    If only they had had a marketing campaign with more fling and frivolity, like the way they do it over at Mars, Incorporated.

    Also, Joseph Schmidt Confections, R.I.P.