Tuesday, November 13

Marketing man's dream

I'm not sure if I've already mentioned this, but I'm rather fond of chocolate. Any chocolate really, as long as it says c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e on the outside and tastes divine inside, then I'm happy. And apart from the regular occasional pilgrimage to Thorntons, my usual motto is the cheaper the better.


So I don't often indulge in this .....






Yes, I know it's organic and thoroughly delicious, but when you can buy a bar of this .....





...... much more cheaply, why would you? (Especially as they're running such a cool advert at the moment)



But, when the Green & Blacks comes with it's own free mini-me bar .....









..... well then, obviously, I HAVE to buy it ......




Oh, the sweetness ..... in more ways than one .....



...... and may have to rush out after work for more "free" bars!



And while I'm on the clever marketing subject ...... another one is tape measures. Not the tailor's type that you drape round your neck, but the blokey, boring ones that retract.


RGH has loads of them knocking around here, and I've never shown the slightest bit of interest in them .....



..... but that's because none of them have flowers on!




When I saw this one I suddenly found that I desperately needed a retractable tape measure, and I needed it immediately!


In monkee news I'm afraid there is none ..... but I know other's who have some ......


Monda's marvellous monsters were recently spotted commandeering her new monkee tote, and Michaela's and Kae's bags were taken over by a monkee and munkee respectively.


And in very exciting news, my monkees have done what Robbie Williams couldn't - they've cracked America!! (Or has he now? Maybe I'm behind the pace on that one) ...... Two HP monkees arrived at Melissa's house recently - but don't tell anyone, it's meant to be a secret. Oh, and if you do visit her blog, scroll down a little bit as she's having a 100th post giveaway, and we all love those, don't we??

20 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Free Chocolate????? Where??? Oh, damn, just remembered - my diet started yesterday (again)! Saw a funny keyring the other day. It said "One day I will diet. The other 364 days of the year I will eat whatever I like" - made me laugh a lot!

Have a good day. But don't think you can miss out monkees again! Lucy x

yvette said...

Oh I love Green and Blacks, I have a bar stashed for emergencies.

Patti said...

Mmmm. Chocolate

Nuff said.

Melissa said...

Eh, no, not really, although I did like that video Robbie Williams did for "Millennium", the James Bond one.

Nathalie said...

My monkee tote and sweets arrived as well. I finally had the chance to preform a study between English chocolates and Belgian ones. I'm proud to say the British ones were very nice but nothing beats Belgian chocolate : p

Thanks
Nathalie

sharon said...

mmhh..love chocolate..mouth watering..
My little parcel arrived today, thank you so much we LOVE hime..(Dave).x

trek said...

My Monkee bag arrived - thank you!!! I've never had a Green and Black - but I bet I would like it much more than a Black and Tan.

the vicious chicken said...

Mmmm, Green and Blacks... and a flowery tape-measure! I was given a flowery-patterned screwdriver for my last birthday, and I have to say, such things do make DIY-type household tasks much more appealing :o)

But why oh why did you have to post the fab Phil Collins Gorilla ad - that was what I was going to post today! I'll have to think of summat else now... But I'll let you off, since it's so great. Hooray for surreal genius! Mr Cadbury: we salute you. (You might want to check out what your marketing lads have been smoking, though. I'm just saying.)
VCx

Susan said...

I wanted to thank you for my wonderful monkee cards...they arrived in Ohio safe and sound....They are too cool to give away though!! Susan

Working Mom Knits said...

You had me at *deeep sigh*!
(loved this advert!)

ps: not a bar of free chocolate to be had here in Maryland : ( Linus, TL/BG and I will be searching Washington, DC later today...

Jane said...

Chocolate and Phill Collins ...... heaven!

My Paper World said...

Mmmm! Chocolate! I love any kind of chocolate!! especially chocolate that comes with free chocolate!!

Lesley said...

Got any left?

Gigibird said...

I'm not big on chocolate..... actually I can take it or leave it and I think Green & Blacks is pants. Devine is OK.
I guess I have alienated most of your readership. Sorry.
Now man tape measures.....I have a big blokey yellow one in my handbag.

Bea said...

No monkees, lots of chocolate.. *lol*

Oh, I'd really like one of those monkee bags(a green one).. Will you make one soon? *down on my knees, begging* :D

Kaz said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm chocolate excuse me while I drool. No monkees? Or has 007 gone into hiding for fear of something else happening to him? Monkey abuse has been happening at mine!

Anonymous said...

I buy chocolate, put it the fridge, later I fancy chocolate, go to fridge...no chocolate...wrapper in bin, teenagers not especially hungry for evening meal...why do I bother to cook...why don't green and black make vegetable chocolate, I could just buy chocolate then!!!

mushroommeadows said...

Well, since reading your blog, I've consumed 1 and 1/3 bars of chocolate. I was at the store, and I normally would just pass right along, but I had the most unusual craving for fine chocolate. :) hah. Thanks...it was DELICIOUS!

Yeah, I'm a little relieved I don't look 12 anymore. It's getting a bit awkward as my husband is starting to look older...the looks we get when we go out!! :D

lauren said...

mmmmmmm...chocolate...mmmmmmmm...butterscotch flavored chocolate...?!?!??! i think i will have to make a small exploratory trip to the supermarket...not out of any personal chocolate-based greed you understand; just the spirit of pure scientific enquiry which lives within me!

(ps: phil collins has put on a bit of weight since i saw him last...but he seems to have conquered that "male pattern baldness" thingie rather effectively! ...good to know he's found honest work in advertising...) :)

piecemaker said...

Despite the great ad and the tempting giveaway, you just can't beat GALAXY !!!! I have a large bar hidden for emergencys, Hidden from children more like !