So, Dove has this whole advertising slogan these days that's all about inner and/or natural beauty, no? Well, I say that's false. They're campaigning to make you fat and addicted to their chocolate. Have you ever had their individually wrapped chocolates with the sayings in them? You know, the 'wise-saying cookie' wannabes? Here are some examples:
-The best success comes after disappointment. Meaning, you just ate this junk food you crazy-head with no self control---but maybe now you can start another diet.
-Remind yourself that it's okay not to be perfect. Translation: so what if you eat a lot of these candies and gain some weight?
-Go ahead, have another:) Seriously---that's what it says. I mean, there's nothing subtle about that.
-Think without limits. That's right, don't give yourself a set amount of how much you eat. Eat what you want, when you want, and even more than you want if your stomach can handle it.
-Too much of a good thing is wonderful. Yeah---too much of our chocolate is a great thing---for us! You get addicted and have to keep eating, thereby ensuring our continued profit success. Jerks
-Indulge in life's little pleasures. Like our bags of Dove chocolates. Indulge all you want! Too much of a good thing is wonderful and it's okay not to be perfect!
-Learn to say hello in another language. Now, that one is just dumb. I guarantee everyone can do this. It's a sorry attempt to make the eater feel smart. I'm not fooled.
On that note, Lent is coming up. No, I'm not Catholic. Yes, I do celebrate it. (Although celebrate is probly the wrong word.) This will be my third year observing Lent along with my cousin Becky (and sometimes we can convince other people to be crazy with us as well). We go off junk food. For me, that means sweets, desserts, chips...and it looks like I'm gonna have to add peanut butter and jerky cuz that could easily turn into a replacement for the 46 days. Take that Dove candies!!! You can't control me!
*Disclaimer---I know Rychelle fully posted about Dove candies recently. But guess what? I had already started writing this post. I didn't copy-we're just fake twins.*