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15 Weird Product Fails

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These products were some of the worst ideas companies ever had! From BIC making pantyhose to putting salad inside of Jell O!\r
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8.Heinz EZ Ketchup \r
Marketing to children is a tried and tested method for boosting sales, plus, everyone loved ketchup right? In 2000 Heinz decided to roll-out a range of kid-friendly multi-coloured ketchup that kids could use to draw on their dinners with including; electric blue, funky purple, blazin Green and even a mystery bottle. What fun. Unfortunately for Heinz, four-year-olds arent the ones buying the groceries and parents shied away from purchasing luminous green goop to feed their children. \r
7.Jell-O Salad\r
Savoury Jell-o. I dont even know. After rationing and the second world war, gelatin based meals became a rather trendy fad and congealed salads with vegetables covered in jelly were becoming rather popular. Lime was usually used as its the most complimentary flavour for savoury dishes so Jell-O saw a gap in the market. This resulted in the rather nauseating range of wobbly delights including celery, mixed vegetable and seasoned tomato. If I have to tell you why this product failed then, theres no hope for the future of mankind.\r
6.Coors Rocky Mountain Sparkling Water\r
Since 1873 Coors has boasted that its the quality of its pure rocky mountain spring water that informs the quality of its beer so it shouldnt be a huge leap or surprise that that after analysing the insane growth in the bottled waters industry that they might want to try and branch out. In 1990 the company released Coors Rocky Mountain Sparkling Water but made the cardinal mistake of failing to rebrand the product, using instead the Coors logo on its bottle. This, naturally, made people associate the two. Coors drinkers naturally wanted the alcohol content, and water drinkers naturally feared alcohol content. The product was quickly shelved.\r
5.Clairol Touch of Yogurt \r
Procter and Gamble took a gamble of its own in 1979 by taking the organic tend to its natural conclusion. Even though it was commonplace for products at the time to contain natural ingredients like honey, fruits and herbs Clairols Touch of Yogurt went too far with the theme as customers didnt like the idea of a dairy product in their others.There were also reports of people mistakenly trying to eat the shampoo. \r
4.Crystal Pepsi\r
Pepsi set a trend for new age soda drinks with its inspired clear coke beverage Crystal Pepsi, a fad that was so popular Coke got in on theright away releasing Tab Clear soon after. Crystal Pepsi launched massively, accompanied by a Superbowl ad and Van Halen and initially good sales. But it seems like the vast majority were simply just curious buyers as they all reverted back to the dark stuff almost immediately leaving Crystal Pepsi sales in tatters. \r
3.Cheetos Lip Balm\r
Alright, this was a dare, right? Launched in 2005 the Cheetos Lip Balm wasnt exly a best-seller. Maybe its the thought of constantly smelling like cheese under your nose just isnt that appealing.\r
2.Gerber Singles\r
In 1974 baby food manufurer Gerber must have thought they hit the jackpot with this one. Single serving, ready to eat baby-food marketed to students and singles living on their own for the first time. The pulverised meat gloop didnt take off, meaning that even though their bar might be incredibly low students do have some standards. You have to admire the gall, though. \r
1.Dasani Water\r
While the Coca-Cola owned, Dasani is a relatively successful bottled water company in the US it doesnt have a huge profile abroad. When it first launched in the UK in 2004, its campaign was so bad that it became discontinued almost immediately. The first disaster came when the water, which was being marketed a pure, was revealed to have been essentially bottled tap water from the nearby suburb of Sidcup in London. Secondly, the UK food standards authority found traces of the carcinogenic chemical compound bromate, who is neither your bro nor your mate, which lead to thousands of bottles being recalled. And third, and most hilariously, the marketing campaign was entirely built around Spunk, with slogans such as “Cant live without Spunk!” and “Bottled Spunk” being common on posters. Spunk, which in the US means spirit, vim, daring-do and determination but in the UK means semen. So, bottled spunk is the last thing youd want to drink.

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