I am truly not a person who pays attention to advertising - unless it's for Brooks Tavern, of course. I mute the commercials when I watch TV or use that time to take a shower; I rarely listen to commercial radio; I never click on the ad links on WebPages. So it is my own fault that I succumbed to the print ads for Haagen Daz's new "Nutty Buddy" look-alike cone. What a fool.
Here's the picture of their "Caramel Sundae Cone" from their WebSite:
The print ads look even more lucious, with squares of caramel enhancing the "gotta have it" quotient. At 170 calories a pop, and at $6 for a box of 5, they would certainly be a splurge.
Here's what mine looked like:
Do you see any caramel? That's right - there wasn't any, not that I could either taste or see. A rip-off of the ice cream novelty kind. I take full responsibility for succumbing to their promotion. I know that a McDonald's burger does not look like the picture of it on the bill board, so I don't know why I thought this so-called caramel cone would look like it's picture either. And how about tiny - the size of my finger! I'd like to know how they squeezed 170 calories into that little bitty cone.
Save me. Never again.
Thanks for listening.