Sunday, April 12, 2009

Otis Spunkmeyer : The Creepiest Name In Food

While not a real person, I'm sure Otis would have looked something like this

On a recent trip around the World Wide Internet I saw an ad that was intriguing. Like any sexy person I click on Web ads. Be sexy, click an ad. This banner ad was for Otis Spunkmeyer whom I believed was my favourite German avant garde filmmaker of the sixties. By avant garde I mean porn. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that Spunkmeyer isn’t a filmmaker, but a company which produces baked goods.

Otis Spunkmeyer, founded in 1977 focuses on producing and distributing baked goods to foodservices operators. There is a good chance that if you’ve had a cookie in a hospital, hotel or cafeteria it was from dough made by Spunkmeyer. Here I thought the only Spunkmeyer in food was in the Caesar Salad at Pizza Hut. They also distribute cookie dough to organizations for fundraising purposes. Don’t mention Spunkmeyer during your door to door sales with your child as you may get a visit from your local Child Services department.

The company is not named after a person, but was the idea of the 12 year old daughter of the founder. It’s a mystery if she was a passenger on the short bus or if her first idea was J. Alfred Ticklebottom. I do know that if I had a 12 year old daughter I would have a heart attack if she started talking about Spunkmeyer.

Otis Spunkmeyer. An idiotic name for a successful company!

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