Thursday, August 28, 2008

Orangina? Um, no thanks

I recently saw this Orangina advert, and I have to say, never in my life have I seen an advert which made me want to avoid a product that I'd previously bought. This article made it slightly more clear what the point of the advert is (a play on the french word 'pulpeuse' which can mean both 'contains pulp' but also 'sexy' or 'voluptuous'), but apart from that, I think of it as intensely creepy and disturbing. When it's on television, I can't turn away and watch it horrified like I've just seen a terrible car accident. Is it an interesting and different advert which has sparked controversy and has people talking about it? Yes. Will I buy Orangina because of it? Absolutely not.


  1. That is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen!

  2. lol hmmm interesting! I am currently ticked off with the oasis cactus boy advert - WHY??????!!!!

  3. When the print ads for this first started appearing in the Metro stations in Paris I didn't get them AT ALL. I'm so glad you've just explained the play on words for me. I agree though, still creepy and weird.

    I was surprised you'd seen this on TV, but I'm guessing it wasn't in the U.S. that you saw it.

  4. Wow. That was intense, and disturbing, who knew jungle animals could make me feel that way?


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