Packaged Food

This Simple Chewing Gum Commercial Will Bring You To Tears

Extra Commercial 2015

A few days ago, Extra released a short video promoting their chewing gum. Told in a narrative, the video focused on the relationship of two individuals: Sarah and Juan.

In a little less than 2 minutes, the touching gum commercial succeeded into bringing an office full of grown men on the verge of tears. Some of us actually got moist in the eyes.

We won’t give away any more, so check out the video for yourself.


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Fast Food

X-Men Themed Burgers from Carl’s Jr. Come Loaded with X-tra Bacon


The upcoming X-Men movie Days of Future Past may not make a lick of sense, but mo’ bacon always does.

In a promotional tie-in similar to last year’ s Superman-themed “Super Bacon Cheeseburger” and 2012’s Spiderman-themed “Amazing Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger,” Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s is now offering another X-TREMELY baconed-out set of sandwiches, in honor of the new X-Men film.

The first is the Western X-tra Bacon Cheeseburger, which comes with four strips of bacon, American cheese, beef patties, barbecue sauce, and o-rings. The other is the X-tra Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, featuring four slices of bacon, an egg patty, American cheese, and a buttermilk biscuit, for breakfast only.


Presumably, you won’t have to send yourself to the past in order to nab one of these little piggies, but you should probably stop by a Carl’s Jr/Hardee’s ASAP. When in doubt, just remember this little maxim: “If your future self doesn’t come back to stop you, how bad a decision can it be?”

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Fast Food

McDonald’s Puts a Price on ‘Lovin’ It’ – Asks for 25 Cents for Extra Ketchup Packets


Well, what did we expect from ketchup that calls itself “fancy?”

According to New York news site DNAinfo, several Mickey D’s franchises in Manhattan have been charging customers an extra fee for extra ketchup packets, because apparently the costs of giving them away for free have just gotten too damn high.

One McDonald’s manager in the East Village stated her location’s particular fee (a quarter per extra “handful”) was implemented after she noticed too many unopened ketchup packets just being thrown away. Several other franchisees also defended their own extra-ketchup charges as a necessary response to rising real estate prices and the “tough economy.”

Still, for 16 – 17% more than the 1.5 cents it costs to buy the things in the first place, excuse me if I’m feeling a little jipped. I mean, how else am I supposed to get my daily source of vitamins if I can’t douse my fries in free tomato puree?

What do you guys think of McDonald’s extra-ketchup free? A necessary evil, or stingy as f@#k?

H/T DNAInfo + PicThx Let’s Go Pens

Packaged Food

Summer 2012 Release: Root Beer Gum

Extra Gum has announced that they will be introducing a Root Beer Float flavor of gum to their Extra Dessert Delights line-up. The new Root Beer Float flavor was chosen by Facebook fans with a total of 662,811 votes, and will join the rest of the Extra Dessert Delights team, and is set to debut next summer.

Existing Dessert Delights flavors include: Orange Creme Pop, Apple Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Shortcake, and Key Lime Pie.