Saturday, February 10, 2018

Breaking news! Food mascot massacre in Chile

Illustration credit:  Wikipedia (Tony the Tiger), Dreamworks wikia (Chester Cheetah)

In Sweeping Waron Obesity, ChileSlays Tony the Tiger.  (The New York Times, 2/7/2018)
They killed Tony the Tiger. They did away with Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. They banned Kinder Surprise, the chocolate eggs with a hidden toy. The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war on unhealthy foods with a phalanx of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling rules aimed at transforming the eating habits of 18 million people.

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