Y'know I had a really good look at those Lunchable things advertised incessantly on MN and guess what????

(93 Posts)
moondog Sun 29-Apr-07 15:07:55

They look about a million times worse than I could have ever imagined in my wildest dreams.
I'm afraid I've changed my mind.You people that run the show here should be ashamed of yourselves.

They are absolute SHIT I tell you.

I don't care what you advertise on Mumsnet. It only gives me an opportunity to be even more smug when I don't buy that sort of thing.

piglit Wed 02-May-07 15:29:09

Bearing in mind the fact that lunchables have more than the rda of salt for children of all ages, does anyone else think it's ironic that there's a dept of health ad popping up at the mo telling us to cut down on salt?

"Food" like this shouldn't be aimed at children. I have complained to the ASA. My complaint is not with MN but with the advert itself.

moondog Tue 01-May-07 13:48:39

Not the point.
Nowt wrong with advertising shit.
It's a free country.
Just don't host ads that pretend that the shit is good food.
Cos it aint.

oliveoil Tue 01-May-07 13:48:18

and what point would that be moondog? Lets all moan at MN again about adverts?

if so, I will ignore it if you don't mind awfully

oliveoil Tue 01-May-07 13:47:41

(dd1 used to have Rubbish Ham. She now only eats Nigella Coca Cola ham made with ickle pigs from our local farm. So every sodding Sunday I am boiling away a chuck of pig. So be warned. Do not raise the Taste Bud Bar.)

moondog Tue 01-May-07 13:46:24

The point has completely eluded you Olive...

oliveoil Tue 01-May-07 13:45:21

Does MN need to make money? I thought they did it out of the goodness of their hearts for my pleasure and entertainment?

God forbid they should take stinky money from those nasty advertiser types...

GiantSquirrelSpotter Tue 01-May-07 13:39:53

D'you know, I haven't even seen that ad. (Don't tell the advertisers)

moondog Tue 01-May-07 13:31:14

Thank you Justine
Thank you Speccy.
I've posted my objections. Only took a minute.

speccy Tue 01-May-07 11:40:28

I actually posted a link to the ASA's complaint form earlier in the thread.

Here it is again.

JustineMumsnet Belgium (MNHQ) Tue 01-May-07 11:36:52

Hi speccy,
Think that complaining to the ASA is a good plan too - feel free to post your letter here as a template for others to use if they so wish.

speccy Tue 01-May-07 11:32:32

Justine - I agree that it's not up to you to vet every ad. I complained to ASA re Lunchables ad as I don't actually believe that they are 'Packed With Good Stuff' and think it's misleading for Dairylea to say they are.

They've emailed me saying they're having trouble finding the ad in question - don't quite know how as I've been having trouble avoiding it for the last few days.

Anyway I've emailed them back with links to the Active Convos page.

JustineMumsnet Belgium (MNHQ) Tue 01-May-07 11:24:55

Sorry about the delay in getting back on this - few bits and bobs going on.

Anyway re the Lunchables ads, thank you for your thoughts and the research. In general our stance is that we'd rather not be the food police and make decisions about what people should and shouldn't be encouraged to feed their kids - think most folk have enough common sense to work out what's good for their kids or not and the odd lunchable/ sausage roll/ cheese string isn't really so bad, I'd imagine .

We agree however that disingenuous advertising is undesirable. From a practical point of view, however, it's fairly impossible for us to vet ads prior to booking as very often they aren't created at the time of booking nor, to be frank, do we have the resources/expertise to take a reliable for every potential ad campaign.

On balance we think the most practical way forward is, as has happened here, for folk to express any doubts on Talk - that way we can explore the arguments for and against. What we certainly will do is to let our agency know that we will not censor discussion of advertisers in any way, so advertisers on MN should be careful not to mislead as it will not go unremarked upon.

We do, as you know, have a list of disallowed advertisers mainly on ethical grounds - formula milk, Nestle, Macdonalds, plastic surgery types, political parties, porn sites and a few red-top newspapers. As always if you feel there are other companies/products that should go on the list, let us know.

Thanks again for the input,
M Towers

monkeytrousers Mon 30-Apr-07 18:29:56

I think so, they were last year anyway, though I'd still not go in to MacDonalds and buy one anyway - and don't know any other veggie who would.

moondog Mon 30-Apr-07 16:20:02

Apart from that.
Do they sell Quorn burgers in Macdonalds or wot?

monkeytrousers Mon 30-Apr-07 08:47:11

money

moondog Sun 29-Apr-07 21:55:52

Wot's that about then MT??

nappyaddict Sun 29-Apr-07 21:36:09

i must just be a bad mum then!

monkeytrousers Sun 29-Apr-07 21:35:31

I've never noticed them - where are they?

We're veggie anyway so save our ire for quorn setting up their stall in McDonalds.

Nbg Sun 29-Apr-07 21:34:41

Errr 3 and 8 months lol.

I wouldnt dare. Was only joking

I've had a packet of ready salted crisps with mango chutney instead lol.

Flippin pregnancy cravings.

nappyaddict Sun 29-Apr-07 21:32:47

ds is 10 months btw.

nappyaddict Sun 29-Apr-07 21:32:27

if its only next door its exactly the same as going to the other end of a house if you lived in a mansion. or to the end of your very big garden? btw should ask how old children are before i go condoning this.

i've nipped to my next door neighbours before to borrow flour and left ds at home.

Nbg Sun 29-Apr-07 20:25:50

Oooooooo the temptation to stick my shoes on.

nappyaddict Sun 29-Apr-07 20:24:03

no. go fot it nbg!

SueW Sun 29-Apr-07 20:22:07

White bread toast and beef dripping. With a generous sprkling of salt. Yummmmmmm

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