• Directory Journal

Food Advertisements – What Makes Us Buy It?

by seosmarty on March 2, 2009 · 31 comments

in Grocery Shopping

Food product choice is overwhelming as well as TV commercials and print advertisements that want to sell their food products to us. Who to believe? How to choose? Do you trust what is shown to you?

Obviously, it’s up to each of us to decide what we eat but if we’re constantly bombarded with images of food every time we pick up a magazine then we’re going to be swayed in what we choose

So what’s behind the advertisements? I am not an expert but here are a few examples of tricky advertisements that sell food to us because…

It is delicious:

Is it really as delicious as it looks? Here are just a few examples of what we see on the cover (left) and what we find inside (right photo):

Milk Rice






It is better than anything:



Dunkin Donuts:


It is relaxing:



Break tout Choco: “Have a chocolate break


It is right for you:

Susu Cimory/Cisarua Mountain Dairy:


Negroni: “A world cut out for you


Masterfoods Bounty Chocolate: “Two pieces of paradise


It makes you better:

McDonald: “Wake up with the premium roast coffee


PowerBar: “Increase Your Performance


It is natural:

New York Fries: “Real Fries in a Fake World


Big Gulp ice cream: “Have a bite of nature’s delight


Nejma Sunflower Cooking Oil:


It is fun:

Pepsi Twist:


It defends you:

Verum Halsofil: “Army 100 billion good bacterias to defend your stomach


It is cool:

Tiger Beer:


Masterfoods Skittles:




It is HUGE :



It is what you want it to be:

Miracel Whip: “Only 4,9% fat


Heinz: Thick


Source: Ads Of the World, post image by superbez

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

A Cowboy's Wife March 2, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Great post! The pictures are awesome!


Pavlicko March 2, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Uck. Remind me not to EVER buy joghurtleicht, whatever the hell that is.

Other than that – very cool post. I think you covered just about every base on this one.


mike March 3, 2009 at 8:19 am

Real Fries in a Fake World“ superrr


UK Business Center March 11, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Even after knowing this we go and pick the same stuff over and again. Anyways you have a great post.



kira October 13, 2009 at 8:55 pm

i think that you afe to get more info in the text because it dosent not give anofe ensenble

thank you for youre time !


melissa mullis October 27, 2009 at 5:35 pm

nice post i like the mcdonalds one best


Gladys Elizabeth November 6, 2009 at 8:53 am

I really love this post ..
Amazing ……….. ^^


kit January 15, 2010 at 2:35 am

wow so kol. like them all


bob the builder January 15, 2010 at 3:15 am

wow looks good good advertisement did you do that?


Anonymous February 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

This is homo erotic


Dan C. May 5, 2010 at 12:57 am

very good ads. bravo…


Charles Watson Jr October 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm

There are too many advertisements gears just for the sake of marketing fast foods or unhealthy food. Everyone needs to get involved in Americans health. I think that it is a national security problem. How can an unhealthy nation truly defend itself. Yes we have Atomic weapons, but like 9/11 we were very unprepared for that attack. How do you know if a country or group or terrorist organization maybe planning a land invasion somewhere on Americas beaches. How will we know if they are all ready here and just waiting for the right time to strike. There are all kinds of ways to strike at America and we want be prepared. Our physical health is just as important as our psyci. Lets change that by all of us working together. Which will also reduce the excessive amounts of hospital expenses which can be avoided with proper diet and exercises.


rajshekhar November 26, 2010 at 11:25 am

the art work of REAL Fries in fake world is so good


Edward Williams December 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Like Oh My Gosh!!!!!!! :O These Postings Are So Great! It Makes Me Look At Food Differently!!!!!


Kristen December 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Wow, this was really awesome. And all of it was so true. Expecially this one “It Is Delicious”. The thing I want to know is.. why can’t the people atleast make the food thats in the box look good, instead of getting our hopes up, and waising our money just to get some crappy disgusting thing that’s supposed to be food?=P


Seth December 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm

most of it is cloned


Healthy Pizza January 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Very funny advertisements. I really thought the one about real fries in a fake world was the funniest.


lilly loow March 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

i really like the ads they were diffrent but funny i like the skittles ad it makes me want to go and eat them……lol


Julie Ann Federico March 13, 2011 at 5:18 am

haha… nice pictures and funny advertisement so cool talaga!!! it helps me how to advertise


biig mamma March 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm

i like the french fries won yay yum get in mii belly


killer October 17, 2011 at 2:07 am

super ads


Kali November 9, 2011 at 5:12 am

Ok the pepsi twist one is just wrong but it is amazing after seeing those my first thought is that I want skittles!! But all of the first images just don’t seem to surprise me. Packaged food like that truly is a let down. It’s amazing they can put pictures like that with such false advertisements! Wonder how they are in business. Do they expect to have each person in the world buy one and keep them in business because I can guarantee you no one will buy a second!!


Panpan4ever December 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm

wow! i thought the ads were real! and btw, this has been a really big help for my health project. thx!


carol joy pilapil February 3, 2012 at 11:46 am

i dont like the pictures its so ewwwww and yack!


mrs.loviinqqhim April 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm

umm uu better believe it that thiss helpp me && amberr :) thankss so much


rad piss May 28, 2012 at 3:23 am

i like those new york fries


rad piss May 28, 2012 at 3:24 am

world favourite fries


Leave a Comment

{ 4 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: