Why do we, as consumers, tolerate it when food advertising depicts one thing but the actual product looks nothing like it? I’ve always wondered why we’re willing to just let the marketing douchebags pretty much do whatever they want and never hold them accountable. Maybe it’s just generally accepted that we don’t get what we pay for. Still, it surprises me that there isn’t a law about this. Truth in advertising or something like that.
This Taco Bell item, for example, suffers from a serious identity crisis. It doesn’t know what the hell it is!
I think it’s safe to say that most people have a decent grasp on the distinction between advertising and reality. Most of us know that the cheese on our Whopper isn’t going to perfectly placed like the cheese on TV or that the bacon on our Baconator probably won’t be identical to the crispy, glistening bacon we see on the poster. But at what point does fast food cross the line between “acceptably different” from the picture and “completely unrecognizable”?