Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Selling stuff with Hollywood - in Germany

Hollywood sells.. It really does..

Maybe you remember a post I wrote almost exactly one year ago on May 12, 2011: "Some changes and really strange things". It contained pictures of film-themed ice cream. - and because I changed some grammar in it it just went up and appears to be freshly posted on this blog..

By then there were just two kinds of flavors: GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) ("dark chocolate and raspberry with raspberry sauce") and DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) ("lemon, mascarpone and vodka-lemon-sauce")  

Of course it was just a question of time until the next flavors were up on the market.. so this year I (not really proudly but with quite an impish smile) present:


("fruity ice cream with blueberries/bilberries and vanilla ice cream with blueberry/bilberry sauce 
- plus some white and dark chocolate hearts")

Ever asked yourself how kitschy ice cream can get? Now you have your answer..

Well.. and then we have:


("white chocolate ice cream and nougat ice cream with a chocolate nut sauce and roasted almond slivers")

- we all saw that one coming - didn't we?

And again I ask: What might be next??


Now.. selling things with a little help by Hollywood is nothing new here.. 

I lately read a book I just bought because of it's cover:

Yup.. that's the wonderful, wonderful Lizabeth Scott - on a cover of a really, really schmaltzy romance novel from 1952. 

I loved it. It was great! ... At least five couples in the end.. and just by page 43 there was the first engagement.. It had also a murder for honor - and actually some very, very soft sex scenes.. It was really hilarious. I mean come on: the title is DIE LOCKENDE INSEL = alluring island ...

Plus: it had Lizabeth Scott on the cover.. (And I really, really adore her..)

Well - I really had fun reading that book.. and looking at the cover.. Did I mention who was pictured there?

Thank you all so very much for giving your precious time for such a meaningless post..

Have a great day!


very well and truly,



  1. I don't profess to be a huge ice cream lover. Not that I hate it...I just prefer salty snacks to sweet ones, so if you give me a bag of potato chips, I'm in heaven. My husband and son, on the other hand, LIVE for ice cream. They can each polish off a pint of Haagen Dasz in one sitting!!

    That said, I would be interested in these ice creams PURELY because of their Hollywood title. I wonder if American companies will get on the bandwagon and begin manufacturing their own "classic Hollywood" ice creams? Hey, maybe that's an entrepreneurial idea for someone.

    Hope you're having a great day,

  2. Great post Irene. I immediately thought of eating something sweet after reading it. And Lizabeth Scott...very nice to see her in this as well!

  3. Same here, Patti. I am not too much into sweet stuff either. I actually bought these because of the Hollywood theme.. I feel odd to take photos in the supermarket.. (Not to speak of how odd the sellers there feel about it..)

    Thank you very much, Monty. Also glad that you enjoyed seeing the fabulous Lizabeth Scott here.


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