I hope one day people of The Internet, including US, will realize that marketing people and interns do things like this specifically to get us talking about them and that our constant complaints and offering of unwanted opinions is really only giving these people who infuriate us exactly what they want: Attention. And Little Debbie sure got it when that little ginger brat decided to tell us what her best snacks were. Like, excuse you, we’ll be the judges of that. And we were.
BuzzFeed says another company is baiting us into contributing to their online advertising presence by letting our own followers know that we have an opinion on their products. 2019 marketing is truly a mind manipulation, but what advertising literally isn’t? They put up this list ranking their snacks:
The 2019 Snack Cake Rankings have been released! 😱 pic.twitter.com/rUgfscQwEt
— Little Debbie (@LittleDebbie) August 21, 2019
The internet felt some kind of way about this post, and not because of what’s on the list, but because of what’s not:
Where are the Fudge Rounds??
— Travis Cook (@TheNoiseofCook) August 21, 2019
Where are the Banana Twins???
— Jessica (@jesschambliss) August 21, 2019
In case you forgot. pic.twitter.com/TczIXyEYeo
— Wandering in the desert since 1988 (@elkman1966) August 21, 2019
Where are these legends? I need answers. pic.twitter.com/TQf2DiDyM9
— Sean Bass (@SeanCBass) August 21, 2019
But others were just genuinely displeased with the rankings:
The absolute disrespect given to Zebra Cakes here is unacceptable. And where are Fudge Rounds? Honestly, Debbie, in all our years together you've never disappointed me. Until today.
— Connor (@cpr2017A) August 22, 2019
This seems almost disrespectful to zebra cakes.
— JC (@jcinok) August 21, 2019
These lil buggers need to go on a row all by themselves. And the row should be labeled “ew” pic.twitter.com/4Fq3lHsUxD
— Megan Ockey (@megan_ockey) August 21, 2019
A lot of love coming in for Zebra cakes, maybe I should try one… see?! See! This is what they want! I will not try a Zebra cake! I will not be manipulated this way. This is exactly what Little Debbie wanted: all of us talking about their little drops of diabetes and then going out and buying some. How many of you just bought some glucose-filled snack cakes? Little Debbie is GOOD. But not as good as those Popeyes geniuses who sold out their chicken sandwich, but still–the manipulation is strong in Debbie. Also something people could do is rank Little Debbie’s products based on which contributes more to childhood diabetes.