Thursday, July 27, 2006

Same Shape Different Color: Racism in the Mentos Community

We all remember the wonderful Mentos ads that filled our TV screens in the 90s. We all remember the freshness that those ads brought in our lives, when everything seemed so easy if you had a tube of mentos in your hands. You just needed it to put one in your mouth and the most life threatening problems would simply be washed away by the freshness of the freshmaker.
Now, there was a feeling of safety, of brotherhood in those ads. Mentos were all united to get your shiny teeth right through the screen; whether you were a frequent traveller or a sailor.
But now white mentos are discriminating pink mentos. Is there a reason for that? Is it considered “cooler” to use a white Mentos in your horrible experiments? Pink Mentos are just as good as white Mentos and they’re actually sweeter.
And what about the yellow Mentos? Why isn’t anybody saying anything about the way yellow Mentos are displayed in shops all around the world? Did you know that some shops don’t even order them?
We were talking to a friend last night about revolution. He suggested that the world is going towards the third world war and that a revolution will have to come after that. He’s kinda radical. But what can you do. We’re not sure, but we think he’s into this yellow Mentos business too. He didn’t tell us much though.

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