5 Lovable Food Mascots That Probably Helped Make Us Fat

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In the beginning, there was Ronald.
Poor Ronald McDonald. Not only are nutrition advocates trying to tamp out his iconic Happy Meals. Now, protesters are even turning up at the poor guy's annual shareholder meeting. Sure, he and his fellow fast-food mascots are at least partially responsible for America's obesity crisis. And yet, we can't help but remember the cartoon and clown faces that adorned the food packages of our youth fondly. Won't you reminisce with us?

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Mrs. Butterworth, are trying to seduce us?
5. Mrs. Butterworth: Ah, how your shapely curves and squeezable body always left us wanting more. In the commercials, you talked and winked, and we so longed for you to come to life on our breakfast table. They say high-fructose corn syrup is bad for you, but you were filled with it and you seemed pretty healthy to us. In a real-woman way.

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The Noid is probably sleeping with your girlfriend.
4. The Noid: Funny, we hated this guy back in the '90s. But now, he's like that nerdy kid you picked on who with the gloss of nostalgia somehow seems cooler in retrospect. 'Tis the era of geek chic, after all. We're sorry we avoided you, Noid. You're probably an Internet billionaire married to Swedish twins now.


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3 comments
Rabbit
Rabbit

Instead of protesting, perhaps parents should simply say "no" to their kids once in a while?

Deborah Hughes
Deborah Hughes

 What! No Pillsbury dough Boy...he's my favorite

cmartineau
cmartineau

Yes! How could I have missed him! 

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