A friend was recently commenting on fruit roll-ups, saying that we should use this form for other things…like meat. I, of course, mentioned the long gone pudding roll-ups. I even linked to the old commercial from the 80s.
After watching the commercial though, I got to thinking. The slogan for pudding roll-ups was “pudding in disguise.” Were they really in disguise?
After all, they were just a flat sheet of what claimed to be pudding. There wasn’t really anything disguised about it. It wasn’t dressed up as another substance, or even wearing a fake mustache.
Heck, it probably wasn’t even pudding, much less pudding in disguise. It was likely some pudding-resembling substance disguised as pudding by the mere fact that it was referenced as pudding.
Not that any of this matters, the product being long, long gone. I was just thinking about it.