Really, Well-Known Brand? Really???

So I get this email in my inbox this morning. I’ll let you read it. Btw, I changed the name of the company, and everything in blue was added by me:

Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day from Well-Known Brand! Wed, February 10, 2010 11:35:22 AM

Hi —

 My name is XXXXX (her name isn’t really XXXXX, I just felt the need to keep her anonymous) and I work on behalf of the Well-Known brand.  We know that some of the most interesting baking content and discussions are happening online, in blogs just like yours (have you read my blog lately? When did I have any interesting baking discussions?). We came across your site and think that we have some fun baking recipes and ideas that your readers might like. If you’re interested, great! Feel free to post or start a conversation around any recipes or ideas we might send you. If not, let us know and we’ll stop emailing-no pressure.

 To start, we thought you might like a simple and fun baking idea for Valentine’s Day – Well-Known Brand®  Conversation Heart Brownies (Brownies?! Are you freaking kidding me?!). All you need is Well-Known Brand® brownie mix, frosting and some creativity to make a fun and tasty treat. You can find a the simple recipe on the Well-Known Brandwebsite by clicking here (link removed by me). We think that these Conversation Heart Brownies are a great way for everyone to bake a little something special on Valentine’s Day for the people they love.

Feel free to give this recipe a shot and post a review on your blog. If you like it and would like to try more, let us know and we’ll send you a box of brownie or cake mix to get you started (just email us back your mailing address). And don’t forget to fan/follow Well-Known Brand® on Facebook 🙂

Thanks and happy baking!


 Um, yeah, Hello? McFly? This is a WEIGHT LOSS WEBSITE!!  You might want to actually, oh I don’t know, READ MY BLOG before you suggest that I make BROWNIES for Valentine’s Day.  Can you believe this?  Now, I will admit, I have consumed my fair share of brownie mixes and yes, I dig me some Well-Known Brand, but come on!!  This is like giving out free bottles of Stoli at an AA meeting!!  Sheesh!! I don’t need this pressure! 

And now I want to make the dang brownies because they sound so gosh-darned yummy!!  Did I mention that I’m fighting Cake Wars with my son’s leftover birthday cake????? Hmmm??? Did I???? Well I am, and I’m sad to say that the score so far is Cake – 3, Jill – 0.  So hey, how about we throw some brownies into the mix (haha! get it? brownie mix?!) as a final blow! 

Man, this just really burns my hide (okay when I did I suddenly become Festus from Gun Smoke? Dang brownies, gosh-darned yummy, and now burns my hide? Really, Jill? Are we moving to The Ponderosa???). So anyway, yeah. There ya go.

 And we wonder why weight loss is so hard!

14 thoughts on “Really, Well-Known Brand? Really???

  1. Well I’m trying to type while I’m laughing silently because I am at work. But come on, you have done your fair share of brownie blogging recently, even if it was to talk about how evil they were. And if a brownie mix brownie was sitting in front of me, or to the side of me, or 300 yards away from me right now, I SOOO would eat it. I’m just in the mood to celebrate with a brownie…what am I celebrating? Ummm, going home in 2 1/2 hours? Yeah, that’s it.

    p.s. who are all these people commenting on posts from a while ago? That always intrigues me.

    1. These people who keep commenting on posts from way-back-when are spammers. The Herbal one is a website that keeps posting my posts, but they always link back to me, so at least people know that I wrote it. But I’d like to make them stop, just not sure how.

      I laughed at your comment – “300 yards away from me”!! You crack me up. 🙂

  2. Hey, I saw you asked a question over on Annie’s blog about two people whom I have never heard of (on her grammie’s question blog.) I feel so out of the loop. Except I read another blog who posted a youtube link to Pink’s performance and now I know why someone asked Annie if they got wet during Pink’s performance. I really liked it–is that bad or good?

    1. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are country singers, so unless you listen to country music, you wouldn’t know who they are, so don’t feel bad. And I love Pink. She’s a bit of a rebel, but she’s got pipes and I don’t know, I really like her. So, no that’s not a bad thing!! 🙂

  3. OK. WTH? I am going to dismiss the brownie issue, only because…I have no reason, I love brownies.
    What KILLS me is the fact that they send you spam (it is) about something you don’t need (Hello? Weight loss!) and then they ASK YOU TO REVIEW IT ON YOUR BLOG!
    HELLO!?!? You can get free recipes all over the internet and if they want you to pimp their product on your blog they need to send you $$$ or something of actual value to *you*.
    *bangs head on wall*

    1. I KNOW!!!! And yeah, I love brownies too (a little too much), but I mean really, send me your product, THEN ask me to review it. Not the other way around! Sheesh!

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