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Ruffles for Men: Delicious or Dumb?

Living 2012/05/22 21:00:00
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We're really not sure what makes a potato chip "for men" as opposed to for the general population, but Ruffles thinks it has it all figured out. The potato chip brand has launched its "Ultimate Chips & Dips" targeted specifically at dudes, The New York Daily News reports. The "man chips" have twice the size and depth of the ridges in their original Ruffles Potato Chips, and come in flavors like Sweet & Smokin' BBQ and Kickin' Jalapeño Ranch.



As for the dips, flavors include Beef N' Cheese and Smokehouse Bacon. Right ... because women don't like beef, cheese and bacon. We get it. But Ruffles is only the latest brand to zone in on the guys. Dr. Pepper 10, Pepsi Next and Coke Zero have all done the same. Do guys really think it's not manly to eat a regular potato chip, or drink a regular soda? We're not sure, but we think it's kind of silly. How about you?

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  • JJ Rage 2012/05/23 22:13:27
    Dumb
    JJ Rage
    +4
    This will not make any impact on my decision of chips whatsoever. Make your Ruffles more like Sun chips and I might try them.
    Sun Chips

    Sun chips, yum!

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  • Gothpirate 2012/06/11 14:24:19
    Dumb
    Gothpirate
    Sexist stupidity
  • EricVanSingleton 2012/05/26 21:48:37
    Dumb
    EricVanSingleton
    I've heard size didn't matter, but they probably taste great,
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/24 19:10:15
    Delicious
    HarleyCharley
    whatever sells.....
  • Seras Superstar 2012/05/24 18:34:55
    Dumb
    Seras Superstar
    +1
    Why would you want to market your product to only half the amount of consumers?
  • Gimmedap 2012/05/24 18:06:16
    Dumb
    Gimmedap
    Marketing.
  • Paul 2012/05/24 16:39:37
    Dumb
    Paul
    It's dumb to eat any of these kinds of things at all. They are terrible for your health
  • Picasso's Cat 2012/05/24 15:06:53 (edited)
    Dumb
    Picasso's Cat
    +1
    More like fattening.
    But fat men will like them, lol!!!!! fattening fat lol
  • Andy 2012/05/24 14:33:52
    Dumb
    Andy
    chips are chips... men and women!! Goofy marketing scheme
  • MorganRae 2012/05/24 14:12:31
    Dumb
    MorganRae
    They sound delicious, but this whole advertising scheme is extremely dumb.
  • dekecds 2012/05/24 13:18:26
    Delicious
    dekecds
    I am an outspoken champion of taking back the goof! It's the reason I loved the Avengers movie, Killer Elite, Smokin Aces.... I love all the ridiculous overhype, especially when it is tongue-in-cheek! Boo to all the haters that are like "what's so manly about them?" !!!
    Also boo to all the haters who think that this is discrimination, quit trying to make us all clones of each other!!!
  • Will 2012/05/24 13:07:24
    Dumb
    Will
    I guess we don't ALREADY eat chips in the first place
  • Wanderer 2012/05/24 11:00:25
    Dumb
    Wanderer
    One law suit from a woman and I can see a review of the advertising coming up.What Century is this? I thought we worked through all the descrimination already.!!
  • ~Kutie~ 2012/05/24 09:07:02 (edited)
    Dumb
    ~Kutie~
    Really?I thought we were past this. They might as well put this on the front of the bag.

    chips


    I also think this was an attemt to compete with Doritos
    colasol daritos
  • acid 2012/05/24 08:06:36
    Dumb
    acid
    wow for real do people have nothing better to do?
  • Lhopital 2012/05/24 04:47:50
    Delicious
    Lhopital
    +1
    I just put delicious because there was no third choice of "Other".

    Basically it's an advertising scheme. It's the same thing as TBS having that program, "Movies for Guys who like Movies". They make the same chips in the same basic flavors, but they change the shape a bit and coloration on the bag and call them 'extreme' or 'hearty' or 'manly' or whatever. And people will either bite or not.

    The only thing that makes them 'manly' is our perception that they are manly. If we perceive that they are then they are. Otherwise they're just chips and anyone can eat them and enjoy them. A penis isn't required.
  • megan 2012/05/24 03:20:37
    Dumb
    megan
    wtf makes them "more manly"?
  • Emi 2012/05/24 02:52:29
    Delicious
    Emi
    Can i say both?
    It's delicious but eat too much = dumb
  • it'skrissie!d:) 2012/05/24 01:58:37
    Dumb
    it'skrissie!d:)
    +2
    Wow. Oh my God, I'll die if I eat those chips. They need someone who is stronger and fitter. This is actually pretty low of them. How sexist and stupid of them. It really shows a lot of the stupid guy who created this. Now, I am going to go find a male cashier, buy this and a Dr. Pepper 10.
  • gcpajunen 2012/05/24 01:20:05
    Dumb
    gcpajunen
    Who cares
    H
  • Megurine Luka 2012/05/23 23:24:38
    Dumb
    Megurine Luka
    I'm not a man and I could eat them.
  • Jay Calderone 2012/05/23 22:43:20
    Delicious
    Jay Calderone
    Finally!
  • L1 2012/05/23 22:28:50
    Dumb
    L1
    +1
    But a smart marketing move by appealing to both egos and appetites. If the man chips are affordable, it might sell well.
  • JJ Rage 2012/05/23 22:13:27
    Dumb
    JJ Rage
    +4
    This will not make any impact on my decision of chips whatsoever. Make your Ruffles more like Sun chips and I might try them.
    Sun Chips

    Sun chips, yum!
  • tiramisu.x JJ Rage 2012/05/24 00:44:02
    tiramisu.x
    +1
    Love them too.
  • Elz 2012/05/23 21:17:33
    Dumb
    Elz
    +2
    it sounds dumb and delicious.
  • notokand 2012/05/23 21:07:06
    Delicious
    notokand
    +1
    I'll eat em anyway!
  • 13_JunkyardDog 2012/05/23 20:48:42
    Delicious
    13_JunkyardDog
    I find it hysterical ..... that there hasn't been a lawsuit
  • DIXIEGIRL 2012/05/23 20:46:12
    Dumb
    DIXIEGIRL
    Both men and women eat, duh! Just because they are trying to be gender specific doesn't mean women won't eat the same thing.
  • Adam DIXIEGIRL 2012/05/24 00:12:26
    Adam
    Wouldn't that be a good reason for them to do this?
  • teshione79 2012/05/23 20:41:15
    Dumb
    teshione79
    +2
    I know this is targeting a certain demographic but Really?!
    Chips for men, not sure if Flavor should be the only thing here.
    They need MAN SIZE bags!! That would push sales!!
    Crap, they need MAN SIZE everything!! I think that would be funny and drive sales on stuff focused on Men. Today they have cut portions, serving sizes in food, so you pay more, have to buy more and get way less!! Munchkin size..
  • megan teshione79 2012/05/24 03:23:07
    megan
    And what is "man size" that isnt woman size?
  • teshione79 megan 2012/05/24 06:22:40
    teshione79
    Their Hunger...
    @_@
  • megan teshione79 2012/05/24 11:24:28
    megan
    so?
  • dekecds megan 2012/05/24 13:10:25
    dekecds
    +1
    Yeah!! (cue angry eyebrows) Let's fight about demographics!! There is obviously no real difference between men and women!! We're all the same! Quit fooling yourself into thinking we might be different!!
  • teshione79 dekecds 2012/05/24 19:11:11 (edited)
    teshione79
    WT!?!
    Both of you need to find a MAN, and quick!! Anger over some chips is DUMB!! Lets go ahead and say Secret "for women" is Dumb... Really?! It's a Freakin Gimmick to get everyone to buy the Chips. For Women like you, who will buy it in spite of the "Man" Label.

    Pointless argument....


    "We're all the same! Quit fooling yourself into thinking we might be different!!"

    By the way: FYI

    **We are different, and it's between your Legs and hanging off your chest!! Our hormones or different/ testosterone/ estrogen. We Carry children in our womb/ they carry them in their N-Sacs!! They are MORE prone to Baldness, they we are!! We menstruate/ they hide!!
    *There are difference...no fooling...it's fact!!
  • dekecds teshione79 2012/05/24 21:36:50
    dekecds
    +1
    I was being sarcastic....I guess I failed.....
  • teshione79 dekecds 2012/05/24 22:54:16
    teshione79
    Lol!! Opps!!
    Man, I can never tell on here, people get feelings so quick, and over things like this!! =]
  • teshione79 megan 2012/05/24 19:58:20
    teshione79
    So....
  • teshione79 teshione79 2012/05/24 19:58:34
    teshione79
    That's it.....
  • megan teshione79 2012/05/25 01:18:03
    megan
    Masculinity and femininity have less to do with biological gender than you think.

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