The Tasty Balls Contest – Day 4

Good morning readers!

This is getting interesting. I’m not sure if I should blurt out yet another great idea, but I work with a woman who used to work at an ad agency on Madison Avenue in NYC and she gave me a great idea for the candy and a marketing plan. I’ll put it this way…Halloween is right around the corner πŸ˜€

What I love about this contest is that everyone is putting ideas out there and as far as I’m concerned any and all of them have potential. I told someone about my Death Candy idea and she said “No one will ever buy anything with the word death in it.” I said, “suck it, I disagree.” Maybe not everyone, but believe me, there are plenty of people that aren’t afraid of the word death, and if you are, get over it, it’s just a word. Death to Hollywood; Killer Candy. See? That’s fun! And it has the words DEATH and KILLER in it. Then she said, “What if someone buys your candy and then has a heart attack? You’ll be sued.” I asked her if she ever heard of an autopsy. Idiot.

This is America! There is a demographic for EVERYTHING!

Anyway, I gave some candy to my neighbors last night, who LOVED it and then proceeded to get into an argument over whether it should be Celestial and heavenly or Death-like with skulls. I sat back and listened, and was amused that it got a little heated.

I don’t think the decision will be made by tomorrow. I think we may have to extend the contest!

What image draws you in ??

I like the earrings…







One of my sisters suggested “lick or suck my balls” candy. Believe me, that would also sell to a certain demographic. So, let’s keep thinking outside the box, and by box I mean coffin :D.

Have a great day! Β (have I mentioned how much I love Canadian bacon?)



About Death To Hollywood

My name is Celeste Donohue and I am a writer/comedian who started this blog to tell stories about my life growing up in a funeral home and my adult life which I have spent in Hollywood, California – hence the name, β€œDeath To Hollywood”. Hopefully, you like to read those kinds of stories. If not, go read something serious and boring.....
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24 Responses to The Tasty Balls Contest – Day 4

  1. Maddie says:

    Cee….just getting caught up on my reading.
    My opinion: I like the whole death-killer ideas. As more recipes are developed you could have names like Haunted Tidbits, Coffin Candy, Spooky Spirits, Delightful Death, Hearse Happiness, Bare Bones…… Michael Jackson’s video about the graveyard popped into my head (although I can’t remember the name of it), and what a smash hit that was! I think go with a wild and weird death theme.

  2. The elder sister says:

    Oh Cee, you could start a line of cough drops” aA Nail in Your Coffin (coughing’) get it! I still like the Celestial photo best, mysterious, beautiful and hopefully where we all go when we die (up!)
    Come on “Celestial Sweets and Confections”……….everyone with me?!!

  3. Dani C. says:

    Cee, middle of the night thought: Cee’s Petit Morsels…candy to die for!

    …yeh I know, I’m still tired…..and I wouldn’t worry too much about See’s getting grounchy about the name, you have had that name all your life!!!!

  4. Kal says:

    have I mentioned how much I love Canadian bacon?

    Or as we call it here in Canada … bacon.

  5. Josephine says:

    Has this woman never heard of “Death by Chocolate” as a website, recipes, etc.?

    I like both of the pictures. Speaking of demographics I think you would have more crossover with the heavenly, celestial approach in that people who thought the skull was fun wouldn’t be stopped by the celestial approach but if there is anything to the reluctance of “death” in the title or whatever, you could lose a few there. I honestly don’t think that would stop a lot of people, though, just some.

    There is also another consideration here though and that is that I think “fun” candy may not be able to command as high a price as “sophisticated” candy. That is something you may want to consider if you take into account how much a bag of candy will cost you and how much you need to charge to make a profit.

    In that case you may still be able to use the skull/skeleton/death stuff but crank it up to another level by making the designs and names and what not a little fancier. (Your skeleton/skull wearing not only earrings but a designer gown, serving the candy at a fancy party kind of thing.)

  6. Natalie says:

    I’m leaning towards the death/skulls/killer idea. It is pretty perfect for Halloween and it’s candy- we all know it’s sweet (and will eventually kill us all) so you don’t need to be all sweet about the name.

  7. The elder sister says:

    The husband of the Elder Sister says…
    Use the Celestial Sweets and Confections, but have separate product lines. The Halloween Line, the Balls Line (everyone says “God” in the bedroom, and what’s more Celestial than that?), etc. you can create special confections and sweets for all kinds of occasions, but you need a parent company that is broader than a single niche demographic. So hey, coconut encrusted hairy balls don’t appeal to everyone. But the hollow chocolate Vasectomy Ball might grab some, especially if packaged in a sack instead of a box.

  8. The elder sister says:

    Oh, you could sell to women a few balls on a platter when the man in their life acts up a bit!!! Or tiny balls wrapped in pink or blue foil sold in a sack, you know for those trying to conceive! Great in the fertility Dr. Office! Or just two larger size candies sold in a big ball sack! My husband has his masters in marketing, he can talk about the package and those balls………

  9. Barskii says:

    Had a few Beers “I heard bud made you Smarter”

    Darn – I am not drinking Bud – – – – ha ha ha

    “” The Candy to Die For “”
    by Celestial Candy Company LLC or INC


  10. barskii says:

    When I died & was revived – all I ever said was ” NEVER GIVE UP – LIFE IS GOOD”
    “Go for it Girl”
    I hope everyone wins a Watch to clear your stash??????

    Then Just get to business – Don’t stop – it is not easy to stay focused –

    For us that do succeed – – – – – sorry to be Bitchin last week ?? – – but – – Business is Business

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