The Tasty Balls Contest – Day 5

Are we happy it’s Friday?? Yes we are! And I have some more positive feedback on the candy. I brought some to my job and one of the women I work with ate a piece and said, “Wow, this is really good. I would buy this.” And then she went back for more. She couldn’t stop eating it. She practically ate the whole bag, and then she felt sick!

Now, that’s what I call a good testimonial, and a woman after my own heart. My boss, who’s a real health nut, ate a piece, ate another piece and then came sniffing around for more after lunch. I told him it was in the freezer because the candy is even better frozen. Did I tell you that you can eat it frozen or at room temperature? Frozen is my favorite.

Back to the real issue: naming this sweet treat! All of you have given me so many good suggestions, and it’s almost like we’re split down the middle. Some of us are more drawn to death and skulls and some of us are more drawn to celestial stuff. You know, this is all my parents fault. If they hadn’t named me Celeste, this wouldn’t be a problem.  Unfortunately, I’m no closer to actually naming it. I have some good marketing ideas, as many of you do too. My sister wants to wrap them up like testicles and put them in a “sack”! I think a couple of testicles are much scarier than a skull head 😀

What about “Celestial Death Candy” to really confuse people? Heaven and death in the name? I know I probably have to let go of “death candy” no matter how much I like it. But I love the  tagline – candy to die for! But I also like the idea of somehow combining death and heaven because that’s what is fun about advertising – it plays on people’s psyche.

How about “Celestial Candy – the candy you’ll eat in heaven…unless you go to hell (which is probably where I’ll be making the candy).  Too long? Do you think hell has a commercial kitchen?

Think about this…doing a big Halloween push with skulls etc., and after Halloween is over, take a celestial turn?

Have a tasty Friday and a great weekend! 😛

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, “Death To Hollywood”. Hopefully, you like to read those kinds of stories. If not, go read something serious and boring.....
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7 Responses to The Tasty Balls Contest – Day 5

  1. Josephine says:

    You know, a lot of companies have different lines to appeal to different people and they also come out with special, seasonal treatments of their products. For instance, at Christmas you can get M&M’s in red and green and at Easter, they come in pastels. They even put out their usual candy in different shapes sometimes so you could easily make your candy in shapes and have one thing for Halloween and another for the rest of the time.

    This way, Celestial Candy could be the overall company name, with the “death” theme for Halloween every year and the death theme can play into the heavenly theme quite easily.

    Another thing to think of is more recipes or variations on a theme. I am not sure exactly what this candy is but it sounds from your description that you could easily cover it in or drizzle it with chocolate or make it with crunchy peanut butter to make it a little different. (Jam center would really appeal to the kids!) Otherwise, I couldn’t come up with a candy recipe as I am not much of one for dessert stuff. I practically need a subpoena to bake cookies and candy just seems way too fancy!

  2. Josephine says:

    I thought this would make you laugh and show you there is room for death at the marketing and advertising drawing board. 🙂

  3. Roz says:

    Roz says: I love your name sooooo….this is my thought getting away from the themes you’ve been talking about. CELESTE’S FANTASTICAL DELECTABLES (The Manific candy)

  4. Kris says:

    I like Celestial Candy……or Celestial Treats…candy to die for…..death by Celestial Treats:) If a name isn’t picked soon, I’m gonna die thinking about it and I haven’t even bought any yet!!!

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