Hungry-Man XXL!

How could they make a product like this?The marketers and designers for this product found their audience, and know how to speak to them. Just look at the pictures.

“I know what I like, and I like a lot of it” reads the text next to the over-weight, blue-collared white boy on the back. In bold yellow type at the bottom, it reads “it’s good to be full.”

How could they make a product like this?With 1.5 pounds of food, this preprocessed meal delivers 1140 Calories, 70% of your recommended fat intake (84% of saturated fats), and 123% of your recommended sodium. It proudly provides more of everything that Americans want in their food.

[update:] Amanda Brenner comments on the The Hungry Man XXL double standard and a recent TV commercial for the product:

Oh! Did I mention that both of the men are FAT?

I don’t mean pleasingly plump. I mean lard bucket big jeans break the sofa springs fat.

These are fat guy dairy cows. The slogan is, believe it or not, “It’s good to be full”.

Is it good to be lonely? Is it good to die at 30?

Lay off the Hungry Man XXL. Your car is leaning to the left.

There’s also a story about Hungry-Man XXL Breakfast at X-Entertainment.com:

…64 grams of fat, 2,090 milligrams of sodium, and enough cholesterol to kill anything that’s ever lived. The ‘justification’ is that you’re supposed to eat shitty food in the morning, as it supplies you with a suitable amount of energy to get through the day. Unfortunately, Swanson’s supplying you with enough ‘energy’ to get through a week, and even if the only other thing you ate after this breakfast was oxygen, there’s still a relatively high chance that your ass will grow hands and tie your intestines in knots to prevent this shit from ever passing through. Really, really awful stuff.

And mystery of mysteries, it looks like a few of the Hungry-Man XXL dinners are available from Amazon’s Gourmet section.

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607 thoughts on “Hungry-Man XXL!

  1. LOL! Despite Amanda Brenner’s personal opinions, we fat boys don’t have any trouble finding stable relationships with wonderful women. If 50% of Americans are truly overweight, then by her standards these 50% are alone. Not so. Fact is the vast majority of men could care less about how much they weigh, despite the increasing marketing ploys targeted toward them. Plus, fat guys just kick ass.

    http://www.salon.com/health/feature/1999/10/15/fat_guys/index.html

  2. Okay, seems to me that Amanda and people like her simply are offended–that’s it! Oh yes, she CARES SOOO much that she name calls and belittles overweight men, which in itself is curious. There are overweight WOMEN too ya know! Don’t hang it all on men. Amanda has a personal “hang-up” with overweight MEN and is offended.

    Amanda should chew on this: Mind her own FU****G business and let men AND women eat how they like! Truly, why would and should she care about what another puts into their body? Because it offends her to see people living their lives contrary to hers.

    As if what you put into your body and how you look are the basis for life. Like I couldn’t pick her apart in a second. Got news for ya Amanda, noBODY is perfect Sheesh! How arrogant.

  3. Interestingly enough, the point I (an overweight woman) was making was omitted from the exerpt above. Note the mention of “Double Standard” in my post title. What is missing above is this:

    “Can you imagine making a commercial like that featuring women who are overweight? “Hey big women! Pig out!” Yeah right. It is major news when Oprah gains or loses five pounds. And, I know this even though I have never in my life watched Oprah.

    Watch out men, we don’t like fat dudes anymore than you like fat chicks. Unless we are drunk. And you aren’t eating this in a bar, you’re eating this on your couch, in your living room.”

    We as women have it beat into our heads that fat is disgusting, but unattractive or overweight men are revered or at a minimum, FUNNY! Find a commercial or show with fat women receiving respect or the female equivalent of an Andy Rooney. Ain’t gonna happen. Women gotta be young and gorgeous!

    So save your venom and read before you spout. Sheesh. Talk about arrogant. Pick me apart, like I would care? Society has done it since the day I was born!

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