23 March 2009


With a long history of racial justice and equality in Germany, I'm surprised that German frozen food company Sprehe's choice of product branding is even being questioned.

In an effort to move more product, Sprehe has branded it's new line of frozen chicken tenders as "Obama-Fingers" in an effort to capitalize on the Hopey/Changey's optimistic message for our future.
"We noticed that American products and the American way of eating are trendy at the moment," Judith Witting, sales manager for Sprehe, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. "Americans are more relaxed. Not like us stiff Germans, like (Chancellor Angela) Merkel."

The idea, she claimed, was to get in on the Obama-mania which is continuing to grip Germany. The word "fingers" in the name refers to the fact that it is a finger food. "It's like hotdogs," Witting said. "No one would ever think they are actually from dogs."
Nope. No possible racial objections about blacks and fried chicken here.

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