Sunday, August 5, 2012

My spokesperson crush (and a sponsored video)

Not-great photo from an early post
If you read this blog at all, you probably know that I bake. A lot. From scratch, mostly.

What you probably don't know is that I've got a huuuuuuuuuuuuge crush on the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Yes, I mean the puffy squishy happy giggling ball of dough. The one whose giggle Michael Symon stole. In fact, the resemblance might be why I like Symon so much.

I even have a plush version of the Doughboy that I keep in a glass canister on top of my china cabinet. Weird, I know, but it keeps the little fella clean.

I don't remember where he came from originally - probably a promotion from the company - but he made the move with us from Chicago to Colorado, so he's been trapped in that canister for a long, long time.

I've even sent Doughboy-branded e-cards from Pillsbury's site to my husband.

Hi, my name is Donna and I'm secretly in love with a company mascot ...

Maybe it's because Pillsbury products were my gateway dough. You see, my mother didn't bake. At all. She wasn't even interested in mixes. So when I got old enough to meddle with things in the kitchen, she let me deal with the baked goods. Some things worked out better than others, but I learned.

Let's face it, I also thought the dough-in-a-tube concept was magical. I was a little afraid of the "pop" when they opened, but I thought the apple turnovers were the best thing ever invented. Ever. No, really. Best ever. And I secretly wished that the Doughboy would pop out of the can like on TV. (I was also afraid that chickens would come out of eggs, but that's a whole other childhood story.)

So, although I've (mostly) moved beyond the more convenient dough products, I have a soft spot in my heart for the products that opened the door for my current obsession for all things yeasty, floury, and giggly. And meanwhile, the product line has expanded considerably.

Check out the video (which is incredibly short) and let me know what you think. Is this new product something you'd buy regularly, keep on hand for emergencies, buy for fun-with-the-kids occasions?

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Pillsbury. All blathering is my own creation and opinion.