Food Advertising Reality Check: Pizza And Burger Edition

This doesn’t quite qualify as “unacceptable food.” More like “food that doesn’t look quite like depicted in the ads.” We bring disappointing photographs of a frozen pizza from fancy-pants grocer Whole Foods, and a humble cheeseburger from Jack in the Box.

The first photo comes from Steven, who received this Ultimate Cheeseburger from Jack in the Box. Expecting something that at least remotely resembled the promo image above, he received a sandwich that looked like it had been stomped on. “Did I eat it? Yes,” he wrote. “Was it good? No. It was merely OK.”

Clearly this would NOT have happened on Blake’s watch.

Meanwhile, Emily brought home this delicious-looking frozen pizza from Whole Foods. She discovered the cold, hard reality when she opened the package: the exterior photo was a bit deceiving. She wrote:

Opening the package was a bit of a let down, especially since one of the edges of the pizza was bent at a 90 degree angle.

The chicken is really the most misleading part of the photo.

(It tasted yummy, though!)

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