Food Allergy Counseling

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Sloane Miller, Food Allergy Counselor (Picture © Noel Malcolm 2013)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Food and Whine

Really Daily Candy?

"Food and Whine" is the best tag line you could come up with for a much needed product like Select Wisely cards that assist those of us with food allergies to dine out safely when away from home?

I’m all for witty prose, bon mots, being punny, even really well done snark. But this para is none of those.

Maybe I'm being overly sensitive to the poor choice of words.

Maybe.

But I know that allergies are not about being whiny, needy or complainy. For many, for MILLIONS, it is literally about life or death.

So Daily Candy, I’m not telling you how to write your pieces or edit your freelancers. All I’m saying is you’ve lost some subscribers. And in this market, I would imagine you’d want to hold on to them, not drive them away with poorly worded, unfunny product placements.

5 comments:

Becks said...

seriously. Food and whine might apply to someone who is voluntarily picky (oh, I know people). Hardly the right impression I want to give about my life threatening food allergies though!

Jennifer B said...

Yeah, they really screwed this one up. All I can do is shake my head. What were they thinking?

Allergic Girl said...

hey jenn b, i honestly don't think it was meant or intended to be malicious or mean. i think they were trying for funny and really missed the mark.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I saw someone bring this up on Twitter today, but they didn't clarify. Thanks for clearing this up. Poor choice of words.

Meghann said...

Their 'attempt' at wittiness just insulted nearly the entire 50% of the population that has some sort of food allergy/sensitivity. The only reason I don't go anywhere to eat is because I don't want to be seen as a 'whiner' with my allergies to gluten, dairy, eggs, corn and soy. Could I eat out safely? Possibly, but those idiots sure made me feel bad about trying. Genius way to sell me something!