Friday, March 18, 2011

Bulletin: Same Product New Packaging

Oftentimes when a product gets a new packaging the company writes
 חדש -NEW
 In big huge letters and "Packaging" in smaller, little letters, trying to get consumers to buy it thinking it's something new or different and only later realizing it’s the same old product. I find it odd (desperate on their part) that sometimes they even do a press release as though it's a new product!

So from time to time I will let you know when it's not a new product just new packaging.

This week I saw (and read about), what was being presented as, a new taffy from Elite for Purim a

JFunny-Face TaffyJ 

I thought it would be fun to taste them and review them before Purim. They reminded me of a face decorated hard-candy that was popular, Purim-time, years ago where I lived, in the USA.

When I read the "finer print" I saw it said "New Packaging" but I could not understand why in the press release it said the taffy itself was new and it made it sound like the funny face was on the taffy too. I opened the package to find that only the wrappers have a funny-face, the taffy inside, was in-fact the same old taffy. Major disappointment!

Maybe next Purim they will actually make funny-face taffies. For this year we have the "sour taffies" from Carmit to enjoyJ.

Chag Purim Sameach

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this post. All opinions are my own.


  1. Is there an online website from which I could buy this candy? thank you!

  2. What country do you live in? If your in the USA you may want to try OHNUTS.Com

    or even Amazon

    It seems like the same candy with a different wrapper. Unless you were specifically looking for the candies in this wrapper - then maybe email Elite and ask them if they have a distributor in your country.