The liquidy-delicious fruit snacks Gushers have been one of my favorite treats since I was a little kid. There’s nothing quite like the chewy, oozing sensation of biting into a Gusher. But I don’t know if I can eat Gushers ever again after seeing the snack’s latest web video from Saatchi & Saatchi. The video features a kid named Todd who was born with…wait for it…a Gusher for an eye. That’s right, a Gusher for an eye! And it literally gushes out blue goo all over everything.
I have to admit that for the first fifty-five seconds I was pretty entertained. The video has a really catchy song, “His name is Todd, he’s a real cool guy! Born with a Gusher for an eye!” But at 0:56, when he pelted his mom with a tidal wave of gushy goo I started to get a little grossed out and it just went downhill from there.
I’m not saying the video isn’t hilarious. What I’m saying is that as I was watching I was throwing up in my mouth a little at the fact that I used to actually eat these things, which were now gushing out of poor Todd’s eye. I really don’t think I can ever eat Gushers again. And isn’t the point of a viral video to get people to want to buy your product? Gushers, congratulations on making a highly entertaining video, but I really don’t think it’s gonna make anyone run out to the store to stock up on your snacks. And you’ve lost at least one customer that’s been enjoying Gushers for at least 15 years. Nice going.
What do you think of Todd’s Gusher gushing eye? Will you ever be able to eat Gushers again after seeing this?