Wednesday, September 10, 2008

An open letter to all diet food peddlers


Due to the recent avalanche of PR-type emails to my inbox, I feel compelled to write this letter.

If you do PR for a diet-related product, please do not send me emails offering to send me samples and hoping I'll review it on my blog.

Don't send me perky emails about 100-calorie foods that will fill you up all day, packed full of unparalleled nutrients. (Really! Who dreams this crap up?) Don't think I'll shill for you. I won't. If I write about your diet product, rest assured I will tear it apart. That kind of publicity you really don't want.

This blog is NOT diet friendly. To paraphrase my late friend Mimi Orner, we are anti-diet, anti-anorexia, anti-bulimia, anti-healthy eating fascism, and anti-eating disorder here. I am not your friend. My readers are not your potential customers.

This blog is a diet-free zone. Go peddle your crap somewhere else.

3 comments:

Kimberley said...

But - but... Won't you put in a good word for my all-new, fat-free, high-fiber baby-flavoured doughnuts? No? Even if I tell you that they have HALF the fat and ALL the flavour of REAL baby doughnuts?

Dang. Guess I'll have to shill these outside the nearest Weight Watchers meeting...

Pamalamb said...

"...anti-diet, anti-anorexia, anti-bulimia, anti-healthy eating fascism, and anti-eating disorder..."

AMEN to that Harriet!

Kristin said...

And I like it that way!