Some marketing gimmicks annoy me.
What it probably really means: there's no chocolate in this, but it sorta tastes chocolaty. Or maybe it just looks chocolaty.
Same deal with "fruity," "buttery" "cheesy" etc...
"Made with 100%..."
What it implies: "This stuff is 100% [ingredient X]
What it probably really means: We're confident you're too stupid to understand the difference between "this is 100% X" and "We took a (probably small) portion of 100% X and mixed it in with the other slop."
Can be marketed as this:
What it implies: Made with farm-fresh cream! And it's a French word with the little doodad over the "e!" That makes it sophisticated.
What it really means: There's no cream in here. So we're calling it "crème. "
Maybe the crème is hydrogenated vegetable oil. Maybe it's beef lard. The latter is a compromise of sorts, as it least it has something to do with a cow.
I also see crème on expensive skin products*:
Surgery candy boasting that it's "naturally fat free" Does anyone think that Twizzlers are a healthy snack because they're fat free?
News flash. The ancients weren't that wise. The ancients thought human sacrifice was a reasonable thing to do. Then again, considering how many modern people are suckered by dopey marketing techniques, maybe I'm being too hard on the ancients.
Customized Internet Adds:
"[Insert your town here] person discovers miracle treatment for [what we think is probably wrong with you]."
I get stuff like "Los Angeles** Mom Discovers wrinkle cream (or weight loss cure)!" Inverter Mom really gets around, as she's from El Segundo when I'm at work, and Redondo Beach when I visit my folks
In other words, advertisers are betting that I'm old enough to be fat and wrinkled. Gee, thanks, guys.
*There is limited evidence that some vitamins (A, B3, C, and E in particular) may be of some use when topically applied, but I think the vitamins in skin creams are there to sell the skin cream.
** I don't get the local angle. Am I supposed to trust the product because a neighbor made it? Or think "Golly, that's where I live too. What a coincidence! I'd better look into this..."