Category Archives: Haitai Confectionery

Ad slogans and product descriptions awkwardly translated from Korean to English. Sketches from 2001-2002.

ICE MAN: “Pencil bar containing soft snowballs”

Julio Valle sketched this shortly after the publication of his graphic novel Amarillo. I found a picture of the Ice Man packaging along with an ingredient list here. No snowballs listed, but it does contain sugar, HFCS, and ‘Sweetie Flavor’, … Continue reading

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LIEBE: “Chocolate for cyber-generation”

CD Regan has been featured here before. Actor Jung Woo Sung, according to this brief filmography, once appeared in an ad for Liebe. I went hunting for it, but the closest thing I could find was this commercial for a … Continue reading

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CHOCO POPS: “Popping chocolate ice bar!”

Kel  Crum writes: I think it speaks for itself. Agreed.

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DONG LANG TANG: “Hey, let’s go into our master’s mouth at lunch!”

With that name/description combo, you have to admire the restraint demonstrated here. John Peters is the mastermind behind Gypsygirl Press, which currently has 4 active webcomics for you to follow. No further information is available about Dong Lang Tang. Sorry.

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Sean Bieri 3-for-1

I’m going to post these three together, since they’re all drawn by Sean Bieri. They have at least one other thing in common: I can’t find proof on the web that any of the following snack foods ever existed… OH … Continue reading

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BABAMBAR: “The first flavor the intimate flavor Babambar! The second flavor the delightful flavor Babambar!

Scott Mills previously appeared in the “Dissatisfied with the Vehicle” sketchbook. Babambar (Babam Bar?) is included in this set of ice cream reviews, where the blogger declares it “the most ‘not delicious’ ice cream bar that I have come across … Continue reading

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TONGKY TONGKY CHEWING CANDY: “Different from general existing candy. Tooth is not sick despite of crunching it.”

Two-for-one Scott Roberts sketches today. I’m pretty sure he had a gig drawing the Rugrats daily newspaper strip when he did this one.

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BAKED POTATO: “There are so many square-shaped objects in the world, but why can’t we see square-shaped potatoes?”

I found a page which describes this product as a “pure carbon baked potato bar (27G) non-expanded non-fried health portable equipment”. I’m not sure which description I like more.  

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TWO COPS: “Adults like the taste of Two Cops, because they can enjoy the taste of fresh onion and plain potato.”

Steve Peters writes: It’s a surreal experience when an old sketch turns up that is clearly something that you drew, but you have absolutely no recollection of having drawn it. How much more so when you were given such an … Continue reading

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HAITAI SAND: “Children are really attracted to it because of its harmonious taste of nuts and sweetness.”

Alex Robinson claims that he doesn’t remember drawing this, but the kid’s t-shirt brings it all back to me. There was an Insane Clown Posse merchandise table set up at SPACE in 2001. About an hour after the convention opened, … Continue reading

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