March 29, 2013

Horse 1456 - Glen 20 - 101 Other Uses

I don't know if it has occurred to anyone else but in the advert for Glen 20 currently playing on telly, although it says "101" uses, the numbers that it cites are actually the numbers associated with different products.

Where would you be without Glen 33?

Brut 33 was given that name because FabergĂ© decided to market a gumby cheapo version which had only 33% of the fragrance of the original Brut.
I don't know if Glen 20 could be used as an underarm deodorant like Brut 33 but the idea must've occurred to someone at some point. Maybe some uni student somewhere after a night on the town who has awoken to their own foul fug, upon realising that they do not have any "B.O. Basher" has decided to use Glen 20?

57 Varieties? 

Perhaps more famous for their lines of Tomato Soup and other canned goods, Heinz's "57 varieties" wasn't even true when the slogan was invented and was only chosen because it sounded pleasing. I have heard theories that it was supposedly linked to the occult and other weird things but there appears to be no evidence for this at all. Nevermind the fact that by 1892, HJ Heinz Co already had more that 60 different lines of product. Henry Heinz said that he chose the number 57 because he liked the "psychological influence of that figure and of its enduring significance to people of all ages".
I imagine that Glen 20, particularly their "Forest Glen" scent, might be thought of as some sort of spray marinade for meats. I have seen people rub rosemary or pine needles directly into meat for roasting, so maybe the idea might've occurred to someone? Perhaps not. Yeeeuch.

In the UK Nescafe is branded as Blend 37 (see Horse 1185) but in Australia, to satisfy local tastes they make a rounder and less bitter brew. Blend 43 is usually marketed as Original or Classic in other markets.
There used to be the slogan "43 beans in every cup" but I always thought that if you added a Vallium tablet you'd get 43 winks as well.
I really can't imagine why you'd want to add Glen 20 to coffee except to get rid of coffee breath but even then, the taste would be so horrid that no-one would want to drink it. Maybe you could add Glen 20 to International Roast? That blend of coffee is already so horrid that it might actually be improved.

As most teenage boys know, because Glen 20 as indeed most sprays which use hydrocarbons as  a propellant, is highly flammable. This makes it excellent to use as a small flame thrower, or perhaps as the fuel for a potato cannon. I'm pretty sure though that Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturers of Glen 20, probably don't think that marketing those uses is a particularly good idea.
Mind you, I never said that any of them were "good" uses, did I?

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