fwd: Nestles Boycott
friendlysystems at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 9 12:04:14 JEST 1998
Dear SAYMA Friends,
Please pass this on to folks who are also working to end "nuclear"
I talked with Nestles at their 800 number and was well received.
Anneewakee Creeks Friends Worship Group
>This came my way this morning, via Lizzy Poole of Fishwrapper Digest, Maine.
>Just when I was feeling outraged by the same experience of walking into the
>grocery store and seeing the Nuclear chocolate bar currently being
>Nestles. So Grandmothers for Peace is organizing a new Nestles Boycott.
>PLEASE PASS ON THIS ALERT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAIL LIST, FAX, CALL, WRITE
>YOUR FRIENDS , MAKE A FLYER TO HAND OUT, WRITE "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR", CALL
>TALK SHOWS, AND ENCOURAGE EVERY ORGANIZATION YOU KNOW TO JOIN US IN THIS
>GRANDMOTHERS FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL DECLARES A NATIONAL BOYCOTT OF ALL
>Read the following information and call Nestle's immediately to register a
>complaint and your intention to BOYCOTT ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS until they
>production of the new "Nestle Nuclear Chocolate" candy bar!
>CALL THIS NUMBER:1-800-258-6728
>(Nestle invites your comments by including this number on the wrapper... you
>will find a very polite person willing to take your complaint when you call!)
>As you are probably aware, the movie "Armageddon" premiered this week across
>the country. Reports indicate that the message of this movie is another
>attempt to promote our reliance on nuclear weapons.... now they will save us
>from asteroids headed toward earth! This idea is actually one proposed by
>folks at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories some time ago.
>While we are outraged by the theme of the movie, we are even more outraged at
>Nestle who chose to capitalize on the theme by producing a new "Nestle
>Chocolate" candy bar for our children! The packaging of this promotional
>product tied to the film Armageddon includes a free movie trading card - a
>series of 15 - (you know how kids are tempted by anything that includes
>cards), advertises the movie, has a fiery explosive graphic, and a "The
>Chocolate Chain Reaction" logo.
>In a "Nestle Nuclear Chocolate Statement" received from Nestle, they claim
>"Nuclear is an expression, a common synonym among today's youth used for
>like electric and awesome." The person who did their research should be
>The most common use of "nuclear" among the youth we know is "nuke 'em" which
>means KILL! How dare they make such a product which they also state is:
>"... a chocolate bar and is intended to deliver fun and excitement ..." "The
>word 'Nuclear' is used in a fun, 'cool' manner to communicate the product's
>There is nothing fun, exciting or cool about nuclear weapons, nuclear
>or nuclear waste! This is an outrageous effort (deliberate or not) to
>desensitize our children to the danger of nuclear weapons. We cannot let
>get by with it! In view of the recent nuclear testing in India and Pakistan
>which has sent shock waves and generated fear around the world, the timing of
>this movie and Nestle's Nuclear Chocolate is an example of very poor
>to say the least.
>You will most likely hear from the person you speak to that Nestle takes no
>position - pro or con - on the subject of nuclear weapons. Well, they have
>just put themselves smack in the middle of the controversy over continued
>development and potential use of nuclear weapons! It is all about
>PROFIT ...as usual. This Boycott will cut into that profit if we all
>participate: the word "Boycott" is not one that they ever hoped to hear
>again. Why they would risk another boycott is simply amazing.
>They could easily re-name and re-package this product. In reality it is the
>old Nestle Crunch bar dressed up in a new package with tempting trading cards
>included. The "popping candy" it claims to contain was non-existent in our
>taste test (unfortunately we had to buy one to see what we were dealing
>PLEASE spread the word on this effort and MAKE THAT CALL! It is free and
>takes a few minutes of your time. Encourage everyone to boycott the movie
>"Armageddon" as well. If we ever hope to have a world free of the madness of
>nuclear weapons we cannot be silent. Express your outrage!
>Encourage Organizations to Endorse This Boycott. Have them contact us as
>Your comments, suggestions (and information on your phone conversation with
>Nestle) are most welcome.
> CALL: 1-800-258-6728
>We need people from every state to jam those lines!
> SPREAD THE WORD!
>If you cannot reach Nestle because of the overload of calls (it is already
>happening according to our members!) then write:
>Nestle Chocolate & Confections
>Attn: Customer Relations Dept.
>800 North Branch Blvd.
>Glendale, CA 91203
>Barbara Wiedner, Founder/Director
>GRANDMOTHERS FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL
>9444 Medstead Way
>Elk Grove, CA 95758
>Phone: (916) 684-8744
>Fax: (916) 684-0394
>E-Mail: wiednerb at aol.com
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