Here’s something else I wanted to share that I came across in Brazil: this package of little snack cakes. Not so much the snack cakes, but the packaging:
In case you are not familiar with the Powerpuff Girls, a animated TV series from Cartoon Network, this is what they usually look like.
The Powerpuff Girls looking more like sweet-looking little girls. (image source)
However, it would seem that in Brazil, the little kindergarteners are not quite sexy enough to sell snack cakes. So they have been tarted up a bit.¹
This is, of course, not the first time the little superheroines have been given a more grown-up makeover. In Japan, they were transformed into leggy anime teenagers:
The girls from Powerpuff Girls Z: not in kindergarten anymore. (image source)
Anyhow, my package of snack cakes unabashedly displays both the Cartoon Network and Powerpuff Girls logos. The transformation of the characters is somewhat mysterious to me, and is possibly only snack-cake-related. I haven’t been able to find any other similar images of them. Even on the Bauducco website itself, the same product is shown this way:
¹Anyone else reminded of Xuxa, the scandalous sexpot hostess of a kids’ show?
(By the way, this post title is in part inspired by a recent post I read involving a whole hell of a lot of Sweetarts.)