They Can't Believe It

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    It's not their marketing that is killing sales of their wines. Tis true that other countries, especially Australia and the US, have come up with some really great wines. The problem with the French to a large degree, is that many Americans WON'T BUY their products anymore:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1268678,00.html

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    If I drank wine, which I dont', but if I did, it'd be a cold day in Hell before I bought any wine from the frogs. I don't care if the bottle was aged 100 years and has 3,762 different kinds of grapes in it. In fact, I've given up Spaghettios since the company that makes them is "Franco-American."

    P.S. Please tell me if Franco-American isn't actually French, because I love Spaghettios.
     
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    While I didn't look up Campbell's, I think you're safe:

    http://www.campbellsoup.com/fa_our_brands.asp?cpovisq=
     
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    I believe Franco-American was actually named in honor of that great relief pitcher, John Franco (another stalwart player the Cincinnati Reds let slip away; you could field a championship team with those). And every time he saves a game, a can of Spaghetti-o's is donated to starving children in Indiana. So, by all means - enjoy!
     
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    I think you're safe. Campbell's bought Franco-American in 1915. Started making Spaghettio's in 1960. There are 1,750 O's in each 15 oz. can....approx 30 ft. Salt Lake City, Utah is considered the Spaghettio Capital of the World consuming 3 million servings per year.
     
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    Ok, that's good. I'm pretty sure it was originally at least partly French, and I was eating too many of them anyway, so I stopped for a while and decided I'd do some research before buying any more, and then I got lazy and didn't do the research.
     
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    Blew your whole John Franco theory out of the water, lol.
     
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    Women!
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