Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh meats / Standing in line at the Deli
It’s freshness every time
In this new commercial for Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh meats we see an old man standing in line at the deli section of the grocery store complaining about how long it is. His wife then tells him she already has the deli meat and we see a package of Deli Fresh cold cuts in the shopping cart. The voice of the announcer in this commercial is Chris Parnell.
What they say:
(Deli counter man): Now serving number 24
(Old man in line): That was my age when I walked in here. The only thing that’s been sitting here longer than us is that turkey. That meat gets passed around more than blame at a congressional hearing.
(Wife:) I already have the deli meat Frank.
(Old man): Welp, that’s my ride.
(Announcer): Oscar Mayer Delifresh. Made with 100 percent real turkey breast, real spices and no artificial preservatives. Sealed at the peak of freshness. It’s freshness every time, it’s Oscar Mayer.
Statements and what they mean:
- What the commercial said: I already have the deli meat Frank (showing a package of Deli Fresh) / Oscar Mayer Delifresh. Made with 100 percent real turkey breast, real spices and no artificial preservatives. Sealed at the peak of freshness. It’s freshness every time
- What some people might think that means: Deli Fresh meat is as fresh and natural as the meat from the Deli or butcher.
- What it really means: According to the nutritional information provided at the Kraft Foods (owner of Oscar Mayer) website, Deli Fresh brand meats are made from 100% turkey/ham/chicken, but this does not determine how fresh the meat is. The commercial says that Deli Fresh is “sealed at the peak of freshness” but this does not necessarily mean that by the time it reaches your refrigerator it will still be fresh.
Does Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh meat have artificial preservatives?
In the commercial the announcer states “no artificial preservatives” which could lead some people to think that Deli Fresh meat has no chemicals or preservatives whatsoever or that it is virtually the same as meat from the butcher or deli. Below is the list of ingredients in Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Turkey Meat as published at the Kraftrecipes.com website:
TURKEY BREAST, WATER, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SODIUM LACTATE, SALT, SUGAR, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, CARRAGEENAN, NATURAL FLAVOR, SODIUM DIACETATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM ASCORBATE, SODIUM NITRITE, CARAMEL COLOR.
This commercial uses wording that may confuse some people into believing that Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh packaged meats are as fresh and as natural as fresh meat from the butcher or deli, which may not always be the case.