NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Oct. 12, 2012 -- Vietti Foods Company, Inc., a 114-year old maker of canned foods, has launched a line of satirical campaign collectible products - entitled "Collectible Campaign Cuisine & Memorabilia" designed to whimsically spoof the two current major presidential candidates and their respective political parties while raising funds to support a charitable organization.
Collectible Campaign Cuisine products can be purchased online by going to the Vietti Foods Company, Inc. Online Shop.
The political satire is presented using original caricature drawings and descriptions of President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney , as a well as characters depicting their respective party constituencies, on a series of can labels for select Vietti Foods products. The products vary from Liberal Democrat's Vegetable Stew and Conservative Republican's Beef Stew, to a Can Of Political Hot Air From Right-Wing Talk Radio and a Can Of Hot Air From Obama's Speeches.
All of the political caricatures and designs are the creation of Vietti Foods President Phil Connelly , who, in addition to his corporate role, is an avid artist and avowed political junkie.
Vietti Foods has partnered with a Nashville -based charitable organization Blood: Water Mission with which it will share proceeds of the sale of all Collectible Campaign Cuisine & Memorabilia products. Blood: Water Mission is a non-profit organization based in Nashville , established to empower communities to work against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in sub-Saharan Africa through creative grassroots efforts.
Founded by multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award winning band, Jars of Clay, Blood: Water Mission began in 2005 as a call to personalize the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa . Since its launch, Blood: Water has raised millions of dollars providing for the completion of the 1000 Wells Project at the end of 2010. To date, Blood: Water has partnered with more than 1,100 communities in Africa , providing life-saving water for over 700,000 people in 11 different countries and access to HIV/AIDS education, treatment and support for over 30,000 people.
"Our company believes, in the current environment of extreme political disparity over issues, that humor can be an effective tool in bringing together both Republicans and Democrats in support of a charitable cause," said Connelly. "Blood: Water Mission offers a positive alternative to today's societal discourse, demonstrating that by working together toward a common goal, those who have differing political views can put aside their differences and affect positive change."
Another of the Collectible Campaign Cuisine & Memorabilia product lines being offered includes political party-specific Post- Election Recovery Kits, which, instead of food, contain t-shirts, bumper stickers, pacifiers and ear plugs designed to help the losing party faithful survive until the next presidential election in 2016.
In addition, the Collectible Campaign Cuisine & Memorabilia offerings include a Guess The Vote online contest where political junkies can guess the outcome of certain aspects of the presidential election to win a trip to Nashville . Participants will also be offered a chance to suggest their own 'political satire' for future Collectible Campaign Cuisine & Memorabilia product labels.
The company's Collectible Campaign Cuisine was first introduced during the 2004 presidential election race between former Texas Governor George W. Bush and U.S. Senator John Kerry . That year the product line featured Conservative Republican Texas Chili Beans and Liberal Democratic Boston Baked Beans.
Vietti Foods Company, Inc., a division of Zwanenberg Food Group USA , Inc., has transformed in recent years from a latent purveyor of limited canned meat products to an agile and innovative marketer of a wide array of proprietary food brands, as well as contract and licensed brands.
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