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Old 01-14-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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From ABC News:



The Campbell Soup Co. executive who was behind the enduring brands SpaghettiOs and Chunky Soup has died.

Donald Goerke (GUHR'-kee) was 83. A Campbell spokesman confirmed that Goerke died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Delran in southern New Jersey.

Goerke was marketing research director of Campbell'* Franco-American line in the early 1960s when his group started dreaming up pasta in shapes that would appeal to kids. He chose the o'*. They were marketed with the unforgettable tagline, "Uh-oh, SpaghettiOs."

Later, he helped introduce Chunky Soup, a hearty ready-to-serve soup that stood out from the company'* traditional line of condensed soups.

The Waukesha, Wis., native worked for Camden-based Campbell for 35 years, retiring in 1990.

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I grew up eating this stuff and my son almost lived off it while he was learning to eat in his high chair!
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How did he get the spaghetti tree to grow round spaghetti? As a kid spaghettio'* where such a very special treat.... could not pay me to eat them now.
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I currently have 10 cans sitting in my cubbard. My grandpa used to run tomatoes for campbells, and said they were very picky with the ingredients they used, and they were not afraid to turn down a truckload of tomatoes if they felt they weren't perfect. I love the stuff, and am sad to see him go. But I'll keep on eatin.
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Round spaghetti is what they want you to think. It'* really salmon butt holes.

I never realized that guy is from just up the road from here.
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Round spaghetti is what they want you to think. It'* really salmon butt holes.
Well that'* ruined my appetite!
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Round spaghetti is what they want you to think. It'* really salmon butt holes.

I never realized that guy is from just up the road from here.
That would be down the road from you Dan. I figured that out after having 4 Maker'sMark and diet Coke doubles in Louisville tonight. No wonder you are a barbarian and not a pathfinder.....
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You are correct, for some reason I thought it was Wausau.
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No real Italian would be caught eating that (or Chef Boyardee) crap!
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One of the many products that make me glad my Mom didn't cook out of cans. How can people open a can to have all that curdled grease on top and actually heat and eat it?
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Ah the diet of poor starving college kids everywhere. (Including me when I was in school!)

I keep a couple cans around. If I'm starving and want something quick, I've been known to have a can. Plus its one of those things you can keep in case you lose power.

Growing up, we ate everything out of a can.. mom used to joke that she was "The queen of heat & serve". And my grandparents never "baked" or made anything from "scratch". Must be some miracle that I actually like to cook, and BBQ. (Says the guy whos typing this as hes eating instant oatmeal for breakfast)
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