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The Ron Swanson Seal of Greatness Approves High-Calorie Foods

 - Jul 25, 2011
References: consumerist & buzzbrewery
Ron Swanson, everyone's favorite breakfast champion, now has his own Ron Swanson Seal of Greatness, which is graciously adorn on foods that only the director of the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee would personally eat. You can forget about enjoying a healthy meal if you're looking at this list, as all the foods featured here are over 1,000 calories and consist of over 800mg of sodium.

The Ron Swanson Seal of Greatness is one in a long line of Ron Swanson appearances to have popped up on the Internet and in real life. It solidifies the TV character as a pop culture phenomenon.

Implications - Consumers enjoy pop culture references in their products because their knowledge of an allusion allows them to easily connect with it on an empathetic level. Corporations trying to get consumers to emotionally invest in a product may consider utilizing pop culture references as design elements for goods.