Ornamentality high, functionality low
The H-E-B grand tour took us to the Allandale branch, where the average age of the shoppers generally is not low. Nevertheless, there was quite a display of back-to-school items, including products branded Foohy: "Unleash your Foohy! Release your inner Foohy!" This is another guise of the Sanford Sharpie people, Sanford itself being a division of Newell Rubbermaid. It was all too much to resist. We still haven't tried the secret writing markers or the pseudo-airbrush ones, but we did find that the pencil-sharpener was not everything it could be. It does, however, make a decent paperweight and the LavaLamp feature is a great conversation-starter. Its hourglass shape just begs people to flip it over, to begin the Lava action anew.