Fun Fact

The first Chia Pet to be marketed was the ram, which was introduced in 1982.

It is probably still sitting on a shelf in a Walgreens somewhere.


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5 Responses to Fun Fact

  1. MarkD says:

    Textbook marketing mistake- If only they added some food coloring and made the Chia pets a nice Smurf Blue color they would have sold countless millions to McDonalds for the Happy Meal.

  2. Cap'n Whook says:

    I have been told by several senior citizens that the Chia concept was around a loooooong time ago, 1930s or so, with the tree-shaped one.

    SNL did a spoof ad for a Chia baldness cure.

  3. Margaret says:

    Lots more fun chia facts on my website.

    For example, did you know you can eat it??? (The seeds, not the pets.)

  4. karen says:

    In 1982, my older cousins got everyone Chia pets for Christmas. My Gramma and my aunt LOVED them! I think my cousin would get one again for my aunt if she ever sees one in Walgreens…

  5. Mo says:

    Dude, look at the page number on this one! One for the apocalyptic numerologists.

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