It’s been 10 months since Snapple gave its beloved spokeswoman, Wendy Kaufman, the boot.
But don’t think for a moment that the soft-drink icon has softened on her former bosses.
If anything, she’s foaming at the mouth.
In an interview on World Talk Live!, Wendy rips into the execs at Snapple parent Cadbury (formerly known as Cadbury Schweppes, be- fore its May 2008 demerger), whom she claims offered her, in March, a “contract worth absolutely nothing.”
“I love Snapple. But I despise and detest the people from Cadbury Schweppes!” she tells host Brett Cohen. “I think that after 18 years of service, I deserved a little bit more.”
In 1990, shortly after the native New Yorker – who’s now hawking her own plus-size fashion line, called Wendy Wear – first appeared in the folksy ad campaign Snapple created around her, she rocketed to cult status.
Within three years, Wendy, now 50, had helped drive the company’s sales from $23 million to $750 million.
Today, however, that cozy relation- ship has soured to the point of poss- ible legal action – or so it sounds.
“[Cadbury] can say whatever they want, but my lawyers have copies of this letter [offering me] zero guaran- tees,” Wendy challenges.
“And I don’t think that Snapple’s heard the end of me.”
To hear Wendy’s full interview, click here.