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Topic: Candy

Peeps 2016! Candy Brand Campaigns to Kick Punxsutawney Phil to the Curb

Who's the real spring chicken?

Punxsutawney Phil makes his depressing prediction nearly every year: Keep the coats and snow shovels handy because there's likely to be at least six more weeks of winter. Isn't it…

Love It or Hate It, Candy Corn Rules the Trick-or-Treat Bag

The story behind the century-old waxy treat that frightens half of America

According to the National Confectioners Association, some 35 million pounds (about 9 billion kernels) of candy corn will be manufactured this year. Americans are expected to buy 20 million pounds…

Snickers' Halloween Ad Profiles a Guy Who's Scary Good at Carving Pumpkins

Jon Neill's creations always look hangry

You might think you carve a mean pumpkin, but Jon Neill will kick the orange pulp and seeds out of you any day of the week—particularly in October, when his…

Why Jolly Rancher and Anomaly Are Telling Frustrated Millennials to 'Keep on Sucking!'

The Hershey hard candy finds an ownable silver lining

Some things in life unquestionably suck. Middle seats. Traffic jams. Rain delays. And young people, due to their limited means, are forced to put with even more things that suck.…

Ad of the Day: Extra Gum Wraps Up One of the Year's Sweetest Love Stories

A worthy sequel to 'Origami'

It took an extra long time—more than two years—for Wrigley's Extra Gum to release a follow-up its massively popular "Origami" ad, which, you may recall, told the story of a…

This Agency Just Welcomed Two New Hires by Turning Them Into Pez Dispensers

RTO+P fires up the 3-D printer

Ad agency Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners has a tradition of welcoming new employees in unusual ways—like carving their faces into crayons or totem poles. But its latest new-hire stunt…

Snickers Swaps Out Its Brand Name for Hunger Symptoms on Painfully Honest Packaging

So you can call out your irritable friends

The trend toward more personalized packaging continues, with a twist, as Snickers is replacing its brand name on packaging with 21 hunger symptoms. The twist is that, instead of being life-affirming…

Marshawn Lynch Just Popped Up on a Shopping Channel to Hilariously Sell Skittles

Seahawks star visits Evine Live

If you happened to be zoning out to the Evine Live home-shopping channel on cable TV at 11:04 a.m. ET this morning, you saw a strange sight. Yes, that was…

Ad of the Day: M&M's Heads Into the Bedroom for a Little 'Tainted Love'

Love is for sharing, or is it?

Occasionally, M&M's ventures into PG-13 territory, often with amusing results. One of the candy brand's best ads, from 2008, showed Blue licking himself—much to the horror of the woman who…

Noooooooooo! This Loony British Ad for Mints Ends With a Comic Shocker

W+K London's first work for Trebor

This Trebor Mints ad from Wieden + Kennedy London has a bit of that 1990s Gushers weirdness to it, either as a tribute to nostalgic thirtysomethings or just for shiggles. It…

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