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Topic: Candy

Medical Oddities Abound in DDB's First Skittles Ads

New spots star candy-covered outcasts

[UPDATE: DDB did the "Bleachers" and "Cranky" spots. LatinWorks did "Mentor."] Skittles has a new ad agency, DDB, but the candy brand's obsession with malformed anatomy continues. In the spirit…

Mentos Erases Negative Tweets With Facebook App

But it isn't exactly a 'positive' experience

Mentos has partnered with The Martin Agency to create a Negative Tweet Eliminator app for Facebook. It isn't a bad idea, though it's executed in a way that ranges from…

Method Man Does Sweet Rap for Sour Patch Kids

Candy messes with the hip-hop star

Here's a sweet-and-sour bit of branded music: Method Man brings the pain for Sour Patch Kids, which on Tuesday released a video starring the rapper titled "World Gone Sour (The…

Candies Couple Up and Get Cozy in Fallon Campaign

A new jelly candy in the U.K. called Guzzle Puzzle (made by the Natural Confectionary Co.) has quite the Willy Wonka-ish marketing hook. There are five different flavors—cinnamon, lime, orange,…

Australia Spends Two Months Deciding Whether Red M&M Is a Bully

Final answer: No, he's just funny

As if our friends in Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau didn't have enough inane projects, they just wasted two months examining the social interactions of talking M&Ms in commercials. Some viewers…

Talking Wad of Stride Gum, Left for Dead, Is Reunited With Its Chewer

JWT Puerto Rico slapped together four new spots for Stride featuring an emotionally troubled green gumwad who's been left to ponder his mortality under a high school desk. He wallows…

The Most Raunchy Skittles Commercial You Will Ever See (NSFW)

(This is a spec ad—not approved by the Skittles brand.) You take TBWA\Chiat\Day off the Skittles account, and look what you get—pure, unadulterated filth! Spec work by L.A. directing team…

Rob Lowe Mocks Hollywood Horror for Butterfinger

After almost 30 years of churning out Hollywood flicks, Rob Lowe has more insight than most into the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of the movie business. For the past two months, he's…

Man-Boobs and Marionettes: Just Another Insane Candy Ad

(Video possibly NSFW.) Here's an example of candy oddvertising at its most weird and randomly disturbing—a Italian spot by Milan agency Selection SRL for Vivident gum featuring a couple of…

Much-Loved Girl From Candy Ad Revealed to Be Non-Human

Here's an odd little story about a Japanese ad. (I know, big surprise.) A recent spot for Ezaki Glico candies featured the all-girl Japanese theater group AKB 48—and introduced a…

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