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Snickers gets scary indeed in Halloween ad

This distressing "Grocery Store Lady" ad for Snickers doesn't compel me to buy candy so much as call child services. Those kids aren't right. They've got incredible balance, but…

October 6, 2010, 8:35 AM EDT

Kid afflicted with squirting Fruit Gusher eye

Here's the latest oddball candy advertising—a 90-second Fruit Gushers video from Saatchi & Saatchi (supposedly Gerry Graf's last piece of work for the agency) that tells the tall tale…

September 22, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

Hairy hands always hunt for Cadbury candy

Publicis Mojo is behind the latest oddvertising candy ads—an Australian campaign that features the tarantula-like, disembodied "Hairy Hand," a feared predator that's out to steal your Cadbury Crunchie Rocks…

September 7, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

Kids say the darndest things in candy spots

Ad agency TBC goes the cute-kids-as-business-execs route in its first work for Haribo's Gold-Bears gummy candy. I was hoping this genre had cashed out after its stultifying appearance last…

August 19, 2010, 1:42 PM EDT

Ostrich gets air in latest Cadbury confection

Cadbury goes the epic-animal route once again, tapping an ostrich (instead of an ape) in this spot by Saatchi & Saatchi in South Africa. Our hero, incapable of flight,…

August 16, 2010, 8:56 AM EDT

Rainbow-eating giraffe is milked for Skittles

More crazy Skittles work, this time from SapientNitro in Russia. Here, a guy milks a rainbow-munching giraffe and happily ends up with a bucket of Skittles. (Copy: "Drain the…

August 13, 2010, 9:52 AM EDT

Spider hits above its weight in Mentos spot

In this U.K. Mentos spot by BBH, a guy interrupts a couch-cuddle to vanquish an eensy-weensy spider that has sent his gal-pal into spasms of uncontrolled shrieking (something our…

August 11, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT

Living dead not impressed by Starburst ads

Starburst has been advertising itself lately as a contradiction—a solid candy that's also juicy, like a liquid. The idea was introduced last summer in a spot starring a Scottish…

August 9, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

Blue cat pressures dude to eat his Smarties

JWT in Toronto presents a blue talking cat for Smarties. The ad touches on several animal themes we've seen here on AdFreak of late. The cat has a weird…

July 22, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT

Psychedelic moosehead touts chewy candy

Chew-chew-chew, chew-chew-chew/Chew-chew-chew, chew-chew-chew. That's the annoying mesmeric refrain playing as a mounted moosehead with spinning eyes tries to hypnotize people into eating Maynards Wine Chews candies in this new…

July 19, 2010, 9:13 AM EDT