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Fauxbama endorses KFC sandwich in China

It's tough to gauge the impact this KFC China spot—featuring a Barack Obama look-alike chowing down on a fish fillet sandwich—will have on Sino-American relations. On the one hand, it's…

January 31, 2011, 11:06 AM EST

Wheat Thins nabs ad hater in latest ambush

When Wheat Thins went after people last summer who were talking smack about the brand on Twitter, there was understandable skepticism about whether the whole thing was a set-up. The…

January 26, 2011, 2:40 PM EST

Chester Cheetah now generally being a dick

Chester Cheetah used to encourage Cheetos eaters to mess with other people. Now, he'll screw with anyone, including the Cheetos eaters themselves. In the "Piano" spot below, from Goodby, Silverstein…

January 19, 2011, 9:40 AM EST

Caribou Coffee Turns Up Heat at Bus Shelters

Here's a pretty hot idea. Colle+McVoy in Minneapolis introduced Caribou Coffee's new hot breakfast sandwiches by making bus shelters looks like ovens—with actual heat coming from the coils. (Minnesotans are…

January 13, 2011, 12:12 PM EST

Seattle's Best Coffee really goes down easy

What is it about Seattle's Best Coffee showing up in strange, frequently awkward situations? First, it turned baristas into stalkers in that cross-promotion with Burger King. Now, in new spots…

January 11, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

Listen to Ted Williams' Mac & Cheese debut

Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, merits sincere kudos for escaping life on the streets and attaining a measure of media stardom. As we mentioned last week,…

January 10, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

KFC seeks other uses for leftover wet wipes

Did someone at KFC win the lottery or something? Seems like they're giving away money every week these days. The fast-food chain's latest contest offers $10,000 to the person who…

January 6, 2011, 2:23 PM EST

London billboard is made entirely of cheese

Somehow we missed this when it happened in October, but it's worth a mention: Virgin Media, with help from food artist Prudence Staite, created a 15-by-12-foot billboard in London made…

January 6, 2011, 9:46 AM EST

Frito-Lay food becomes a bit less unhealthy

Just because fast food items and salty snacks are unnatural doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to turn them down. But now that Frito-Lay says it is reformulating about half its…

January 5, 2011, 2:26 PM EST

Lipton Brisk does a very abridged 'Machete'

Funny, but I don't remember nearly as much hand washing in Machete as happens in this one-minute recap, brought to us by Lipton Brisk. The Claymation clip, which hit YouTube…

January 4, 2011, 1:31 PM EST