Maltesers' Wonderfully Awkward Diversity Ads Are Back, Featuring Hot Flashes and Lesbian Dating

The candy brand wants to embrace advertising's 'taboo topics'

British candy brand Maltesers proved once and for all that diversity initiatives don’t have to be tear-jerking, inspirational or maudlin affairs when it launched its disability-focused campaign in 2016. The initial spots, launched around the Paralympics, centered on lighthearted scenarios that made the actors’ physical conditions part of the joke without being the butt of the joke.