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Halloween Candy Campaigns

By | October 24, 2018

Personally, Halloween is my favorite time of year. Why, you ask? It contains the majority of my favorite things – pumpkins, hayrides, costumes, corn mazes, haunted houses and cooler weather. I’m not the only one who’s a huge fan of all things spooky. In 2017, the National Retail Federation reported that Americans spend an estimated $9.1 billion on Halloween, and $2.7 million on candy alone! So, in the spirit of Halloween, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Halloween candy commercials.

Bite Size Horror Films

In 2017, Fox networks and Mars candy brands teamed up to create Bite Size Horror Films. These two-minute horror films ran during commercial breaks on Fox, beginning and ending with a brief advertisement for Snickers, M&Ms, Skittles and Starburst. These commercials were particularly frightening because they caused confusion and were created at such a high caliber. As you watch the entirety of the ad, you almost forget that’s what it is – an advertisement. My personal favorite is Starburst’s “Replacement.” However, each one is wonderful so be sure to check them all out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR3fFwPiY3Y

Have a Break, Have a KITKAT

Taking place in what appears to be the aftermath of an apocalyptic event, we see a group of people assumedly being chased by a zombie. However, KITKAT took a break from usual zombie movie protocol. I’ve got to give KITKAT a hand for stepping outside of the box! Puns intended.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlce888yabE

Giant Talking Spiders

In my opinion, Skittles always seems to have the best commercials. This one is no exception. Check out the unlikely duo of a giant spider and a boy whose friend is caught in the spider’s web. What happens might surprise you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOQT8Bdj_-4

Grocery Store Lady

I’ll let this Snickers commercial speak for itself, but it might be the funniest, yet creepiest ad I’ve seen to date.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgSv1SKCteQ

The team at Obsidian wishes you all a Happy Halloween! What Halloween candy is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.