Food & Drink

Reese's Is Rolling Out a Remote-Controlled Door That Dispenses Peanut Butter Cups
October 30, 2020 at 8:43 am

To bring trick-or-treating directly to the kids this year in a safe way, Reese's is using a remote-controlled door that will dispense king sized Peanut Butter Cups. The Hershey Company has a rich history of fun promotional campaigns involving automation, including a vending machine at SXSW that exchanged promotional products for Hershey's branded ones...

Burger King Introduces Face Masks With Food Orders Printed on Them, Terrifying Mirror Promotion
October 27, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Burger King Belgium recently tackled two issues—spread of COVID and poor communication—with a line of face masks. A total of 250 lucky customers received a branded mask with their menu item of choice printed across the front. In two other countries, the chain also introduced a terrifying in-store promotion involving the ghost of Ronald McDonald...

Burger King's New Reusable Packaging for Burgers and Drinks Is Pretty Groundbreaking
October 23, 2020 at 11:04 am

Burger King is trying out reusable packaging at a few locations next year through a partnership with the Loop platform. Loop is a collective effort from companies like Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Unilever, PepsiCo and more to limit waste by offering products in reusable packaging. Customers in Tokyo, Portland and New York will get to…

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Margarita Parties, HAZMAT Suits and More
October 21, 2020 at 12:31 pm

Does everyone have their Halloween costume figured out? I’m thinking this year I’ll hand out candy to the kids in my neighborhood dressed as “The Sweatpants Monster” or “Basketball Shorts Zombie.” Can you tell I’m not exactly feeling motivated to go all out this year? The kids won’t care, as long as I give them…

McDonald's Is Back With Another Celebrity Meal/Merch Tie-In, and It's Expensive as Heck
October 16, 2020 at 10:26 am

After we all got done telling them Cactus Jack sent us for the Travis Scott meal (and subsequent insane merchandise drop), McDonald’s teamed up with J Balvin for another branded meal and merchandise tie-in. And it’s not like this was an item or two. There’s an entire merchandise shop that includes, like, a zillion items...

How to Take Advantage of the Shifting Food Gift Marketplace
October 12, 2020 at 10:04 am

Since the advent of the COVID pandemic, we have seen a huge shift in buying patterns. Our sales YTD through September are up 70 percent. Sales in July were five times our normal July sales. Who was buying all those gifts? What were they buying? And, where were these gifts going? Let’s start with where…

10 Promotional Chocolate Products We Want to Eat Right This Second
October 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm

We haven’t done any medical research into this, but anecdotal evidence dictates that eating chocolate can prolong your life. So, it stands to reason that if you eat enough chocolate, you can live forever. Live it up with some of the fun and delicious promotional chocolate products below...

How a Promotional Kit Turned a Canceled Product Debut Tour Into 31,000 Registrations
October 8, 2020 at 12:37 pm

The nationwide tour Dave's Killer Bread planned around National Grilling Day on July 22 didn’t happen, but the company went online to encourage people to sign up for its “Toaster Talk” newsletter. From there, the company sent a call-to-action to register to receive a free hamburger bun kit packaged in a printed box. The results were pretty spectacular...

Dairy Queen and Hidden Valley Celebrate Partnership With Creative Promo Collection
October 5, 2020 at 12:36 pm

To spread the word about the new addition of Hidden Valley Ranch to its chicken strips and salad options, Dairy Queen dropped a line of branded merchandise that includes a cornhole board, a 1,000-piece puzzle, a paint-by-numbers kit and a cross-stitch kit. While not billed as such, the collection is clearly designed with the stay-at-home crowd in mind...