This was originally supposed to be our final post highlighting Halloween Treats. However, there are so many that we want to tell you about, we’ve decided to split this post into two articles. Scary Snacks: Part Two will debut Monday.
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Many of you may remember the 1990s, when the Universal Monsters, Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay Chips were inseparable. Last year, we told you about the new monster-sized bags of chips bearing not only a Frankenstein image, but an official Universal Studios Monsters logo. They are back again this season in three designs: Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Mummy. All bear the official Universal Studios Monster logo, and the Mummy even comes in an alternative plastic bucket available at Target. No, the artwork doesn’t look much like the classic Monsters, but it is nice to see Frito-Lay continuing its partnership with Universal, even if this year’s store displays did not have anything to do with the Universal Monsters. These bags also come shipped to certain stores in official Universal Monsters boxes, so be on the lookout for those!
The Monster bags aren’t the only creepy chips. In fact, Frito-Lay is also releasing a Doritos-only bag of Halloween goodness. This package is more traditional in is approach, but what’s more is that the chip bags, themselves, also contain the Halloween print. The only drawback in this bag is that it does not distribute the flavors evenly, leaving Cool Ranch fans left begging for more!
And, finally, Tombstone is back with a new set of Halloween Pizzas. Take a look at the three new characters in this year’s assortment. Pretty cool, huh? Dracula is even sporting piercing blue eyes! These pizzas are widely available, and the company is promoting these precious pies with social media — something that deserves to be pointed out, given that other companies have yet to fully take advantage of the possibilities with online Halloween promotions. Check out their Facebook page. And, who knows, maybe Pepsi/Frito-Lay and Universal will get a clue and do something with officially licensed Monsters. One can dream… or is it “nightmare?”