Between canceled social events, distance learning and staring at a computer screen for hours, kids locked in the house beg for excitement this Halloween. While the CDC has advised against the traditional trick or treat, candy brands are still determined to satisfy some cravings during their most lucrative time of the year.
Brands have found creative ways to reach their entertaining consumers while complying with health and safety guidelines. While 66% of Americans still plan to go house-to-house with their children this year, according to the National Confectioners Association, the rest of the world have a choice of socially distant fun.
Reese's trick-or-treat robot
Reese & # 39; s made a trick-or-treat robot that roams neighborhoods handing out king-size peanut butter cups. The 9 foot high candy dispenser, which can be remotely controlled from a distance of up to 5,000 feet, releases candy when he hears the words "trick or treat". Fans can get a visit to the robot by posting a Halloween Instagram post with the hashtag #ReesesDoor. It's a twist on his stunt two years ago that allowed kids to return unwanted candy to a Reese's vending machine in exchange for peanut butter cups.
Sour Patch Kids take to the streets
The Sour Patch Kids will make their rounds in 12 cities on Halloween night and deliver Zombies candy and branded toilet paper for TPing in the living room. In one of these 12 cities, the crew will appear in their candy-bucket-shaped lantern mobile to bring candy to the children's front doors without contact.
Kool aid is going to break down children's doors
Kool-Aid sends his leading man to the door with sweets on October 31st. Some lucky winners will be attended by Kool-Aid Man, who will be wearing Scary-Berry Jammers and Ghoul-Aid Scary Berry Popping Candy. The brand will surprise other fans across the country with an on-demand delivery kit. For a chance of winning, parents should watch out for the announcement on the Kool-Aid man's Twitter.
Krispy Kremes deal for more donuts
Krispy Kreme was one of the first to introduce reverse trick-or-treating. The brand launched a special offer of a dozen donuts for $ 1 by buying a box at full price and encouraged customers to deliver the extra box to a friend or family member's doorstep.
The virtual trick-or-treating from iD Tech
The STEM education company also found a way for kids to celebrate Halloween at home. The free trick-or-treating experience from ID Tech is available through the Roblox game and invites children to compete with friends on a virtual search for hidden candy. The game also includes activities such as a hay ride, a haunted house, and a corn maze.
Trick-or-treating drive-thru from Burger King
Instead of dressing up and knocking on doors, Burger King France encourages customers to trick or treat as they pass through. As part of the “Whoppeuuur Drive” campaign, the franchise offers fans who dress up their cars (recommended outfits: mummies, vampires and pumpkins) a discount of 20% and a special price for the best-dressed ride on social media.
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