Mars Snackfood US has announced the limited-edition release of M&M’SÂ® Mint Crisp Chocolate Candies and SNICKERS ADVENTUREâ„¢ Bar in support of the upcoming movie release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Both products are available nationwide now through June.
Mars is also introducing an Indiana Jones-themed website (in which you find your way through the ancient Mayan ruins to the Mint Crisp candies), print and advertising spots, and even an Indiana Jones NASCARÂ® race car with M&M’SÂ® Brand racing driver Kyle Busch.
The print advertising is an extension of the brand’s â€˜Inner Mâ€™ campaign which encourages Americans to find their fun side and embrace their â€˜Inner M.â€™ In the ad, the â€˜Inner Mâ€™ of Indiana Jones himself reveals his fun, adventurous side as he fends off feisty cobras, mimicking the famous â€˜Well of the Soulsâ€™ snake pit scene.
Complementing the print campaign, animated commercials feature Red and Yellow M&M’SÂ® Brand characters in an Indiana Jones-inspired quest to retrieve the M&M’SÂ® Mint Crisp Chocolate Candies from a den of slithering snakes. Red and Yellow swing from ropes down a deep cavern and find themselves face to face with the venomous monsters. The ad includes the original music and iconic visuals that pay tribute the Indiana Jones movies.
Adventure-hungry consumers can also visit http://www.mms.com to embark on quests of their own. There, fans can enjoy challenging games where they face precarious situations full of vines, quicksand, snakes, flaming doors and much more.
â€˜M&M’SÂ® Chocolate Candies have always been a favorite movie-watching treat and aligning ourselves with one of the most-anticipated films in memory is a perfect match,â€™ said Michele Kessler, vice president, marketing, Mars Snackfood US. â€˜Our limited-edition M&M’SÂ® Mint Crisp Chocolate Candies reflect the movie’s sense of adventure , as well as the tone, colors and imagery of one of the greatest movie series ever. We wanted to make sure everything we do to promote our exciting limited-edition line showcases the fun and excitement of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.â€™
The M&M’SÂ® Mint Crisp Chocolate Candies are offered in singles, king size, medium and large bags. The SNICKERS ADVENTUREâ„¢ Bar is offered in single size. Additionally, M&M’SÂ® Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, M&M’SÂ® Ice Cream Cones and SNICKERSÂ® Ice Cream Bars ice cream products will be available in Indiana Jones-themed packaging for a limited time.