Doritos “Crash The Superbowl” Contest is Back

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Doritos is once again running its “Crash the Superbowl” contest where entrants submit their own Doritos commercials. This year the contest is has been expanded to a worldwide market. Two grand prize winners will get the chance to team up with Marvel and work on the set of The Avengers sequel “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, have their commercials aired during the Super Bowl live broadcast and will receive a cash sum of $1 million dollars for the First Grand Prize Winner and

Users are allowed to submit up to ten Doritos commercials no longer than 30 seconds in length via Youtube or the Doritos website until Sunday, November 24. Five finalists will be announced on January 4, 2014 but here’s a few of our favorites:


H/T + PicThx Doritos YouTube


The SodaStream Ad That Pepsi, Coca-Cola and CBS Probably Don’t Want You to See


SodaStream, makers of the popular home carbonation system that allows you to make your own sodas at home, have put together a Super Bowl ad that explicitly takes on the likes of Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Surely enough, this ad will not air on CBS’ Super Bowl programming today, reportedly due to the ad’s direct assault of the two large carbonated-beverage makers.

With SodaStream, we could have saved 500 million bottles on game day alone. — SodaStream

The ad, which launched four days ago via the SodaStreamGuru YouTube page, has already amassed over 2.5 million views — a move that can be chalked up as SodaStream taking on the Super Bowl, losing, then winning. The 46-second spot shows two delivery men, one representing Coca-Cola, the other Pepsi, racing to deliver their particular payloads to a supermarket, only to have their bottles pop and disappear with an overarching theme that implies SodaStream could make bottled sodas irrelevant.

Un-aired ad:


The ad that will run during this year’s Super Bowl:


Here’s an un-related video of us testing the SodaStream in our office last year:

Fast Food

Taco Bell Pulls Ad That Hates On Vegetables

The Taco 12 Pack vs. Veggie Sticks

Taco Bell will be pulling one of its commercials where it basically clowned on “Veggie Guy.”

We all know “Veggie Guy,” he doesn’t know what to bring to the party on gameday, stops by the local supermarket and buys a platter of cold vegetable sticks.

If you’re a sports fan you’ve probably seen this Taco Bell commercial a fair amount of times over the last couple of weeks. The antagonist in the commercial walks into a house with his veggies and the narrator says that bringing veggies is a “Cop out” and “Secretly, people kind of hate you for it.”

Taco Bell got a lot of heat on Twitter for its harsh comedic views on “Veggie Guy” and will be pulling the plug on the ad.

Of course, the Twitter attacks were not without a leader — the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a health advocacy group, led the torrent of complaints.

‘Til then, we’ll see if Taco Bell gets any complaints from its other commercial where it makes fun of the guys who bring cheese and crackers.

Apparently, if you’re not taking Taco Bell tacos to the couchgate party, you’re doing it wrong.

H/T Consumerist


Superbowl Delicious: Football-Shaped Whoopie Pies

I know, I know. I’m a disgrace to women everywhere. Guys, there are lots of girls who care more about the game than the snacks and the commercials on Superbowl Tuesday (that’s a joke, I know the Superbowl is on Saturday). Don’t judge them according to my new obsession with these little football cookies that make me feel like a real fan.

Great, now that that’s out of the way: Check out these football whoopie pies! They’re adorable and delicious, and they’ll make you feel like a real fan!

Food blogger Sarah Sprague of Make Merry Events edited this Bon Appetít recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies with maple-marshmallow cream filling by using dark brown sugar instead of golden, and sifting a quarter cup of cocoa powder into the dry mix. A few extra steps, and voila, your pumpkin batter is football-colored.

Meanwhile, an egg-shaped baking tin and a little creative icing will carry you the rest of the way to these adorable football munchies.

Check out the full recipe here while I try to fake my way to a football-related joke to close. Just give me a second.

H/T + PicThx Make Merry Events


Half Price Burritos at Chipotle for Superbowl Sunday [DEAL]

Still wondering how to feed people at your Superbowl Party? Or maybe you just want to eat a lot of burritos at a decent price?

Participating Chipotle restaurants will be offering up 50% off your order of 6 or more burritos on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th.

To make use of the deal, you have to use the chain’s Burritos by the Box order option, and you can pick them up anytime on Sunday. The burritos come with chips, salsa, and guacamole, making the price $4.30, discounted from the regular price of $8.60.

If you’re planning to go absolutely BONKERS on your burrito game, they do have a limit to 100 burritos at half price. Also, if you have an order of 50 or more burritos, you’ll have to put your order 24 hours in advance. Put your order in here.

There’s no shame in eating 6 burritos by your lonesome.

Well, that’s a little weird.

[Thx MoreWithLessToday]



NFL Sandwich Presses Are Perfect for That Two-Toast Conversion

If you don’t have an NFL team to call your own, you better decide quick. With the Superbowl only a few weekends away, these NFL Sandwich Presses are the key to being prideful and overly ridiculous during playoff time. Rooting for the Giants? No problem. Throw a few pieces of toast, a couple pieces of salami and cheese between them, and press down on your machine. Out the other end will come your very own New York Giants-branded sandwich.

Screw those bourgeois sandwich rolls and pretzels, do they have your team branded on them? No. NFL Sandwich Press. Let’s go.

Each unit features a non-stick cooking plate that’s easily removable for cleaning, a lock-down lid, and an indicator light that les you know when the press is heated and ready to use.  ($35.81 @ Amazon)

Fast Food

Jack in the Box Reveals Superbowl 2011 Plans and All American Jack Burger

With under a week left before the 2011 Super Bowl, Jack in the Box has revealed their commercial plans for weekend. Jack in the Box will be utilizing Super Bowl TV commercial time to announce an all new All-American Jack Burger that features two meat patties, double-cheese (American and “Swiss-style”) and all the vegetable fixings we’re accustomed to. The sandwich will be part of a combo price of $4.99, with the offer beginning February 3rd.

More importantly, the sandwich, along with the brand’s “All-American Spring Break” sweepstakes will be supported by a 30-second commercial during the Superbowl on February 6th. The spot will feature Jack promoting the burger and the sweepstakes, which includes a winner who will receive a seven-day vacation in Cancun, Mexico complete with airfare, hotel and $5,000 to blow. To be a part of the sweepstakes (runs through March 25th), you’ll have to check the receipt from the purchase of an All-American Jack Combo for an entry code to use on the sweepstakes website.


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