So I stopped by a Target store last night, and while they're still dragging their feet about getting all their Halloween merchandise out this year, they've at least started to put a variety of the new treats and candies on their shelves. I wasn't expecting much, but then I came face to face with this absolutely beautiful Halloween junk food specimen:
Do my eyes deceive me? Did Cheetos just put out their own version of McDonald's classic Halloween pails? It may not be a set of three, but close enough! The artwork on these buckets is absolutely fantastic; a mummy with slightly askew eyeballs and awful dental work, chomping down on a black bag of glowing Cheetos while proudly holding up two additional bags in each hand. There's even a little silver Universal Studios Monsters emblem on the side, showing their support for the original movie Mummy. This Mummy looks so incredibly good, I won't hold it against anybody who decides to dress up as one on Halloween, carrying bags of Cheetos with them wherever they go.
Pedestrian: "What kind of mummy are you supposed to be?"
Awesome Person: "I'm the goddamn Cheetos Mummy, that's what kind!"
Come on... you know one of you wants to make it happen.
There more to Cheetos than this Halloween pail too, take a look:
Yes indeed, the bucket comes packed with 15 treat-size bags of Cheetos, complete with Chester Cheetah dressed as a mummy. What's great is that while he's running away with a giant Cheetos piece in hand, reminiscent of a caveman's club, one of the spooky trees in the background is eating his mummy gauze wrappings. I guess the tree thought it was Bubble Tape or Fruit by the Foot. Whatever the case may be, I love that they didn't just stick the regular non-seasonal Cheetos bags inside this bucket. But here's the best part:
Each bag glows-in-the-dark! And we're not talking about a weak glow effect either, these bad boys illuminate surprisingly well, and they're perfect for trick-or-treaters. I kinda want to attach these to a string and hang them up around my home. I mean, how often do you get bags of Cheetos that have a glow-in-the-dark Chester Cheetah on them? Not often.
The one thing I don't understand is why there's no mention on the front of the bags that they glow. There's a small blurb on the back of the bags in the bottom right corner that reads, "Charge bag under lights for a Spookier Glow!", but nothing on the front. I mean, your average kid probably won't examine the bag as it is, but if they do, they're just gonna look at the nice graphics on the front. So yeah, it's unfortunate that most kids won't even realize they were just given a Halloween treat that glows-in-the-dark. Then again, if I were handing these out, I'd make damn sure they knew what they had just received.
Me: "Oh, hey there! Look at you, all dressed up as Fred Flintstone!"
Kid: "What? No, I'm Goku from Dragon Ball Z!"
Me: "Whatever. Here, have a treat!"
Kid: "Oh neat, Cheetos! Thanks mister! Happy Halloween!"
Me: "Hey wait a second, get back here!"
Kid: "Uh... what did I do?"
Me: "Nothing, I just wanted to let you know that your Cheetos treat bag glows in the dark!"
Kid: "HOLY SHIT!"
Kid's Mom: "Junior! Watch your language!"
Kid: "But mom! This bag of Cheetos glows in the dark!"
Kid's Mom: "HOLY SHIT!"
I do wish the pail glowed as well, but come on... this is one hell of a nice surprise from the Frito-Lay company, and one can only hope that this is the beginning of a long tradition of glow-in-the-dark snack bags that come in badass monster buckets. This Halloween season just keeps getting better and better, and it's not even mid-September yet.
Captain Seamus on 09/08/2013 2:35 pm
Historically, buckets have been the best Halloween merchandise. McDonald's buckets, trick or treat buckets, buckets of blood; a classic in every way.
Cybernetic on 09/08/2013 3:20 pm
Cool find, I'll have to pick a few of these up for trick-or-treaters this year, we always seem to run out of stuff to hand out halfway through the night.
Also, where can I find these buckets of blood?
Captain Seamus on 09/08/2013 6:20 pm
You have to make the buckets of blood yourself.
darkvare on 09/08/2013 8:20 pm
i have a huge love for thosse tiny hipotetical stories you make up
Kenji on 09/09/2013 3:44 am
Just going by the title, my first thought was "Whatever they did to the cheetos to make them glow in the dark, it can't be good for your health."
In retrospect, I should have seen it coming, but you never know with America.
baronterror (Guest) on 09/09/2013 11:38 am
no see, what confuses me is that the glow in the dark thing is so hugely mentioned on the bucket, so how are you supprised? I mean from the pics, it's even comming out of your beloved mummy's mouth, which frankely kinda bums me out because it obscures this cool monster.
Yes this is very cool though. What's odd to me is usually I see a review for a halloween specific food item that never shows up in my market in Northern Indiana. But these pails have been in my Walmart I feel for at least 2 or more years. So cool, I finally had something first!
Now if only I could find that Halloween Ghoul-Aid that evidently is back again this year, that I can never find.
At least this year I got the Candy Corn Oreos, and they are deliscous
baronterror on 09/09/2013 11:38 am
ugh. forgot to sign in
Durin on 09/09/2013 12:14 pm
When I saw that title, I was hoping that the actual cheetos themselves would glow in the dark, but its still pretty nice.
ColdFusion (Guest) on 09/09/2013 4:20 pm
That was smart graphics, so putting three buckets arranged like that makes a whole little scene..
or did you do that
ChrisGlass on 09/09/2013 6:03 pm
I think he meant on the Cheetos bag itself. Yes, you BUYING it will know, but the bag itself doesn't really send that message.
-RoG- on 09/09/2013 6:21 pm
darkvare - Haha, I'm glad to hear somebody other than myself enjoys those stories!
Kenji - I'm still waiting for a food that glows-in-the-dark, but yeah, I can't imagine it would be healthy for you. Hell, I probably wouldn't eat it, but I definitely want to see it. I've been hoping for years that they'd do it with those Ghost Dots candies.
baconterror - If you have a Target near you, you should be able to find Ghoul-Aid pretty easily over the course of the next two months. Glad you snagged the Candy Corn Oreos, I love 'em too!
ColdFusion - I arranged them like that. I thought it would make for a nice photo. Thanks for noticing! :)
ChrisGlass - Exactly. Trick-or-treaters would only get the individual bags (unless you're super generous... and rich), which barely mention the glow-in-the-dark feature. I think the bags need to have it more prominently featured, otherwise most trick-or-treaters will never know about it.
monster_movie_night on 09/10/2013 12:22 am
Would be better if that bucket is filled with candies instead.
ChrisGlass on 09/10/2013 1:49 am
Cheetos are candies.
Ricky Butler on 09/13/2013 4:09 pm
This is bitchin'. I must seek these out.
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