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DDB Chicago Advertising Skittles

DDB Chicago introduces ‘Lime-ageddon’ to mark return of the lime Skittle

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By Minda Smiley, Reporter

July 14, 2017 | 2 min read

Zima isn’t the only retro flavor making a comeback this summer.

Skittles

After much fanfare, Skittles is bringing back its lime flavor – which was replaced by green apple in 2013 – for a limited time. To mark the occasion, DDB Chicago has created a social video that features a newscaster covering the return of lime-flavored Skittles to store shelves. After finding out that there’s only a limited number of bags left, she ditches the newscast to go grab some before it’s too late.

Dubbed ‘Lime-ageddon,’ the campaign is encouraging fans of the flavor to stock up on and ration their lime Skittles, which are only being sold at select Walmart stores. According to the brand, some Skittles fans have received special ‘Sur-Lime-al Kits’ complete with personal stashes of the product, apparel and a map to the nearest Walmart.

DDB Chicago also recently created Skittles’ controversial Mother’s Day spot. The ad, which featured a mother feeding Skittles to her adult son via an umbilical cord, was taken down by the brand after receiving complaints.

Earlier this year, the Mars-owned brand announced that it will be introducing spicy Skittles this December. According to Skittles, this ‘Sweet Heat’ variety will feature “fruity flavors with a spicy kick.”

DDB Chicago Advertising Skittles

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