Best of Ad Meter 2020: 5 highest-rated snack commercials

What’s a Super Bowl without snacks? More so, what’s a Super Bowl without a few memorable snack commercials? From the salty to the sweet, the cheesy goodness and the chocolate-covered delights, let’s head into Ad Meter’s pantry and take a look at the …

What’s a Super Bowl without snacks?

More so, what’s a Super Bowl without a few memorable snack commercials?

From the salty to the sweet, the cheesy goodness and the chocolate-covered delights, let’s head into Ad Meter’s pantry and take a look at the five highest-rated snack commercials from this year’s rankings.

Plus, we’ll find out what honors these spots are taking over at AdBlitz, a YouTube exclusive.

Ready? It’s snack time!

1. Doritos: “The Cool Ranch,” 6.62

The top snack spot this year goes to Doritos “The Cool Ranch,” starring Sam Elliott and Lil Nas X. It’s part showdown, part dance-off, and one of the funniest ads of Super Bowl LIV. See where it ranks in views for Comedy ads on AdBlitz here.

2. Cheetos: “Can’t Touch This,” 6.07

Cheetos rounded out the top 10 in this year’s Ad Meter, with its spot “Can’t Touch This.” The commercial has struck a chord (dance move?) with fans, thanks to an early-90s classic by MC Hammer. Like the Doritos commercial, Cheetos is also continuing to attract more than a few curious eyes—check out the impressive count on AdBlitz!

3. Reeses: “Rock,” 5.45

The third highest-rated snack commercial was Reeses’ spot, “Rock.” A montage of coworkers’ comically accurate answers to one employee’s questions regarding the Reeses Take 5, the spot takes a go at literal comedy and doesn’t fail to deliver. And now, the extended cut on released on YouTube has been climbing up the ranks quickly!

4. Planters: “Tribute,” 5.36

 

Not so fast, Wesley Snipes! Although a lot of discussion surrounded this spot—and the teaser—the funeral for Mr. Peanut turned out to be a feel-good moment that introduced viewers (and the gathered mourners, such as Kool-Aid Man) to Baby Nut.

It’s done well on AdBlitz, too. The spot is ranked in the top 5 highest-rated sentimental ads this year—and when you see the number of views, it makes sense, too.)

5. Snickers: “#FixTheWorld,” 5.35

Rounding out the top 5 highest-rated snack commercials is Snickers’ “#FixTheWorld.” They have also released an extended cut of the Super Bowl ad—this version, which is picking up steam on YouTube, has a few more topical annoyances added to the (on-the-nose) song that culminates with earth getting fed a giant Snickers.

Relax, everyone, Peanut Tillman is very much alive

Bears fans got the scare of their lives with a simple tweet that felt like an “in memoriam” for former Bears CB Charles “Peanut” Tillman.

Bears fans got the scare of their lives Wednesday with a simple tweet that, at first glance, felt like an “in memoriam” for former Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman.

The “in memoriam” tweet was a nod to the death of Planters mascot Mr. Peanut. The wording of the tweet wasn’t the best — the whole “thanks for the memories” and “Peanut” mentioned in the same sentence. And, as you’d expect, Bears fans reacted in the moment.

The Bears Twitter account clarified that their tweet was in fact not about Peanut Tillman.

It didn’t take long for Peanut Tillman to assure fans that he was in fact very much alive.

Bears fans can breathe a sigh of relief that Peanut Tillman is alive and well.

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The other Mr. Peanut: Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman is doing just fine…and thanks for asking

Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman is doing just fine…and thanks for asking

Planters’ newest Super Bowl commercial teaser took a tragic turn—off a cliff, to be exact—when Mr. Peanut made the ultimate sacrifice: himself.

It’s a tough loss, no doubt, and the news of such magnitude caused quite a stir on the internet. By midday, the hashtag #RIPeanut was trending. And that’s great for Planters, and really, great for fans of Matt Walsh and Wesley Snipes, too (assuming that branch doesn’t break).

But—as social media can often do—the news wasn’t all well and good, especially for Bears and Panthers fans, and one Mr. Charles Tillman. The former cornerback, who is known as “Peanut,” had to take to the social airwaves and explain that, just because there was a trending hashtag from a reliable news source such as Twitter, it didn’t necessarily mean he was deceased. (I like to call this the Betty White Effect.)

 

Wrong ‘Peanut.’ Right ‘Peanut.’ Not since the days of Charles Schulz have we seen such legume-pop culture hysteria.

And that, folks, is what you call a winwin! 

(Unfortunately, this news hasn’t erased the fact that the Bears drafted Mitch Trubisky instead of Patrick Mahomes.)

Mr. Peanut dies in a 2020 Super Bowl commercial and the internet is losing it

Why everyone on Twitter is talking about Mr. Peanut.

A Super Bowl LIV commercial from Planters took over Twitter on Wednesday, after the account of the estate of polarizing food mascot Mr. Peanut announced his death at the age of 104. Mr. Peanut, who always wore a signature top hat and monocle, served as the Planters mascot since 1916.

You read that correctly. A fictional anthropomorphic peanut will die on national television during the Super Bowl. The @MrPeanut account reported that Mr. Peanut died a hero, sacrificing himself to save others.

Planters also released the footage of Mr. Peanut’s grisly death ahead of the big game.

(Warning: The following video contains graphic peanut destruction and peril.)

“Mr. Peanut” and “#RIPeanut” quickly became the top trends on Twitter – but not everyone is grieving (and many people are simply confused).

What’s next for Planters. I’m predicting that the nut company is going to try to channel some of the Big Baby Yoda Energy, and we’re going to see a Baby Peanut emerge on Super Bowl Sunday.

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