In The Evil Ad, we take a look at the various ad campaigns of companies that include Halloween or horror as a theme. These often include commercials, print ads, and their Halloween-themed products.

buffy barq cangiles barqs canIn 1999, Barq’s picked a curious media tie-in to feature on their soda cans. Notable for their rather unchanging can imagery, the company decided to celebrate Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s third season with a variety of Buffy-inspired artwork, highlighting each of the main characters with fetishistic aplomb. The four cans featured either Buffy, Xander, Giles, or Oz and Willow (since this was before her lesbian phase).

Surprisingly, Barq’s did not opt to fill the cans with blood but their usual formula of delicious, biting root beer. It’s not the first time they’ve done a media tie-in, either: they also featured Bart oz willow barqs canSimpson in 2000.xander barqs can

I think I speak for everyone when I say that we’re all still waiting for the Angel and Charmed line of Barq’s cans, though.

Thanks to Bevreview for the pictures, who does an extensive write-up and review of these Barq’s cans. Now that’s a real fan!


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