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The trouble is they taste too good: Kellogg and Leo Burnett reinvent Crunchy Nut’s infamous strapline as irresistibly catchy jingle

LONDON, UK — Conceptualized by creative agency Leo Burnett for Kellog, Obsessed demonstrates that nothing is better than Crunchy Nut through tongue-in-cheek bedroom antics. The film, first of a series of commercials, spotlights the troublesome consequences of a Crunchy Nut obsession for an amorous couple.

For the first time in the decades, since the line was introduced, the iconic strapline has been turned into an irresistibly catchy jingle, an audio meme, bringing to life the troubling consequences of an obsession with Crunchy Nut.

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The 20-second film, directed by Merman’s Juliet May, opens with a scene of a couple in bed, kissing. The man gently whispers “Could life get any better?” The woman reaches for the lamp on her bedside table, which doubles as a lever, flipping the mattress and swapping the love of her life for a bowl of Crunchy Nut. Delighted, she smiles and reaches over to the irresistible cereal as the new maddeningly earworm plays, “The trouble is they taste too good.”

Obsessed is the first in a series of films, all due to launch over the coming weeks on VOD, TikTok, and Instagram. Each film follows the trials and tribulations of Crunchy Nut fanatic’s life and her all-encompassing desire for her favorite cereal.

In the normally wholesome world of cereal adverting, this series of tongue-in-cheek films push the famously cheeky tone of Crunchy Nut to new levels, dialing up the cereal’s taste credentials for its target adult audience.

The film will support the launch of Crunchy Nut’s new Salted Caramel flavor.

Sarah O’Brien, Crunchy Nut Marketing Manager said, “The trouble is… when Crunchy Nut is always on your mind, nothing and no one matters more. This is what we wanted to land with this campaign. Pushing the boundaries and showing just how irresistible Crunchy Nut is, through the lens of obsession. We leaned into the naughty side of the brand, creating a comedic series of films, engaging our adult target audience through comedy.”

Mark Elwood, Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett UK, said, “Our aim for this work was to crash Crunchy Nut’s iconic line into pop culture… what better way to do this than using humor and a ridiculously catchy, meme-able jingle? Crunchy Nut has always been known as an entertaining advertiser: this campaign aims to keep that torch burning.”

CREDITS:

CAMPAIGN TITLE: Crunchy Nut ‘Obsessed’
CLIENT: Kellogg’s
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Leo Burnett UK
CCO: Chaka Sobhani
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mark Elwood
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marcus Aitman
COPYWRITER: Joe Miller
ART DIRECTOR: Joe Miller
DESIGNER: Georgia Glen & Brittany Huish-Jones
PLANNING PARTNER: Amelia Redding
SENIOR PLANNER: Ben Obadia
BUSINESS LEAD: Natalie Barry
ACCOUNT TEAM: Loren Aylott, Andrew Wynn
AGENCY PRODUCER: Dominique Strouthos
MEDIA BUYING AGENCY: Carat
MEDIA PLANNER: Jordi Connor & Kai Li
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Merman
DIRECTOR: Juliet May
PRODUCER: Simon Monhemius
POST-PRODUCER: Jenna Le Noury & Yasmin Tilly
POST-PRODUCTION COMPANY: Absolute

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