PopCorners® First-Ever Super Bowl Campaign in Canada Reimagines “Breaking Bad” TV Series to Break Into Something Good – the Wholesome Snacking Business
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 6, 2023 – PopCorners Popped-Corn chip’s first Super Bowl commercial in Canada revives the most critically acclaimed television show of all time, “Breaking Bad,” 10 years after its beloved characters left the airwaves.
“There is no feeling quite like being a part of the Super Bowl and bringing PopCorners to this stage for the first time is an incredible moment for a brand on the rise,” said Jess Spaulding, Chief Marketing Officer at PepsiCo Foods Canada. “We tapped into the next level fandom for “Breaking Bad” in Canada to showcase exactly why fans love the air-popped, never fried snack and how the iconic characters could’ve used their talents to Break Into Something Good.”
Released today, PopCorners brought the ad to life in a truly authentic way by teaming up with many of the original cast and crew members from the hit series, including actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Raymond Cruz, reprising their roles as Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and Tuco Salamanca, as well as “Breaking Bad” creator, head writer, executive producer and director Vince Gilligan. Inspired by the original “Breaking Bad” storyline, the spot reimagines iconic scenes and incorporates series elements sure to excite superfans, including original set pieces, like the infamous RV and Tuco’s wardrobe.
“PopCorners’ desire to create a genuine extension of the franchise and a campaign that would really excite ‘Breaking Bad’ fans is what brought us back for this Super Bowl commercial,” said Cranston. “Walt would’ve been immediately drawn to the basic ingredients in PopCorners, so ‘Breaking Good’ made perfect sense as an alternate storyline that would’ve been much better for him and Jesse.”
“There’s nothing better than getting to revive characters who mean so much to us, surrounded by so many of our original cast and crew members, for the most exciting sports event of the year,” said Paul. “We’re grateful that PopCorners gave us the perfect opportunity to reunite our ‘Breaking Bad’ family, especially with a brand that I think is about to become everyone’s go-to snack.”
“Breaking Good” will premiere on Canadian TV during Super Bowl LVII. In addition to the TVC, PopCorners has released images and two video teasers (here and here) and will release an extended version of the ad online.
As a tasty, crunchy and wholesome popped-corn snack, PopCorners breaks convention and unlocks snacking possibilities through great taste and simple ingredients. And if that wasn’t thrilling enough, starting February 27 Canadians will be able to get their hands on a new, bold flavour – Sweet Chili. PopCorners popped-corn chips are available in Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn, Spicy Cheddar, White Cheddar, Flourish Veggie Crisps, and Sea Salt. PopCorners are available in grocery retailers nationwide as well as online.
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