Reese's delivers trick-or-treating with robotic Halloween door that dispenses candy bars

October 22, 2020
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With COVID putting a halt to many Halloween celebrations, people are getting creative when it comes to trick-or-treating.

Since no one wants to cancel the annual tradition of walking door-to-door to get handfuls of candy, Reese’s is here to save the annual holiday by bringing safe trick-or-treating right to your doorstep.

The candy brand announced a robotic, remote-controlled door that will hand out candy through neighborhoods while maintaining social distancing.

When the door appears at your doorstep, all you have to do is say the magic words (trick-or-treat) and it’ll dispense King Size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for you to enjoy.

“This Halloween is unlike any other, so we’ve upped the ante on creativity as a result” said Reese’s senior brand manager Allen Dark in a statement.

“A robotic Reese’s dispensing door is just what the world needs right now!” he added.

As it dispenses treats, it also has a few tricks up its sleeve with “smoke, lights and epic Halloween soundtrack,” the company said.

It’s unclear which neighborhoods the door will visit, but if you want the door to come to you, you have the power! Just head over to @Reeses on Instagram and tell them where you think the #ReesesDoor should go next!

In the case that the door doesn’t make it your way, there are still fun and safe ways to celebrate.

While the CDC discourages trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, they encourage carving and decorating pumpkins, decorating your home, doing a Halloween scavenger hunt, having a virtual Halloween costume contest, or having a spooky movie night.

If giving out candy is a must, you can get as creative as this dad in Ohio, who whipped up a clever candy chute adhered to his front porch’s railing with string lights.

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