LONDON Candy maker Ferrero is slated to become a sponsor in the United Kingdom of the popular U.S. TV drama, “Desperate Housewives,” the company said this week.
Ferrero will use its sponsorship to promote its Euro-style snack bar, Kinder Bueno, and its boxed chocolate line. Episodes airing before the Christmas holiday will feature drops about Ferrero producst, such as the Ferrero Collection, Ferrero Raffaello, Ferrero Rondnoir, and the company’s signature Ferrero Rocher chocolate bites, the company has said.
During the 2009 TV season, “Desperate Housewives” will also carry idents for Kinder Bueno, the company said. Ferrero also has released a new white chocolate Kinder Bueno bar, available only in the UK.
Ferrero chocolate candies are available at hundreds of grocery, drug, mass and other retail stores across the United States.