Fannie May Giveaway

December 17th, 2009 by Rosa

As best as I can tell, Fannie May is a Chicago candy institution, and I made sure to try them out when I visited Chicago a couple of years ago (reviews here and here). They’ve been around since 1920, and while most 90 year-olds aren’t terribly tech savvy, Fannie May’s entering their 9th decade with an online marketing/social media campaign. They’ve created a website that lets you choreograph dancing Fannie May chocolates and share the results with your friends.


As Fannie May puts it: “Think ‘Elf Yourself ‘ meets the ‘California Raisins'”.

I don’t think it will manage to go viral, but it’s fun and cute, and my Chicago-an friends are totally getting goofy dancing chocolate holiday cards. Like this one that I made.

If you’ve got a few minutes of internet time-wasting to spare, go check out the site! Each of the four chocolates have their own set of moves, some better than others. Then, come back here and leave a comment. Tell me which dance move is your favorite (either for the chocolates or in real life) or leave a link to your own Fannie May dance creation.

Leave that comment by 11:59 pm on December 27th. On December 28th, I’ll randomly choose 2 comments, and each will receive a $25 gift certificate to Fannie May, courtesy of Fannie May, which can be used in stores or online. One entry per person, please. Good luck!

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38 responses about “Fannie May Giveaway”

  1. Maureen said:

    I love Fannie May.
    I picked the Pixie candy doing the Twist or the Lawn Mower. What a different move.

  2. Katie said:

    i like the one where he/she/it reaches behind his shoes.

  3. Rodzilla said:

    The Trinidad’s jazz hands: hilarious.

    Charleston into jazz hands…even better.

  4. Caitlin said:

    I chose the chocolate turtle…the knee jack was pretty hilarious.

    Thanks for sharing that!


  5. anjali said:

    i like the line dance!

  6. amy said:

    i love the brady bunch move. they nailed that one perfectly.

  7. stephen said:

    My favorite is the “Secret Agent” move a la John Travolta in Pulp Fiction. Who knew I’d love watching chocolate dance?

  8. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said:

    My favorite dance move for the chocolates is the Twist :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  9. Jen said:

    I have not thought of Fannie May in ages! Used to have their own shop in our mall….that has long since closed. I used to love their mint meltaways!

  10. Nana said:

    Thank you for reminding me of the California Raisins. I have not thought of them in FOREVER.

    Also, I like the mint candy doing the Cowboy. Because there’s nothing like the suggestive dance moves of an androgynous green square.

  11. mindy said:

    my favorite one is the twist thanks

  12. Geri Nyland said:

    The Brady is funny!! I love the Brady Bunch…lol…

  13. scottsgal said:

    The chocolate turtle is my fave. Fannie May is an institution around here – very yummmy

  14. Carol said:

    I’m all about the Brady Bunch. It’s hilarious. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Darcy B said:

    I like the chocolate doing all the John Travolta moves –especially the “secret agent” from pulp fiction–very cute!!

  16. Alicia said:

    The speed bag.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  17. stormy said:

    I would have to say my favorite chocolate dance move was the trindad doing the charleston.

  18. Jennifer M said:

    I like The Worm!

  19. Heather S said:

    the chocolate turtle is cute

  20. Sandra K321 said:

    Definitely the Brady Bunch move.

  21. Kelly Ann T. said:

    I like the Pixie doing the moon walk. Too funny.

  22. Nicole D. said:

    My favorite dance move is the moonwalk! Thanks

  23. Jessica J. said:

    My favorite dance move is the worm, although I can’t do it, I love to see it.

  24. Victoria said:

    That Brady bunch dance is too funny!

  25. susan said:

    that is too funny!

  26. Mia J. said:

    My favorite would have to be the Brady dance.

  27. wendy wallach said:

    The Brady Bunch Move for sure!

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  28. Nycole said:

    I love jazz hands, so I love the charleston

  29. Lisette said:

    I love the Pixie doing the moon walk and the thriller. So cute! :)

  30. Jessica said:

    I liked Pixie doing the Robot.

  31. Ellie W said:

    You gotta love the Brady Bunch dance. That’s my favorite.

  32. Paula H said:

    I liked Pixie doing the Moonwalk. The Knee Jerk is funny, too.

  33. Debra B said:

    I am a Brady bunch fan so that was my favorite, thanks for the great giveaway

  34. Marianna said:

    I love the Mint Meltaway doing the Backside shake lol

  35. peach said:

    I don’t think anyone can deny the greatness that is… JAZZ HANDS!

  36. Cynthia W said:

    That was so much fun! Here is my dance creation:

  37. Rondah said:

    I liked the brady bunch move
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  38. Tanya said:

    the knee jack was funny
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