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21 Unexpected Brand Products

From Upscale Fast Food Mugs to Sweet Hazlenut Rhythm Blasters

— November 26, 2014 — Marketing
While it seems like there are some brands that can get away with applying an iconic logo to just about anything, some of the most unexpected brand products end up being genius and others leave you scratching your head in confusion.

Rather than relating in some way to the main product or service that a brand promotes, creations like Nutella's Bluetooth speaker, IKEA's beer, KFC's line of chicken-fried accessories (for wearing, not eating) and McDonald's introducing an upscale line of dishware in France are all great examples of unexpected products that have seemingly come out of nowhere.

While these branded items may seem peculiar at first, usually there's a way that they tie in with the brand's core message. For example, the Tiffany & Co. Central Park Wine Carrier has absolutely nothing to do with jewelry, but it does reinforce enjoyment of the finer things in life.
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Vibrant Music-Inspired Liqueurs
Vibrant Music-Inspired Liqueurs
The New 'Smirnoff Electric' Range Comes in Four Bold Flavors
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Cotton Candy-Flavored Milks
Cotton Candy-Flavored Milks
These Healthy Milk Beverages Come in an Unexpected Flavor
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Furniture Brand Brews
Furniture Brand Brews
IKEA Beer 'Ol Mork Lager' is Now Available at UK Stores
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Hybrid Candy Sodas
Hybrid Candy Sodas
Sonic's Latest Candy Drink Mix Follows the Brand's Nerds Soda
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Video Game-Themed Snacks
Video Game-Themed Snacks
Konami's Metal Gear Solid Chocolate Crunch Sold at Tokyo Game Show 2014
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Bizarre Chocolate Eggs
Bizarre Chocolate Eggs
Unilever Introduces Different Flavors to "Broaden the Appeal of Easter"
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Upscale Fast Food Mugs
Upscale Fast Food Mugs
Patrick Norguet x Mcdonald's France Introduces Reusable Ceramic Cups
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Fried Chicken Keyboards
Fried Chicken Keyboards
This Computer Accessory is Designed to Look Like KFC Meal Items
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Jewelry Branded Picnic Kits
Jewelry Branded Picnic Kits
'The Central Park Wine Carrier' by Tiffany & Co. is Adorable
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Upscale Popcorn Tins
Upscale Popcorn Tins
Pipo's Gourmet Popcorn Snacks Are Elegantly Packaged
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Beer Brand Bags
Beer Brand Bags
The Heineken x Parabellum Canvas Tote Celebrates Fashion and Culture
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Sweet Hazelnut Rhythm Blasters
Sweet Hazelnut Rhythm Blasters
The Nutella Bluetooth Speaker is a Chocolate-Filled Boombox
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Branded Bus Rides
Branded Bus Rides
The Topshop Tour Bus Promotes Opening of Melbourne Store
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Beer-Branded Denim
Beer-Branded Denim
The Heineken X Neighborhood Denim Collection Exudes Quality
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Drumstick-Shaped Prizes
Drumstick-Shaped Prizes
These Promotional KFC Chicken Drumstick Products Can Be Won Via Twitter
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Beer-Branded Stilettos
Beer-Branded Stilettos
The Heineken Heels May Not be for Everyone
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Candied Earphones
Candied Earphones
The Sweet Jolly Rancher and Hershey's Kisses Candy Earbuds
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Jewelry Branded Card Decks
Jewelry Branded Card Decks
These Tiffany Playing Cards are for the Ritzy Lifestyle
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Beer-Inspired Kicks
Beer-Inspired Kicks
The Mark McNairy and Heineken Collaboration Has Created Great Shoes
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Luxe Potato Chip Branding
Luxe Potato Chip Branding
This Smithuis Flavoured Chips Packaging is Designed by Peter Braakhuis
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Iconic Brand Mashup Designs
Iconic Brand Mashup Designs
The 'Unexpected Products' Series Explores Our Relationship with Brands
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