Friendly Encounters is a weekly series featuring my friends who have met celebrities. This is a special Mascot Week edition of Friendly Encounters.
My fascination with mascots has been well-documented here. I think that I might have spread that love to my sister or maybe she just does it for me. Either way, I love it.
While on a trip out east, Nancy ran into a giant KitKat bar. I don't know if it is technically a mascot, but it will do for my purposes here and my intrigue remains the same.
Nestle actually introduced an official KitKat bear mascot, but there was a backlash when the public felt it resembled the Pedobear, a bear used to mock pedophiles. Obviously, Nestle was wise to recall the bear mascot. Giant candy bars are safe as mascots, though.
I was never a big fan of the actual KitKat candy bar. I am not much into candy anyway, but a KitKat would be really low on my list if I ranked candy bars.
I do love that KitKat and Nancy looked so happy in the picture. It's the perfect Mascot edition of Friend Encounters.
Nancy Blais and Kit Kat in Hershey, PA-July 2013.