Ferrara To Host Laffy Taffy Joke Writing Contest Featuring T-Pain 


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Chicago — After retiring 15 “original jokes” from its packaging, Ferrara Candy Co., Inc.’s Laffy Taffy brand is hosting a joke-writing contest with rapper T-Pain helping to select the next generation of “dad jokes” to be printed on the packaging.

The “Your Jokes, Our (W)rapper” will have winners receiving a custom bag of Laffy Taffy mini bars exclusively featuring their one-liners. The grand prize winner for the “best laff,” judged and selected by artist T-Pain, will receive a cash prize of $5,000, a custom bag of mini bars with their jokes and a wrapper autographed by T-Pain.

“Those who know me best understand comedic humor is a passion of mine and I really enjoy telling jokes and having a good, old-fashioned laugh,” says T-Pain. “I’ve always loved the taste of Laffy Taffy and enjoyed reading the hilarious dad jokes on their wrappers, so I’m excited that joke-tellers nationwide will have the opportunity to have their own printed on the packaging and that I’ll get to decide who has the funniest pun — we’re going to have a lot of fun reading submissions and eating Laffy Taffy, I can’t wait.

Marketing Director of Laffy Taffy Dave Foldes says that jokes have been a staple of the Laffy Taffy brand for nearly 40 years. He adds: “Laffy Taffy lovers often reach out to share their jokes and make suggestions, so we wanted to provide this unique opportunity for them to contribute and demonstrate their joke-writing skills on a large scale. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.”