This year’s Halloween seemed like it was going to be a great one. It’s landing on a Saturday, which is perfect for late night partying. It also coincides with a full moon — a combination that has only happened one other time since 1955. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic is still very much in progress. That means many people will likely being opting to remain with the safe confines of their homes instead of venturing out to go trick-or-treating. That’s why Reese’shas built the robotic Trick-or-Treat Door to responsibly bring the candy to your quarantine party.
This is, of course, just another PR stunt from a gigantic and uncaring corporation. Its real purpose is to garner some goodwill and remind you that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups™ are available for sale at your local grocery store. But those chocolatey treats are pretty dang delicious and this robot is a fun way to dispense them. The robotic door, which looks like it came from a Victorian manor haunted by the ghost of Milton S. Hershey, is operated remotely. It drives around neighborhoods and even rolls right up onto doorsteps. When a sugar-deprived trick-or-treater says “trick or treat,” the robot will automatically dispense a king-size package of peanut butter goodness.
The robot is driven by three motors and has a remote range of 5,000 feet. It contains a Bluetooth speaker to play sound effects or whatever. The candy itself is dispensed through a mail slot in the door. Reese’s is encouraging people to use #ReesesDoor on Instagram in order to have the door taken to their town. We find it a bit distasteful for a multi-billion dollar company to ask people to beg for candy online, but it is one way to replicate the trick-or-treating experience while social distancing. However you feel about that, you can enjoy the visual of a huge orange door scooting around residential neighborhoods and spitting out candy this Halloween.