BUTTERFINGER BETS ONE MILLION ON PACQUIAO TO WIN ON MAY 2

To Press Releases listGLENDALE, Calif,Apr 1, 2015

World Champion Boxer Manny Pacquiao Trains with Butterfinger Cups for Fight of the Century

Upon learning that NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® CUPS are a key part of the training regimen of “Fighter of the Decade” boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Butterfinger has bet one million on its newest fan, Pacquiao, to win the “Fight of the Century” which will take place on May 2, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, is preparing for his biggest career challenge by adding a secret weapon to his training table.
“When I am training, I never cut corners, and that is what makes Butterfinger Cups the best peanut butter cup – they don’t cut corners either,” noted Pacquiao. “Butterfinger and I always go the extra mile to distinguish ourselves. For us, being different is the difference.”

“We are proud to be in Manny’s corner and show our support of him in this fight of the century,” said Fabiola del Rio, Butterfinger brand manager. “Manny represents a different kind of competitor, just as Butterfinger is a different kind of peanut butter cup, and different is good. Go Manny!”

The different kind of peanut butter cup that made its highly anticipated debut last year, Butterfinger Cups are Pacquiao’s secret weapon and go-to-treat as he prepares for the fight of the century. Square-shaped like a boxing ring, Butterfinger Cups bring an unexpected crunch to the smooth combination of peanut butter and chocolate.

ABOUT MANNY PACQUIAO
Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is world champion professional boxer. He is the first and only eight-division world champion with 10 world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Beyond boxing, Pacquiao has participated in basketball, business, acting, music recording, and politics. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, at the age of 32, representing the province of Sarangani. He was re-elected in 2013 to the 16th Congress of the Philippines.

ABOUT BUTTERFINGER
NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® is a one-of-a-kind candy bar with the crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery taste people love. No other candy bar comes close to the intense flavor and texture of a BUTTERFINGER. Now, the iconic BUTTERFINGER brand has taken the peanut butter cup to another level. BUTTERFINGER PEANUT BUTTER CUPS feature a smooth, peanut butter filling with a dose of crunchy Butterfinger pieces, covered with creamy milk chocolate. Keep up with the latest news about BUTTERFINGER at Facebook.com/Butterfinger or follow its sweet tweets at Twitter.com/Butterfinger.

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