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|title=<center>Witch's Lunch Box Factory</center>
|image=Witchs bento factory.jpg
|imagecaption=Beginning of commercial
|datefound=Jan 28 2022
|foundby=[https://egg.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/cm/1642258934/72 A 5ch user]
'''''Witch's Lunch Box Factory''''' (魔女のお弁当工場) was a commercial aired by ampm, a chain of convenience stores in the United States, during its expansion in Japan.
The commercial was intended to promote ampm's original Japanese product, Frozen Toretate Bento (Frozen Freshy-made Lunch Box). The commercial shows a bento factory controlled by a witch, where a large amount of preservative powder is poured over the bento. The commercial ended with a voiceover saying, "ampm's freshly-made lunch boxes are preservative-free".
The commercial aired on TBS early in the morning on February 6, 2001, but was cancelled later that day after the Japan Franchise Association requested that it refrain from airing the commercial on the grounds that it was misleading to consumers<ref>[https://natto.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/conv/989111555/l50 am/pmの奇抜ＣＭが１日で消えた理由 - 5ちゃんねる] Retrieved Jan 22, 2023</ref>.
The commercial was discussed for a long time on the Japanese anonymous message board website 5ch, but the video was finally found on January 28th, 2022, when a person in possession of the recorded video suddenly appeared on the thread<ref>[https://egg.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/cm/1642258934/72 【浄瑠璃】未出･迷宮入りCM捜索ｽﾚ29【ｼﾝｸﾛ手】] Retrieved Jan 22, 2023</ref>.
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A 2007 Nikkei column article mentions the content of the commercial, explaining that witches in black sprinkle red, blue, and yellow powder on lunch boxes in a dark factory, saying "Be delicious, be delicious," which is different from the content of the commercial found, but it is unclear if this is a misremembering or if another version exists<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20080222005405/http://nvc.nikkeibp.co.jp/column/akizawa/20071109_000855.html ３日で放映中止になったＣＭ - 日経ベンチャーonline] Retrieved Jan 22, 2023</ref>. It further states that the commercial was cancelled three days after it aired.
* [https://w.atwiki.jp/commercial/pages/156.html 魔女のお弁当工場 - 【浄瑠璃・ヒトガタ】未出・迷宮入りCM捜索@wiki【ビーボ・サンスキップ】]
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