Question: What do ‘winning breakfast combo, 1930s fibre, French breakfast, Coca-Cola points-make-prizes, Salvador Dali lollipops, sewer snacks, and Danish Kinder Surprise’ have in common…?
Answer: they’re all food and drink related vintage ads!!
Disclaimer: TVTA cannot be held responsible if you get the munchies following this article.
1989 US advert from the pages of Groo… man I loved reading Groo so much! But never mind Groo (or Rufferto), because here is the Super Mario/Zelda winning breakfast combination!
(I am the Prince of Chichester)
UK Weetabix advert from prima magazine. This 1987 advert pays homage to the earlier 1930s style of adverts used by Weetabix.
1983 French advert for the Tonimalt breakfast staple that was giving away a free Ulysse 31 mini-album (two mini-albums if you purchased the bigger size). Ulysse 31 is a popular French animated show for children.
Another French advert from the eighties… earn points and swap them for prizes with Coca-Cola. Blimey! Look at the size of that bottle-opener for 180 points! It”s almost as big as that frisbee for 120 points!
… and yet another French eighties ad! This time for Chupa Chups lollipops. Yumm. Did you know that Salvador Dali designed the daisy-like Chupa Chups logo? He really did, and his design is still used to this day. Go check out Whiskeypedia or something if you don’t believe us!
1989 US advert for TMNT cereals. Anyone for ‘Teenage milky ginger turnips’ … the alternative breakfast treat? Sewer snacks anyone? Eww, dudes!
And finally, a very cute and Christmassy 1979 Danish Kinder Surprise advert. Chocolate and toys? Always a winning combination at TVTA! Thanks for looking…