Non toy-ad Tuesday: feed me sweet things!

Feeling peckish? How about a nice soft drink to wash down your elevenses, twelveses and thirteenses? If the answer is yes, then get your sweet tooth sharpened as TVTA fires up the office scanner to present you with a sumptious and scrumptious selection of retro snack and drink adverts to tantalise your taste buds!

We have candy, biscuits, chocolate, Hostess Fruit Pies, fizzy pop, gum, cereals, and Wonder bread! Heck – we even have a selection of mushrooms – why not! Our intrepid office cat, Wooof, says that mushrooms are a veritable and versatile kitchen companion if ever there was. And Wooof should know, he has an A-Level in cookery!

Let’s get stuck in… yum!

The Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating. 1982. US.

Bread and alien visitors! Get Close Encounters of the Third Kind movie trading cards just for eating bread! But not just any bread… Wonder Bread! 1978. US.

More freebies! Weetabix yourself silly to collect tokens for Crayola crayons and a colouring-in poster, courtesy of the Weetabix Gang. 1988. UK.

Bonkers Fruit Candy bike bag offer. 1985. US.

The aliens are coming… and they need their thirst quenching! But only one drink will do… Quosh whole orange drink. 1988. UK.

Cadbury’s Playtime Pack. 1988. UK.

Make room for the mushrooms? Just don’t eat the one at the top right of our picture. 1978. France.

Tang breakfast Soccer Team offer. Join the Tang team and get free football and Pelé stuff. 1988. US.

TVTA trope time!

Hostess Cup Cakes, Fruit Pies and Twinkies. TVTA just can’t get enough of those delicious, creamy, fruity, crime-busting snacks!! Don’t believe us? Check out our tasty Hostess mega post here  In the meantime, stuff yourself silly on these two fantastic Hostess Batman ads!

I want it all!

Finally, we leave you with a gallery of goodness featuring sweets, biscuits, cake, chocolate, soft drinks, cereals and gum… 


That’s all vintage mates, Wooof says you can stop eating now otherwise you’ll make yourself sick! Thank you for getting snacky with us. Please dispose of your wrappers in the nearest recycling bin. This post has been brought to you by Wooof-Wonky-Wonder-Bar-Cat-Snack-a-jacks-In-a-hat, and 1,000 Radioactive Recipes For The Apocalypse by Hoi Ken Cook and Rosemary Basilcrush. This post is single-use packaging free, 100% biodegradable, and may sustain you in conjuction with an active lifestyle.

12 thoughts on “Non toy-ad Tuesday: feed me sweet things!

  1. The only time my parents ever allowed wonder bread in the house was when Wonder packed wacky packages inside. I recall sorting through each loaf and shaking the card to the clear portion so I could see what I was getting. Should you ever find an ad for that one …

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    • I saw an ad for Wacky Packages online but haven’t seen one in a comic yet. I’ll keep an eye open in future pick ups. I guess it was a lot like the cereals… eagerly tearing open the packaging to see what the surprise gift was inside, then having breakfast 🙂

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  2. Amazing. But that cake decoration book doesn’t look very inviting – it’s quite savoury looking. Colour and the girl holding the tray of hot dogs perhaps suggesting that to me.

    And I remember the Weetabix crayon offer. I may even have received some of those. My favourite ‘free item’ was a Tetley musical mug. I thought my life was made when I received that.

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    • That’s cool you might have picked up some of the Weetabix offers… there were so many, and they even had their own Weetabix Club with stuff to collect based on that cereal skinhead gang lol. Funny to see a positive spin on skinheads seeing as they usually get a lot of stick.
      Tetley too… another Brit brand that had loads of offers and collectables. Super cool you got that musical mug 🙂

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    • Agree, Bonkers is a great name! The Weetabix Gang was very popular in the 80s and so far I’ve added 14 ads to my collection. As for Hostess… there are hundreds of those superhero ads out there of which I have almost fifty. I tried a Hostess Twinkie in the States and it was yummy!!

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    • Lol. I should have added a disclaimer this post can give you the munchies! Yeah, those Hostess ads were all over comics back in the day, and like you I thought they looked yummy. I finally got to taste a Hostess Twinkie some years back in the States, but have never tried a Hostess Fruit pie or Cup Cake.

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