“Be careful of what you put into your mouth.”
Interplanetary Federation Supermarket Customer Advice Proverb.
A TVTA Food, Drink and Snack special report!
Most office cats are content to work the bare minimum – catch mice, make tea, answer the phone, that type of thing. Not so Wooof… TVTA’s faithful feline has just spent the past three weeks down in the archives searching for vintage adverts and other retro paperwork goodies!
Any luck? I asked him as he emerged from the basement dressed in dust, cobwebs and, bizarrely, a 1980 R2-D2 Thermal Underoos set.
Yes, replied the cat, I have enough ads to keep us busy the whole of the summer. He showed me the tartan suitcase which he had lugged up the stairs. I opened it. It was full of vintage adverts. Excellent.
There are no clown adverts are there? I asked him.
Goodness, no, replied the cat.
Only, the last time we made a Non-toy ad Tuesday post, I seem to recall some very disturbing images of clowns and other odd stuff.
Don’t worry, said Wooof. It’s completely clown-free. I’ve checked. There’s nothing odd at all. Just perfectly normal food, drink and snack adverts.
You’re not lying?
I’m not lying. Now get scanning. We’ve deadlines to meet!
Righto, I replied.
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Cue sounds of scanner…
Stur stur smag!
Stur stur smag!
Stur stur smag!
In other disturbing news,
TV Cereal Killer caught on film.
Salty Spunk liquorice lozenges hit the streets…
Victory V. Suck it and see.
UK. Running. 1986.
Superman action strip colouring contest with Trebor chews.
UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.
Snit dig en Cool burger!
Philips kitchenware 1980s style!
UK. Mobil Gifts Catalogue. 1986.
Frisk! Stimorol chewing gum.
Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.
M&M’s. The milk chocolate melts in your mouth not in your hands.
US. X Factor, 1987.
US. Legion of Superheroes. 1984.
Tonimalt. French malt drink favourite with Ulysse 31 (Ulysses 31) promotion.
France. Journal de Mickey. 1983.
Another gloriously nonsensical Hostess Superhero ad! This one’s going straight into the collection Hostess Superhero ads
UK. Prima. 1987.
Tom and Jerry get licked!
Soft drinks galore!
1. Fanta. Denmark. 1978.
Fast forward a couple of decades later…
Absolutely Fabulous. BBC.co.uk/abfab.
2. 7UP. Denmark. 1977.
3. Coke. UK. 1979.
4. Pepsi-Cola. Denmark. 1978.
And finally, we end this post with a giraffe. It’s not often we can say that. Or this…
5. Schwip Schwap!
If you are interested in learning more about food, drink and snacks then why not visit your local supermarket where many examples can be viewed free by the public. Don’t forget to take along your pencils and a sketch pad in case you wish to make notes and illustrations for your school project. Or why not ask the supermarket manager if you can snap a few photographs! He or she will only be too happy to oblige and may even throw in a few treats for you to take home to your parents. This post has been brought to you by TVTA and the Interplanetary Federation Supermarket Customer Advice Bureau. Best before Feb 2223. This is a free-range post and no animals were harmed. Just Ewoks. Recycle the carton when finished. Enjoy responsibly.