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.

Non-toy ad Tuesday: office cats and the munchies

“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…

 

sounds like…

 

Stur stur smag!

 

Stur stur smag!

 

Stur stur smag!

 

 

Denmark. 1983.


In other disturbing news,

TV Cereal Killer caught on film.

Denmark. 1988.


Salty Spunk liquorice lozenges hit the streets…

Denmark. 1977.


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!

Denmark. 1984.


Philips kitchenware 1980s style!

UK. Mobil Gifts Catalogue. 1986.


Frisk! Stimorol chewing gum.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Frisk! 80s!

Denmark. 1984.


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

US. 1976.


Weetabix

UK. Prima. 1987.


Tom and Jerry get licked!

Denmark. 1983.


So eighties!

Denmark. 1988.


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.