I used to adore the taste of Topic chocolate bars. Was there a hazelnut in every bite? Well, as kids we used to go out of our way to try and find a section of the bar without a hazelnut in!
Topic was made by Mars and also contained nougat and caramel - amongst other things - and was similar to a Snickers. Of course, Snickers was called Marathon back in the eighties. Unfortunately, the 80s ad for Topic has been taken off Youtube, but I've replaced it with the one from 1976.
Ooh, I could just bite a chunk off that!
like today's "Go Compare!" TV Ad, there were some very irritating
adverts around back in the eighties. Take this one for example. "A
finger of fudge is just enough to give your kids a treat" has to be one
of the most annoying songs they could have chosen for a TV ad!
By the way, this is also a good opportunity to have a look back at some of the cars we were driving back then - Or, at least, our parents were driving.
This clip features the best-known TV advert for Rowntree's Yorkie chocolate bar, dating from around 1976. Yes, I know this is not an 80s ad, but I do like to include a few snippets from the 70s as I'm pretty sure that some of simplyeighties visitors will also remember the 1970s, too!
My Dad was a truck driver during the 70s and 80s, although he never ate a Yorkie bar because he was diabetic - not your stereotypical vision of a truck driver!
Original Yorkie bars had six chunks, but this recent one has just five!
We're getting closer to the eighties now with this advert from 1979. Actually, I can't remember if this Aero advert was still running into the early 80s, but I hope some of you will remember this one, at least.
This ad was from 1984. Fry's Turkish Delight is a chocolate bar currently made by Cadbury in the UK, but it was originally produced by J.S. Fry & Sons and launchd in 1914. Not everyone is fond of this advert as, apparently, there is no desert in Turkey and the people aren't Arabs and don't wear turbans!
I was so delighted to have found this video for Texan on Youtube because I'd almost forgotten about this chocolate bar. I particularly remember my jaw aching after chewing on this for what seemed like age! Hmm, not sure whether I liked this one or not?
"The red car and the blue car had a race". Yes, the good old Milky Way advert from 1989 re-appeared on our screens again during 2009 to celebrate 20 years, and I'm pretty sure saw it again in early 2012.
Remember this one? I really had forgotten about 54321 and although I remember the ad, I really can't remember what it tasted like!
How can anyone forget the Cadbury's Caramel advert? You know, the one featuring the rabbit with a sexy voice - very disturbing if you ask me!
Once you've played the video, you'll be able to have a look at some other 80's ads, including Kinder Surprise (with the very strange egg character), Kia Ora and Bisto gravy.
Sexy rabbit's and freaky-looking talking egg's - were they trying to sell chocolate or give us nightmares?
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70s Kids TV Shows
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