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|In Britain, we are
very fond of our little people of
advertising. They are very much part of
our national culture. From the Bisto Kids
(Ah! Bisto) to the Smash Martians, we
associate with them, their speeches, and
there has often been a tendency to ban
them or to tell us that they have
outlived their usefulness. A few of the
images are provided in these pages.
The Tetley Tea Folk have
been the public face of Tetley tea since 1973.
Led by Gaffer, the Tetley Tea Folk represent all
that is good about tea, whether its the
care that goes into the preparation, the flavour
you enjoy as a result, or the satisfaction gained
from enjoying a cup of tea with friends and
family. Sydney is a gentle and kind fellow who is
always on hand with a well made cup of Tetley tea
in times of a crisis. Although he may not be the
cleverest of people, his kind heart and
occasional daftness mean that, even when he gets
himself into trouble, he is well loved and highly
thought of by his peers. http://www.teafolk.com/. The Teafolk
are: Gaffer, Sydney, Archie, Tina, Maurice,
Gordon and Clarence. Song
Lads from Country Life
"We are the
lads from Country Life". "You'll never
put a better bit of butter on your knife."
"It's country life it's English too, From
the cows to the dairy, from the dairy to
yellow butter men were on our screens in the 1980s
with their Wurzel type songs before disappearing
back into the slab. Can anyone please provide me
with a picture of the Buttermen, or a recording
of their song?
tin, late 1920s.
Allsorts came about by chance in 1899. A sample
tray of liquorice lines was inadvertently knocked
to the floor in front of a wholesaler.; thew
resultant mixture of sweets lookedc so excitin
that he wholesaler asked for a suppoy of all
sorts to be mixed up together. The character of
Bertie Bassett first appeared in the late 1920s.
My father used to say, "Mar
might; Par won't".
Perhaps the Marmite chefs should be
better known. Perhaps we should have a campaign
to relaunch them.
Marmite is dark brown-colored savory
spread made from the yeast that is a by-product
of the brewing industry. It has a very strong,
slightly salty flavor. It is definitely a
love-it-or-hate-it type of food.It comes in small
(2-5 inches high) bulb-shaped glass jars with a
distinctive yellow lid.Children in Britain are
generally fed it from the time they are weaned,
and most never grow out of it. It has a high
B-vitamin content, as well as riboflavin and
niacinand as such is very healthy. (The
vitamin-B complex helps prevent anemia.) The Marmite FAQ
after 73 Years' Service
|Robertson's says goodbye to
see Save Our Golliwogs
ditched its Golly emblem after 73 years.
brooches are to be replaced with a badge range
featuring seven Roald Dahl characters, and the
Golly figure will be removed from jars.
denies that the change was prompted by political
correctness and accusations of racism. A
spokesman told us: "The golly image is no
longer relevant to families and children, as
indicated by our market research.
don't have any warmth towards Golly any
collector scheme will be running on Robertson's
mincemeat until Christmas. Golly first appeared
as a trademark on Robertson's literature in 1910,
and has often been the subject of controversy.
before the Queen opened the Liverpool Garden
Festival, Robertson's were asked by Merseyside
County Council to remove the gollies from their
London Council also debated the use of
Robertson's jam in schools whilst Golly remained
Story filed: 00:15 Thursday
23rd August 2001
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