Selling chocolate — 31 Comments

  1. I must confess a weakness now and again for a Milky Bar……..The advert that I always found fascinating was the one screwed to the front of the counter in Simon Spearings (now demolished) shop opposite High Ham school………2 kittens in a pair of boots…advertising Cherry Blossom boot polish…….so much so that I have a smaller enamel version in my dining room!!

  2. I remember the ad – I was never sure what the kittens were meant to be saying about black boot polish!

  3. I think tha it was meant to show that if you used Cherry Blossom polish it softened the leather so it was comfortable enough for the kittens to sleep in. On the original advert it stated ‘For real Comfort’ under the picture of the kittens

  4. Ah, right. I always thought kittens would be pretty useless to use cleaning your boots.

  5. The Milk Tray man would do for me. Now we’re meant to buy things for ourselves ‘because you’re worth it’.

  6. Did the Milk tray ad prompt men to buy chocolates for women or prompt women to tell men that they wanted Milk Tray?!

  7. Unless they were really fluffy……..and you rubbed really hard…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. It prompted my wife to remind me never to buy her Milk tray as she doesn’t care much for milk chocolate preferring plain and hates the creme centre ones so in a negative way the advert worked!!!!

  9. The secret…….yes its about £5.50….!!!!!!! …..and the great thing about the cats is that you can use them time and time again….Reminds me I must raise the napp on my CAT boots …now where did I put that hedgehog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. My sister fell out with her partner at the weekend and he pushed a box of Lidl chocolates through the door on Monday – ah men – how simple, how foolish…

  11. And what’s wrong with Lidl chocolates? Lidl do some very good stuff. I have bought some excellent bargains there!

  12. I agree Ian, the quality of some of their goods is very good, I believe Lidl are a German Company, and they are renowned for their quality…BMW….Audi….VW…..hmmm OK yawwwnnn maybe a bit boring….

  13. Do you remember the chocolate that used to come in the shape of Father Christmases, bells, etc wrapped in appropriate coloured foil for hanging in Christmas trees? You would think there was a real treat to come when the tree was taken down and the stuff would taste yuck!

  14. Hahaha yes I do Ian, what a disappointment……and do you know what? still having young children we still have those brightly wrapped chocolate treats on our Christmas trees and the manufacturers are still using the same recipe as they did 40 odd years ago……..Yuck !!!!!!!

  15. You mean there is someone somewhere still making that stuff? I thought it used to come from Eastern Europe but would have stopped when the old Soviet bloc ceased to exist.

  16. I’ll keep some back this year Ian and pass them on if you want to relive again the excited anticipation of the taste of Christmas Santa Choccy…..haha..

  17. That’s a relief! I only ever buy wine I like and am very, very loathe to give it away. If it was something I brought, then it would be a bottle someone else had bought and brought to our house.

  18. charming… nice to know I’m not even worth a second-hand gift! Or where you just trying to demonstrate your language skills…

  19. I’m like the person who brings a hospital patient a bunch of grapes and sits and eats them while talking to the patient!

  20. Since I don’t actually drink and am allergic to grapes – and don’t like your taste in chocolates – we’d be best off not visiting then… : )

  21. But I would be eating the grapes, anyway.

    What about a bottle of Lucozade? Do you remember people coming to visit with a bottle of Lucozade wrapped in orange cellophane?

  22. Go on Ian splash out on the Ferrero Roche……haha ….I remember the lucozade with the cellophane wrapper……..Oh and on the subject of cellophane…the Bridgwater factory doesn’t produce the nasty niffs anymore…..closed a few years ago….

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