Food, Glorious Food!
Peckish? If you're hungry for a snapshot of our changing attitudes to food then dig in.
Whatever your taste - reliable staple or indulgent luxury, square meal or satisfying snack, essential nutrition or guilty treat - there's always an advertiser looking to make your mouth water.
15 seconds isn't long, you've got to say Crosse and you've got to say Blackwell, and you've got to say Branston Pickle!
Animated advert for the much loved strawberry ice lolly, with chocolate and sugar balls and a chocolate bar inside!
A mouth-watering glimpse of the art and craft that went into making and decorating Cadbury’s chocolates in the 1930s.
19651 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Pre-decimalisation nostalgia abounds in this advert for Shippam's New Chicken Supreme - and it's delicious on toast too!
Pilchards from Cornwall, mixed with tomatoes, are the best of the catch from Shippam's - in this short animated advert for cinemas
Liverpool and England footballer Emlyn Hughes gets nostalgic when he takes a team of aspiring youngsters through their paces
19601 mins Location: York
The teenager emerges into our culture in all innocence, fruit gums in hand, doing what all teenagers first do; buy a record in a record shop.
“Tis but thy name that is my enemy” is hardly an idea that lends itself to such a strong branded product, but it enlightens the otherwise humdrum.
Fresh from the 60s comes a nostalgic advert for some nostalgic food - as two hungry kids clamour for their Seniors Steak & Kidney Pudding
This nostalgic advert introduces all new CDF - Chicken Dog Food - for pampered pooches, puppies and their discerning owners everywhere
Advert19801 mins Location: York
The bar with unique bubbly texture, using a secret bubbly formula, giving rise to the bubbly banter of bubbly flirting.
The iconic Findus frozen food, a crispy pancake wrapped around a choice of four different fillings.
19690 mins Location: York
Any boy struggling to construct Meccano will deserve a chocolate break, though perhaps this won’t be as satisfying as completing the Meccano.
Advert19821 mins Location: York
A child’s fantasy of being in a place where Smarties are overflowing, and there are no adults around to spoil the fun.
Advert19811 mins Location: York
The simple power of association. Not a “melt in your mouth”, but a macho “crunch it, chew it”, for “when you feel like a great big bite”.
Seventies nostalgia abounds in this advert for Shippam's Country Pot - for sandwiches with a bit of Ooooh-Aaar
An animated ad for Heinz Ploughman’s Pickle, reinforcing the image of the logo rather than the well-known product.
Boring sandwiches get a tasty Shippam's make-over in this classic comedy commercial from the 70s starring the legendary Roy Kinnear
Narrated in verse, this ad tells the story of young Mother Hubbard and how her day was improved by a tin of Heinz soup.
It’s a drink on a stick - It defies gravity! Revel in delight at this popular movie going ice lolly of the fifties.
Childhood obesity? This depression-era ad has kids singing the virtues of fat as an essential source of calories in impoverished times.