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7-Up

The Un-Cola. "You like it, it likes you" - It's lemonade alright? It's just lemonade (and nothing to do with Michael Apted).              

Angel Delight

Angel Delight debuted in British supermarkets in 1967, promising the taste of strawberries and cream from colourful sachets of microdust. The luminous powder fell out...

Berni Inns

Bristol company Hort's, which was run by Frank and Aldo Berni and Paul Rosse, changed the dining-out habits of Britons for two decades. After the...

Birds Eye Steakburger

In which a gang of builders sing (to the tune of Que Sera Sera) about possible accompaniments to said burger. Accompanied by mouth watering...

Bovril Soldiers

Buttered and Bovril-ed bread sliced into four or five uniform strips. The same militia were more popularly spotted in their other gear - hence...

Breakfast Cereal

Some of the breakfast cereals listed below are still in production. Some have been re-named and re-packaged. Many of them disappeared as quickly as...

Café Bar

In the days before Starbucks and Café Latté on tap from every corner coffee shop, the height of sophistication and convenience for the serious...

Cigarettes, Cigars & Tobacco

New brands of cigarettes introduced in Britain in the 1960s included B&H Special Filter (1961), Embassy (1962) and Player's No. 6 (1965). A report by...

Cresta

The coolest ad campaign of the Seventies. The Bear that inspired The Fonz (no, really). The drink that stripped paint. "It's frothy man".

Diet Coke/Diet Pepsi

A product of the 80s - you could still drink Cola AND look stunning in a lycra aerobics outfit and leg-warmers. Somebody convince me that...

Doctor Pepper

Fizzy cough medicine flavoured muck from the USA.

Fast Food

BURGER CHEF Burger Chef was bought out by Hardee's in the late 80s BURGER KING By the 1980s, while people still enjoyed McDonalds over any other burger...

Fondue

A definitive 70s icon - Basically a small pot on top of a burner into which either scorching hot oil or gooey, melted chocolate...

Fray Bentos

Steak pie'-in-a-tin. Had a wonderful catchline in the TV ad: "It's Beef! It's Beef!". These days you wouldn't feed it to your dog, but...

Heinz Sponge Pudding

Directions 1) Put the tin in a saucepan and boil it (!) 2) Take a tin opener and take both ends off? 3) Let the molten jam...

Humphreys

"Watch out, there's a Humphrey about" was a slogan which first hit British televisions in 1974. The Humphrey's (a product of Unigate designed to make...

Ice Cream/Iced Lollies

Ice lollies and choc ices on sticks became a major market during the 1960s. In the UK these were mostly produced by Walls and Lyons...

Irn-Bru

Such is the remarkable popularity of Irn-Bru in its native Scotland that it outsells both Coca-Cola and Pepsi. In the 1980s, the drink’s tagline was...

Jolt Cola

Pure caffeine in a can! It wakes you up though. Not recommended for those with a pre-existing heart condition!

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...