“And all because the lady loves Milk Tray”.
The pluckiest man on television was the chap who would leap on to moving trains, swing from a helicopter, even brave the January Sales – ”All because the lady loves Milk Tray”.
The actor performing these exploits was Australian model Gary Myers, and initially, he did most of the stunts himself before he became too valuable to risk.
He says; “I had to do some pretty hairy things. I was supposed to do the great dive into the Blue Grotto in Malta, but a stuntman had already broken his back doing it. Then there was the time I was supposed to be chased by a wolf, swing across a crevasse and land on a three-foot ledge. The producer decided to bring in a stuntman – he missed the ledge, fell fifty feet and was badly injured”.
The chocolates in Cadburys Milk Tray over the years have included Turkish delight, almond whirl, orange creme, caramel, Montelimar, fudge, coconut ice, lime cordial (in a milk chocolate barrel), caramello, praline, coconut diamond, marzipan, strawberry fayre, pineapple flavour dessert, truffle, almond charm and coffee creme.
Sadly, Kraft acquired the brand from Cadbury in a hostile takeover in the 2000s and moved production from Britain to Poland. The chocolates in modern-day Milk Tray now taste more like American chocolate than British – Dull, turgid and slightly greasy.