Finding that old Flake advert led me to look up a few others – ah, Cadbury’s certainly knew how to make ads that stay deeply rooted in our national psyche. With music by Alan Hawkshaw and scenarios straight out of a Bond movie, who could (or would want to) forget the Milk Tray Man?
It’s a shame there seem to be no better quality versions of these films (my apologies) but then some of us - well, me anyway -were probably watching them at the time on a cranky old steam-driven black and white TV anyway so maybe it just makes them look even closer to our original memories.
As with the highly suggestive Flake ad, I just don’t think they’d get away with them now. The adventures of this particular chocolate box hero would probably now have to be accompanied by a warning saying “contains mild peril” (as well as nuts).
And all because the lady loves...