1980 Walkers Crisps commercial “Say Cheese”.
Jon Walkers is now owned by Frito-Lay, which in turn is a subsidiary of Pepsico. It is still a significant presence in Leicester and sponsor Leicester City football team’s stadium, the Walkers Stadium. Gary Lineker, formerly a Leicester City footballer, is now the face of the company, starring in most of their advertising campaigns. The official website states that an estimated “11 million people will eat a Walkers product every day”. The company employs over 4000 people in 15 locations.
1986 Advert for Skips “Chewing’s for chumps skip it”
Skips are a snack from the UK; they were first launched in 1974 as prawn cocktail flavour. The snacks are made by United Biscuits and sold under the KP brand. Today they are available in bacon and cheese flavours in addition to the more traditional prawn cocktail. Other flavours, such as pickled onion, have been available in the past.
Often, packets of skips have strange jokes on the back of them.
The idea behind Skips is that they fizz and melt on the tongue, which was developed by Japanese Company Meiji Seika.
Future EastEnders actress Daniela Denby-Ashe appeared in a Skips advert as a teenager.
Info taken from Wikipedia
Walkers Crisps commercial from 1989.
In the 1880s Henry Walker moved from Mansfield to Leicester to take over an established butcher’s shop in the high street. Meat rationing after World War II saw the factory output drop dramatically and the company looked at alternatives to make use of the wasted capacity. With potato crisps being increasingly popular with the public, managing director R.E. Gerrard helped the company shift focus and began hand-slicing and frying potatoes. (more…)