Blue Stratos advert from 1980
Blue Stratos is one of the famous masculine fragrances, a classic which at the heart of the Blue Stratos fragrance lies a powerful, fresh accord of citrus and lavender. As the subtle theming of the fragrance develops it reveals spicy notes of basil and anis complimented by geranium, and finally to the unique signature of this classic fragrance with base notes of oak moss, sandalwood, and cedarwood blended with a special accord of musk and vanilla.
They are made of reconstituted potato, oil, and seasonings. They may be baked, grilled, or fried, and are used as a side dish, often together with sausages or bacon, or as a snack food. They are sold frozen and produced by various frozen food companies including Birds Eye and McCain Foods. Contrary to popular belief, Potato Waffle’s are not actual waffle products.
Info gleaned from Wikipedia
After Eights advert from 1980
After Eight Thin Mints (After Eights) are a confectionery product described as “mint enrobed in dark chocolate” (although a milk chocolate version became available in 2006) and are intended, as the name suggests, to be used as after-dinner mints. They were created in 1962 by Rowntree & Company Limited. Since the 1988 acquisition of the United Kingdom-based company, the mints have been produced by Nestlé.
The Thin Mints have been made in the factory in Castleford, West Yorkshire since 1970, whereas the Chocolate Truffles are made in York. After Eights are now sold across Europe and North America, and one billion After Eight mints are made annually.
Access Your Flexible Friend 80s
Access is a defunct credit card, originally introduced in the United Kingdom in 1972 by a consortium of National Westminster Bank, Midland Bank (now HSBC), Lloyds Bank (now Lloyds TSB), and The Royal Bank of Scotland, as a rival to the established Barclaycard (VISA). It was also issued in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland by Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of NatWest, Northern Bank, then a subsidiary of Midland; and Bank of Ireland, which was unconnected to the founder banks. The card scheme was run from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, by the Joint Credit Card Company Limited. It participated in the Eurocard/MasterCard systems. Europay International SA has since been taken over by MasterCard International itself.
Advert for Bisto – Never in a month of Sundays c1980
The very first Bisto product, in 1908, was a meat-flavoured gravy powder, which rapidly became a bestseller in the UK. It was added to gravies to give a richer taste and aroma. Invented by Messrs Roberts & Patterson, it was named “Bisto” because it “Browns, Seasons and Thickens in One”. Naming of the Bisto twins? In Birmingham in the 1930’s a competition was held to put a name to the two Bisto twin characters,a boy and a girl sniffing the beautiful aroma of Bisto’s gravy.The competition was won by Mr and Mrs Simmonds,who named the twins after themselves…they called them Bill and Maree.They were awarded a beautiful china doll. Bisto Granules were introduced in 1979. The granules dissolve in hot water to form a gravy substitute. This product capitalised on the growing preference among British consumers for foods (or food substitutes) that can be quickly and conveniently prepared. As of 2005, Bisto Gravy Granules dominate the British market, with a share in excess of 70%. Every UK grocery outlet is likely to have a Bisto product on its shelf.