Maynards Wine Gums – Hoots Mon (1993)

Hoots mon! There’s juice loose aboot this hoose! And it’s in HD! Directed by David Sproxton, David Alex Riddett and Pete Lewtas at Aardman Animations

The grandfather of engineer Kenneth Maynard Wood (co-founder of kitchen appliance company Kenwood Ltd)[1] Charles Riley Maynard and his brother Tom started manufacturing sweets in 1880. The sweet were made in their kitchen. Next door, Charles’s wife, Sarah Ann, ran a sweet shop selling their products to the Stamford Hill area of Hackney, London.

The Vale Road entrance of Maynards Harringay factory
In 1896 the brothers formed the Maynards sweet company. Ten years later, in 1906, the company set-up a new factory on Vale Road, Harringay. The new factory site, below an embankment of the New River, had clean Hertfordshire spring water to be used in production, whilst proximity of the Lee Navigation and numerous railways meant easy, cheap shipping of coal, sugar, and gelatin.

Around the turn of the century, Charles Gordon, heir to the confectionery firm, suggested to his father that the company should diversify into making “wine gums”. Nevertheless, Charles Riley, a strictly teetotal Methodist, gradually came round to the idea when his son persuaded him that the new sweets would not contain alcohol. Maynards Wine Gums were introduced in 1909.

Maynards Harringay factory
The works grew to become a four-figure[clarification needed] employer for the Harringay area. As Maynards grew, it expanded its manufacturing operations to other locations, such as a toffee factory in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The 140 portfolio of sweet shops set-up as the company expanded were sold in 1985.[2] and the company was acquired by Cadbury in 1988. The brand merged in 1990 with the Tottenham liquorice mill Bassett’s, and Trebor as well as sweet manufacture of the three brands moved to Sheffield in 1991. By 2002 worldwide sales of Maynards Wine Gums were forty million pounds

Scotch Videocassettes Re record, Not Fade Away 1985

Videotape is magnetic tape used for storing video and usually sound in addition. Information stored can be in the form of either an analog signal or digital signal. Videotape is used in both video tape recorders (VTRs) or, more commonly, videocassette recorders (VCRs) and camcorders. Videotapes are also used for storing scientific or medical data, such as the data produced by an electrocardiogram.

Because video signals have a very high bandwidth, and stationary heads would require extremely high tape speeds, in most cases, a helical-scan video head rotates against the moving tape to record the data in two dimensions.

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Fat Eric 1992

Levi Strauss & Co.  is a privately owned American clothing company known worldwide for its Levi’s brand of denim jeans. It was founded in May 1853 when Levi Strauss came from Buttenheim, Bavaria, to San Francisco, California to open a west coast branch of his brothers’ New York dry goodsbusiness.  The company’s corporate headquarters is located in the Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco.

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Cadburys Mirages 1991

Cadbury, formerly Cadbury’s, is a British multinational confectionery company wholly owned by Mondelez International (originally Kraft Foods) since 2010. It is the second-largest confectionery brand in the world after Wrigley’s.  Cadbury is internationally headquartered in Uxbridge, West London, and operates in more than 50 countries worldwide. It is famous for its Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg and Roses selection box, and many other confectionery products. One of the best-known British brands, in 2013 The Daily Telegraph named Cadbury among Britain’s most successful exports.

Ovaltine & The Hot Pot 1985

Ovaltine (Ovomaltine) is a brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract (except in the blue packaging in the United States), sugar (except in Switzerland), and whey. Some flavors also have cocoa. Ovaltine, a registered trademark of Associated British Foods, is made by Wander AG, a subsidiary of Twinings which acquired the brand from Novartis in 2003, except in the United States where Nestlé acquired the rights separately from Novartis later on.

Oh Ohoooooo Vitalite 80s

Vitalite is a sunflower oil based margarine, produced by Dairy Crest in Kirkby, Merseyside. It began in 1983, being made by Kraft General Foods. In 1996, it was bought by St Ivel, who were then bought by Dairy Crest in November 2002. In 2008, it was relaunched as a dairy free spread, making it suitable for vegans.

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