1977 Goblin Teasmade

1977 Goblin Teasmade advert from the UK

A teasmade is a device for making tea automatically, which was once common in the United Kingdom and some of its former colonies. They generally feature an analogue alarm clock and are designed to be used at the bedside, to ensure tea is ready first thing in the morning. Although crude versions existed in Victorian times, they only became practical with the availability of electric versions in the 1930s. They reached their peak in popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, but have since declined to the extent that in the few places they are sold new, it is as a retro novelty item.

The name teasmade is an example of a genericized trademark; Goblin were the first to market their teamakers under the name teasmade, it is now commonly used to refer to any automatic teamaking appliance. Teasmade is a registered trademark for Swan.

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Kelloggs Country Store 1974

1974 commercial for Kelloggs Country Store.

Country Store is a variety of muesli manufactured by Kellogg’s. It is high in fiber and available in the European Union. It was introduced into the United Kingdom around 1974 with a TV advert voiced by Michael Jayston.


CoCo Pops

1991 commercial for Kelloggs CoCo Pops.

Cocoa Pops (known as Choco Krispis, Choco Krispies, or Coco Pops outside of the United States) is a breakfast cereal produced by Kellogg’s. It is a cocoa-flavored version of Rice Krispies. Containing a substance imitating milk chocolate, the cereal can quickly turn milk “chocolatey.”

The cereal is known as Choco Krispis in Portugal, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina, and Choco Krispies in Spain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. It was introduced in the United Kingdom as Coco Pops in 1961, and is also known by that name in Denmark, Bulgaria, Ghana, Malta, New Zealand, Ireland, Finland, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Israel, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Hong Kong, Lebanon and Australia. Later in the 1960s, the name was changed to “Coco Krispies,” but subsequently reverted back to Coco Pops. In 1998, the cereal was briefly renamed again in the UK, this time to Choco Krispies. However, in 1999, after falling sales and a telephone poll in which the British public voted, its name reverted back to Coco Pops. The cereal was known as Cocoa Krispies when it was marketed in Canada, but it is no longer distrusted there.