1983 Terrys Chocolates feat Mel Smith

terrysIn 1767 as Robert Berry opened a shop close to Bootham Bar, York, selling cough lozenges, lemon and orange candied peel and other sweets. Joined by William Bayldon, the partners renamed the business Bayldon and Berry confectionery.

Born in Pocklington, Joseph Terry came to York to serve as an apprentice apothecary in Stonegate. On gaining his certificates, he set up as a chemist in Walmgate. But after marrying Harriet Atkinson in 1823, he met her elderly uncle Robert Berry. After William Bayldon left the business, Terry agreed to become a partner in the confectionery business, and after closing his chemists shop joined the confectionery business in St Helen’s Square, York.

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1983 Black Magic Chocolates

black-magicIn the first advertising campaigns the chocolates were depicted as the definitive token of affection, suggesting that there is no better – or more romantic – gift that a man can give his loved one. The adverts showed beautifully dressed women reading or writing letters telling of their romantic encounters over a box of Black Magic. The ‘letters’ campaign lasted well into the 1950s and established Black Magic as a brand known for its luxury and indulgence.

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1991 Maltesers

Maltesers-Wrapper-SmallMaltesers are a confectionery product manufactured by Mars, Incorporated.

Maltesers consist of a roughly spherical malt honeycomb centre, surrounded by milk chocolate. They are most popular in Denmark, the UK, Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, Canada, Poland, France, Hong Kong, and Portugal Maltesers are sold in a variety of packaging, including plastic bags (ranging in size from small ‘fun-size’ upwards), larger cardboard boxes and tubes, and plastic buckets (ranging in size from medium to very large). They also have medium sized “teasers” in celebrations boxes. Maltesers are also one of the types of sweet included in Mars’s Revels assortment.

In February 2013, Maltesers will be sold in Italy, Malta, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Macau, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro,Serbia and Slovenia.

The current name is a portmanteau of the words “malt” (one of the main ingredients) and “teasers”.

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1978 Terrys Chocolate Orange

Terrys-Chocolate-Orange2In 1923, Frank and Noel Terry joined the family business, Terry’s of York. They revamped the company, and after opening the Art Deco-style factory The Chocolate Works in 1926, began launching new products. The first was the Chocolate Apple (1926),  then the Chocolate Orange (1931), and finally Terry’s All Gold (1936).

At the onset of World War II, confectionary production was immediately halted. The factory was taken over by F Hill’s and Son’s of Manchester as a shadow factory, to manufacture and repair aircraft propeller blades.

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1975 Cadburys Dairy Milk featuring Cilla Black

Cadbury is a British confectionery company owned by Mondelēz International Inc. and is the industry’s second-largest globally after Mars, Incorporated.  With its headquarters in Uxbridge, London, England, the company operates in more than 50 countries worldwide.

The company was known as Cadbury Schweppes plc from 1969–2008 until its demerger, in which its global confectionery business was separated from its US beverage unit (now called “Dr Pepper Snapple Group”).  It was also a constant constituent of the FTSE 100 from the index’s 1984 inception until its 2010 Kraft Foods takeover.

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