1985 Orangina

OranginaOrangina is a carbonated citrus beverage made from orange, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit juices.   The concept of Orangina originated at a trade fair in France and was first marketed in Algeria by the French Algerian Léon Beton. It is a popular beverage in Europe and to a much lesser extent in North America.

The original Orangina is still produced in Algeria as an Algerian brand.

Since November 2009, Orangina has been owned by Suntory in most of the world.   In North America, the brand has been owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group since 2006.

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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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1990 Cadet Drinks

Cadet, the classic soft drink that Ireland grew up with, comes in seven refreshing flavours, including; orange, cola, lemon, lemon & lime, white lemonade, red lemonade, and American cream soda.

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1989 Britvic Citrus Spring

The company was founded in the mid-nineteenth century in Chelmsford as the British Vitamin Products Company.  It started producing fruit juices in 1938 and started marketing them under the Britvic name in 1949.

Acquired by Showerings of Shepton Mallet, and subsequently a division of Allied Breweries from 1968, the company changed its name to Britvicin 1971. In 1986 it merged with Canada Dry Rawlings and acquired the R. White’s Lemonade brand. It acquired Tango from Beechams in 1987 and since that year it has also owned the UK franchise for Pepsi and 7 Up.  In 1995 it bought Robinson’s from Reckitt & Colman.

In December 2005 the Company underwent an initial public offering (IPO) allowing its main shareholders (InterContinental Hotels Group,Whitbread, Pernod Ricard) to realise their investments.

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1978 Revels

1978 Revels commercial

Originally, Revels had orange creme, coconut, toffee, or peanut centres, along with Galaxy Counters (Minstrels minus exterior shell) and Maltesers. However, the coconut centres were later replaced with coffee creme, and the peanuts with raisins.

Galaxy Counters were initially available as a product in their own right, but since their discontinuation they were only sold as part of the Revels selection. In 2010, however, Galaxy Counters were relaunched under the Galaxy brand.

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