1985 Flora

Flora is a brand of butter, sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. It is produced by Unilever and sold in other parts of the world under the brand name of Becel. Unilever came up with the brand after being asked by medical professionals to come up with a healthier alternative to margarine, lard and hard butters.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1976 Outline Spread

Outline less than half the calories of Butter and Margarine to help you pass the Outline test.  Can you pass the Outline Test? 🙂

1977 Sun Pat Peanut Butter

1977 Sun Pat Peanut Butter advert.

Sun-Pat is a brand of peanut butter in the United Kingdom. Even though American peanut butter had been sold in the UK since the 1930s, Sun-Pat was not launched until the 1960s, initially produced as a by-product of a nut-packing operation in Hadfield, Derbyshire. The factory was closed in 2004 and production has now moved to Histon in Cambridgeshire.

In the early 1990s a range of cheese spreads were also produced under the Sun-Pat brand but were later discontinued.

The brand is currently owned by Premier Foods after its 2002 acquisition of Nestlé’s ambient food business.

1977 Stork Margarine featuring Bruce Forsyth

1977 Stork Margarine featuring Bruce Forsyth.

Stork is a brand of margarine spread, owned by Unilever.

Introduced into the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1920, housewives were initially suspicious of the health affects and cooking ability of margarine. As a result, it required a large amount of advertising in the 1930s to increase usage, supported by the Stork sponsored Radio Lyons featuring the band of Carroll Gibbons.

It was on with the onset of World War Two and rationing of butter that sales began to rise, in part driven by the Stork Cookery Service. During the war, a lorry carrying Stork margarine overturned on the A531 road near Heighley in Madeley, Staffordshire, resulting in people coming to try to salvage its load. Today, the location is known as Margarine Corner.

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