1983 Bovril Cubes – Terry Wogan

Bovril is the trademarked name of a thick, salty meat extract, developed in the 1870s by John Lawson Johnston and sold in a distinctive, bulbous jar. It is made inBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire, owned and distributed by Unilever UK.

Bovril can be made into a drink by diluting with hot water, or less commonly with milk.  It can also be used as a flavouring for soups, stews or porridge, or spread onbread, especially toast, rather like Marmite.

The first part of the product’s name comes from Latin bos meaning “ox” or “cow.” Johnston took the -vril suffix from Bulwer-Lytton’s then-popular “lost race” novel The Coming Race (1870), whose plot revolves around a superior race of people, the Vril-ya, who derive their powers from an electromagnetic substance named “Vril.”

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

Flora Margarine (for Men)

Flora Margarine for Men 1981 commercial from the UK and Ireland featuring the voice over of Terry Wogan.

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Flora
is a brand of margarine, sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and parts of Eastern Europe, South Africa, 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 healthy alternative to butter, lard and hard margarines.

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