1980s Ringos

ringosFounded in Stoneyburn in 1947 by the Scottish bakery owner William Alexander, the company was named after the Golden Wonder potato. The company originally had five manufacturing sites. Four sites produced crisps, two in Scotland and two in England (Widnes and Corby). The Welsh site at Crumlin produced the “Pot Noodle”. The company was owned by various parent companies including Imperial, Hansen, and was then acquired by UK-based Dalgety plc in 1987.   Its notable brands have included,”Wotsits”, “Ringos”, “Jungle Fresh” peanutsand Pot Noodle, which ceased to carry Golden Wonder branding after the brand (but not the manufacturing business itself) was sold to Unilever. In July 1995 Best Foods paid Dalgety plcabout $280 million for its Golden Wonder Pot Noodle instant hot snacks manufacturing business.

In 2006, the company was bought by Tayto.

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1980s Kelloggs Super Noodles

kelloggs super noodlesSuper Noodles are the generic name for dehydrated instant noodle snack, made by Batchelors in the UK (previously made by Kellogg’s) and sold under theMcDonnells brand in the Republic of Ireland. They are prepared by being placed in a saucepan of boiling water, adding the sachet of flavouring, and stirring. Super Noodles can also be cooked and prepared using a microwave oven.

The brand is currently owned by Premier Foods.

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1980s Foxs Glacier Mints

foxes mintsFox’s Glacier Mints are the leading, branded boiled mint in the UK. They have been manufactured by Fox’s Confectionery in Leicester since 1918. The mints were developed by Eric Fox, one of the original founders of Fox’s Confectionery. Since 1922 the mints have been sold with the Peppy the polar bear icon. Peppy is typically depicted as though standing on one of the mints. Glacier Mints resemble miniature blocks of ice and are clear and translucent. Companion products are Fox’s Glacier Fruits & Fox’s Glacier Dark.

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1980s Fosters (Ballet Paul Hogan)

fosters logoFoster’s Lager is an internationally distributed Australian brand of 5.2% abv pale lager.  It is a product of Foster’s Group brewed under licence in several countries, including the U.S.  and Russia.   The European rights to the beer are owned by Heineken International, who brew and distribute a 4% ABV Foster’s in most European countries,  including the United Kingdom, Greece, France, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Finland, Germany, Spain,Sweden, Ukraine and Ireland. In the United States  and India,  rights to the brand are owned by SAB Miller. In Canada, Foster’s is brewed by Molson Canada under licence from Foster’s Brewing International.

Foster’s brand is also used on several other beers, including Foster’s Premium Ale, and Fosters ESB (Extra Special Bitter) which has been discontinued.

In recent years, Foster’s has consistently sold in the region of 5 million hectolitres each year in the UK, making it the best selling beer after Carling. While international marketing of the beer often focuses on its Australian connections, Foster’s does not enjoy widespread popularity in Australia.

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1980s Farmer Browns

farmer browns1980s advert for Farmer Browns crisps and only 8p, them were the days!!.

Smith’s Potato Crisps Ltd. was formed by Francis Leigh Smith in the UK after World War 1. The firm started in Cricklewood, London, reputedly in Smith’s garage. In 1927 the company expanded into a factory in Brentford, London. This was enlarged in 1930. During the depression Smith travelled to Australia to expand the business. Smiths was later owned by Nabisco, BSN and finally sold to PepsiCoin the 1990s. Subsequently Pepsico withdrew the brand, in favour of Walkers, which had been heavily marketed in a campaign using footballer Gary Lineker. Many of the products previously owned by Smiths are now labelled as Walkers, although there are still several Smiths branded crisps.

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