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28 Adverts That Defined Our Childhood

Emmy Griffiths
by Emmy Griffiths Published on 12 June 2014
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Back in the day, in between our daily fixation with Sabrina The Teenage Witch and The Simpsons, we would watch hundreds of adverts. Over and over. It's no wonder that watching these gems from the past is so satisfying, particularly when you know all the words to the Um Bongo jingle. Who cares if you can't remember facts for your exams or work presentations, THIS is the stuff that really matters!

Um Bongo

Did you know they drink it in the Congo?

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Toys R Us

When we were younger we thought this place was quite literally magical.

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Cadbury Fruit And Nut

Woah, this takes us WAY back.

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Jenga

So much tension that the kids have to play in a Warehouse!

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Reebok

We'd be running like buggery if that thing was chasing us too. Belly's gonna get ya!

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My Baby All Gone

She makes it all gone... Ah what happened to her?

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Tango

You Know When You’ve Been Tango’ed!

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Nik Naks

No wonder Nik Naks are our favourite crisps ever.

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Crunchie

We have that Friday feeling all over again. How insane is the animation for 1991?!

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Kelloggs Fruit 'n' Fibre

Anyone else giggle like the ten-year-olds we were at: “Hey Mr Kelloggs man give me your banana?” No? Us neither…

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Red Bull

These were SO cheeky, you couldn't believe your little eyes!

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L'Oreal Kids

Anyone else rub the shampoo into your eyes to see if the 'no tears' guarantee really worked? And feel true disappointment for the first time in your life when it DIDN'T?!

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PG Tips

Never a break for poor old Shirley!

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McDonalds

We quickly learned drawing stick men on windows just got you shouted at...

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Super Noodles

The catchphrase: “I’m wasting away!” become a National treasure for a bit there.

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Mr Frosty

If you had one of these, you were undisputedly the coolest kid in school.

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Milky Way

That red car was one greedy monstrosity.

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Wine Gums

Who remembers this?! Hilarious!

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Soft Mints

Thanks for giving us nightmares, Mr Soft.

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Trio Biscuit

Trio! Trioooooo! I want a Trio and I WANT ONE NOW!

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Fruitella

So juicy it hurts!

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Levis

We miss you Flat Eric.

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Yellow Pages

Good old, now obsolete Yellow Pages.

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Chewits

I like to…CHEWIT!

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Werther’s Original

This advert was so dull and yet we couldn’t…look…away…

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Babybel

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Last but not least, the holy grail of our childhood...

Safestyle

Yeh buy one, yeh get one free I SAY YEH BUY ONE, YEH GET ONE FREE.

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SunMaid Raisins

Cooler than One Direction - the California raisins!

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Do you have any old school adverts to add? Tweet us @sofeminineUK

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