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You really do do this sort of thing very well, DG. I'll try to visit next time I'm there. Very many thanks.
When this museum was in its original home in Gloucester I took my family to visit. In the reception area was a video loop of TV adverts from the very early sixties. At the time when these were first shown we had only just acquired (rented) a set and I was limited to watching only 30 minutes per day, my parents being fearful that I would otherwise be glued to the set. What shocked me on seeing the video loop was how quickly, thirty years later, I was able to identify the products in the adverts, usually within the first few seconds of each one starting.
There's still a video loop of TV adverts to watch. I stood there and mouthed along with the Cresta - it's frothy man advert, amongst several others.
The moment my eyes read 'Lyle's Golden Syrup' I found myself murmuring "Out of the strong came forth sweetness", accompanied by a vivid memory of the Sunday tea-table of my childhood.
Unless it's Andrews it is no longer Liver Salts. The Superdrug ownbrand I've got in the cupboard is "Effervescent Health Salts". Still works for indigestion.
Did they have old Cadbury Creme Eggs? That was a desperate bid to make this link relevant.

It has been in the media here and I thought you might enjoy ... (or not).
I loved this place and hadn't realised it was relocated. I'm going to have to go again now. Cant believe Curly Wurly was only 3p! I'm sure I said that last time as well. Thanks DG - interesting post
Nostalgia at its best - and surefire proof that advertising and branding has a profound effect on us!
Whatever happened to Hooch? It's back. Saw it in a Wetherspoons pub recently.

Now I must get me some 99 Tea.
Best small museum in London, in my opinion. Loved it in its old incarnation near Portobello Road, so will definitely be visiting again in the new venue.
I remember Quatro! I always think it hung onto the coattails of the Audi Quattro for marketing purposes...
for me Top Deck is the epitome of my long hot summers of the mid 70s... can you imagine turning up at school, now, with your mum having included, in your pack lunch, the refreshing alcoholic beverage at age 13 :)) [and the school outing where the teacher bought us a case of the lemonade variety and we all got tipsy hahahaha]

DG - must send you one of my morsels for the nostalgia
Here's today's quiz; What Brands are used to make up the word "MUSEUM"
in the top photo??
It's a must visit.
We went to it's Gloucester incarnation and was fascinated. For instance nobody ever believed me when I said that my Mum would buy Monk & Glass custard powder over Bird's and I started to doubt it myself, but there was a tin just as I remembered it! As I said it really is a must visit and the older you are the better it will be.
I'd never heard of Monk & Glass before (acquired by Bird's in the 1950s, apparently) but it was Bob Monkhouse's family's business. His grandfather was a "custard powder tycoon" according to the obituaries: he founded the business with Frederick Glasscock. Glasscock retired to Tintagel in the 1930s to set up an Arthurian order of knightly fellowship(!) You could not make this up.
I assume you got a special preview visit? I also note you were lucky to be able to get some snaps as the Museum website says photography is banned. While I sort of understand why this is it's a real shame because I, like you, will remember all those sweets and other products from the 1970s and 1980s and would love a photographic momento. I may well still visit if only to be reminded of all the sweets and lollies I used to buy at the tiny Kiosk at South Gosforth railway station or at Meech's corner shop (both now long gone).
The museum's already open, and was very nearly complete when I visited.

The first photo, of the front door, is from 2016. The other two photos are from a visit I made to the museum's previous incarnation ten years ago.
Mmmmm Frys Five Centre. I used to *love* those. What a shame you can't get them any more, it would be fantastic to see them come back.
One slowly begins to realise one eat alot of junk in ones childhood. Wonder if that, in some way, has turned me into the grumpy person I am today? Did it create some chemical in-balance that has affected me still to this day?
One wonders if the Jim'll Fix It board game, which was prominently displayed when I visited the place several years ago, is still on show…

dg writes: big clue in paragraph 8 :)

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