A Glass And A Half

Here’s an advert for Dairy Milk chocolate.


What is it about commercials from the 1980s that just makes everything seem so terrifying? Maybe they took the whole ‘scare ’em, then sell ’em a solution’ thing a bit too seriously. And, um, that bit with the two glasses pouring, am I wrong, or is it the video quality, but aren’t they pouring white powder?

I don’t want to know what Cadbury’s used to put in Dairy Milk.


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