View Full Version : Festival - 80's Chocolates.

10-02-2012, 17:02
Does anyone else remember a box of chocolates around in the 80's called Festival or Festivals. They came in a carton like Roses and Quality Street but the carton was sort of a octagon shape. I don't think they were around for that long. I'm pretty sure they must have been around early-mid 80's sometime.

10-02-2012, 17:35
I thought we had a picture on board some where, but I'm having trouble finding it.
I've definitely heard of them before.

10-02-2012, 17:54
I remember them very well. My grandma used to buy them sometimes for us to eat if I was staying overnight. Happy days!

10-02-2012, 19:28
There was a post but seems long gone.
I was in the TV advert, in a cast of thousands
Three local schools were involved in the making of the advert (Ashburton, Edenham & another I can't remember).

Uploaded it to Youtube.
This video had to be purchased direct from the Nestle/Rowntree Archives
We bought it when we arranged a school reunion many years back.
This would have been filmed in 1981


10-02-2012, 19:38

10-02-2012, 19:43
Thats the one, I knew I'd seen it. IIRC a forum member was actually in it.

10-02-2012, 20:05
Wow that certainly brings it back to me! I must admit I never liked them that much but ate them because my gran bought them and loved them!

14-02-2012, 01:59
Ah thanks Sixtyten, that ad does bring back some memories! How long were Festivals around for and when were they discontinued, does anyone know?