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  • George 1978
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    I would like to mention the Best Ever Whiskas adverts from around 1990 where they said that cats would enjoy it more than any other cat food. Incidentally, a family member went on holiday and we had to look after their cat - my late mother had never owned a cat and was visiting the local supermarkets asking "do you sell cat food?" She then came back with a couple of tins of Best Ever Whiskas (don't remember which flavour) and we served it to the cat in her bowl. She really enjoyed it and ate everything in the bowl, and it was almost as if she was acknowledging the TV advertising at the time. It was proof that eight out of ten cat owners (and not cats as Channel 4's Countdown spin-off would believe), really did prefer their cat to have Whiskas as their favourite food.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by wispa lover View Post
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    Top Cat. A certain cartoon show had to be renamed because of the product.
    It wasn't officially renamed - the BBC decided to refer to the cartoon series as "Boss Cat" because of the cat food, although I believe that it was reversed in recent years when the rules between programmes and advertising were relaxed.

    There is a pub in Derby called the Blue Peter, but the BBC didn't change the title of the children's TV programme just because of that, even if the pub obviously has an adults only implication.

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  • Soulbrother61
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    Originally posted by ClaudineJones View Post
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    Do you remember Mr McGrath dog food? The ad had a fox terrier IIRC with a false jaw who "talked".
    Yeah i remember that ad, wouldn't itbe great to see it again

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  • kazboot
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    Originally posted by ClaudineJones View Post
    Do you remember Mr McGrath dog food? The ad had a fox terrier IIRC with a false jaw who "talked".
    Master McGrath dog food is now called just McGrath apparently CJ.

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  • Austin Maxi
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    "Top breeders recommend it because it's solid nourishment!"

    I'm sure we were served Pedigree Chum one dinnertime at junior school. Whatever it was, it looked like the stuff from the TV ads.

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    Do you remember Mr McGrath dog food? The ad had a fox terrier IIRC with a false jaw who "talked".

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  • kazboot
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    I do remember Top Cat and Lassie too, I think they both disappeared some time ago.

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  • kazboot
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    No you're right CJ. I had a look on the net because I remembered the same as you when I thought about it.
    So it appears Freud and Henry advertised MM and Chunky, but they were different foods as you described.

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    Nope, you were right Kaz. Looking for a pic of "New" 70's Minced Morsels and can only find reference to "Minced Morsels (later Chunky Meat)" 60's/70's. Anyone else remember the dry stuff in packets post 1973?

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    Back in the 70's when Minced Morsels first came out our elderly neighbour told us she'd bought some and her husband had told her it was rubbish. We queried this because they hadn't got a dog, turned out she'd given it to her husband with onions and gravy for his dinner. The ad's were pretty straightforward and she didn't strike us as a stupid person, but she did dislike her husband

    I do remember Clement Freud and Henry advertising Chunky but it wasn't the same as Minced Morsels. Chunky was tinned chunks in gravy, Minced Morsels was semi-dry mince in a packet. The neighbour was right about it being rubbish, it came in packs of 2 so the lady gave us the second pack and our dogs didn't like it either

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmiwNxuRJbA

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  • wispa lover
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    Top Cat. A certain cartoon show had to be renamed because of the product.
    Note that Pedigree Chum is now known as Pedigree.

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  • FLYING SAUCER
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    Lassie?

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  • kazboot
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    Thinking about pet food that has been renamed or is no longer available : -

    Kattomeat was renamed Arthurs
    Minced Morsels were renamed Chunky
    Mr Dog was renamed Cesar
    Kennomeat was discontinued
    Cupboard Love has gone I think

    Can anyone think of any more?

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  • agfagaevart
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    Originally posted by kazboot View Post
    ...The Kattomeat ad with Arthur the white cat eating out of the tin with his paw.
    The food was renamed Arthur's after him.
    I remember this one. It must be from the very early '80s.

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  • vanhelsing
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    The current whiskas one about lucy the cat bringing the neighbour's cat's round's partially true. The moggy (called Charlie) from next door to me doesn't get invited round or into the house, he comes round himself and even helps himself to my mog's food out of HER bowl and sometimes I onlty have to open the back door and he comes charging in, straight towards my little moggy's food.

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