Saturday, May 31, 2014

Toonfomercial: Remember Choo-Choo Charlie and Good & Plenty? (1950)

These days, Good & Plenty licorice candies are now made by the folks at Hershey's, as it has passed through a number of corporate hands over the years. It's not advertised as much as it used to be----3rd party acquisitions by Hershey's usually aren't, unless it's the former Peter Paul candies such as Mounds & Almond Joy---and as such it makes older folks think back to when the brand's advertising mascot, Choo-Choo Charlie, a juvenile train engineer, would appear, shaking a box of Good & Plenty. Charlie made his debut all the way back in 1950, and the following was one of his first appearances. Uploaded from a tape made back in the 90's, when TV Land was running "Retromercials".


2 comments:

magicdog said...

I didn't get to see Choo Choo Charlie until the character was revived in the late 80s or so. My mom used to sing the jingle to us at times when she saw us eating them!

hobbyfan said...

I never ate Good & Plenty. Just wasn't interested. It's just not as widely distributed as the rest of the Hershey line for some reason....