Remember all of those tasty treats that we loved back in the day? They all seemed to be much tastier, much bigger and of course much cheaper than alot of chocolate bars available today. The best bit was all you needed to was return a few pop bottles for the deposit refund and you had just about enough to buy yourself one of these awesome chocolate bars.
Made by Mcvitie’s the United Chocolate bar was a firm favourite for kids over two decades, and it’s certainly one that we would really like to see brought back!
McVitie’s is a British snack food brand owned by United Biscuits. The name derives from the original Scottish biscuit maker, McVitie & Price, Ltd., established in 1830 on Rose Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. The company moved to various sites in the city before completing the St. Andrews Biscuit Works factory on Robertson Avenue in the Gorgie district in 1888. The company also established one in Glasgow and two large manufacturing plants south of the border in Levenshulme, Manchester / Heaton Chapel, Stockport and Harlesden, London.
Trio is a chocolate bar sold in the United Kingdom consisting of a combination of soft toffee, thick milk chocolate and biscuit. The Trio brand is owned by United Biscuits and sold under the McVitie’s brand. Trio was previously manufactured by Jacob’s who discontinued production in 2003, but the chocolate bar returned in March 2016 following a campaign on Facebook.
The brand was known in the 1980s for its distinctive television advertisements by animator Bob Godfrey in which a cartoon character Suzy sang along to the tune of Day-O (The Banana Boat Song): “Trio, Trio, I want a Trio and I want one now”.
The Trio is featured in the first episode of the third series of the spoof police reality show Scot Squad, broadcast in January 2017. Constables Charlie McIntosh and Jane McKay have been working together for three years. To mark their “anniversary” she gives him a Trio chocolate bar, seemingly as an afterthought; he gives her a designer handbag in return, reflecting his unspoken feelings for her.