If you feel a little p-peckish, p-p-p-pick up a Penguin!
A few facts about Penguins of the biscuit-y variety.
Penguins are chocolate-covered sandwich biscuits filled with a chocolate-flavoured filling.
The Aussies ripped them off and called them Tim Tams.
The Penguin was invented in Glasgow in 1932.
The Choob, your scribe, was also invented in Glasgow – many, MANY years later.
The Choob once applied for a graduate training job at United Biscuits and went for an interview at their factory in Glasgow. I didn’t get the job.
Anyway, back in the 1970s, Penguin adverts followed a simple formula. Crowds of penguins, which everyone loves, and a catchy little jingle, sung by comic actor Derek Nimmo, I believe. Here are a couple of variations on the theme.
First, the Penguins play golf:
And here the Penguins go to the funfair:
And, yes, at around the 7-second mark, you did indeed see a penguin riding on a diddybus…