Vintage readers of this blog shall already know how much this 1940s ad campaign freaked us out. On this day in 1953 the company took things further with the creepy Wright's Biscuits child emerging from a television screen like that girl in The Ring whilst muttering " I'm Nuts. Ginger Nuts."
It would surely be more effective if the slogan was " I'm nuts, for ginger nuts".
I can only speak for myself, but a picture of a leering child proclaiming their mental illness does not make me in the least bit peckish.
The next time I feel the need to give a person a piece of my mind, the first insult which rolls off my tongue shall be inspired by this simple advert.
Adverts taken from The Orcadian dated 20th October 1953.