Film ID:
YFA 3987

KIT KAT 1954-1973

1974-1984

Visitor Tabs

Description

The original four-finger version of the bar was developed after a worker at the Rowntree's factory, York put a suggestion in the recommendation box for a snack that a "man could have in his lunch box for work".  The product was launched in September 1935 in the UK as Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp, and the later two-finger version was launched on May 15, 1936.  Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp was renamed Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp in 1937, and after World War II just Kit Kat.  The following advertizements ran from 1974-1984.

Cricket Umpire:  Kit Kat, give yourself a break (1974) Col

Ticket Office:  Kit Kat, give yourself a break (1974) Col

Beach Ball:  Have a lovely holiday break (1975) Col

Rowing Boat:  Have a lovely holiday break (1975) Col

Shoe Shop:  Kit Kat, give yourself a break (1975) Col

Camping Holiday:  Have a lovely holiday break (1975) Col

Ploughing:  Give yourself a break (1975) Col

Shy Break:  Give yourself a break (1976) Col

Hanging Around:  I expect he's hanging around outside (1982) Col

1980:  Have a break at the 1980 price (1983) Col

Free Bar Offer:  It's too good to last (1982) Col

Interlude:  Give yourself a break (1976) Col

Andy:  Have a break, have a Kit Kat (1976) Col

Punch:  Have a break, have a Kit Kat (1977) Col

Guessing Game:  Good Heavens, I certainly wasn't doing that Madam (1977) Col

Human Pyramid:  Have a break, have a Kit Kat (1978) Col

Nice Place:  Have a break, have a Kit Kat (1979) Col

Guards Van:  Have a break, have a Kit Kat (1980) Col

Word Break:  Still only 14p Kit Kat (1982) Col

That Big:  Have a break, have a bigger Kit Kat (1983) Col – Featuring Sue Pollard and Roy Kinnear

1980 (Rev):  Have a break at the 1980 price (1983) Col

Spot the Ball:  Don't miss it.  Kit Kat, Blue Riband, Breakaway (1983) Col

Middle of the Road:  Middle of the road! (1984) Col

Scared Crows:  Have a break, have a Kit Kat (1984) Col

Pop Group:  You can't sing, you can't play, you look awful.  You'll go a long way (1984) Col