Missed the Coca-Cola truck? Cadbury might have your back

An aerial view of the Cadbury trucks in formation (s).
An aerial view of the Cadbury trucks in formation (s).

Harrogate may be missing out on an appearance from the festive Coca-Cola truck, but Cadbury could be on hand to bring you some seasonal cheer.

The chocolate maker is getting in on the Christmas lorry act as they launch their new Christmas campaign hot on the heels of John Lewis and Coca-Cola.

The new ad from the makers of Dairy Milk is looking to cement itself as one of the most loved adverts this Christmas and compete alongside some of the other big adverts of the year.

The ad, which hits screens on November 7, is directed by David Lodge and features an advent calendar formed from 24 Cadbury purple trucks, where every truck represents a different door of the advent calendar. In a twist Cadbury hope will excite chocolate fans across the country, the fleet of treating trucks will depart to a different location across the UK every day in December for the ultimate Christmas countdown.

The advert, set to the Thunderbirds theme, could be the perfect antidote for anyone who finds the John Lewis commercial a little too much.