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Philadelphia
(1-25 of 43)

Philadelphia
"Baggage Claim"
20s
11 Jun 2019
Philadelphia attempt to wring extra life from the 'useless dad' trope in this underwhelming commercial.

Philadelphia
"Burger"
10s
10 Apr 2018
It seems a burger isn't a burger without an economy-sized dollop of Philadelphia on top.

Philadelphia
"Salted Caramel Cheesecake"
30s
3 Apr 2017
The 'perfect balance of flavours' in this salted caramel cheesecake are made 'extra delicious' by using Philadelphia.

Philadelphia
"Pasta"
10s
17 Jan 2017
Celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale has created a series of recipes featuring Philadelphia's various cheese-adjacent incarnations, in this case carbonara style pasta.

Philadelphia
"I Spy"
20s
21 Jul 2016
One could imagine a game of heavenly I Spy running out of steam quickly, but there's a twist in store in this light-hearted exchange between two angels.

Philadelphia
"Exercise Regime"
20s
1 Jul 2016
An angel is caught in her kitchen eating Philadelphia Light, which arouses the suspicions of a fellow angel.

Philadelphia
"First Date"
30s
25 Apr 2016
It's been a long time since Philadelphia last visited heaven in their advertising, but this angelic take on the dating game makes for an enjoyable revival.

Philadelphia
"Cheesecakes"
10s
28 Nov 2015
Philadelphia present their... erm, Christmas ad, though it's one that hopefully still has the receipt handy.

Philadelphia
"Deliciously Whipped"
20s
16 Jun 2015
Philadelphia introduces us to their new whipped variety with a straightforward nod towards its promised tasty properties.

Philadelphia
"Duo Cremosa"
20s
1 Nov 2014
Philadelphia branches out into Boursin territory here, which is all well and good but feels very unseasonal.

Philadelphia
"Breakfast Ideas"
20s
4 Oct 2014
This is all right, but it lacks the style and flair of recent ads in this campaign - the serving suggestions are lacklustre in the extreme.

Philadelphia
"Recipes"
20s
2 Aug 2014
The chilli version of Philadelphia cheese may not look too appetising, but overall this is once again a discreetly classy little spot showing the range of flavours.

Philadelphia
"Let's Have Lunch"
10s
4 Feb 2014
This 10" spot for Philadelphia manages to retain the classy, upmarket feel we saw in the new campaign out last year.

Philadelphia
"Life is Delicious"
60s
21 Sep 2013
The soft cheese spread gets an excellent upmarket makeover in this 60" spot.

Philadelphia
"Philly, Lemon and Chicken Pasta"
30s
4 Jan 2013
A mother can barely contain her excitement at the prospect of making "my Philly lemon chicken and pasta!" for her children in this dismal offering.

Philadelphia
"Grunts and Sighs"
10s
1 Nov 2012
Jennifer Saunders emits a series of grunts and sighs in a bid to persuade punters that the advertised product is delicious.

Philadelphia
"Dad's Dinner"
30s
22 Sep 2012
This campaign looks like the kind of thing that would turn Alan Sugar into a rabid dog in the episode of The Apprentice where the hapless contestants have twenty-five minutes to invent a brand and make a TV commercial.

Philadelphia
"Macaroni Cheese"
30s
23 Apr 2012


Philadelphia
"News Flash"
10s
11 Mar 2012
Jennifer Saunders appears once again as a matronly version of herself and pleas with us not to try the advertised product.

Philadelphia
"Offending Item"
30s
2 Mar 2012
Jennifer Saunders plays the role of a woman outraged by the idea of combining Philadelphia cheese and chocolate... as well she might be.

Philadelphia
"Thai Green Curry"
30s
9 Jan 2012
We're pretty sure that it's against every culinary rule in the world to apply the words 'Thai Green Curry' to the dish we see being cooked in this ad.

Philadelphia
"Andy"
40s
3 Nov 2011
Another Philadelphia ad... another revolting recipe.

Philadelphia
"Nicola Bryans"
40s
15 Oct 2011
Once again, the most striking thing about this series of ads is the way that the advertised product appears to be a completely unnecessary part of the recipe.

Philadelphia
"Gareth Bannister"
40s
2 Aug 2011
The basis of this campaign appears to be an attempt to demonstrate that you can pointlessly lever the advertised soft cheese into literally any recipe.

Philadelphia
"Charlotte Hall"
40s
26 Mar 2011
Creepy TV chef Ed Baines appears to have lost some weight which solves one of the problems with this campaign.


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