IN a small country town named Yogga Yogga, passion for yoghurt from France has become so entrenched that Aussies have taken on the French way of life.
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This town, though, is actually parts of Weston and Mulbring, in Cessnock local government area, which feature in a television advert for Yoplait yoghurt.

The commercial, which recently went to air, features an Australian family who prefer a French breakfast.

A family man drives a converted Citroen ute through country roads where the imagery is Australian, but ‘‘a little French’’.

Weston was chosen for its ‘‘iconic architecture and village feel’’, with the Criterion Hotel becoming ‘‘The Frog and Snail Hotel’’ in the advertisement.

The scenic backdrop and rural character of Mulbring were considered prime Australian imagery for the brief, which included landscapes that ‘‘scream country Australia”.

Screen Hunter Central Coast and Cessnock City Council’s economic development unit scouted areas for the commercial.

Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent said the council was ‘‘proud of what’s in our own backyard’’.

The film organisation’s manager, Annette Hubber, said that the area’s picturesque qualities were ‘‘the ideal location to represent regional Australia’’.

Photoplay Films used 30 people in the production, travelling in seven vans and two trucks, with two tracking vehicles to film the advert.

Yoplait ‘Yogga Yogga’ from PHOTOPLAY FILMS on Vimeo.

Scene from the commercial, which features Weston and Mulbring.

Scene from the commercial, which features Weston and Mulbring.

Scene from the commercial, which features Weston and Mulbring.