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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Strawberry Tunes
Posted: 12:24 Mon 17-11-2003. Price: 59p/37g box (though this seems to be a hefty markup by the grumpily-staffed establishment where I bought them, 49p looks to be a commoner tag). Location: Miserable sour-faced newsagents, Birmingham Bullring. Sub-flavours: Also available in cherry, blackcurrant. Nutritional unusualness: "Now Longer Lasting/ Same Great Taste/ SUGAR FREE".
"Stuart Campbell" reports: It was the extremely cute deep-pink box that caught my eye, but the contents that finally soothed the tortuous pain of a day in Birmingham. These little oval pretend-medicine drops are just about the best new sweet I've tasted all year. The subtle, soft strawberry flavour combines with the understated menthol to genius effect, switching from one to the other over and over in tiny waves while you suck for, frankly, a grown-up taste sensation. Whether they do, in fact, medically assist your respiration is something this reporter is unable to scientifically ascertain, but in any case don't wait until you've got a cold to get some of these, because they deserve your taste buds' full attention.

...In what threatens to be a week of strawberry-themed sightings, "Stuart" hits the nail on the head here with Tunes' response to the popularity of semi-medicinal products like Halls' Soothers, almost 50% of which are purchased by customers who "don't just use them when they have a sore throat" (What next? Mild and minty Fisherman's Friends?). Still, the joke is on them with their current "Where's your head at?" TV ad campaign, as the meeting which the Tunes-consumer's head has escaped from appears to be about extended web-markup language XML, and sounds really interesting!

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Posted: 15:41 Mon 17-11-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: The Cherry ones did nothing for my cold. Just an excuse to eat sweets during school time
Posted: 17:32 Mon 16-02-2004 by "Tanya"
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Comment: You're talking like these are nice! I must admit the packet was quite a nice colour.. but the attractiveness begins and ENDS there. They taste like prunes and do nothing for you.. the point of these things i have yet to realise..
Posted: 09:22 Sat 06-Nov-2004 by "Keith" # permalink comment
Comment: im on a pack a day of the tunes, the strawberry ones are my favourites, im now known as the guy whos addicted to tunes at my uni, and get brought them for birthday. anybody know any side effects of to many tunes? can you O.D?
Posted: 18:52 Thu 31-Mar-2005 by "monkeynana2" # permalink comment
Comment: why have they changed the way in which tunes are produced. they are horrible!!! i loved the cherry and the blackcurrant when they were square and in long packets. they do not taste the same now they are oval and in boxes. i really miss the old shape and taste. i can no longer eat them. also the strawberry ones are digusting no matter what shape they are!!!! bring back the old flavour and shape!!!!!!!! please
Posted: 22:30 Sat 05-Nov-2005 by "confused tune consumer" # permalink comment
Comment: what are they for?!because it doesnt say on the box....please help
Posted: 22:43 Sat 05-Nov-2005 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: Theyre just slightly menthol-ated lozenges. They do the usual things medicated lozenges do, clear blocked noses and temporarily sooth/distract you from your Sore throat.
Posted: 22:17 Thu 09-Mar-2006 by "lauryn" # permalink comment
Comment: i think it would be great if strawberry junes had that liquied stuff the in middle of them they wuld be so yummy!!!!! 57750 2 76
Posted: 21:16 Tue 12-Feb-2008 by "Lynne" # permalink comment
Comment: Are cherry tunes nut free
Posted: 21:50 Sun 25-May-2008 by "kim" # permalink comment
Comment: i like all of them i eat them for sore throats but then i get addicted and sometimes eat them all under a hour. plus i cant suck them coz im paranoid ever snce i swallowed one whole nearly choked so crunch them AND THEY DONT LAST LONG ENOUGH
Posted: 10:48 Sat 30-Aug-2008 by "Chris Ryland" # permalink comment
Comment: Cherry Menthol Tunes excellent for tickly throat at night or in theatre,concert etc BUT WHY make the packets so hard to open without scissors or five minutes hard labour?
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