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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Fruit-tella Peach Cream Confirmed sighting: Fruit-tella Peach Cream
Posted: 15:14 Tue 21-Dec-2004. Price: 99p/ four-roll pack. Location: 99p Shop (that was the actual name of it), Swindon. Nutritional unusualness: See below.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Particularly insightful snackspotters have recently expressed concern at the potential for Starburst-style devaluing of the Fruit-tella brand as the number of products bearing the name races seemingly out of control. (Close examination of the packaging reveals that Fruit-tellas are now owned by "Perfetti Van Melle", rather than simply "Van Melle" as previously. Your reporter cannot at this time ascertain the significance or otherwise of this observation.) Those fears have been realised with the launch of a product bereft of the core characteristic of Fruit-tella, namely "chewiness". These are Campino-style fruit-and-cream boiled sweets, featuring real peach juice (3%) and seemingly real cream too (6.8%), and they certainly do taste of what they're supposed to taste of. But non-chewy Fruit-tellas? What next, reduced-sugar Frosties?

...In other confectionery concoctions: it transpires that Fox's "Ballsy Little" Poppets only last month added a "Psy-coco" coconut variety to their Woolworths range, plus thanks again to reader "Kevin Cecil" for this pic of Kellogg's (US) Apple Jacks with Blue Carrot Shapes, which reassures the nervous consumer with the (highlighted) features "No Apple Taste!" - and "No Carrot Taste!" either.

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