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      25.02.2013 12:42
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      A great buy for those with a sweet tooth.

      Being a kid was great, all the aisles in the supermarkets and shops were so high and colourful especially the sweet aisles. I didn't eat a lot of sweets but I always remember Jelly Tots, Smarties, Fruit Pastilles, Tooty Frooties and the penny kind from the corner shop. In secondary school I'd often spend my last bit of change (unless I was saving for a CD that week) on some Fizzy Jerks (remember them?!) or tooty frooties. So when I saw this bag of Tooty Frooties and Fruit Pastilles together I got excited like a kid at christmas, although a little gutted that Fruit Gums were included as I don't really like them. So the pack is 120g which would be 40g per type of sweet I guess but I've not weighed them or tried to count how even the distribution actually is. The pack was £1 and this is clearly written in the top corner in purple large font. The pack design is different to that on the image, the pack is swirled with yellow, orange, green and purple. Upon the pack background are images of blackcurrants, citrus fruits, Fruit Pastilles, Tooty Frooties and the logos of each of the three types of sweets in the packs. The back of the pack has nutritional information, ingreadients, barcodes and Nestle company information. Nestle Rowntree promise that their sweets have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and contain natural fruit juices. So Tooty Frooties are of various flavours such as lime, lemon, strawberry, blackcurrant and orange; the sweets have a hard shell and are square shaped. I like to suck Tooty Frooties to get some of the flavour then chew them, they have a strong fruit flavour and are very juicy when chewed; they do stick to your teeth a little but come off quickly so not too annoying. Fruit Pastilles again come in the same mix of flavours and are cylindrical with a sugary coating, this coating can be a little rough on the mouth when sucked. As Fruit Pastilles are rough maybe thats why there is the challenge for how long you can keep it in your mouth before chewing? Anyway I like to chew them although after a while I get jaw ache. Finally my least favourite Fruit Gums that come in the five fruity flavours previously mentioned for the two other types of sweets. Fruit gums are quite small and smooth shaped as fruits such as the blackcurrant or lemon slice. I don't like these as they are a little tougher in texture and seem to glue to my teeth, I then spend ages trying to dig the sweet off my teeth and injuring my tongue in the process; they are not worth the suffering! All in all there seems to be a good mix of the sweets although there are less Fruit Pastilles probably because they are bigger so weigh more. I don't like the Fruit Gums but that's fine as my partner loves these so an ideal bag for sharing; we do this when watching films or having duvet days. I have found that I can't eat a lot of these sweets as they make my mouth feel funny and a bit scummy so I give up after a few. All in all though a great nostalgia moment and ideal for those with a sweet tooth.

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        a tasty selection of sweets from Rountrees

        I am more of a chocolate person but on occasions I do purchase the odd bag of sweets for a treat. Recently my local Tesco express store has had the larger grab bags of sweets and chocolates on offer at half price. This is when I spotted the bags of Rowntrees Pick & Mix which contains a variety of Rowntrees sweets all in one bag. As I stated I purchased a 150g bag of the pick and mix sweets from Tesco Express on a half price offer and paid just £0.67. I thought this was really good value as I often find the larger bags of sweets can be rather expensive. The Rowntrees pick and mix contains a mixture of three of their most well-known sweets: - Fruit Gums - Tooty Frooties - Fruit Pastilles The sweets come packed in a very bright and colourful plastic bag which has a picture of each type of sweets contained inside. The pack also details all the necessary information that you need to know about the sweets. This includes ingredients listings, nutritional information and that the sweets contain no artificial, colours, flavours or preservatives. The sweets are all mixed together in the bag so it is just like having a pick and mix and I found that you get a fairly even amount of each. My husband likes to tear the bag right open and pick out what he wants while I prefer just to dip in and see what I get. All of the sweets are various fruit flavours and I will say they are all rather tasty, the fruit flavour does come from real fruit juice which is used to make the sweets as it states in the ingredients listings. I really do like this combination of fruity sweets, they are very tasty and all quite chewy. As you get a combination of sweets then they do not get boring or sickly tasting and are really enjoyable. Overall I think these Rountrees pick and mix sweets are a fantastic idea and are great tasting sweets.

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        27.12.2009 17:18
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        Rowntrees Pick & Mix

        The version of this product I got as a stocking filler for Christmas is slightly different to the image attached to this review as it was in a tube rather than an actual packet. Maybe they sell the tube variety only at Christmas or something but anyway that's the one I will be reviewing today. Packaging: These sweets come in a 160g cylindrical tube. The tube is designed in lots of bright colours and pictures of the sweets we hope to find inside and has a simple pop off yellow lid, I would say children MAY find the top a little difficult to get off so they may need help with that part. The back of tube has all the necessary information: ingredients, nutritional information, allergy advice and an email address and phone number for you to use should you have any problems or queries concerning this product. Other Information: No artificial flavours No artificial colours or preservatives Contains real fruit juice And all the packaging is recyclable for those who like to help save the planet. What Can You Expect To Find In The Tube? On the front of the packaging I was told that this in a lovely 3 in 1 treat because it contains Tooty Fruities, Fruit Pastilles & Fruit Gums all of which are made by Rowntrees so this is like a sweetie selection box. After eating about half of the tube on Christmas day I was disappointed to find that I hadn't found any fruit pastilles and now having finished the tube I have found there was none in there! Now I don't really like fruit pastilles but don't put it on the front of the tube if they aren't on the inside as a lot of people who do like the sweets would be really annoyed by this! Anyway The Taste: Tooty Fruity: I used to love these as a kid and I was disappointed when they seemed to gradually disappear from shop shelves a few years back. I think my taste buds must have changed because they seemed a lot sweeter this time round but to be fair they had still kept their great fruity flavour. IM NOT GOING TO INCLUDE THE FRUIT PASTILLES BECAUSE I DIDNT GET ANY LOL. Fruit Gums: I love these sweets anyway and buy them alone in a packet all the time. They are a little to chewy and hard though so maybe not good for really small children or people with false teeth! Lol Overall Rowntrees have managed to keep their great tasting sweet and also adding around 20% fruit juice to their list of ingredients to try and draw even more people in. Overall Opinion: This was a nice thing to get as a stocking filler for Christmas but I doubt Id buy it at any other time of year. Its a nice once a year treat but nothing more for me. I mean it didnt even have any fruit pastilles! Rowntrees must have been so busy this year they forgot a third of my sweeties haha. Also these are really bad for you and one tub contains around 600 calories so definitely not something for everyday! I recommend for a stocking filler or birthday gift nothing more. Thanks For Reading x-0 Salz 0-x

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          02.12.2009 09:58
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          Delightful

          Personally I love sweets, I doubt I'm the only one, saw when I saw some of these Pick & Mix in B&M for 99p I couldn't resist but to treat myself to some of Rowntrees finest sweets. Coming in a 160g tube it already looks like value for money, but then you considered the tube contains 3 different types of sweets and this is made for sweet lovers. With Fruit Pastilles, Fruit Gums and the amazing Tooty Frooties, this really is one of the best tubes of sweets out there. Better yet the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours instead choosing to use real fruit juices. The three types of sweets which come in 3 varieties are the well known Pastilles and Gums as well as the less well known Tooty Frooty sweets which are by far the best ones in the tube. The fruit pastilles aren't the same as normal Fruit Pastilles that are sold individually these ones are shaped like fruit but still maintain the typical look of being sugar coated, these one for some reason seem more chewy and more solid as a sweet. The Fruit Gums look a little bigger than normal though taste exactly the same as the sweets we all know and love and as always taste delightful. So Tooty Fruity's then, these are little coloured "pellets" with a hard Carnauba wax shell and a an amazingly fruity chew inside however the delightful thing is you can suck them and they are almost as good as they are as a chew. Though some may think they look funny, they are just like harder versions of skittles, well worth trying to find on their own though I can't remember seeing them sold by themselves. Nutritional Information (per 100g) 1496 kj Energy 352 Kcal Calories 3.1g Protein 81.5g Carbohydrates (of which 55.4g is Sugar) 0.9g Fat (of which 0.4g is Saturated) Trace Fibre 0.2g Sodium (0.5g Salt equivalent) The sweets contain Gelatine. Overall a lovely mix bag of some of Rowntrees very best sweets and at the price I paid it was very affordable, though some may just want a bag of Tooty Fruity afterwards the "pick and mix" idea works brilliantly well here. Perhaps they could have thrown in some other sweets just to make it more of a mix, though the mix we do have in the packet is fine and tastes delightful. Also as the packet is quite large you can either share them with family or friends or you can have them over several portions as 160g is a lot of sweets. If you just pour a handful on to your hand you won't be disappointed no matter what you end up with.

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          19.11.2009 15:35
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          A Cheap pix & Mix alternative...doesnt beat Woolies though...

          This is slightly naughty as I have chosen to review this product - but it isnt in the same packaging..so I hope I am still ok to do this!! I just visited Asda and they had these in the tube version 160g for £1.00. I do love sweets and as advertised ''its good to remember to take time out from an active life to enjoy a sweet treat''..I wouldnt exactly say I have an active life but I'd had a busy morning at work and agreed to go for a sweet treat!! With no artificial colours or flavours and containing real fruit juice I was very optimistic these would be a treat. They contain a mixture of tooty frooties, Fruit Pastilles and Fruit Gums. I'll be honest with you all I dont really understand the nutritional ratings on the packets these days. As I dont worry about calories it doesnt really bother me, but after bringing these to work to the gannets that sit with me I was soon aware of this important factor. As my colleague Yvonne moaned...why did you buy these did you know there are 0.2g of saturated fat and 22.4g of carbohydrates...I take it thats a bad thing?? You see to me sweets are naughty they are bad for you but taste great and I am a total sweet fiend. I thought the tube would last a while as it seemed pretty full and nearly to the top of the tube, but here I am just under an hour back from my lunch hour and the tube is nearly finished. What I like about them is the fact that you have the mix of the 3 different types of sweets.....you can pour out a handful and not just be left with the green ones (no one seems to like these!!) They are all very different in their own way: Tooty Frooties- how I remember them as a kid...tough as old boots but with a lovely fruity flavour...rock hard shell which nearly pulls out your fillings but very chewy inside and very fulfilling Fruit Pastilles- My faves,,,,the chewy sugary sweet in differing flavours (faves being red & black) and again tasted the same as ever, but in an oval shape...makes no odds to me still tasted lush Fruit gums- Although I do like the flavour of these eating them is a whole new ball game. They stick to your teeth have an overwhelming fruit juice flavour that hits you in a big way and almost makes your eyes water Overall: A cheap tube of mixed sweets that will tempt your taste buds...but they wont last long if you love sweets as much as I do!!

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            16.11.2009 15:51
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            Makes a nice change from chocolate!!

            While browsing around Tesco's I noticed this big bag of sweets jump out at me from the shelves, as they were one of their "Better than half price!" bargains at only 64p a bag compared to the full price of £1.30 ( only just better than half price!). At first I thought it was a bag of Fruit Pastilles, then noticed that it had different sweets on the front and that it said it was a PICK & MIX bag. Well what better as this bag contained Fruit Pastilles yum!, Fruit Gums (only the black ones I like!) and good old Tooty Fruities (only the purple ones in these do I like) so that would leave plenty for everyone else to share. Now I haven't had a Tooty Fruitie in years (don't mean to sound rude!!) but I haven't and I was a little disappointed, as I remembered them as being quite biggish square hard chewy sweet, but these were not much bigger than a Smartie! On popping one into my mouth it did still have the blackcurrant flavour and was very chewy, but I don't know if my taste buds have changed because it seemed really sweet compared to how I remembered them. The Fruit pastilles were the usual sugary hard round jellies and came in the same flavours of Orange,Lime, Blackcurrant, Strawberry and Lemon. These have a lovely fruity taste as I rememebered from the past. The Fruit Gums took me back to when I was a kid as they are usually in a tube shape and resemble a round gum, but these were in the shape of tiny fruits like the ones you used to get in a big square box. This used to be our treat for when we were going to the Cinema, I always prefered a box of Smarties, but usually ended somehow getting a box of these which last you forever! Now there is one good thing about Rowntrees and that is that they have always got a real fruity taste to their sweets, which I take must come from the fruit juice concentrates which in this packet is 20%. The juices they use are Grape, Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Lemon, Orange, Lime and Apple.They don't add any artificial colours or flavours which is good. The not so good is the calories as this bag has over 600 of them, but if eaten in moderation or shared around they don't come out to bad compared to some sweets. Each quarter bag serving has; ~~~Calories 168~~~ ~~~Sugar 26.8g~~~ ~~~Fat 0.6g~~~ ~~~Saturates 0.3g~~~ ~~~Salt trace~~~ What a lot of kids will like about these are the Rowntrees Challenges on the back of each bag, this one has one called "DON'T LAUGH" and this is what you are supposed to do; 1. Player one thinks of a stupid funny phrase, something like "SMELLY SOCKS!" 2. The other players then ask any question they want, but player one must answer with the funny phrase without laughing. 3. The person who can answer the most questions without laughing gets a Rowntree's sweet of their choice! Think I'll just eat them on my own!! This bag weighs or I should say did weigh 185g and has a very long sell by date of 6/2010. So quite a few sweets for 64p so worth grabbing while on offer I'll give these 4 stars as although they are fruity they are not particulary good for you!.

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              03.09.2009 13:08
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              A great little product

              On a recent trip to the seaside, these fruity pick and mix from Rowntrees really kept us going as we drove through the countryside. Basically they are the famous Rowntrees brands all in one bag, you get fruit pastilles, fruit gums, and tooty frooties and when we bought them I thought oh well its bound to be just the same whatever but the combinations in the bag and therefore in your mouth work really well together. You get the sweet, slightly crunchy texture of the pastilles, the chewiness of the fruit gums and the slightly squishy texture from the frooties. Overall the combinations of tastes, and textures is very pleasing. The sweets are of course packed with fruit flavour and make your mouth go zing with the taste, there is of course the sugar and that is nice for the first few sweets but does tend to coat the tongue after a while. We bought the larger pack for 90p and they lasted the two hour drive to the seaside and the two hour drive back, they come in bright colours and in an easy to open pack. These are great for any trip and the kids seem to love them and you know your getting great quality from the Rowntrees name and brand.

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                17.08.2009 23:38
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                A brilliant choice.

                Rowntrees produce some of the best sweets available, and combining some of their most popular varieties creates one of the best Pick 'n' Mixes in the sweet business. The sweets are very high quality, taste great and there is a great selection. However, the price is quite high, they have a high sugar content and they are very addicting making it very easy to finish off the whole packet in one sitting. The packaging is very bright and easy to see on the shelf. The text can be read easily as it is very big and clear. The sweets are always fresh when removed but are sometimes squashed as the plastic is very thin. It can be opened easily, but you need another storage solution to store them afterwards otherwise they become soft. When you open the packet, you get a nice bright mix of colours and a sweet tasty smell drifting into your nose. This encourages you to put a whole handful into your mouth. You won't get bored of the sweets halfway through as the mix compliment each other and have different textures and flavours. Fruit Pastilles: Very juicy and comes in a variety of flavours. They will melt in your mouth. Fruit Gums: Very fruity, but not very juicy. They are quite hard and will get stuck in your teeth which is very annoying. Tooty Frooties: Tasty, but also crunchy. They are fruity, and my favourite. However, you don't get an even amount in the packet which is annoying if you need to share or if you don't like one of the types. The sweets aren't too unhealthy, as they don't contain too many calories, fat or salt, but contains lots of sugar, with a quarter of the packet containing enough sugar to help you for the rest of the day. However, they are also very addictive and you will find it easy to finish off the packet in one go, which isn't very good as they contain all of that sugar. They are also quite expensive to eat in one go. Overall, a brilliant packet of sweets that build on the success of the Rowntrees sweets. There is a great selection, taste and texture mix but they are very addicting and it is very easy to finish off all of the packet of sweets in one sitting. It's worth it though, as everyone will love them!

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                26.07.2009 13:42
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                A dream come true, if you're a Rowntrees fan!

                What a great idea! I love Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles, Fruit Gums and Tooty Frooties, so this was always going to be something I would like. For those who don't know, fruit pastilles are soft, fruity sweets thickly coated in sugar (as befits a pastille). They are chewy and have pleasant flavours that taste natural. Fruit gums are harder, almost plasticky before eating, but they too have juicy and real tasting flavours. They do, however, get stuck in your teeth a lot! Tooty Frooties are small, colourful sweets that are vaguely square shaped. They consist of a crisp sheel around a substance that, in my experience, can be either chewy or crunchy depending on the temperature! The flavour of these is far less natural, in fact, they taste rather chemically, but chemically in a GOOD way, if that makes any sense! It's mainly because of the Tooty Frooties that I buy this product. The other two kinds are available in bags of the same size, but Tooty Frooties are usually only available in very small packets suitable for giving to children. Now, if only they made 185g bags of those! As for the price, these are a mid range product and thus are not cheap. On the other hand, they are on offer in shops near me rather fequently, so I usually get them on 2 for 1! Some might say that three sweets does not a 'Pick & Mix' make, but I love these so much that anything else the Rowntrees range would dilute the selection as far as I am concerned. Apart, perhaps, from Jelly Tots. A few of those in here would be pretty good.

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                  08.04.2009 08:45
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                  A refreshing change from wine gums

                  I am a total lover of sweets - any form will do!! Jelly type sweets are my favourite (Jelly Beans especially) so imagine how pleased I was to see this bag of sweets in Asda... on offer at two bags for £1! Well, it had to be done. The sweets are called Rowntree's Pick and Mix, because they consist of three different types of sweets. Gone are the days when you buy a big bag of sweets only to be sick and tired of eating the same thing before you even get halfway through the bag! The sweets in the bag are as follows: Fruit Pastilles: everybody loves fruit pastilles! They are basically round discs of chewy jelly, covered in sugar. They come in a variety of fruity flavours such as strawberry, blackcurrant, orange etc. You can always take up the challenge on the back of the packet - Bet you can't put a fruit pastille in your mouth without chewing it!!! (I've tried, and failed). Fruit Gums: These are also made of a jelly type substance, but are much harder than fruit pastilles. They are lovely to slowly suck on but if you can't resist chewing them let me warn you they will get stuck in your teeth!! These come in the same flavours as the fruit pastilles, but they are shaped in the 3d form of the fruit flavour they represent rather than beoing round discs like the fruit pastilles. Tooty Frooties: my favourite. These are brightly coloured little chewy squares, with a coloured sugar shell around them. I found there to be more Tooty Frooties in the bag than anything else, but that didnt matter to me because they are my favourite! There are not artificial colours or flavours in the sweets, and they do actually contain real fruit juice. I don't think that these count towards your 5 a day though!! On the front of the pack there is the nutritional information, where I think they have made two incorrect assumptions: 1. They give you the calories per quarter of a pack. Why do they presume that you are only going to eat a quarter?? Are they implying that anyone who eats more than a quarter of the bag is a pig?? 2. The percentage of guidline daily amounts for sugar etc are worked out as percentages of a child's daily amount. Adults can eat these too!!! Anyway, per quarter of a bag, there is: 168 calories 26.8g of sugar (woah!) 0.6g of fat (yay!) 0.3g saturated fat a trace of salt. So for those of you on a low fat diet these are great, but there is rather a lot of sugar in them.... Overall I think this is a great bag of fruitiness. All the sweets have a really strong fruity flavour and are very yummy!

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                  03.01.2009 02:15
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                  A great sized bag for sharing and full of flavour and quality

                  Well Ive been buying these sweets in this large sized bag for a while, I think they first started comming into the Co-op in March time 2008. Inside the bag are tooty frooties, fruit gums and fruit pastilles, all smaller than the single bags, there is a variety of each and all flavours and colours, the fruit gums are shaped as fruit. I eat two to three at a time, I know greedy but a great snack, especially if your surfing, or for the office and need a sweet fix. Well in a count there must be way over 100 sweets in there. They are packaged in a grab bag, 185g, free of artificial colours and flavours and contain real fruit juice. Energy 363kcal per 100gm Protein 2.1g Carbohydrate 85.3g Sugars 58.0g Fat 1.2g Saturates 0.6g Fibre nil Sodium 0.1g Salt equivalent 0.1g As the saying goes the back of the packet you cant put a pastille in your mouth without chewing it!.

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                    02.12.2008 01:17
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                    Nice for a treat!

                    Rowntree's pik and mix are fantastic share bags (or single bags if you fancy a complete calrie splurge!) featuring some of rowntree's best known and loved sweets. First off it contains fruit pastilles, jelly sweets in a range of fruit flavours that have a crunchy sugary coating, but are softer when you bite into them. Fruit gums are also fruity jellies, but these are much harder in texture than the fruit pastilles, and they don't have the sugary coating, they taste a bit like hard midget gems. the final type are tootie frooties. These square little sweeties have a hard, crisp sugar shell, similar to what you might find on a smartie, but inside they are all chewy. Whats nice is that you get three completely different sweets all in one bag, which is nicer when sharing or scoffing the lot! For christmas they have also released a pick and mix tube. The bags and tubes retail at around the £1 mark, depending on where you shop and what special offers they have on at the time.

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                    26.08.2008 21:38
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                    Three of the old favourites in one serving!

                    Upon a late night visit to my local corner shop on the quest for "treats", I noticed this bag of beauty's, nestled inconspicuously next to the revels. After a closer inspection I realised that this particular pack contained all my husbands favourites, so of course this also warrants a review! The product I will now review is "Rowntree's, pick & mix". The bag that these sweets come in is very colourful and eye catching, it consists of thick diagonal orange, purple, yellow and green "stripes". In the centre of the pack is a picture of all the different fruit flavours that is incorporated into the sweets, the strawberries look particularly appetising! Across this picture is the product brand and name in thick, bold white writing, with the three sweets in the pack being named beneath this with a picture of each sweet. Finally on the pack there is the statement "no artificial colours or flavours" and "contains fruit juice", there is of course all the relevant nutritional information on the front and back of the pack, but these are sweets, they're not likely to be nutritional are they! The sweets in the pack are fruit pastilles, fruit gums and tootie fruties. For anyone from Mars (the planet, not the company!), I will give a brief overview of each sweet incase you are not familiar with them. Fruit pastilles - These are small, round, chewy and fruity sweets. They come in a variety of fruit flavours including blackcurrant, orange, strawberry and lemon. They are reasonably soft in bite and have a thick dusting of granulated sugar, making them incredibly sweet first off, but once the sugar is gone you are left with a delicious fruity taste. Fruit gums - When I first saw the pack I was convinced these were wine gums, which my husband is not overly keen on, so saw a slight chance that I might actually get a sweet, unfortunately he realised they were fruit gums and not the afore thought sweet, so I only got one! The sweets are again in a variety of fruit flavours, but this time they are in the shape of the fruit they are meant to taste like. These are again reasonably soft to chew, but not as soft as the pastilles, these are nice and refreshing, but after a few they do tend to lose there flavour a little, I think yout taste buds tend to get a bit swamped! Tootie fruities - These are small squares of sugar coated gorgoeusness! They are fruit flavoured and a cross between a chew and toffee. They are encased in a crunchy fruity flavoured shell, and again come in a variety of flavours, although personally I have never liked the purple ones, but I think that stems from my childhood! There is a good selection of sweets in the pack, but when you first open the pack you think there are not as many Tootie fruities. The reason for this is they are much smaller and a little heavier than the other two sweets, so they tend to settle at the bottom of the pack. As I have never seen them prior to this I cannot say if they come in any other format, needless to say this, supposedly "share" pack is the ideal size, this bag contains 185g, but does not promise to have equal amounts of each sweet within, though as I have already mentioned there were no visible quantity differences. These of course are sweets and are meant to be consumed as part of a healthy and varied diet and only ever occasionally. These sweets contain, per ¼ of a bag - 168 calories 26.8g sugar 0.6g fat 0.3g or which saturates With only a trace of salt For the sake of you Weight Watchers out there that makes these, 2 ½ points per ¼ of a bag, which is pretty outstanding, even with the high sugar content. Of course if you are dieting it does depend on the eating programme you are following, if you are not on a diet "EAT THE WHOLE BLOODY BAG YOU LUCKY, LUCKY PERSON!". As this was purchased from a corner shop I knew before buying it that of course the price would be dearer than the supermarket, these were £1.29, but I have seen them for around the £1.10 mark at Asda, although with these being a new pack they may well be on offer! I would recommend these, when I normally buy this size bag of sweets, personally it's because I have PMT, and it is usually chocolate. I tend to get tired of the same sweet towards the end of the pack, but due to the PMT have to eat until the pack is empty. With this pack you get a variety, so will hopefully be less likely to get bored before the end, or if you are unlike me, then you may eat half then actually save the rest for another day, like my husband does! For more information on this and other products available in this range visit - www.nestle.co.uk Thanks for reading x

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                      27.07.2008 23:29
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                      Try them, they're so nice!!

                      Rowntrees make loads of fabulous sweets, three of their best being Fruit Pastilles, Fruit Gums and Tooty Fruities. I love all three and used to have to decide between them until last November I came across this bag of Rowntrees Pick & Mix. I think that they'd only been created about a month or two before as I'd never seen them around before. I immediately bought a packet and my husband & I loved them so much we bought about 10 packets for over the Christmas period. He loves the Fruit Pastilles, I love the Tooty Fruities and we both like the Fruit Gums so it works out perfectly, we both get to eat out favourites and share the others. At Christmas they were only 54p a packet in Sainsbury's, half price but now they have unfortunately gone right back up to their original price of £1.08, which I still think is totally worth it. Although they are currently 2 for £2 in Tesco's. They come in a 185g bag. It's got green, yellow, purple and orange stripes going across it diagonally and on the end of each stripe is the picture of a sweet. There is also the words Pic & Mix in massive writing in the middle with the Rowntree's logo and the names of the three different types of sweets inside the bag. Plus a little symbol saying no artificial colours or flavourings. Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose syrup, fruit juices from concentrate (20%) (grape, strawberry, blackcurrant, orange, lemon, lime, apple), Modified starch, gelatine, invert sugar syrup, gum arabic, vegetable fat, malic acid, acidity regulator (trisodium citrate), citric acid, flavourings, lactic acid, colours (anthocyanin, curcumin, carminic acid, copper complexes of chrorophyllins, beta-carotene, riboflavin, vegetable carbon), glazing agent (carnauba wax), wheat gluten Each bag 100g contains: 363 calories 1.2g of Fat 0.1g of Sodium 3.1g of Protein The bag is full of flavour and colour because of it containing three different types of sweet which all have several colours and flavours. There's Fruit Pastilles, these a circle shape and are a very chewy sweet covered in sugar covered Fruit Gums, these are in lots of different shape and are quite hard and very chewy, they do unfortunately get stuck in your teeth but have an amazing fruity flavour. Tootie Frooties these are square shaped and are incredibly chewy, they have a hard outside which is coloured and contains the most flavour and then a chewy inside. Overall I think that this is a fantastic bag of sweets and recommend them to anybody who enjoys having something to chew with good flavour.

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                      24.10.2007 13:20
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                      My local shop better keep these in stock!

                      Imagine the three best sweets in the world in one bag. You have that image? Well imagine no more because Rowntrees have made quite possibly the best bag of sweets ever! I had a craving for something sweet yesterday so I popped into my local shop and stood by the big bag of sweets isle. I was staring at the same old Haribo, M&M's and Starburst until I saw 'Rowntrees Pick & Mix NEW". I glanced at the packet and saw the contents and I immediately bought them! This bag contains three of the best range of sweets that Rowntrees has to offer; Fruit Pastilles, Fruit Gums and Tooty Frooties! This bag of sweets is new this year so your shop might not sell them yet with them being so new, but my local does. The best thing, in my opinion, about this idea of throwing in this mixture of best sellers, is that you don't get bored or sick of them. We all know that after a handful or so of sweets, we tend to get abit sick of them, so we roll the bag up and save them for later, well not with these sweets, me and my boyfriend scoffed them in probably minutes! The great thing about the sweets is that you get abit of everything. Sometimes with a bag of sweets I find that you usually get more of one flavour and less of another, but with these, the fruit pastilles, fruit gums and tootie frooties are pretty much equal which is a major advantage! Mums if you're worried about artificial flavours or colours, then you need not worry about giving some of these to your kids. They are free of artificial colours and flavours and even contains 25% fruit juice. Of course giving the whole packet to a child is probably not good for their teeth, and it's actually really hard to share this bag! For those of you unfamiliar with the range of sweets Rowntrees has thrown into this bag (and i'd be shocked if you were!) then a little description of each sweet is below: Fruit Pastilles - a pastille fruit with a sugary coating. These sweets are quite chewy and for me, are best when you suck them. Fruit Gums - quite hard to chew, can get stuck in your teeth! Really juicy, interesting shapes, and again, nice sucked. Tootie Frooties - square shaped, hard shell, chewy tough centre. These are probably my favourites. Don't last long in your mouth as they are very moreish, but they're juicy and chewy. Each of the sweets are fruity, colourful and juicy. With all of them having a different texture it means the bag of sweets are not boring. Try throwing one of each in your mouth, it's interesting. PACKET DESIGN ------ The design of the packet is a pretty distinctive Rowntrees packet. It's bright, colourful and clear. It states the product name, the sweets it contains, the weight and even the nutriontal information for 1/4 of the pack. There is a picture of fruits aswell including strawberry, lime and orange. The back of the packet states the ingredients and the nutrional information. NUTRIONAL INFORMATION ------ Per 100g Energy - 363 calories Fat - 1.2g Sodium - 0.1g Protein - 3.1g Bag size - 185g PRICE ------ I paid £1.19 for this bag in my local shop. They are quite like a Spar so they're more expensive than a supermarket. WOULD I RECOMMEND? ------ Yes. Top marks to Rowntrees for their great idea of throwing in the best sweets they have made into one bag. Apart from the bag of sweets being a little over-priced in my local shop, it has not stopped me from buying another bag this morning! My dentist is going to hate me, but this bag contains 3 of the best in 1. Whether you're an adult, a teen or a child, everybody will love this bag, and this will probably become Rowntrees best seller!

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                      An assortment of Rowntree's fruit pastilles, Rowntree's fruit gums and tooty frooties.