Product Type: Rowntrees Snacks
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Rowntrees Pick & Mix
Member Name: FrostBite
Rowntrees Pick & Mix
Disadvantages: Too sweet
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.
Summary: A great buy for those with a sweet tooth.