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At the weekends to earn a bit of extra money I work in a petrol station and often at the till I will eat sweets rightly or wrongly, sometimes soft mints but I also enjoy fruity chewy sweets like for example these Fruit Salad chews. They are raspberry and pineapple flavoured and are presented in a yellow and pink/red stick and then inside the chews are individually wrapped.
A concern with these kinds of sweets is that they could be bad for your teeth as they are obviously chewy and could lead to fillings being disturbed or pulled at but in my experience although they can get stuck to your teeth they are not really tough to chew like some hard toffees I have eaten and are actually very pleasant to consume. The flavour is tasty and although fruity I would not say it is easy to identify the exact combination of fruit but I take the manufacturers word for it.
Each chew contains roughly 15 calories and 0.1g of fat so a few of these would not be too bad for someone as a treat if they are watching these numbers particularly. They are ideal for children's parties but all the same very enjoyable for people of all ages. I bought these for 35 pence which I think might be a little pricey but may be if you shop around you get them cheaper.
I've got bored of chocolate and this week have found myself eating more actual sweets than usual. The shop down the road sells all these little 2p sweets so I went and brought £3.00 worth of munchies the other day..... I did share them with my sisters though cos I'm not tight! lol
They are small oblong sweets and come wrapped in a nice bright yellow and pink paper. I like that these are easy to get the wrappers off because sometimes with sweets like this the paper gets stuck and I can't put a sweet in my mouth if it's still got paper on it!
The sweets are delish. They have got a fruity sweet flavour, I don't know for sure what flavours have been used to make the fruit salad flavour but I can taste pineapple and strawberry in the sweets for sure and a mixture of other flavours. I think they've got a proper moorish taste, you can chew one and before you've even swallowed it you'll be unwrapping another sweet.
Each one is just the right size, I think you can get Fruit Salads in a bar now as well but I haven't tried them because I think these small sweets are perfect. The mega sweet taste of them isn't over powering or sickly and that's weird because they DO taste like they're made of pure sugar.
The sweets are lovely and chewy, they're mega hard when you first put one in your mouth but as soon as the sweet starts picking up the warmth off your mouth it gets softer and that's the best time to start chewing. Fruit Salads have got a delish juicy texture when you chew them and the yummy flavour comes through stronger and stronger.... I think I'm getting addicted because I have started loving them so much so QUICK!
Recommended..... for when you don't want chocolate but need something sweet.
I used to eat these as a child, and I was quite excited to find that they are still produced and sold these days.
These sweets are so yummy, a proper mix of fruity flavours just explode in your mouth when you eat these. I am not too sure exactly what fruits are in this "fruit salad" but they taste good anyway, with sort of a tropical flavor to them.
These are great to eat any time, although if you have weak or false teeth, do not chew it, just suck it slowly as these things can be tough to chew on. You can buy these in little sweets which come individually wrapped, or you can buy them in a chew bar, which I prefer to buy as they last a lot longer, and they only cost 10p in most places.
I don't see these in many supermarkets, but I do see them alot in newsagents, local stores and occasionally I have seen them in Tesco Express.
These sweets are mostly sugar, so try not to eat them too often, for the sake of your teeth and your waistline. I also find that I get a bit of a sugar crash a couple of hours after eating one of the fruit salad bars, and it can be quite bad, so I would assume there is quite a lot of sugar in them, I have just never bought myself to actually check just how much was in them, I would probably freak out at the thought.
I recommend these to everyone to have as a treat now and then, especially if you are feeling a bit fruity lol.
Umm... Barrett Fruit Salads...... They are one of the childhood classics, remember when you could pop to the shop after school with your 20p and have sweets galore!
I am a big fan of the fruit salad sweet, in my day you could get the small ones for a penny each. Nowadays they are generally in a bar for 10p or in a packed for around 25p, you can still get the separate ones, but usually only in more specialist sweet shops, whereas you can get the bars and packets in most shops and supermarkets.
So what do they taste like... well while I am thinking about what to write I am starting to salivate just thinking about it! I would not say that they taste of fruit salad, but they are very fruity tasting, and I would say bordering on the more exotic fruit that you might find in a fruit salad, I think it is based on pineapple and raspberry. The sweets are hard to start with but then get lovely and chewy and really jet the juices flowing. They are yellow and pink in colour, as they have always been. The main problem with the sweet it that they are so moorish that you cannot just be satisfied with one you have to eat the whole packet. That's why sometimes it is good to get a bar, because when it's gone it's gone, you don't have to test your willpower.
The packet of fruit salads contain around 10 sweets, and are individually wrapped in paper, the problem is they do get a bit sticky when you un-wrap them when it's hot and sunny, that's why I prefer the fruit salad bar, same great taste and no mess.
Ingredients: glucose syrup, sugar, hydrogenated vegetable fat, citric acid, gelatine, emulsifier (soya lecithin), flavourings, colours (E104, E124, E122).
The fruit salad bar contains:
For me the fruit salad holds lots of childhood memories and I am still enjoying eating them today, showing that its taste has endured the test of time.
Barratts fruit salads are a retro sweet which has been around for many many years now. The sweets come individually packaged in bright orange and red wrapping, a waxy type of paper (which I am not sure is recyclable or not). The paper is actually quite hard to get off and garunteed you will eat a few with some paper left on.
The sweets are rectangular in shape and small. They were the ideal sized penny sweets back in the days when sweets were a penny! You can get them individually, in multi packs, in packs of a few or mixed packs with black jacks. The two seem to come as a pair.
The sweets themselves taste fruity and tropical. They have quite a twang to them, they taste full of flavourings, but are not sickly and they are far too addictive, I can eat tons of them and only realize when I feel well and truly full up and the packet is empty.
Fruit salads are fun sweets for all ages. Grab a bag, tuck in and enjoy. The one warning I have though is if you are giving them to a small child make sure you take the paper off for them first!
Go back in time to the penny sweet shop and pig out on fruit salads!
This is bit of a random one for me, I didn't start my day thinking I would gobble up a packet of Fruit Salad, especially after not having eaten one for well over 10 years. Anyway I was on my way to do a spot of Christmas shopping and realised I had no change for parking. I stopped in at a petrol garage on my way and tried to find the cheapest pack of something edible so I could get some change for my tenner. I have to say my eyes did light up when I spotted a pack of fruit salad sweets costing a very reasonable 35p.
I used to love these sweets when I was young, they were one of my absolute favourites, only huge downside for me was that they usually came in a bag with those hideous creations BlackJack's - those vile liqueorice sweets that everybody universally seems to dislike. I didn't even realise that you could still buy these sweets, let alone in a pack on their own, so I was well chuffed.
Once back in the car and on my way to the shops, I opened the pack and my tastebuds were treated to a trip down memory lane. They tasted exactly the same and the flavour was scrummy. I had a look at the packet and realised for the first time that the flavour combination in these sweets is actually raspberry and pineapple. Now I knew this I could really taste both flavours and enjoy how they complement each other.
These sweets are quite a firm texture yet it is difficult to resist the urge to give them a good chew and a chomp.... beware though I do think that they have the potential to pull a filling out.
I loved having these again after so many years and if I am ever short for parking change I would definately pick up a packet again.
~ My Personal Experience ~
As a fervent sweet lover, fruit salad sweets are very tasty and certainly mouth watering. I preferred these over the Black Jack sweets as they had a nicer taste to them. The texture of the fruit salad sweets were at first hard and rectangular and had a yellow and pink colour to them.
I remember my granny always used to give me these when I went to visit her every weekend and as a child you always looked forward to grannies as she had lots of goodies and sweeties for me to gobble on.
~ What do they taste like? ~
They taste quite fruity but I wouldn't say that it tastes exactly like a fruit salad sweet but still for the length these have been around they must have done something right, maybe it was the price as they were very cheap to buy. The flavour is quite appealing and moorish and make you want to eat more and more, very juicy on my taste buds! It came in a pineapple and raspberry flavour and just opening the little envelope to discover the sweet inside was very thrilling as a child.
~ What do they smell like? ~
Well if you're into this kind of thing (smelling sweets) then you won't be surprised to find out that it just smells like a fruity flavoured sweet, not that strong but just enough to appeal to your weaknesses.
~ Shop & Price ~
As I love these I decided a few weeks ago to find some fruit salad sweets and found them on this website: www.aquarterof.co.uk/fruit-salad-p-125.html. They sell them here for around £1.83 per quarter and a great price too.
~ In my opinion... ~
I believe that these were great sweets which went well with all those other penny sweeties you used to be able to buy as a young child. These were very popular, mainly because they were very addictive and tasty too.
The price too was a factor as you could buy thousands for only £1 which meant they would last you a week or so. I most relate these with hot summer days as you could relax in a field somewhere and chew on a few of these and they did just the job, filled me until my tea was ready.
Lots of great memories, lots of flavour and a classic sweet.
~ Ratings ~
Smell Rating: 3/5
Barratt Fruit Salad
I have always been a fan of chews. Even now im still very partial to a packet of chews and would regularly pick up a packet whilst buying petrol. It's hard not to make an impulse buy when you're queuing up to pay. One of my favourite chews is fruit salads made my Barratt.
Where to buy?
Traditionally these sweets came as part of a ten pence mix up and could have been picked up for around a penny a sweet. I rarely see them sold in this format anymore and instead they tend to be sold in packs of ten. I recently bought a packet of half fruit salad and half black jacks in Sainsbury's for £1.09.
What is a fruit salad?
A fruit salad is a chewy sweet made by Barratts. The chew comes individually wrapped. The flavour of a fruit salad is aniseed, raspberry and pineapple. Each chew has a nutritional content of 10kcal, 0.2g of fat, 0.1g of saturated fat, 20.2g of sugar and a trace of salt.
These are up there with my favourite sweets of all time. The chews come in a bright orange and pink wrapper. In most instances the wrapper comes away from the sweet very easily. However I would recommend that you don't leave them in pockets, direct sunlight or inside a car on a sunny day or they may become slightly soft and you will struggle to get the wrapper off without making a real mess.
As for the flavours the fruit salad provides a real intense flavour and every time I have one the childhood memories come flooding back. I tend to suck the sweet mostly as opposed to chewing as the chew can get stuck to the teeth pretty easily. Although not very good for you these are a great treat and a lovely sweet which you should definitely treat yourself to from time to time.