“ Brand: Fruitella / Type: Fruit „
I have been trying to loose a little weight recently as I have my birthday approaching so wont to be able to purchase a nice dress to go out in. The only problem is that I have quite a sweet tooth and normally indulge in chocolate most days but have been trying to cut this out all together. Occasionally my cravings for sugar get the better of me and I have to treat myself, today's treat was a packet of the fruit-tella crunchies. They are quite a small packet of fruit flavoured chews which contains just 6 sweets so I considered them a way of tackling my cravings without being too indulgent.
I picked up a packet of the crunchies for 30p in my local asda store which I thought was reasonable value although they are quite a small pack weighing just 23g. As stated each pack contains 6 sweets all of which are a different flavour - cherry, strawberry, apple, orange, lemon and raspberry.
The packet is rectangular and is brightly coloured in block stripes to represent the colour of each flavoured sweet, eg green for apple. It states on the wrapper that the chews contain natural colours and flavourings. There is very limited information on the wrapper as the pack is so small so there is ingredients listings but no nutritional information.
Each sweet is rectangular in shape and has a coloured sugar coating making them look very similar to large pieces of chewing gum. Each sweet is coloured to represent the flavour but inside they are all white.
The outside of the sweets are crunchie but the inside is chewy which gives a nice contrast in texture but they are no over chewy and do not stick to your teeth which is certainly a good thing. The flavours do taste like the fruits they are meant to but most are not as strong tasting as I expected them to be or would have liked. The apple flavour was my favourite as this one is quite tangy but the lemon which I expected to be quite refreshing just seemed too sweet and not zesty enough. These are pleasant sweets and the small packet makes them a nice little treat either for children or those big kids out there who just want to indulge in something sweet without going all out on a large pack of sweets. I would purchase these again as they are different and the contrast between crunchie and chewy is good but think they could be a little more fruity and flavoursome.
I read a review about Fruitella Crunchies a few days ago and, although the review was actually a negative one of this product, I thought I'd try it anyway.
I saw the product on the shelves in the sweets section of my local Tesco with 3 for 50p written on them so I thought I wouldnt really be losing anything by trying them.
They come in a packet which is approximately 10 centimetres long and contains 6 sweets. The flavours of these sweets are cherry, strawberry, apple, orange, lemon and raspberry and each section of the sweet packaging is colour co-ordinated to match these flavours (purple for cherry, pink for strawberry, green for apple, orange for orange, yellow for lemon and pink again for raspberry.)
Now onto the sweets themselves. The raspberry ones taste a little plasticy and fake. However, from there on they seem to just improve! The lemon one is very refreshing and does actually taste of lemon. The orange one is the same, although perhaps the flavour could be stronger. The apple one is very sweet and appley and actually tastes like they are made from apple juice. Unfortunately, the strawberry one does taste rather like eating lip balm, although it is definately strawberry flavoured. Finally, the cherry one tastes just right and is by far my favorite of them all!
There are no artificial colourings or flavourings in the product at all which is very good for your health.
Although the original Fruitella sweets tasted better, these are certainly a nice change and I would recommend them!
I have just popped into my local Tesco Express with a craving for some sweets and bought these on an offer - three packs for 50p which seems quite reasonable to me considering the price of some chocolate and sweets nowadays! Although you only get six sweets in a pack they are quite large and one pack is just enough to conquer your sugar craving but without making you feel sick (although i think they are so moreish i'm currently munching through the second pack as i type!). They come in small paper wrapped packs with brightly coloured packaging and each flavour has a little symbol so you know which is which...cherry, strawberry, apple, orange, lemon and raspberry. I think they're all delicious especially the raspberry and strawberry ones! I think they're appealing to children and adults alike as they only contain natural colours and flavours. I love these little sweets for a mid afternoon snack although i would probably prefer the real Fruit-tellas. One other thing that put me off before i ever tried these is that i thought they might be chewing gum as it wasn't that clear.
I am one of those people who every time they go into a supermarket or a shop has to see if there is something I haven't seen before or something on offer I fancy to have a munch on, so when exploring Tesco today I was browsing down the sweetie isle for something to chew on for the drive home, when I came across these little packets on the shelf amongst the children sweets I couldn't resist..
~*~ What are Fruitella Crunchies? ~*~
I'm guessing most people know what the Fruitella sweets are? If you don't they are little square fruit chews, that now have real fruit flavourings and no artificial colours.. These little sweeties are similar except instead of a somewhat soft chewy sweet these ones are hard, in a crisp sugar outside coating.. The come in six different flavours, but when you open the packet they don't really look all that appetising..
~*~ Packaging? ~*~
Well the packets are about 5 centimetres long and if you didn't notice them on the shelf I wouldn't honestly be surprised because they sit on the shelves and are so tiny they just blend in the background, in the pastel packaging. It is stripy reflecting the colours of the sweets inside, thankfully the bright colours on the edges aren't as bright as the sweets inside, else I think they would be lying about artificial colourings!
It has a picture of the sweet on the front which doesn't make them look all that appealing really, though I suppose for 19 pence a packet the pictures wouldn't be all the spectacular really!
~*~ My Opinion ~*~
Just before you pop one into your mouth the first thing you will think of is that they look like over grown and more square skittles, but let me assure you they taste nothing like skittles, there is the hard case on the outside that if you dare not to put the whole thing in your mouth at once, leaves nasty little bits of the shell wherever you are sitting.
The flavour is a little overbearing at times especially in the lemon flavoured sweet, I know they decided to put only natural fruit flavourings in but they are just a little over the top in some places. There is nothing to complain about the texture though well not once you have got through the shell, which should be soft like the skittle shell but ends up being more the smartie texture shell.
There are six different flavours in the packet, they are; cherry, strawberry, apple, orange, lemon and raspberry. To be honest none of them are particularly tasty when you get them on your tongue, the lemon is bitter, the blackcurrant is incredibly bland, the orange tastes like there was no flavouring in it at all.. The apple tastes like a tea bag, of all things when you first put the sweet in your mouth you feel like you are munching on a teabag, after a few chews it does begin to taste like apple, a very sour apple.. The strawberry really doesn't taste like strawberry to be honest, I am not even sure what it does taste like.. Finally as with most sweets the raspberry is the only one that tastes even remotely like the flavour it is meant to have..
I know they are only 19 pence a packet in Tesco, but they really are a bad packet of chewy sweets, even just for kids to keep them quiet, they are so acidic, after eating the packet - despite there only being 6 sweets, a drink is definitely in order, to get rid of the nasty aftertaste..
The funniest thing is that this packaging has no nutritional information at all, it covers the sweet flavours and some of the ingredients but nothing at all about how fatty, sugary or calorific they are. They aren't going to be very good for you I am guessing, well definitely not for your taste buds.. Unless that is just my taste and I am picky with my sweets.. Give me the original Fruitella's any day as they are nice and chewy and don't leave a nasty taste in your mouth afterwards!
Not a recommended sweet even though they are cheap, find the original packet of Fruitella's if you want to give your kids something with real fruit flavours, either that or a good packet of maoam because they are far better tasting! Or even for adults, go for the maoam they are a little more expensive but so much more fun and better tasting!
I have just devoured a packet of these and loved them so much I just had to log on to dooyoo and write a review!
These are just as fruity as other fruitella sweets but are more like tootie frooties than like chewits.
Each sweet is very brightly colours and the shell is very crunchy. It is sugar coated and very sweet. It is crunchier than a chewing gum like extra but it is similar in that it is crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy inside.
The one downside is that my teeth are really hurting after eating two packets of them! Maybe I should have more control but they are just so morish!
The flavours are very fruity and very strong. There are six different flavours - strawberry, apple, lemon, cherry, orange and my favourite, pomegranate! The flavours are so intense that they make my mouth water when I eat them - that's good because the saliva can help combat all the sugar that is rotting my teeth!
At about 25 pence a packet I think they are pretty expensive for only a few sweets. I prefer proper fruitellas, which are more like chewits. Worth a go though for a change!
I first discovered Fruitella Crunchies by being lured into the sweet display in Somerfield as you queue for the till - I do hate giving I to the sneaky marketing but there you go. I ate the pack on my walk back home and was instantly hooked. First of all, the unusual mix of flavours - alongside the pedestrian lemon, strawberry and orange were apple, raspberry and pomegranate - delicious! Apple was my favourite for its sweet, tangy flavour, just like apple Chapstick and Apple Jacks - remember those? This was followed by raspberry and pomegranate for their delicious berry sweetness. I didn't like orange at all - it tasted like kid's orange vitamins, a bit powdery and artificial - yuk!
You get one each of the six flavours in each pack, and they are lined up in the order they show on the packet, so you can choose to save your favourite to last, or when to offer your boyfriend one so he gets the orange.... The texture is great - crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside (aaarmadillo), a bit like Skittles. At around 25p for 6 sweets they're not cheap, but good for a sweet kick when you don't want the calories or sugar of eating a whole pack of sweets.
Now, for the But. On Tuesday I noticed Fruitella Crunchies in Tesco on 3 for 50p - essentially 3 for 2. Of course I pounced, so I could have a packet a day at university for the rest of the week. The packet looked a bit lighter than usual, there was a bit of a white added to the bright stripes of colour - much lighter looking than the packet you see above you. On closer inspection, I noticed a little green logo advertising the use of natural colours and flavourings, which can only be a good thing... I thought.
Sadly, I am distressed to report that the newly natural Crunchies are now not the sweets they once were. The colours are fine, and the tastes of the berry flavours are still good - but there is a dusty taste to them. That's right - dusty! And the dustiest of all is my beautiful apple - gah!
As much as I applaud sweet manufacturers making their products healthier and more natural, in this case it really hasn't worked. I know sweets are bad for me anyway, so can we please bring back all the lovely chemicals??