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      24.05.2010 16:47
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      Watch they dont eat too many!!

      Kellogs fruit winders are available from major supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Sainburys.

      What are they?
      Basically they are strips of fruit puree wound around grease proof paper and wrapped in a cellophane wrapper.

      They are designed primarily for children and contain fruit together with no artificial colours or flavours.

      Each winder contains 66 calories, 6g of sugar, 1.5g of fat 0.6g saturates and a trace of salt.

      They come in boxes of six and cost around £1.60. So they are not cheap but they can sometimes be bought on offer at around £1.00 per box or BOGOF.

      The ones my children love are the strawberry and blackcurrant. Although they are 70% fruit I tend to give them my children as treats, infact my children think they are sweets, as they do contain quite a high sugar content.

      They taste very fruity but also very sweet. They are fun for children because they are wrapped on grease proof paper with a story on it.

      Make sure they dont get stuck to carpet or furniture though as they are a nightmare to get off!

      I tend to put these in my childrens lunch boxes or take them out with me as a treat for them as they are individually wrapped.

      Be careful how many your children eat though otherwise they will be high on sugar and its not great for their teeth!

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      08.01.2010 17:25
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      Will keep the kids entertained

      It's probably a sign that I'm getting old that I remember having these as a youngster despite the fact they're still seen as relatively "new". Kellogg's Real Fruit Winders are one of the most unique, strange, and downright fun treats you can give to a kid, although be sure to expect some messy hands afterwards!

      They come in several flavours, including Strawberry, Strawberry and Blackcurrant, and Strawberry and Apple. So yes, there's always Strawberry, and generally I stick with the simple, solitary Strawberry flavour as I find that the mixing of the others kind of pollutes the gorgeous strawberry taste a little bit.

      The gimmick of these Winders is that you can unroll the entire strip from the paper and then roll it up into a big ball, eating it in one go. Of course, you can also just tear strips away and eat them separately, but where's the fun in that!? As a kid I'd frequently be chided for "talking with my mouth full" after shoving a fully-wound Winder into my mouth and then attempting to engage in a conversation. Of course, parents out there might not be so pleased with how sticky your children's hands will get, as you'll need to keep an eye on them after and make sure they wash their hands!

      I love the taste and texture of the Winders; they're incredibly chewy but not so much that it's like walking through treacle. Also, the taste is incredibly strong and it's among the strongest fruit sweets I've had. This sweet also benefits from, as the product says. containing about 70% "Real Fruit", and while it is ultimately embossed in sugar, it is at least a way of getting them to eat fruit while deeming it fun.

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      27.11.2009 13:23

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      Super tasty fruity snacks

      Fruit winders by kelloggs were designed for lunch boxes no doubt, and were a really nice little snack to eat around the house too.
      They come in a blue box with the kelloggs logo predominantly showing in the corner as always. The winders logo is white, curly and really large so you cant miss it! You also get a picture of the fruit flavour on the right side of the box too. The box contains six individual winders, wrapped separately too.
      The box of 6 costs roughly £1.70 which seem quite steep for 6 of these fruity healthy things.
      The winders themselves are flat and about a 2cm wide, rolled up on some greaseproof paper to avoid them sticking together. Unravel the winder eating as you until you end up and the other end or middle.
      These snacks are found in the dried fruit sections in supermarkets although I have found them with the cereal before, keep your eye out.
      They come in a couple of flavours, strawberry, blackcurrant and apple.
      The flavours that you get from these winders are intense, you can really get the taste of the fruit, and they are very sweet and chewy to an extent.
      As they are made from fruit and have no artificial flavours you know that this is one of the healthier snacks available. So a 17g roll is very good for you containing hardly any salt or fat.

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      18.08.2009 00:16
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      An ideal little fruity snack

      I used to have Kellog's Fruit Winders all the time and they were great little snacks for school. They were new back then but are currently quite old, yet I tried some not too long ago and they still had the same great taste! They are really unique fruity snacks, which are ideal to take to school or work or even have in the morning.

      They come in bright blue boxes and there is a large image of the winder on the front. The Kellog's logo is at the top of the box with 'Fruit' in bold yellow letters and an enormous 'Winders' logo in white curly writing. They are actually made from real fruit and have no artificial colours or flavours.

      You can get strawberry ones or double ones such as strawberry and apple or strawberry and blackcurrant. They all cost around £1.70 for a box of 6, which works out at around 28p per Winder, which isn't bad at all! The strawberry ones have a very sweet taste and do resemble strawberries quite well. The blackcurrant flavour is delicious too and very authentic. I have yet to try the apple one, but I imagine it has the same, sweet, intense fruity flavour.

      The Winders come in packets within the box. Inside the packet is a rolled up winder on a material like grease paper. You un-ravel this to un-ravel the Winder. You can peel it off very easily, but it does stick to it when it gets hot, which may lead to eating unnecessary bits of paper. Overall, I'd highly recommend them, as they are really tasty and unique!

      Thanks for reading,

      Dan ©

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      20.06.2009 17:06
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      They make a nice change to dried fruit or any other sweet lunchbox snack.

      Kellogg's Fruit Winders come in a recyclable cardboard box containing 6 individually wrapped rolls (17g each). They come in the following flavours: strawberry, strawberry & apple and strawberry & blackcurrant.

      They are suitable for vegetarians but according to the 'Animal-Free Shopper' guide, only the strawberry flavour is suitable for vegans. There are no other allergy warnings on the box.

      They cost £1.69 in Sainsbury's and are found in the dried fruit or snack aisles. I managed to buy some for £1.49 in a cheap shop called Home Bargains so it's worth looking in value shops for them.

      They seem a bit expensive as an everyday snack but when you work it out it's about 28p per roll which isn't so bad.

      The foil packet is easy to tear open and inside you'll find a paper roll with two parallel stripes of Fruit Winder stuck to it. They don't have a particularly strong scent.

      When you start to unwrap the Winder you'll see a cartoon on the backing paper, usually of how a fruity character ended up being tricked into becoming a Fruit Winder! The paper is easy to tear so once you've eaten a few mouthfuls you can tear the excess off.

      The Fruit Winder is really easy to eat with your fingers; it stretches then breaks away from the bit left on the roll. You can easily control how much you want to put in your mouth at once and it didn't leave me with sticky fingers although children might get sticky if they lick their fingers during eating. The Kellogg's website says they're a "toy you can eat" but I can imagine kids getting into a huge mess if they did try playing around too much with these!

      Fruit Winders are chewy and when you first put them into your mouth they almost have a soft bubble gum texture. They can stick to the roof of your mouth and teeth a bit!

      As I'm vegan I can only comment on the strawberry flavour, which is sweet and has that candy-flavour of strawberry rather than the flavour of fresh strawberries. They don't taste overly sweet though, a bit like a less-sugary Starburst type sweet.

      These are great for children who are fussy over fruit or if they want sweets but you want to give them something healthy. Or, in my case, perfect for adults with sweet tooth's who are on diets!

      Overall, I like having these as an occasional treat but I only tend to buy them when they're on offer. They're nice but not so nice that I need to buy them every week!

      Ingredients:
      (for the strawberry rolls)
      Fruit (70%) (pear puree from concentrate, strawberry puree from concentrate {23%}), glucose syrup, maltodextrin, sugar, vegetable oil, gelling agent (pectin), emulsifiers (mono and diglycerides of fatty acids), natural strawberry flavouring, elderberry juice concentrate, citric acid, acidity regulator (sodium citrate), antioxidant (ascorbic acid), malic acid.

      Nutritional information:
      (per roll)
      Energy - 279kj/66kcal
      Protein - 0.05g
      Carbohydrate - 13g
      of which sugars - 6g
      Fat - 1.5g
      of which saturates - 0.6g
      Fibre - 0.3g
      Sodium - Trace
      Salt - Trace

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        29.01.2009 22:55
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        Is there such a thing as a healthy sweet?

        Kelloggs Fruit Winders come in three different flavours.
        Strawberry.
        Apple and strawberry doubles.
        Strawberry and blackcurrant doubles.


        The box shown in the picture above is quite old and has been revamped. It still has the blue background but shows the 'winders' on the front in the specific flavour colouring.
        Red.
        Green and red.
        Purple and red respectiveley.

        The nutritional values are also clearly shown on the front of the box.
        Each roll contains
        66 calories
        6g sugar
        1.5g fat
        0.6g saturates
        trace of salt.
        This doesn't read too badly but bear in mind that a roll is only 17g and the percentages shown clearly state that they are of an adults guideline daily amount yet to me it is clearly a product aimed at children.

        On closer inspection nutritional values per 100g :

        - kJ 1642
        - kcal 389
        Protein (g) 0.2
        Carbohydrates (g) 79
        - sugars (g) 37
        Fat (g) 8
        - saturates (g) 3.5
        Fibre (g) 2
        Sodium (g) 0.05

        The box also boasts that the product contains no artificial colours or flavourings and are made from fruit and fruit juice.

        Ingredients:

        Fruit (70%) (Pear Puree From Concentrate, Strawberry Puree from Concentrate {23%}), Glucose Syrup, Maltodextrin, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Gelling Agent (Pectin), Emulsifiers (Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Natural Strawberry Flavouring, Elderberry Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Malic Acid.

        Kelloggs Fruit Winders are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They are
        Kosher and Halal certified.

        To ensure that you believe that you're buying a healthy snack, this product is sold alongside cereal bars in the cereal aisle.

        In reality I think that this product should be thought of as sweet and given to your children as an occasional treat.
        Personally my children find them fun, unwinding the colourful stretchy sticky stuff and then looking at the pictures on the greaseproof paper that the winders are wound on.

        Personally (yes, ive tried them!) I dont like to handle them. Its impossible to eat these without touching the sweet and getting sticky. Im not too keen on the taste and the texture and I absoloutely hate the way it sticks to my teeth!

        Each box contains six individual foil wrapped rolls and cost around £1.68 per box.

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          02.04.2003 03:57
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          I am trying to lose weight, hence I am trying to keep my kitchen as free from sweets and chocolate as I can. However, I am visited by my 5 and 6 year old nieces at least twice a week, and they always run straight to the 'sweetie' cupboard to see what I've got in for them. If they found nothing, there would be tears in abundance. If there was nice sweets or chocolate, there would be ME in abundance, i.e. I wouldn't be able to stop myself from eating them too. Enter Kellogg's Fruit Winders to save the day. They are the most hideous, repulsive, nauseating, thoroughly vile sweet-type food I've ever come across and I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. My nieces, on the other hand, love the things with a passion I've never witnessed before in their young lives. Sorted! Fruit Winders aren't actually sweets as such, but then neither are they not sweets. What they are is a sweet concoction that is 60% fruit, 25% fruit juice, and the rest is sugar, glucose syrup, flavouring etc. etc. They come in four flavours: strawberry, orange, apple or blackcurrant. This concoction takes the form of a long flat strip which is fixed onto a long flat strip of greaseproof paper which is then wound up into a roulade. You then eat the winder starting at the end and gradually unwinding as you chomp. Or, if you're my nieces, you unravel them at the very start, trail them along the floor, get them entangled in some cat hair, step on them as you go AND THEN EAT THEM. Taste-wise, they are very fruity and very sweet. Despite the sugar and glucose syrup, the taste is actually fruity rather than sugary. And although they do have so much real fruit in them, to my palate they are very artificial and unappetising. Texture-wise, they are abominable. Imagine a jelly baby that you haven't cooked long enough for it to properly firm up. Then throw that jelly baby on the floor, put on your hob-nailed
          boots and JUMP UP AND DOWN ON IT until it's flat. Then peel it off the bottom of your boot and attach it to a long, flat strip of greaseproof paper. You should be getting the idea that Fruit Winders aren't exactly economical when it comes to packaging, and boy would you be right. The excessive roll of greaseproof paper is packaged inside a brightly coloured shiny wrapper which is then often packed into a cardboard box with 5 of its mates. At 27p each of around £1.34 for a box of 6, they won't break the bank. And actually, they are really far more economical than the price would suggest. How come? Well, one bite of a Fruit Winder will last you all day. This is because it will stick to the roof of your mouth, ledge itself between the gaps in your teeth and form a sticky thick gloop at the back of your throat that will not go away until you've brushed, flossed and gargled with something strong from the dentist. One dropped bit of a Fruit Winder will have the same effect on your carpets, furniture and clothes. I dread to think what it might therefore do to my poor neices' teeth. (I've rated in the middle ranges below to take account of my neices and my vastly differing opinions)

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          Far more than just a tasty snack, Kellogg's Real Fruit Winders is as close as it gets to a toy you can eat.