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So I have to admit that I love sweets. I'm only human. Quite often I am to be found with a packet of fruit pastilles in my handbag for 'emergencies'. I have fond memories of packets of tooty frooties as a child and I can't seam to find them ANYWHERE anymore, except in this pick and mix selection. I also love fruit gums and spent much of my time at sixth form chomping my way through a packet a week.
So surely this mixed bag is right up my street? Well almost. The tooty frooties and the fruit pastilles go great together they compliment each other nicely and you think ooh for a bit of a change I will have a tooty frootie or vice versa. However, the fruit gums just don't seam to go. Any fruit gums lover will know that the flavour is quite concentrated and they are the kind of sweet that you have to suck for quite a while. The are much harder to chew than the other sweets in the mix and the taste also lingers quite a long time so you don't need to go for a second right after finishing the first. This kind of clashes with the other sweets which are easy to chew and you can eat several in one go.
To sum up what I mean, we quite often have this pick and mix selection in my workplace. The fruit pastilles and tooty frooties go straight away and it is only fruit gums left at the bottom of the bag. Really I think the fruit gums would be better swapped for Jelly Tots.
Rowntrees Pick and Mix 185g