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* INTRODUCTION * My son bought some of these the other day and gave me a couple of sweets out of the packet and I have to say they were that tasty I bought myself a packet. I don't buy a lot of sweets especially for Ethan as I don't want to ruin his little teeth. There is not many in a packet so don't tend to make you feel sick when eating them. * PACKAGING * The packaging stands out from the other packaging with its bright purple packet, rowntrees tooty frooties written on the front of it, surrounding it with the sweets. You do have information on the front of the packet like the calories, no artificial colouring, flavouring and preservatives, and that the sweets contain fruit juices. The back of the packet is pink and purple in colour and gives relevant information containing ingredients, nutrient information, contact number and address of the company and an expiry date. I do have to say the packet is very difficult to open by your hands; I tend to just cut the top off with a pair of scissors. Otherwise you have a risk that the sweets will more than likely go flying out the packet all over the place. * ABOUT THE SWEETS * The sweets are different colours, and contain different tastes, they are small in size, and they contain hard shiny crispy shells, which with the wrong child could cause a choking hazard, so please when giving these to your child watch them. Once you get past the shell which is quite hard especially for little teeth to get through, even I find them hard, you will hit the chewy centre, when chewing them your mouth will fill with the fruit juices. They are bulky square sweets, and me especially likes to put than one in my mouth to get different flavors, sometimes it can be nice other times not. They are sweet especially when you get to the middle of the sweet, but not overly sweet that they leave you feeling sick. I knew these would be nice tasting sweets because they are made by rowntrees which I known brand in sweets. I was not disappointed in the taste of them and would definitely buy them again. * AVAILABILITY & PRICE * I bought these from my local spar shop, I would think they would be sold from many shops that sell sweets especially corner shops and super markets. I bought them for 50p a packet which is not a bad price considering they are made by rowntrees and they are tasty sweets. * FINAL THOUGHTS * I think my son as be drawn to these sweets now, I demolished a full bag on my own, although the bags are not that big and I would say only holds a couple of handfuls of sweets, but still value for money. I would be drawn to these again without a doubt, and so will my son. Although they are tasty and very juicy once you hit the centre of the sweet they don't leave my feeling sick like some sweets do.
I was persuaded into buying a bag of Tooty Frooties the other day when I saw them for only 79p in Sainsbury's. This is nearly half there normal price and so I had to have them. They come in a purple striped bag with "Tooty Frooties" in yellow on the front with fruit picture behind it. The bag I have is 185g and is 16cm x 14cm. For the size and weight, the bag feels like it has quite a lot of the small square sweets inside, which for me is always a good thing. On opening the bag, you are confronted with the little sweets which are about 1cm x 1cm with a bulge in the middle. They come in red, yellow, pink, orange and purple, each apparently with a different flavour too. I have never noticed any particular flavours before, but they all do taste "fruity". Looking at the ingredients, they contain 3.5% of fruit juices of Strawberry, Blackcurrent, Apple, Orange and Lemon. I remember having these when I was younger and have not had them for many years, so having a bag full of them to myself was a delight. Each sweet has a crunchy outer shell followed by a chewy inner which makes each one last a short while. I normally eat a couple at a time as they are too tempting to only have one at a time! These are a delicious treat for children and adults alone, however I wouldn't advise giving a child a whole bag as a bag according to the nutritional information contains ~136g of sugars! Overall I have to give these 5/5 as they are great value for money, taste really nice and can last you quite a while. As each bag has a joke on the back, here is the one from this bag for you to answer: "What dog loves to take bubble baths?" Thanks for reading my review! This review may also appear on my blog and on Ciao under the same username.
Tooty Frooties I remember eating Tooty Frooties when I was younger, though it is only recently that after many years, I bought a pack to eat. By doing so, all the memories of loving this snack came back to me. Tooty Frooties are by the well known Rountrees company, and a trademark brand of Nestle. They have been around since the 1960's so if you haven't tried them, where have you been!! The bag is a small bag though more often than not, is filled quite full with the small, differently coloured square sweets. Each of the different colours on the sweets have different flavours, though to be honest I never really taste too much of a difference in the sweets, though I do tend to put two or three in my mouth at once. Saying that, by mixing the sweets together, the flavours do blend nicely. The flavours are (I believe) Lemon, Orange, Apple, Blackcurrant and Strawberry. The sweets themselves are extremely chewy with a slightly harder coating on the outside. I can not even get through half the bag before my jaw starts to ache, though every time I carry on until the bag is empty as they are just so more-ish! Our little one has tried one of these and does not get on with them as they are just too chewy for little mouths (all the more for me!). Ingredients; Sugar,Glucose Syrup ,Fruit Juices (3.5%) (Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Apple, Orange, Lemon) ,Vegetable Fat ,Malic Acid ,Gum Arabic ,Flavourings ,Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate) ,Citric Acid ,Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax) ,Wheat Gluten ,Colours (Carminic Acid, Riboflavin, Beta-Carotene, Vegetable Carbon, Anthocyanin) These sweets cost you the average price of sweets, coming in at around £0.40p depending on where you get them from. They can be bought in most supermarkets, garages and smaller sweet shops. Personally, I love these sweets though the ache of the jaw when eating them does get a little annoying. For children who are very young, I wouldn't recommend these sweets for this reason. For adults, I would certainly recommend them!
Do you ever remember these little treats as a child? Well Tooty Frooties are still going strong and have actually been around since 1963. If I can do maths properly that's 47 years. They are made by Rowntree's, which in turn is a trademark brand of Nestle. They are widely available from small corner shops to big brand supermarkets and even though they are marketed at children, they can be enjoyed by children, teenagers and adults alike. Although this is within reason. The Packaging The packaging has changed over years but has always supported a cartoon style which obviously appeals to children. Though the packet itself is small, it is coloured in vibrant purple with bold yellow lettering which creates a 'Look at Me' feature. It stands out and is made of a strong plastic packet which can be recycled. When opening the bag it doesn't easily split which is a bonus as time and time again, I cannot tell you how often I've opened a packet of sweets and it rips all the way down and the product falls out onto the floor. On the back of each packet, it contains a little picture of a cartoon Tooty Frooty which a toothbrush. It quotes 'Don't forget to brush your teeth'. Though I suspect this is just a marketing ploy by Rowntree's to avoid any awkward question about sugar content, it does add a tool for parents to use about convincing children to brush their teeth. The Sweets Each Tooty Frooty is a few cm across and is actually squared shape, but with curved edges. Just think how painful they would be with sharp edges as you or your child tries to swallow! On the outside is a hard sugar coating and on the inside is a fruit flavoured chewy centre. They come in five colours which represent a different flavour. They consist of Lemon, Orange, Apple, Blackcurrant and Strawberry. What is nice about the taste is that the flavours are never bitter and overpowering, yet not too subtle either. It combines a nice balance in between. One problem however is that they can be a little too hard to chew especially for a child. I would most certainly never recommend these sweets to any child under the age of five. If you take one sweet in your mouth it is fine, but as you reach the end of the bag your mouth can feel a little achy. This increases much earlier, if like me, you have a few in your mouth at once. The part of the mouth to ache the most is definitely the roof. A typical small bag has between 15 and 20 sweets inside, which in my opinion is just right. Too many more and your mouth will feel like it is going to collapse! Also the more you have in there, potentially means the more sugar you are feeding your child. The Nutritional Content Each small bag contains 179 Kcal which is 10% of your child's recommended daily intake. Even though it contains a small amount of fat (1.6g), the worrying element is obviously the sugar which is a whopping 33.1g. That is more than a small glass of cola. No wonder the little picture for brushing teeth was added. Taking this as advice, you can see that actually Tooty Frooties are most certainly a sweet on the 'high end' of sugar intake. You can find many other products that children would love with up to half the sugar. I am not going to advise parents on diet and would never accuse sweets like these of giving children diabetes, but I think you may respect the understanding that constant sugary treats such as these more than once a day every day can undeniably lead to unhealthy addictions. On the plus side, no artificial colourings and flavours have been used and although it is only 3.5% of the entire content, real fruit juices have been used to create the fruity flavours. It does contain vegetable fat in the ingredients rather than gelatine, but on the packet it does not say 'Suitable for Vegetarians' so I would recommend any vegetarian or vegan to take a close look at the ingredients for themselves. They are considerably more expensive than they used to be. A small single bag will cost you 42p from Tesco, 41p from Asda and 45p from Morrisons. Sugar,Glucose Syrup ,Fruit Juices (3.5%) (Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Apple, Orange, Lemon) ,Vegetable Fat ,Malic Acid ,Gum Arabic ,Flavourings ,Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate) ,Citric Acid ,Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax) ,Wheat Gluten ,Colours (Carminic Acid, Riboflavin, Beta-Carotene, Vegetable Carbon, Anthocyanin) Overall I think Tooty Frooties are great and taste lovely, I prefer them to Skittles. They are nice as a little fruity treat and can be used as fantastic party fillers. They do however contain massive amounts of sugar and can be too chewy for some children. Younger children could choke on them as well, so always use your common sense and knowledge of the child you are giving them to as the sugar coating is hard. They are usually placed with the till counter products with the chocolate bars, so if you fancy something different from a chocolate bar, grab a bag of these and relive your younger days.
I am reviewing these whilst laid up feeling poorly so I thought a little sugar fix might perk me up! I have therefore just consumed about 10 of these sweets (left over from my son's pack as he had some as a treat for eating all his dinner yesterday)! Note to self: make sure these are replaced before he gets home from school otherwise there will be consequences for the grown-up who constantly nick his goodies, i.e. me - for review purposes only of course! This single bag was bought from Tesco for £0.33p and the fact that you get a lot of sweets in the bag is a pleasant surprise as often you open a sweetie bag and find it over half full of air. In addition, my son does not eat a pack all at once but over two or three days as they can and do give you jaw ache if you eat too many - a fail safe way to make sure your kids don't overdo the sugar so I do consider these good value for money. The little purple pack is colourful and shows the 5 brightly coloured variants of these little, square sweets which have a hard, sugary outer coating with a juicy, chewy centre inside. I am surprised that many of the reviewers on here seem to have trouble breaking through the shell. Yes it is hard but I have no problem breaking through the outer casing and usually put one of each colour into my mouth at once for a fruity, taste explosion and have no problem even then. I find them very flavoursome and very moreish but too many will give you stomach ache as well as jaw ache - believe me I know! The flavours are red (apple), pink (strawberry), yellow (lemon), purple (blackcurrant) and orange (you guessed it, orange). My son favours the orange and I favour the purple and red as they are more like the fruits they represent. Yes, I agree not many people like the yellow but if put in the mouth with the other flavours its slight bitterness is countered by the other, sweeter flavours. Although the pack states that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours and they include fruit juice, there is no getting away from the fact that these are very sugary sweets and moderation is the key when it comes to eating these. As well as being colourful, the packaging is very child friendly in that it reminds children to brush their teeth and there is a joke on the back left hand corner. My son has ripped this bit off so most of the joke has gone but as there is a picture of a cow and I can see the final word of the joke I can use my special ability to relate it regardless - 'What do cows like to do at the weekend? They like to go to the moo-vies!' (Chortle, Chortle). I know, I know but your kids might appreciate it and it gives them something to read as well as to eat so these sweets are educational too - who would have 'thunk' it!!! Anyway I love them, my six year old son loves them and that's all that matters so put your teeth in Dooyooers and give them a go!!! x
I saw packs of Tooty Frooties for sale for 45p today in the petrol station and didn't know they still made them. I used to love these as a child so I had to have them. Tooty Frooties come in 5 different colours and flavours. Red/apple, purple/blackcurrant, orange/orange, yellow/lemon and pink/strawberry. I was initially pleased as the sweets don't seem to have shrunk from the size I remember. That was the only thing that has remained the same. I was worried I was going to break my teeth on the sweets as they were so so hard. Once you manage to force your way through the hard coating that seems to be most of the sweet, you do get a chewy bit in the middle but not much. I think I ended up swallowing most of the pieces rather than try chewing more than a few times. The sweets are fruity but I woudn't have been able to tell you what flavours they were without looking on the packet. The different colours all taste different and the yellow one is slightly lemon tasting but apart from that I wouldn't have known. The sweets were juicy once you had managed to chew one and left a pleasant aftertaste which didn't taste for very long. Each packet will give you 179kcals, trace of protein, 41.2g of carbohydrates of which 33.1g are sugars, 1.6g of fat of which 0.8g are saturates, 0g of fibre and a trace of sodium. The sweets also contain wheat gluten so are not suitable for allergy sufferers. I certainly would not give these to children unless you want them to be tooth less and choking through not being able to chew. I was very disappointed by Tooty Frooties.
I remember that I used to love Tooty Frooties as a child and recently saw a pack for 45p in a newsagents and bought them mainly out of curiosity to see if I still thought they were as nice. Tooty Frooties are made by Rowntrees and they come in quite a small pack 3 inches x 3 inches and contain an assortment of five different colours of square hard sweets. These come as red, yellow, orange, pink and purple sweets. This suits me just fine as I normally hone in on the red or purple sweets in a pack and leave the green ones! Each sweet has a sugar shell (similar to a skittle) and you cannot immediately bite into them as they are harder than I remembered! You just have to suck them for ages then they get softer. It is basically a fruit chew once it melts a bit. I have to say I was disappointed as they are just not as tasty as I remember them being. The pack now states "no artificial colours or flavours and contains fruit juice" in an attempt to make them sound healthy in some way- they are sugar sweets! So I would avoid eating too many as I doubt they will do your teeth any favours. Nutritionally: Per 45g pack: 179 calories, 1.5g fat, 0.76g saturated fat. The ingredients are mainly: sugar, glucose syrup, fruit juices (3.5%), vegetable fat, malic acid, gum arabic and citric acid. Nothing too healthy there! I am surprised at the fat content as I did think these were just made out of sugar. Overall- I found these sweet really hard and not as flavoursome as I remembered. The flavours are strawberry, blackcurrent, orange, lemon and apple. The flavours are nothing special - they are quite muted flavours. I'd rather have a bag of skittles over these any day. And only 3.5% fruit juices is not worth a big banner on the front of the pack to advertise the fact they contain fruit juice. I'm sure when melted down that's barely a pipette drop of each fruit juice!
I'm currently 6 months pregnant and really suffering with my energy levels. I get to mid morning and I get a real dip and I fell as if I could crawl back to bed but unfortunately my other two little monsters rarely feel the same way. My completely indulgent way of dealing with this problem is to give myself a large sugar dose and ride the sugar rush for as long as possible. This morning I took my youngest to a crazy toddler group. It was loud and suitably bonkers and by the time it was over I was feeling totally shattered. I had to get some petrol on the way home and while waiting to pay, the sweetie section literally jumped out at me. I was under pressure as I was next up to pay and the one that I was most tempted by was.... Tooty Fruities!!! I used to love these when I was young and haven't tried them for years, to be honest I didn't even though that they were still available. I believe a bag of the Tooty Fruities cost me a reasonable 40p from the garage which is a small price to pay for a quick energy burst. I opened the bag as soon as I was back in the car and could immediatley see that these sweeties had changed since I had last had a packet. I remembered them as being quite large however these were quite small and fatter than I remembered. The colours were familiar however and I believe the sweets come in the following flavours - strawberry, blackcurrent, apple, orange and lemon. When I tasted them I was hugely disappointed, they were like hard little crunchy pellets and way too hard. I remembered thems as being crunchy on the outside and quite soft in the centre but these actually made my jaw ache. The flavours just weren't all that nice either and after a few I put these sweets away for a day that I was really desperate. I had a quick look at the packet and saw that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours and I'm sure this proably wasn't the case in the good old days. I have to say I won't be buying these again and I probably won't even finish off the packet.
This is a review of Rowntree's Tooty Frooties. I've had a packet of them on my desk at work for weeks now, I just can't give them away! **They're not the same!*** Now, these sweets have definitely changed since I was a kid. They now contain no artificial colours or flavours and contain fruit juice. I'm pretty sure I used to be bouncing off the walls after a little bag of these! **Which colour do you want?*** They come in five colours: red, orange, pink, purple and yellow (more on the yellow ones later). each colour tastes a different fruity flavour. **Nutritional info*** Even though everyone knows you don't eat sweets for health reasons, a bit on nutritional information - each quarter bag contains: 186 calories 34.3g sugars 1.6g fat 0.8g saturates salt - trace ***So what's with the yellow ones?**** Well! We just can't fathom this one but the yellow ones taste like they are coated in hairspray! We've been challenging everyone who visits our office to 'eat a yellow one' they just taste so weird!! ***Taste*** Apart from the yellow ones, the others taste fruity but ultimately, they are just incredibly sugary sweets. They have a hard shell on the outside and are chewy on the inside, a bit like skittles I think. ***Verdict*** Bearing in mind it's taken me and my work colleagues more than three months to eat 185g of these I don't think I'll be buying them again. I can't remember what I paid for them but I think it may have been around the £1 mark. I'm sure kids will love these as they are really sweet (due to the sugar content!) but maybe ration them out so they don't overload. When I used to eat them as a child they came in a much smaller bag but I remember loving them!
Checking out the offers in Tesco today I noticed these little beauties that Ive not had for years and didnt know they still existed, Tooty Frooties! I remember the small bags from my childhood and used to love the fruity flavoured sweets back then. The bag I bought today is the same as the once pictured and contains 185g. I immediately put a bag into my trolley and couldnt wait to get back to the car so I could open them up and see if they still tasted the same. Quite obviously aimed at children the purple bag is brightly illustrated and on the back a little cartoon frooty tells us "Dont forget to brush your teeth", Im only mentioning this here because Ive never seen this before on a bag of sweets and was suprised lol. Anyway, a 1/4 bag serving provides: 186 kcals 34.3g sugars 1.6g fat 0.8g saturates trace of salt So, wont be eating too many of these at once! the sugar represents 40% of a childs daily guideline amount, just in a few sweeties - wow! Taking that on board, the bag reassures us that the product contains No artificial colours or flavours and also Fruit Juice, doesnt quite make up for the whopping amount of sugar though, no wonder the bag reminds you to brush your teeth! Anyway, opening the bag reveals a familiar sight from my childhood, square shaped flat pieces of brightly coloured sweets. Taking one in my mouth I am reminded of how they used to be, hard on the outside but chewy in the middle, the flavour is strong and very sweet. Maybe a little too sweet for me now but I can see that kiddies would adore them. To be honest I only ate a few before finding them a bit sickly, far sweeter than I remembered and not at all moreish, this is probably one sweet from my childhood that I should have left there as I didnt really enjoy them at all. Ingredients are listed as containing; Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Fruit Juices (3.5%) - Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Apple, Orange, Lemon. Vegetable fat. malic acid, Gum arabic, Flavourings, Acidity regulator, Citric acid, Glazing agent, Ribo-flavin, Beta-carotene, Vegetable carbon, Anthocyanin. There are no allergy warnings on the pack, so may be suitable for all to enjoy, personally though I wouldnt recommend these at anyone. In conclusion then; due to the excessively high (in my opinion) sugar content I wouldnt buy them again, there are plenty of alternative chewy products to chose from and even though these are a familar and good brand name - Rowntrees - I am put off at the content. Previous reviews that I have put on the site should demonstrate that normally I will eat products that arent particularly healthy (in moderation), but even I cant justify to myself the benefits of eating these. Its such a shame as I wanted to like these so much aswell - oh well its a blast from the past that should have stayed there really. 1/5 for me for the reasons stated above.
After picking up the Rowntrees Pick 'n' Mix, I just had to pick us some of these, for many reasons. They are very high quality, have a great taste, texture and are also very juicy. Not to mention that they are cheap but they are quite crunchy, quite bitter and get sickly very quickly. The packaging is very bright, making them easy to see on the supermarket shelf. The product is always fresh and you get a generous amount in the packet, enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and hunger. It is easy to open, but unless you have a separate container, the sweets go soft very quickly. The text is very easy to read. When you open the packet, a nice sweet fruity smell drifts into your nose, encouraging you to pop some into your mouth. When you do, they start to melt but they aren't very fruity until you get past the sugary layer that is very crunchy and hard. Then, when you get past the crunchy layer, a nice juicy centre starts to melt in your mouth. This is very juicy and taste exactly as described, it is great to combine them and have two flavours together, giving endless possibilities. They are all very sweet, but the yellow one tends to taste a bit too bitter. They are very addicting at first but eventually become sickly, which is good as the packet contains lots of sweets, enough for a couple of days. The sweets aren't too unhealthy as they don't contain too much fat or calories, but they do contain lots of sugar, which makes them only good for a treat. The sweets are very cheap, and you get a lot, making them great value for money. Overall, a great packet of sweets with lots of juicy taste but they have a crunchy layer which makes them hard on the teeth. They're great value for money and they will be loved by everyone, especially kids.
I remember Rowntree's Tooty Frooties from my childhood, although I remember them being somewhat different to the pack I bought the other day. I've written reviews for sweets and chocolates before, and on the whole they all used to be so much bigger! I know there is the argument that I was smaller etc etc...but really, these are much smaller! Rowntree's Tootie Frooties come in a small purple plastic packet. it is about 12cm square, so as you see, quite small. I am sure they used to be in a larger white packet. The packaging is bright and attractive, children would like it. Each packet has a joke on the back, which is a nice touch. It also has a picture of a tootie frootie holding a toothbrush reminding you to clean your teeth. Now, this is where the problem begins...once you have eaten these you may not have any teeth left! These things are HARD!!! They have a hard outer shell, and a supposedly soft centre, but the inside is hard and the outside even harder. I have good teeth, but even I struggle. They get a bit softer in warmer weather, so maybe just have them on summer days! The sweets are small and square with rounded corners and edges. They used to be much bigger, and softer of course! There are purple, orange, pink, yellow and red sweets in the bag in various fruit flavours. Because they are so hard they last a while. A bag contains about 20 sweets and costs around 40p. On a more positive note, they don't contain any artificial colours or flavours and they do contain fruit juice. There is 179 calories in a bag, and 1.9 grams of saturated fat (3 weight watchers points) this is all quite hefty for a tiny bag of sweets. They ain't what they used to be!!
I'm so glad dooyoo has put this up now. I have a very sweet tooth and tend to have too much chocolate so sometimes I look for things that are non-chocolate and will last a little longer than a chocolate bar. So I came across these Rowntree's Tooty Frooties which are chewy fruit sweets and have bought them since which is rare for me as I don't generally like fruit sweets. These are really a kids' sweet I'd say so normally you can find them in the kiddie sweets part along with lollies and such like. The packaging is bright purple with the words Tooty Frooties in yellow and it says it contains no artificial colours or flavours and that it contains real fruit juice. Underneath there is a picture of the five different sweets in the pack which are red (apple), yellow (lemon), pink (strawberry), orange (orange) and purple (blackcurrant). A standard pack contains 179 calories and the treat-size 111 calories. They even remind us to brush our teeth when we have finished. Yep, definitely aimed at the kids. One of the things I like about these is that even in the small bags you get quite a lot of product. In fact I was quite surprised. I also have noticed that the contents of the pack is not always the same so one time you may get a fair mix and another you may find yourself overrun with the yellows. These sweets are very chewy but not in a soft way like Chewitts, they require more effort than that and don't dissolve in that way either. They are cube shaped with slightly rounded corners. I also found them to be very flavoursome and you can taste the juice as you chew. I think the best ones are the red and the pink which I really like but the flavour of the yellow lemon one is just too bitter for my tastes so I eat them as quickly as possible to get them out of the way. One thing I have found is that is can be quite hard to get through the sugar coating on the outside of the sweet and it may be difficult for kids because their teeth aren't as strong as ours A packet will cost about 40p but I have found multi-packs in Tesco of four slightly smaller treat size packs for 99p. This is definitely one of my current favourites, I just wish they'd take out that yellow one. And with these five different fruity flavours you could even pretend you'd had your five-a-day heehee...
Rowntree's Tooty Frooties Tooty Frooties have a crunchy exterior with a chewy inside and come in many flavours. Made with real fruit juice. 36 x Impluse Bags