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I don't know about anyone else but when I open a packet or bag of fruit pastilles there are always some that I like more than others. The green ones always seem to be left to eaten last and the black and red ones first. Rowntrees must have done some sort of consumer research into this because now available in bag form are just the Blackcurrant and Strawberry varieties on their own.
They come in the bag pictured above and as they were half price at just 64p in Tesco recently I bought a bag in to have an occasional dip into. A bag contains 195 grams and does feel of a decent weight with plenty of sweets included. The contents according to the front of the bag contains no artificial colours of flavours and include 25% fruit juice so all seems good there.
Opening the bag and the sweets are as you would expect, small, shaped chewy sweets; the coating of sugar on them pretty much disguises the colour of the sweets but as you only have a choice of two in the packet you know what you are going to get anyway. Both individual sweets taste of the flavour they are supposed to; Strawberry and Blackcurrant and they are indeed fruity, very sweet and chewy.
Completely fat free and good calorie wise with a ¼ of bag providing just 170 calories, they are let down a bit on the sugar content though with 27.6 grams being included in a serving which represents 32% of a child's RDA. Unfortunately not suitable for vegetarians as Gelatine is an included ingredient but there are no other warnings on the packet for allergy sufferers so these may be suitable for them.
These are ideal for anyone wanting a chewy, fruity sweet but are not overly keen on all the flavours in a standard packet of Fruit Pastilles. I do find that being as sweet as they are I don't need many to satisfy my sweet tooth or even quench my thirst and a whole bag does last me for quite a few days.
In conclusion, you pretty much know what to expect with a Fruit Pastille and if like me you are fussy about the flavours you can't really go wrong with a bag containing just 2 choices. They are cheap whilst on offer at the moment and whilst they are high in sugar if they are eaten in moderation I personally don't see the harm in them. Being made by Rowntrees they are a good brand name and taste delicious.
From me they rate an excellent 4/5 Dooyoo stars; I'm knocking one off for the sugar content. Available in your local supermarkets on the confectionary aisle, and are on offer at the moment in Tesco.
Thanks for reading.
This pack is red and purple striped with fruit pastilles written in white and pink font. Containing blackcurrant and strawberry pastilles these are dotted all over pack to show what is inside.
On opening the pack you get a strong sweet smell of blackcurrant and strawberry coming from the packet. Delicious!
The sweets are covered in granular sugar and when popped into your mouth taste straight away of the flavours denoted on the front of the pack, also you have a great texture to these sweets due to their funky shapes and the sugar coating. I love these as they are my favorite flavours and you are not dissapointed with the taste or texture as they are just like the original pastilles you can still buy in roll packs. These bags are 195g and I paid £1 for mine in a pound shop. They contain no artificial colours or flavours so you get natural sweet taste of fruit of which there is 25% fruit juice in every pack.
Made by Rowntrees you have to be on a winner.
Not good for the cavities but who cares( thats what toothpaste and toothbrushes are for) these will be a winner in any household.
We all love them and they really do not last that long once opened, this is not because there are not enough in the bag but because we love them and they are very morish.
Sold in most Sweetie shops they are a good standby for car sweets.
Also available are the Rowntree Pick and mix which contail fruit pastilles fruit gums and tooti fruities.There are also available Rowntrees original Fruit gums. These are also made with natural fruit juices and no artifical flavours or addatives.
You can buy these in the bags like I did or in tubes which come out to around 40 - 50p in price. Value wise I would go for the bag.