What is the point of Rowntree's Fruit Gums

The ridiculously tough, barely edible dickhead sibling of Fruit Pastilles

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Old people love them, don’t they

Man I miss wine gums

This is a really decent thread

They’re the best sweet going. Can get a few minutes of flavour out of each one when every other bastard are gone in a few seconds

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Used to have a lot of time for Sports Mix which were just superior Fruit Gums. Imo.

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I reckon I could easily just do away with all Rowntrees products tbh. Even at their best they’re still just taking shelf space away from better sweeties.

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All that stuff is shit. Fruit pastels are grim

They’re a dentist’s dream.

Semi guaranteed to take some fillings out.

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Used to get SO MAD when my dad bought them instead of fruit pastilles by mistake before the football

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Did you ever say “Hey Dad, what gives?”

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I don’t think so, sorry :frowning_face:

They don’t have any points, they’re round

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Not to worry

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Remember these getting stick on the top row of teeth. Wild.

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I’m old enough to remember when kids were into Fruit Gums and not “Shoot Guns”

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They first came out in 1893, making them nearly as old as some of the people on drownedinsound

:wink:

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It’s really funny to think of one of those old timey guys chomping down on some Fruit Gums whilst wearing a big hat

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Whereas fruit pastilles, the superior sweet, came out first in 1881.
Twelve years for them to make a worse product??