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Feb 25, 2009 01:16 PM

80's Fun Fruits

Remember these? The tree in the commercial would rain them from its branches? Little pellets, came in foil lined packets, before fruit snacks became trendy. All of the flavors in the bag were the same, grape, red I remember most. They were the best fruit snacks ever made, none of today's are the same. I am not sure what it was about them, more of a waxy, real fruit mouthfeel - unlike the gummy product of today that sticks in your teeth. The fruit snack has definitely gone downhill to what we have now compared to the original Fun Fruit. Sunkist - if you see this, please take note, remake the original Fun Fruit.

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  1. Totally forgot about Fun-Fruits. Good stuff! A close second were Fruit Wrinkles. When did they stop making Fun-Fruits?

        1. re: kchurchill5

          Yes there is surprisingly little about them on the tubes. That commercial itself was the catalyst of change that made fruit snacks the wrongness they are today..

          1. re: ZeTerroir

            I know, just thought I would shre, all I could find. I do remember them and they were good.

        2. I remember. And I remember not liking them that much, because they were dusted with a powder that tasted bitter to me.

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          1. re: DeppityDawg

            I do remember the dust, however not the bitter flavor. My palate at the time was certainly not very refined (I was around seven or eight) - and my longing for them may be largely nostalgic. I think as they contained a large percent of real fruit product the dust was necessary to keep them from sticking.

            1. re: ZeTerroir

              No dust today, why it is sticky ... I hate todays. But I am going on 50, I think my tastes changed.

              1. re: ZeTerroir

                On second thought maybe the dust just had no flavor, and I found that slightly unappealing / disappointing each time.

            2. Man, those things were TASTY. Like jellybeans but with the spark of flavor only real fruit can bring