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80's Fun Fruits

ZeTerroir Feb 25, 2009 01:16 PM

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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    schrutefarms Feb 25, 2009 04:43 PM

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

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      schrutefarms Feb 25, 2009 04:46 PM

      Found this--

      1. kchurchill5 Feb 25, 2009 04:51 PM


        not too much info here

        Couldn't find much else, but I certainly remember those.

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        1. re: kchurchill5
          ZeTerroir Feb 26, 2009 06:20 AM

          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..

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            kchurchill5 Feb 26, 2009 07:07 AM

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

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          DeppityDawg Feb 26, 2009 07:18 AM

          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
            ZeTerroir Feb 26, 2009 09:06 AM

            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
              kchurchill5 Feb 26, 2009 09:08 AM

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

              1. re: ZeTerroir
                DeppityDawg Feb 26, 2009 10:42 AM

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

            2. Sparkina Mar 13, 2009 06:23 PM

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

              1. EmmaToo Mar 14, 2009 06:23 PM

                Man these were the best! I always wonder if any fruit snacks made today have a similar flavor/texture but I seriously doubt it. The berry and grape flavors were so good - I remember them so vividly.


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