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Old 31-03-2004, 10:51 PM
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Default Raspberry flavoured (Rowntree) fruit gums

Can anyone remember eating or seeing anywhere a raspberry flavoured fruit
gum? I know I have and I thought they were made by Rowntree and each time I
buy a box or bag of Rowntree's fruit gums (not the tube of sweets but the
fruit shapes), I am disappointed to find none inside. I thought they might
have been discontinued so, in order to put my mind at rest, I asked customer
services at Rowntree's (now owned by Nestle) when they had stopped producing
them. Much to my surprise they deny ever having made a raspberry flavoured
fruit gum. Can this be right? If it is, whose product have I eaten
raspberry fruit gums from in the past?

Just to be clear, I'm interested in the raspberry flavoured fruit gum, not
jellies or wine gums. If you are having problems reminding yourself what
they look(ed) like (or are denying their existence!), go here
http://www.webshots.com/g/poster/92/25392_poster.html for a picture of the
fruit shape and here
http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...fe=off&q=+site
:www.andmas.co.uk+fruit+gums for an older picture (the one in the middle) of
a roll of fruit gums with, what looks to me like, 6 discernable colours:
yellow (lemon), green (lime), orange, black (black currant) and two reds,
one light red for strawberry and a darker red for... raspberry! Or are my
eyes, as well as my memory, failing me?

I think Nestle/Rowntree's customer services are wrong but before I go back
and ask them to check, does anyone here know any differently?

Many thanks

Matthew
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"Matthew" wrote in message ...
Can anyone remember eating or seeing anywhere a raspberry flavoured fruit
gum? I know I have and I thought they were made by Rowntree and each time I
buy a box or bag of Rowntree's fruit gums (not the tube of sweets but the
fruit shapes), I am disappointed to find none inside. I thought they might
have been discontinued so, in order to put my mind at rest, I asked customer
services at Rowntree's (now owned by Nestle) when they had stopped producing
them. Much to my surprise they deny ever having made a raspberry flavoured
fruit gum. Can this be right? If it is, whose product have I eaten
raspberry fruit gums from in the past?

Just to be clear, I'm interested in the raspberry flavoured fruit gum, not
jellies or wine gums. If you are having problems reminding yourself what
they look(ed) like (or are denying their existence!), go here
http://www.webshots.com/g/poster/92/25392_poster.html for a picture of the
fruit shape and here
http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...fe=off&q=+site
:www.andmas.co.uk+fruit+gums for an older picture (the one in the middle) of
a roll of fruit gums with, what looks to me like, 6 discernable colours:
yellow (lemon), green (lime), orange, black (black currant) and two reds,
one light red for strawberry and a darker red for... raspberry! Or are my
eyes, as well as my memory, failing me?

I think Nestle/Rowntree's customer services are wrong but before I go back
and ask them to check, does anyone here know any differently?

Many thanks

Matthew
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I don't know what the flavor was but the Rountree company used to make
a tube of fruit gums, one of which was red. I'm fairly sure it was
not strawberry. I don't think it was cherry.


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