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To think that that the only fruit pastilles that are worth having [lighthearted]

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FlowersAndShit Fri 18-Mar-16 20:54:10

are the Rowntrees ones? I've tried Aldi's, M&S, sainsburys fruit pastilles and none of them are anywhere as nice as the Rowntrees brand. AIBU?

HixieRice Fri 18-Mar-16 20:59:16

Ha! I thought you were going to express a colour preference blush
Green all the way for me (and white jelly babies, red opal fruits, purple hair I minions....)

HixieRice Fri 18-Mar-16 21:00:07

hair l? haribo!

andadietcoke Fri 18-Mar-16 21:00:25

It's never occurred to me to try generic fruit pastilles. But then they do seem to be an emergency road trip petrol station purchase!

ByThePrickingOfMyThumbs Fri 18-Mar-16 21:01:33

No YANBU. The Rowntrees ones are the only ones worth having.

YakTriangle Fri 18-Mar-16 21:03:51

I can't believe what I'm hearing, I'm so offended and I'm having a flashback to eating a green one by accident now.
Oh sorry, it's lighthearted. Yes, you're right, Rowntrees are the only ones that aren't crap.

mogloveseggs Fri 18-Mar-16 21:03:52

Ooh I love fruit pastilles. Rowntrees are the best although I do like lions ones too. Hated the ice cream ones Rowntrees brought out when I was a kid though, gross!

JustABigBearAlan Fri 18-Mar-16 21:04:29

I thought you were going to express a colour preference too! grin

I miss fruit pastilles - and fruit gums sad
They all have gelatine in, and so as a veggie I haven't had any for years.

MargotLovedTom Fri 18-Mar-16 21:04:30

Black and red only colour worth having. That goes for any fruit based sweets.

MargotLovedTom Fri 18-Mar-16 21:04:45


HixieRice Fri 18-Mar-16 21:22:32

Jelly Tots are good too Alan!

suspiciousofgoldfish Fri 18-Mar-16 21:22:46

Yes. Rowntrees are best. You speak the truth.
Own brand pastilles are inferior - bigger yet significantly blander in flavour.
And yes to the pp above - red and black are the most delicious.
Whoever said they like the green ones - shame on you.

FlowersAndShit Fri 18-Mar-16 21:24:07

I don't like the Yellow ones, you can have those.

Jelly tots are amazing but too small for my liking!

DramaAlpaca Fri 18-Mar-16 21:28:44

Rowntrees are definitely the best, though I'll happily chomp on any brand.

As for the colours, green and yellow are my favourite, then orange, red and black.

I always eat them in reverse order of preference so black, then red, then orange - then I alternate the green and the yellow because I can't decide which of them I like best.

My mouth is watering now just thinking about fruit pastilles.

nancy75 Fri 18-Mar-16 21:30:11

You all all wrong, it's all about the fruit gums!

KnobJockey Fri 18-Mar-16 21:35:14

They've started doing bags with just two colours in, on offer in Asda at the minute for 75p. Ate a family size bag of red and blacks on Monday during an exam.

Kpo58 Fri 18-Mar-16 21:39:10

I think that I prefer Wine Gums...

24balloons Fri 18-Mar-16 21:47:53

I love the Waitrose ones definitely better than Rowntrees in my opinion smile

24balloons Fri 18-Mar-16 21:50:26

I bought myself 3 bags today, they were on offer 3 for £2.50

SlinkyVagabond Fri 18-Mar-16 21:52:20

Rowntrees def. green, black,yellow, red then orange.
You can buy packs of just black ones sometimes in Heron.

MeredithFrampton Fri 18-Mar-16 21:53:31

Curse you all for this thread. I'm in hospital and now desperately craving fruit pastilles like never before. It was Jack Daniels before I opened this thread.

WonderingAspie Fri 18-Mar-16 21:53:55

I've just finished a pack. grin They were lovely. Loads of lovely green.

I'll eat any green, purple and black sweets. There isn't a flavour I won't eat actually but they are the best. I love sweets more than chocolate. Love wine gums, jelly tots, fruit gums and pastels, sports mixtures, tooty fruities, haribo and loads I've probably forgotten.

notamummy10 Fri 18-Mar-16 22:03:46

Definitely the Rowntree ones for me...

I like the yellow, green and orange fruit pastilles the best!

PigletJohn Fri 18-Mar-16 22:16:35

Rowntrees contain (traces of) fruit juice,

I always look at unfamiliar brands, they never do.

Even those fancy sugary things you see at Christmas, that look like candied slices of oranges and lemons, are just sugar, pig gelatine, artificial colour and artificial flavouring.

I like the orange ones.

Janeymoo50 Fri 18-Mar-16 22:19:42

You are correct op. Blackcurrant and green are the best (i leave the orange ones).

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