I've always been a big fan of Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles especially as a pick-me-up on the train at the end of a day at work. The suggestion of "Love to share" on the front of the packet of these Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles Froosions made me smile. Being a greedy sort of chap I'd usually ignore such a suggestion, but Rowntrees have mitigated this response by packing these Froosions into a weighty 160g bag. Even though they were made with real fruit juice, they were still sweets and I couldn't help but notice my oversized tummy is preventing me from walking through narrow doorways lately. And so I decided to take these Fruit Pastilles Froosions to share amongst my work colleagues.
There were three Froosions of flavours. Yellow and green was lemon and lime flavour. Both flavours bashed together in what felt like a heated argument between two bosses of equal demeanour. This sweet epitomises the fusion or Froosion between two flavours. There was sourness here. There was sugary sweetness and the same juiciness I’ve always loved about Fruit Pastilles. As the lemon and lime flavours fight their way to dominance during the chewing they leave a pleasing sweet lemonade type flavour on the palette, tinted with an almost ginger buzz on the tongue.
Green and purple flavour was a Froosion of apple and blackcurrant. Blackcurrant was easily the dominant flavour whereas apple poked through during the chewing with a desperate hand like a drowning man in a ocean of juicy sweet blackcurrant waves.
Orange and yellow was orange and pineapple flavour. This was my favourite flavour and there were comments around the room during sharing that everyone really loved this flavour. It reminded people of a refreshing sweet tropical drink on the hot day in a our stuffy office. The pineapple and orange had a lovely harmonizing mix of flavours, both flavours intermingled pleasingly on the tongue compared to the other two Froosions sweets, whose flavours seemed to fight it out in some sort of chewy sweety gladiatorial contest between the gods of sugary fruit. These Froosions had the traditional juicy fruity sugary sweetness of their Fruit Pastille cousins with the added mixture of two flavours in each sweet. They didn't last long in the office as my colleagues scoffed the lot once I'd offered them around.
Information on the packet;
160g packet. Per seven sweet serving there were 93 calories with a trace of fat and 15.5g of sugar. Made with no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. The fruit juices from concentrate in the ingredients were grape, apple, lime, blackcurrant, orange, pineapple, and lemon.