Fruit Roll-Ups is a type of fruit snack that consists of a flat roll of fruit pectin and sugar. Fruit Roll-Ups were popularized around the 90’s, and continue to have a fan-base decades later. Fruit Roll-Ups come in multiple fruit flavors, and are wrapped into a roll using cellophane, so that it may be unraveled, thus the name “Fruit Roll-Ups”. Fruit Roll-Ups were a common sight in school cafeterias during the 80’s and 90’s, and would often feature various features and designs, such as cut out images, to make the snack more fun and engaging. 2 decades into the 21st century, Fruit Roll-Ups are still enjoyed by kids, and now adults also, as the core group who the was brand was introduced to is now all grown up.
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History Of Fruit Roll-Ups
Fruit Roll-Ups were first released by General Mills, makers of products such as Dunkaroos, under the Fruit Corners brand lineup. First sold in the year 1983, research and development into the product Fruit Roll-Ups began in 1975. The core concept of the development Fruit Roll-Ups was to create a fun snack, that would be sweet and tasty. The idea for the basic form and shape of Fruit Roll-Ups came from fruit leather, and the product is mainly made from various types of sugars and fruit pectin. When initially released, Fruit Roll-Ups came in 4 flavors, those being strawberry, apple, apricot, and cherry. Over time new flavors of Fruit Roll-Ups were introduced, such as Lemon Lime and Electric Blue Raspberry flavors. Fruit Roll-Ups were also made under the Uncle Tobys brand name at least as early as the year 1990, where Uncle Tobys released television commercial advertisements for its lineup of Fruit Roll-Up snacks. A similar product predating Fruit Roll-Ups was created by Syrian immigrants in New York City in the early 1900’s. This inspiration for Fruit Roll-Ups was an apricot-based fruit leather made from apricot paste. It was made by a man whos last named is Shalhoub, and first name may be Louis or George, (it is unclear). This early ancestor to Fruit Roll-Ups was first called amardeen, though later was marketed as “Joray Fruit Rolls”.
Fruit Roll-Ups is a tasty and fun sweet, but originally it was marketed as a potentially healthy fruit snack. Fruit Roll-Ups was often stated to be made with real fruit. However, some of the advertising for Fruit Roll-Ups was the basis of a lawsuit in 2011. The Center for Science in the Public Interest sued General Mills over Fruit Roll-Ups, saying that their packaging and marketing was misleading because it presented the product as a nutritious, healthful, fruit-filled snack, despite having approximately the same nutritional profile as gummy bear candies. The lawsuit was settled out of court with General Mills agreeing not to put pictures of strawberry on the packaging art of Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups. Also General Mills agreed to show the percent of real fruit that the product contains if claims of the product containing real fruit where made. This settlement only seems to be for the Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups and not for any other product. These changes took place in the year 2014.
Soon after Fruit Roll-Ups were released, The Deseret held a taste test panel with a group of local women, many of them mothers. One woman, Alice Ross, compared the Fruit Roll-Ups to the taste of strawberry jam. Another woman from the taste test panel, Dawn Russell, stated that she thought Fruit Roll-Ups tasted sweeter than she originally anticipated and that she noted her kid’s hands got sticky eating them. Kids received the product very well, with Fruit Roll-Ups becoming a common sight in school lunch boxes. Fruit Roll-Up often gets confused with other products such as Fruit By the Foot, however, Fruit Roll-Ups is its own product, with its own fan-base, and the flat wide square it provides allows plenty of opportunities for Fruit Roll-Ups to differentiate itself as a snack product. Fruit Roll-Ups often contain various designs on the candy, to make it more interesting to look at and eat. Some people will stretch the Fruit Roll-Up to see the designs printed on the snack expand, reshaped, and deform. Others types of Fruit Roll-Ups novelties include cut out shapes in the candy you can play with as you eat, and tattoos that will come off on your tongue as you eat. Fruit Roll-Ups remains a popular snack, and not just for children, the former children this novel snack was first released to have grown up, making Fruit Roll-Ups popular with many adults as well.
The Year Fruit Roll-Ups Was First Made
Fruit Roll-Ups were initially produced in the year 1983. Research into the Fruit Roll-Ups began in the year 1975. Fruit Roll-Ups predecessor, Joray Rolls, that Fruit Roll-Ups took inspiration from, were already around since the early 1900’s.
The Company That Makes Fruit Roll-Ups
Fruit Roll-Ups is made by General Mills in the North American Market. In Australia Fruit-Roll ups is produced under the Uncle Tobys brand name. The Uncle Tobys brand, who has a long history of producing snacks and candy, is a subsidiary of Nestlé.
Fruit Roll-Ups Legal Issues
in 2011, General Mills was sued over Fruit Roll-Ups by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). CSP sued claiming that Fruit Roll-Ups packaging and marketing was misleading because it presented the product as a nutritious, healthful, fruit-filled snack, despite having approximately a similar nutritional profile as gummy bear candy. General Mills asked for a dismissal of the case, stating they plaintive did now show that the products were being promoted as healthy. The lawsuit was settled out of court with General Mills agreeing not to put pictures of strawberry on the packaging art of Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups, so long as no actual strawberries were used in the product. Also General Mills agreed that they would show the percent of real fruit that the product contains if claims of the product containing real fruit were made. This settlement only seems to be for the Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups and not for any other product. These changes took place in the year 2014.
List Of Fruit Roll-Ups Flavors
Here is a list of the different flavors of Fruit Roll-Ups:
- Pink Lemonade Fruit Roll-Ups
- Strawberry flavor Fruit-Roll-Ups
- Tropical Tie-Dye flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Strawberry Sensation Fruit Roll-Ups
- Punch Berry flavored Fruit-Roll-Ups
- Electric Yellow flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Electric Blue Raspberry flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Strawberry Kiwi Kick flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Lemon Lime Fruit Roll-Ups
- Amazing Cherry flavor
- Blastin’ Berry Hot Colors Fruit Roll-Ups
- WildBerry Punch
- Blastin’ Blue/green Fruit Roll-Ups
- Flavor Wave Fruit Roll-ups
- Berry Berry Cool flavored
- Watermelon Punch
- Strawberry flavor
- Screamin’ Green flavored
- Strawberry Twist
- Rainbow flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Sunberry Burst flavor
- Little Banana flavored
- Cherry Orange Wild Flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Strawberry Craze flavor
- Apple flavored
- Cherry orange WildFire Fruit Roll-Ups
- Cotton Candy and Caramel Apple flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Berry Lemonade/Cherry Slushie flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Crazy Pix Cool Chix Berry Wave flavor
- Crazy Pix Wild Ones Blastin’ Berry Fruit Roll-Ups
- SpongeBob SquarePants Tropical Punch flavored Fruit Roll-ups
- Franken Berry Halloween edition Fruit Roll-Ups
- Boo Berry Halloween edition Fruit Roll-Ups
- Orange Ice Cream flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Strawberry Ice Cream flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
- Raspberry Ice Cream flavored Fruit Roll-Ups
Tips On Buying Fruit Roll-Ups
Fruit Roll-Ups are available in a variety of stores across the United States. You can find Fruit Roll-Ups for sale at stores such as Sam’s Club and Walmart. You can check below for a more complete list of locations that may have Fruit Roll-Ups in stock for sale. You can also buy Fruit Roll-Ups online, an option that may gave you more convenience if you are having a hard time finding the product. You can check below for offers for being Fruit Roll-Ups online and have them shipped to you.
Stores That Sell Fruit Roll-Ups
Here is a list of stores that sell or have sold Fruit Roll-Ups:
- S&S Mini Mart
- Dollar Tree
- Sam’s Club
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This review is for Tropical Tie-Dye Fruit Roll-Ups
Fruit Roll-Ups are fruity, sweet, and have a bit of an acidic taste to them. The fruit flavors in the Tropical Tie-Dye version are hard to describe, it tastes like some mixture of fruit, but it’s hard to distinguish. Maybe that is why they call it Tropical Tie-Dye, as its all mixed up in its flavors, just like it is with its colors. It is good tasting however, stronger in flavor than how Fruit By The Foot tastes. The Fruit Roll-Up is thick to the touch, despite looking thin, and is sticky. It does not unroll very well, and has no smell. It is very pleasant to look at. Overall, eating the Fruit Roll-Up is an enjoyable experiences, both to your tastes buds and your eyes, but it would be nice if it was more easy to unroll and spread out, and it does sometimes get stuck to its plastic wrapper.
Fruit Roll-Ups Has Its Artificial Colors And Flavors Removed
In the year 2015, General Mills announced that the company will be removing artificial colors and sources from all of its fruit flavored snacks, including Fruit Roll-Ups, as well as other similar products, such as Fruit Gushers and Fruit By the Foot. The change is expected to have been completed in 2017. At the time of the announcement, it was stated by General Mills that over 20 percent of its fruit flavored snacks brand already were free from artificial colors and flavors, including Mott’s and Fiber One.
“We believe in the products that we have today and see this as an opportunity to make them even better,” says Jacquie Klein, senior marketing manager, fruit flavored snacks. “This is all about continuing to deliver what families want and meet the changing needs of consumers over time.”
“All of the changes will continue to allow us to deliver the products that families love today,” Jacquie says. “We’re going to make changes that delight them and will taste great.”
Pictures of Fruit Roll-Ups
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Watch Fruit Roll-Up Commercials
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FRUIT ROLL-UP COMMERCIAL WITH NICKELODEON CHARACTERS.
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