Fruit snacks just aren’t what they used to be. What is anymore, right? When I was a wee girl of about six, my mom sent me to school with fruit snacks in my lunch. They were great. They weren’t like the hard, emaciated fruit snacks of today. They were so soft and gooey and tangy that they almost melted in your mouth. They came in fruit punch, strawberry, and cherry flavors, and were about the size and shape of a small jellybean or elongated gumdrop. Not only were they soft and chewy, but they also came with the option of being covered in yogurt. This made them not only tangy and tart, but milky and creamy also. How can you beat that? If for some reason my mom forgot to buy our supply of them on her trip to the supermarket, my whole week was ruined. Lunch just was not the same.
When I was about 10, these soft, creamy bits of heaven were replaced with the hard, flavorless likes of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Barbie and Skipper. What’s up with that? It’s just like the American business industry to replace quality with blatant commercialism. It wouldn’t have been so bad if they had at least kept the old taste and texture. Modern day fruit snacks are just plain nasty if you ask me.
In fact, if anyone can remember which company produced my old favorites, please e-mail me at email@example.com. I would like to write the company and strongly encourage them to rethink their strategy, or at least bring back their old recipe to supplement the sad excuses for fruit snacks they offer now. I encourage anybody else who feels the same as I do to do so also.