Tooty Frooties were mainly sugar, glucose, fruit juices, Vegetable fat, Malic acid, Gum arabic, flavourings, Acidity regulator, Citric acid, wheat gluten and loads of colours. Its true, don’t be fooled this was sugar and e-numbers in heaps!
Chewy and fruity sweets that were with us through the sixties and seventiesIn fact it was in 1963 Tooty Frooties came to the tuck shops and newsagent counters. These came from John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd who become Rowntree Mackintosh Ltd. They would appear next to sticks of nougat and liquorice strips.
Personally if i needed a sweet fix i would choose Spangles. They contained a variety of translucent fruity flavours and lasted a lot longer.
So does anyone else remember these sweets?
and not forgetting their cousins "Tooty Minties" which came in toothpaste type colours.
If you put them in the freezer for a while, they'd lose their chewy consistency and shatter in your mouth on the first bite.
Tooty Minties – sounds a little strange – not heard of them
Iwould like to buy some are they still available.?
Mrs S Pepperday
did u find a place where u can purchase “Tooty Minties”.?
These were great sweets. As a kid I loved them. Can you please tell me where I can buy these scrumptious sweets?
I loved Tootie Frooties! Crispy outside, chewy on the outside, each colour had a different flavour.
We were searching for these online, can’t find any, my fave sweetie in the 70’s. The search goes on….