Who could resist a product with a perky jingle and cute, clever tag line, "Real fruit and fun rolled up in one! Fruit Corners Fruit Roll-ups!" Not me!
As a child in the 1980s, lunch was simply incomplete without my Fruit Corners Fruit Roll-ups by General Mills Betty Crocker (that's a mouthful).
Each roll-up has approximately 50 calories, 1 gram of fat and 12 grams of carbohydrates--not too bad for a sweet treat.
Fun Facts About Fruit Roll-ups
- Fruit Corners Fruit Roll-ups debuted in 1979.
- Fruit Corners (the original Fruit Roll-ups) came in flavors such as Apricot, Apple, Banana, Cherry and Strawberry.
- Today's Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-ups have hip sounding flavors like Sunberry Burst, Tropical Tie-Dye, Berry Berry Cool, Chery Orange Wildfire and more.
- Fruit Roll-ups have come a long way and these days are available in dozens of flavors and shapes such as Wonder Pets and My Little Pony while Gushers give a burst of fruit juice with every bite!
How many '80s child stars can you identify? Look for my Growing Pains' love, Kirk Cameron!
Loves me some Fruit Roll Ups. Well, I don't eat them anymore, but they were good!
Do you remember Pudding Roll Ups? "Pudding In Disguise"! It wasn't as gross as it sounds (to me, as a kid anyway).
I never ate these but my little brother loved them. So many memories.
Interesting you should say about the calories and stuff - they're apparently the worst thing for teeth as they get stuck and stay for ages (until brushed I suppose).
mmm, I loved fruit roll-ups, but Shark Bites were totally superior.
I love roll ups. I keep thinking of searching the supermarket aisles for them, but thought that can't be that healthy.
Turns out I was wrong. I'm buying Roll ups next week on you.
I remember them very well. In fact I still have some in my pantry. I also remember some of my frugel friends making their own 'fruit roll ups' using a food dehydrator. They weren't as sweet as the real stuff.
My mom never bought 'em for me. She said they had too many chemicals. I was also denied the pleasures of pudding rollups. I know, I have a lot of ammo for my shrink.
Damn it! Now I want a fruit roll-up. I used to pull them between my teeth and tounge until they fell apart...made them last a little longer. Then I'd wash them down with my Clearly Canadian or CapriSun. Yum!
I love food I can play with first. Fruit Roll-ups were loads of fun!
I am thinking of you today and sending happiness your way!
the old ones were so much better
I never ate those. But did have others like them. The commercial looks really cute though!
these were by far one of my childhood faves. i liked them better before they added the cut-out versions, though.
The best thing about them is that they don't taste like fruit at all!
I'm sorry and flattered that I made you cry, Ally. I've been in that space too (added to the monthly visitor); I guess that's why I reposted that one.
Now I must go to the store and get some roll ups. I love those damn things.
Also, I much prefer the old school flavors...sunberry blast?! That doesn't even sound good to me.
That Kirk Cameron was everywhere!
I loved Fruit Roll Ups then and I still love them now. Luckily I have three little brothers that my dad buys them for so whenever I go over to their house I make sure to steal a couple.
I loved it when they got stuck in my teeth and then I could enjoy the fabulous fruit flavor a little longer by licking at my teeth.
My kids used to love these darn things.
Hi!!! I've been off the blogs for a week and I've missed you, girl.
I tell my girls fruit roll ups are chemicals in a box. I think they're beginning to hate their granola loving mom. They'll probably grow up and eat only junk foods since I forbid them in this house.
I like, like Betty said, you can play with it AND eat it.
I loved fruit roll-ups when I was a kid and I totally forgot about rolling them around my finger to chomp on until I saw that commercial! Hehehehe
Well apart from the fact that the child looks like he's eating a big strip of skin ... they sound juicilicious!
I don't think I ever liked those fruit rollups...they seem so artificial...
I loved fruit roll ups! The Betty Crocker ones were good, but there was another kind, that were bigger and sold individually. Can't remember the brand, but they were the best!
Ya know I tried to really like them. I actually convinced my mom to buy me a box a couple times but I never really enjoyed them.
they used to stick to my fillings and my spacers.
We would mush them into cube like shapes and eat them. my friends and I pretty much had fruit snacks before fruit snacks were invented.
I loved the yogurt covered fruit snacks. we would get the shark bites and there were some that were shaped like soda bottles and had a fizzy sugar coating.
I liked them a little but couldn't eat them much when I had my braces - too sticky.
is jenny lewis in the first one? and i totally recognize one of the boys in the last one but i can't place him...
fruit roll ups were amazing...
do they make them still?
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