Retro sweet of the week!

Happy Monday retro sweet fans!

We hope everyone had an extra sweet Halloween weekend, and made time for lots of treats 😀

If you didn’t, or you gave them all away to the trick or treaters, then here’s your chance to claim some well deserved retro sweets!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning, is comment on this post telling us why you love (or even hate) this weeks Retro sweet of the week.

All comments must be received by 9am on Monday 8th November to be entered. Our favourite comment will win some treats!

So, without further ado, this weeks Retro sweet of the week is…

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salads!

We’ve just had Black Jacks, so we thought it was only fair to give its sibling, the Fruit Salad a turn.

Fruitier and more light-hearted than its darker older brother, no one can deny their love for a Fruit Salad chew!

What do you think of Fruit Salads?

Tell us your opinion to win some treats!

Remember, all comments need to be received by 9am on Monday 8th November 🙂

Good luck!

82 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week!

  1. jean johnson says:

    i love fruit salad as they remind me of when i was at school,i had sixpence a week (1960s) pocket money and i could get 4 fruit salads or black jacks for 1d.they lasted all week.

  2. Claire says:

    Fruit salads are amazing, they go hand in hand with black jacks! I always used to buy a bag of these and black jacks from the paper shop after we had been swimming, takes me back to my childhood!

    Think I may have to invest in some soon… *drools*

  3. Jean says:

    Ah the memories that fruit salads bring back. Always used to run to the shop when I got pocket money to buy sweets. First choice fruit salads, black jacks and pink shrimps. Wonder if they still taste the same?

  4. Donna says:

    I love love love fruit salads they are Epic!!!!!!

    So juicy! Leave ur mouth feeling all tingly!! i need to go to corner shop and buy some now bye xx

    ohhhhhhhhhh fruit salads are the bizz :O) x

  5. sherpink says:

    I was so upset when I missed out on th Black jacks….. so Im posting my blog Early to make sure I dont miss out on the fruit salads….
    Please be kind to an old vetren of the half penny chews and throw in a few black jacks…… PLeazzzzzzzzzzzzzz,
    I love the site love the fruit salads offer

  6. Emma says:

    Anytime I get pick ‘n’ mix I’ll get fruit salads 🙂 mouthwatering sweet yummy yummy, big favourite, alongside with black jacks and shrimps of course 😉 these sweets are the best!

  7. Linda Osborne says:

    Fruit salads were my favourite and used to buy them 4 for 1d on the way home from school, hated Black Jacks, can anyone remember Bazooka Bubble gum, you collected the wrappers in exchange, for toys like binoculars.

  8. Samantha says:

    I used to love Fruit Salads when I was a kid. These days I have to convince myself that they count as one of my five portions of fruit and veg. They must have some fruit content…somewhere… 😉

  9. Mary says:

    Loved them when I was at school, still love them now. Always make a special detour on a Wednesday to buy them from a particular shop – its the only local one I can find them in.

  10. Helen says:

    what a trip down memory lane these sweets are, life was so much simpilier I love them oh to be a child again !!!!

  11. stacey owen says:

    I used to love fruit salad sweets takes me back to my school days, also reminds me of the day that my friend ate one and it yanked her front tooth out.. Ive never laughed so hard in my life she lost her front tooth lol

  12. Jeannie says:

    I love Fruit Salads…….they taste great and even the name is healthy, ok so maybe they are a sweety but i recon with a name like that they have to be good for you in some way lol!

  13. Jane Hawkins says:

    Reminds me of those always sunny childhood days! Fruit salads were my fave choice from the white paper bag of penny sweets. Loved the chewy sticky feeling.

  14. Tracey Peach says:

    I LOVE These!. I remember me & my brother were given 50p a week to go to the local spar shop & choose what sweets we wanted. Back then we used to get a bar of chocolate & penny choows as well. Oh they were the days!.

  15. claire willmer says:

    aww i love fuit salad they bring back memories of walking home fromm school and calling in the corner shop for a penny mix, seeing how long you could not chew them for.

  16. Jennifer Thorpe says:

    I really love fruit salad sweets! really chewy and a taste you can’t find anywhere else

  17. JoC says:

    I promised my Gran every week when I was a nipper that I’ll keep eating plenty of ‘fruit’ and all my ‘salads’ so I’d grow up strong and healthy and believe me I kept that promise 😉 – I’m not sure it’s what she had in mind, but I always was her little sweetie..

  18. YvonneP says:

    Not my favourite, they stick to my teeth, but my kids really love them and would ‘chewse’ them before many other chewies 🙂

  19. Denice says:

    Used to eat these all the time at school, 1p each and can taste them right now, mmm yummy, would love to let my kids try some 🙂

  20. Barry Bailey says:

    Fruit Salads were always my favourite of the penny chews but I haven’t had any in ages now, and I’ve never seen them in the packaging in the image up here, would love to be able to get my hands on some again 😀

  21. Rebecca Ball says:

    I love Fruit Salads, they remind me of when I was much younger. My Mum always used to buy me a bag when I went on school trips as chewing them always seemed to stop my travel sickness x

  22. FionaLynne Edwards says:

    Fruit salads – lovely! Remind me of a time when I bought sweets on the way to school. There were loads for a penny!

  23. Phil Darling says:

    Fruit Salads – 1/2p each, and I spent all my pocket money on these bad boys. I prefered them to Black Jacks because they didn’t give you away by turning your mouth black.

  24. kirsty hinett says:

    Although fruit salads are extremely tastey their consistency is quite the same as black jacks…now i have no problem with this, Mick, my step dad however pinched one of my black jacks that you kindly sent and his recently filled tooth came out!! Oh dear…guess thats karma 🙂

  25. Dawn says:

    Fruit salads are so lovely, I used to buy 5 everyday after school, the taste hasn’t changed in 20 years!


    Fruit salads create an explosion of taste in my mouth like no other sweet on the market. They are fruity, delicious and extremely chewable..They taste like what I imagine a rainbow would taste like.

  27. Caroline says:

    These are the sweets that made up my “5 a day” portions of fruit. My mouth’s watering just thinking about them!

  28. Ellie says:

    My Dad used to bring home a bag of fruit salad and black jacks as a treat for us. Long time ago now, makes me feel old!!

  29. Pinlilly says:

    These are my favourite sweet ever! They are so hard to find now that whenever I see them I buy up all the packets and keep them in my car so I can always have a sweet on my way to and from work. Remind me of car journeys when I was little!

  30. Cara Salvato says:

    I absolutely adore fruit salads this was my favourite sweet growing up as a child and find it so hard to track them down it was the first thing i ate out of my chewbz that my mum recently ordered for me and they were gone within seconds of being opened. Whenever i think of them it makes my mouth water.

  31. Ella Salvato says:

    Friut Salads. I can’t think of a better name for my favourite sweets. Fruit Salads it’s genius! My mum is always telling me to eat more fruit! So when she asks me what i spend all my money on i just say i know somewhere that does great fruit salads.

    hahahahaha she doesn’t have a clue!

  32. Joanne says:

    Haven’t had a Fruit Salad in ages. Used to love them,… now I just hope my teeth will stay in while chewing.

  33. Keith C says:

    I LOVE fruit Salads, when it was ‘sweetie day’ I’d always choose these. My sister would pick Black Jacks – what a fool, these were much better!

  34. Cara Emilia says:

    i absolutley adore fruit salads. They were my favourite sweet as a child growing up and still are to this day. Except i find them really hard to track down. i was mortified when i went to the orthodontist and he told me not to eat chewy sweets and i thought stuff it and headed straight down to my local newsagent to buy a bag of my favourite sweets (fruit salads) of course!!!

    Amazing 🙂

  35. Ella Salvato says:

    Fruit Salads. I couldn’t think of a better name for my favourite sweets. Fruit Salads it’s genius! My mum is always telling me to eat more fruit, so when she asks me where all the money she is giving me is going! I just tell her I know this great place that sells Fruit Salads!

    hahahahahaha she doesn’t have a clue!

  36. Alasdair MacInnes says:

    Wow, I remember buying 3 for 1/2p, from Meg’s corner shop. I was in my 30s when I discovered it was actually called Garner’s. But who cares, it’s where I bought my sweets 😀

  37. Jill Jones says:

    Can’t beat the old favourites. Loved these as a child in the ’60’s and they have certainly not lost their appeal with age. Not new or improved just good old fashioned flavoursome fun x

  38. Donna says:

    There is no better way to get your ‘5 a day’ than by having 5 of these little fruity beauties!.. I swear by it as part of my daily diet, fruit and salad in one, you can’t go wrong… 😉

  39. Goriami says:

    Fruit salads….i remember when you used to get ‘Bounty bags’ and they came in them…used to save them for last as they were my favourite, such a simple sweet with so much FLAVOUR!!

  40. joanne saunders says:

    Fruit salads ah they are just lovely ive actually been looking for these for a while but havent been able to find them.I remeber when i was a young girl and they were a penny each so when i got this big bag of fruit salads for 50p it was absolutely great lol shame they arent 1p each anymore They are the best sweets ever.

  41. Penny D says:

    Yum, love fruit salad chews – pink and orange and tangy. We used to buy “mix-ups” as kids, and there’d always be a good handful of these in because they were so cheap.

  42. Sally says:

    I think Fruit salads are FAB!! They have such a sweet, uniquely delicious taste that gives you the best sugar rush. It instantly transports me back to my school days, and all the memories of sharing sweets in the playground.

  43. Neil says:

    the one thing i liked more about fruit salads over blackjacks was that you could safely show your tongue off afterwards, still one of the greatest sweets ever (mind you blackjacks were more fun cause of the tongue colour)

  44. Chewbz Retro Sweets says:

    Thanks again everyone for another great week of comments, we really do appreciate each and every one of them!

    There can only be one winner though, and after much deliberation our favourite comment is…


    Congratulations JoC!
    If you could email us over your address information to, we’ll get your sweet prize on it’s way 😀

    Thanks again everyone for taking part, look out for this weeks Retro sweet of the week coming right up…

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