Tooty Frooties are to disappear from shop shelves after 60 years of being one of the nation’s favourite sweets, it has been confirmed by their manufacturer.
Nestlé discontinued the multicoloured fruit sweets at the start of the year as part of a shake-up, but have only recently confirmed their departure from shops.
“Sweet tastes and trends change over the years and Tooty Frooties have become much less popular in the decades since their launch,” a Nestlé spokesman told The Sun.
The news hasn’t gone down well on Twitter, with confectionery fans expressing dismay at the loss of the sweet.
‘This is not progress’
“What the actual?” said one Twitter user as they attempted to start the hashtag #BringBackTootyFrooties.
“Tooty Frooties are the best.”
“First, Europe and now Tooty Frooties! Nothing is safe! It’s every man for themselves!” Complained another.
“Stop this insanity!” was one fan’s plea.
“The four horsemen of the apocalypse have stepped down from their horses and decided that Tooty Frooties should be no more.
“What kind of satanic act is this? This is not progress, this is throwing a hand grenade in the garden of Eden.”
The sweets have been around since 1963, and were first produced by Mackintosh’s of Halifax.
Nestlé said they would instead by focusing on “new products under the Randoms brand”, saying that “in 2019, people prefer the jelly and foamy sweets.”
The Rowntree’s range is being given a makeover, with new packaging designs, and even a few new flavours. For example, the green sweets in Rowntree’s Randoms will now be apple flavour.
New products in the range include Easter-themed versions of Randoms, and sharing bags of Randoms that only contain the half foam, half jelly sweets.