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"Strawberry Splash" Fruit Gushers packaging from 2003
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Fruit Gushers, commonly known as Gushers, are American fruit candy snacks in the shape of elongated hexagonal bipyramids, made primarily from sugar and fruit juice, with small amounts of other ingredients.
Introduced in 1991, they are produced by General Mills under the Betty Crocker brand name, and may be found under generically labeled products as well. The inner center of each gusher is a thick, sweet liquid surrounded by a chewy gelatinous gummy-like colored sugared covering. When one bites into the snack, the liquid inside "gushes" out, hence the name "gushers". Fruit Gushers was the major sponsor for the YTV game show Uh Oh! from 2001 until the series ended in 2003.
Ingredients for the "Strawberry Splash" flavor are: pears from concentrate, sugar, dried corn syrup, corn syrup, modified corn starch, fructose, grape juice from concentrate. Ingredients making up less than 2% of the product are: partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, maltodextrin, cottonseed oil, carrageenan, citric acid, glycerin, monoglycerides, sodium citrate, malic acid, ascorbic acid, natural flavor, potassium citrate, agar-agar, Red 40, xanthan gum.
Gushers originally came in two flavors: "Gushin' Grape" and "Strawberry Splash"; grape was discontinued in 2017.
- Tropical Flavors
- Watermelon Blast
- Strawberry Splash
- Screaming Green Apple
- Busting Berry Lemonade
- Gushing Grape
- Triple Berry Shock
- Rocking Blue Raspberry
- Fruitomic Punch
- Extreme Kiwi Explosion
- Passion Berry Punch
- Double Dare Berry
- Roboberry Ultra Blast
- Super Sour
A variety of the snack is Gushers Mood Morphers, which come in a "Fruit Punch" flavor with differently colored fruit-flavored fillings.
Another variety that was developed is "Hawaiian Punch". These Gushers are the same shape as the original Fruit Gushers and contain three naturally flavored fruit snacks: "Pineapple Paradise", "Watermelon Luau", and "Maui Mango". They are not currently for sale in all states and regions of the US.
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