Fruit Tingles

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Fruit Tingles
Life Savers Fruit Tingles 34g Packaging.png
Type Confectionery
Place of origin Australia
Main ingredients Sugar
Cookbook: Fruit Tingles  Media: Fruit Tingles

Fruit Tingles is a brand of confectionery originating in Australia.[1] They are a chalky textured, multicoloured, disc shaped, fruit flavoured lolly. Standard packages are 34g foil wrapped sleeves with an outer multicoloured paper wrapper, and contain 16 pieces of randomly distributed flavours. 4 Pack packaging containing 4 rolls is common for supermarket sales.

Fruit Tingles have a long history in Australia and New Zealand, though details of their origin are sketchy. Originally manufactured by Allen's in Melbourne since the 1930s, they were rebranded in the 1990s as Wonka Fruit Tingles as part of Nestlé's purchase of the Allen's brand in 1985, and more recently became branded as Life Savers Fruit Tingles in the Asia Pacific region in 2005. Life Saver branded Fruit Tingles are now manufactured in New Zealand, though distribution is limited to the Asia Pacific region, and not the wider Nestlé distribution network.

While unique in flavour, and level of effervescence, they are most similar to Wonka brand Bottle Caps, and SweeTarts in the US markets, and Refreshers in the UK.

Nutritional Information[edit]

Ingredient list: Sugar, Glucose Syrup (from Wheat), Sodium Bicarbonate, Food Acids (296, 334), Tapioca Starch, Stabiliser (1401), Flavours, Colours (102, 110, 124, 133). One piece (2.6g) - Energy: 10Cal / 42kJ, Sodium: 27 mg /1% DV, Carbohydrates: 2.5g /1%DV (2.4g from Sugars). Not a significant source of Fat, Cholesterol, Protein, or Dietary Fibre.

Fruit Tingles are Halal and Kosher confectionery.

Medical[edit]

  • Dental Decay: Fruit Tingle are high in sugar (over 80% of the ingredients are sugar), and have a pH of 2.35 making them extremely acidic, and damaging to tooth enamel.[2]
  • Antacid: The sodium bicarbonate in fruit tingles, besides giving the effervescent "tingle", is anecdotally associated with acting as providing relief to heart burn.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Life Savers (Asia Pacific) Product Page. "Fruit Tingle Product Page". Nestle Life Savers Asia Pacific. 
  2. ^ "Dental Decay". Consumer Research & Resource Center. Retrieved 7 October 2012.