“Kids Classics” is right! Though I love them, I don’t pay much attention to fruit snacks these days but when I saw boxes of Star Wars and Peanuts fruit snacks I had to have them. They called out to me and I don’t know why, but I just got a nostalgic feeling when I saw them. The Peanuts box especially looks like something you might see from the 1980s. How can you go wrong with a huge picture of Snoopy? Alas, the Star Wars box art is from The Clone Wars cartoon thus forcing you to accept this is modern times. Would’ve been really cool if they put Luke, Han and Vader on that box.
I’m guessing this is some type of budget line of fruit snacks, you only get five pouches but at $1 a box that’s not a bad deal. This makes me even more nostalgic because alongside low-rent cereal, I remember licensed cheapies like these appearing in dollar stores and Big Lots and whatnot. And hey, one pouch equals 100% of your daily Vitamin C. They are both manufactured by ConAgra Foods (Hunt’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice, Kid Cuisine, Slim Jim).
The Star Wars fruit snacks box was kind enough to give us a rundown of the characters but I’m a bit surprised there’s no Obi-Wan or at least Anakin. I guess they wouldn’t make for “fun” shapes though. Here’s a closer look:
Please excuse the sun bursting in the middle of this photo. It was the best of the bunch that I shot. Unfortunately, the box features no roll call of Peanuts characters but from what I can see there’s Linus (w/ blanket), Snoopy, Woodstock, Red Baron Snoopy, Charlie Brown (with catcher’s mitt) and Lucy. On the front of the box, it shows all of these fruit snack shapes minus the Red Baron version of Snoopy. In his place on the box is a dancing Snoopy but I haven’t come across one of those yet.
As for the flavors, I’m thrown off a bit. The Peanuts box lists four flavors: blue raspberry, tropical punch, watermelon and sour apple. The Star Wars lists no flavors but has six different colors. In addition to the four flavors Peanuts has, there is also grape and orange.