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Name and shame!
Kelloggs Real Fruit Winders are a snack product marketed directly at children, proclaiming that they are ' tremendously tasty and over 50% fruit'. So they may be, however the fruit content is processed and contains a meagre 1.5% fibre, and the sugar content is a massive 36%. Not a product to feed your children if you wish to avoid frequent visits to the dentist, and certainly not to be considered as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Ingredients (Blackcurrant flavour):
Fruit (67%) (Pear puree from concentrate, blackcurrant puree from concentrate (20%), glucose syrup, maltodextrin, sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oil, colour: anthocyanins E163, gelling agent: pectin E440, emulsifiers: mono and diglycerides of fatty acids E471, natural blackcurrant flavouring, citric acid E330, antidoxant: absorbic acid E300, acidity regulator: sodium citrate E331, malic acid E296. ( As per www.realfruitwinders.co.uk 2nd March 2003)
Procter and Gamble's Sunny Delight beverage contains more sugar per 500 ml bottle, than the entire reccomended daily allowance for children!
Water, fruit juice 15% (Orange, Lime, Mandarin and Grapefruit juice), Citric acid (E330), Vegetable oil, Preservative : Polyphosphate (E452), Modified Starch, Natural Flavourings, Vitamin C, Thickener: Guar Gum (E412), Preservative: Potassium Sorbate (E202), Sweetners: Acesulfame K (E950) and Aspartame (E951), Thickners: Xanthan Gum (E415) and Gellan Gum (E418), Beta-Carotene (Pro-Vitamin A), Vitamin B6, Thiamin (Vitamin B1).