Tasted: Yu! Jus Fruit

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By Veggie Tom
These sweet fruity pellets are tasty and natural, if a little insubstantial – so this blueberry flavour is the best of a slightly forgettable bunch.

The product
Fruit might be a great snack, but it doesn’t flood your brain’s happy receptors with sugary satisfaction quite like a Mars Bar. So the battle to convert fruit into something more superficially alluring – to children in particular – has been waged on our shelves for many years. Do Yu!’s fruity snacks hit the mark?

The verdict:
I wish I could say that these have a chance of replacing sweets, but they just don’t have the character. They use apple juice and puree as a sweet, neutral base to make little pellets with the texture of a slightly less chewy Fruit Pastille. It’s a comparatively healthy option, as sweet snacks go, and they’re fairly tasty – but they’re also a little insubstantial. If you do fancy trying them out, I’d recommend the blueberry flavour, which packs the biggest punch.

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Ingredients: Apple Juice Concentrated and Puree,Blueberry Puree and Juice Concentrate (an average of 39g of Blueberry used to prepare 100g of Fruit Chews) ,Purple Carrot juice Concentrate ,Gelling Agent (Fruit Pectin) ,Natural Blueberry Flavouring

Can you eat it? It’s veggie, vegan and gluten free, though it does feature a ‘may contain nuts’ warning.

Barcode: 5060242540189
Yu! Jus Fruit Blueberry
These sweet fruity pellets are tasty and natural, if a little forgettable. Blueberry is the flavour with the most going for it. Tasted by Veggie Tom.

Not forgetting: 

Barcode: 5060242540196
Yu! Jus Fruit Mango
Pretty tasty, though the apple base for these little healthy fruit jellies doesn’t leave much room for the mango flavours to breathe. Tasted by Veggie Tom.
Barcode: 5060242540165
Yu! Jus Fruit Strawberry
These sweet fruity pellets are tasty and natural, if a little forgettable. Tasted by Veggie Tom.
Barcode: 5060242540547
Yu! Fruit Bar Cherry with Yogurt Coating
The yogurt coating’s a little sickly, but the bar inside has a nice cherry flavour. Tasted by Veggie Tom.
Barcode: 5060242540004
Yu! Fruit Strawberry in Yogurt Coating
Moreish and super sweet with a satisfying texture. A pretty good snack. Tasted by Veggie Tom.

Barcode: 5060242540011
Yu! Fruit Blackcurrant in Yogurt Coating
Moreish and super sweet with a satisfying texture. A pretty good snack. Tasted by Veggie Tom.

Barcode: 5060242540028
Yu! Fruit Raspberry Pieces in Yogurt Coating
Moreish and super sweet with a satisfying texture. A pretty good snack.  Tasted by Veggie Tom.

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