Sunday, February 17, 2008

CANDY COMPLAINT!!!



So many of you know that the Fabsits children are big fans of Sweet Tarts and Sprees. About ten years ago Nestle bought Sweet Tarts and Sprees from Sunline Brands located in St. Louis, MO. Growing up we often got to do taste testing. Recently it was announced that Nestle was stopping making Sprees. Noooooo! I buy a roll or box whenever I see them. It will be a sad day when my stash is gone.
Anyway... when Nestle bought them they screwed Sweet Tarts all up. They added the Blue berry flavor and changed the Green lime flavor to apple. Just plain gross. I quickly stopped eating the Sweet Tarts because a roll was always loaded with the Blue. The only time I'd buy the Sweet Tarts was during Easter when you could get the Chicks and Ducks shaped Sweet Tarts. These bags had only the Grape, Cherry and Lemon. Perfect!! I looked forward to every Easter when I'd buy bags after bags of these. So I was super excited to find out that the Easter candy was on shelves this weekend. I quickly ran threw the aisles looking for my Sweet Tarts. I grabbed a hand full of bags only to find they replaced the Lemon with the nasty Blue. Come on!!!!!!! I was so angry I decided I need to complain here. So I will soon no longer be able to get my Sprees and I can't even look forward to my Sweet Tarts once a year!! Oh, and by the way Nestle also screwed up Tart-n-Tinys and Fun-Dip but I won't go into that. >: (

4 comments:

Karen said...

Here is a websites where you can buy sprees. I am searching for Tart n Tiny's, the orginal kind (although apparently the candy coated kin has been discontinued as well). Anyway, apparently they still sell the Tart n tiny's in Disney world it must be another brand. From what I remember they tasted just like the real ones.

http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=candy-crate&query=spree&.autodone=http%3A%2F%2Fcandy-crate.stores.yahoo.net%2Fnsearch.html

Robyn S said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

robyn fabsits said...

Thank you. I'm holding up pretty well. : )

Fabsits said...

Don't get me started about sprees, sweet tarts, fun dip or tart 'n tinys. Why don't they just discontinue runts as well. Oh and it was Sunmark that originally produced sprees. I guess I will have to live with the fact that my 30 or so stock piled boxes of sprees will not last forever. I still can't believe that as kids we test tasted these candies at school of all places. Was always the highlight of the year.

And it appears Karen is serious about looking for those Tart n Tinys: http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/goodbye_tart_n_tiny Look at the last post on the page.