Ninja Turtles Fruit Snacks
I consider myself a bit of a fruit snack connoisseur. Through the years I’ve eaten tons of these rubbery, “fruit” products. Oddly enough, as a child I almost never had fruit snacks. It just wasn’t the sort of thing my parents would allow in the grocery budget. Once I started buying my own food though, fruit snacks became a staple.

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In the early 90’s a company named Farley’s made TMNT fruit snacks. In 2003, Betty Crocker got the green machine to do another round of fruit snacks. Now here we are in 2013 and the turtles are once again in fruit snack form. These fruit snacks seem much more a kindred spirit in shape and design to the vintage Farley’s fruit snacks despite once again being made by Betty Crocker.

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The side of the box shows off the shapes and flavors of the six various Ninja Turtles fruit snacks. It’s interesting to note that this is more flavors and shapes than the 2003 version, but not as many as the 1990’s version. I like that these are simple designs as opposed to the more overly complex shapes.

Fruit Rat
This is also only the second time that Splinter has appeared as a fruit snack. He was a late addition to the original 1990’s fruit snacks after the second TMNT film. Sadly the snack of Splinter looks more like a hovercraft or the Batmobile than the Turtle’s sensai.

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Opening up the package, I found an oddly disproportionate number of snacks. Five reds? Come on!

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The likeness isn’t particularly good on these either. They look more like odd little globs than Ninja Turtles. I’ve certainly seen more crisp likenesses in this form.

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On the plus side, each Turtle has his own sculpt. That’s pretty rare even for toys!

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Shredder probably looks the most recognizable. I was a little shocked that they didn’t try to make a Kraang in here. He seems like a perfect fruit snack. The actual Kraang action figure seems a bit like a little fruit snack.

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The flavors are pretty terrible. Although there are 6 colors, there are only 4 flavors. And despite that, only a couple of them are very distinct. Leonardo tastes like blue nothing, while Mikey has just a hint of orange. Splinter and Shredder have almost no flavor at all.

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Raph is the most abundant and the cherry is okay, while Donatello’s grape is the most flavorful and probably the best overall.

Leatherhead
Sadly Leatherhead doesn’t have a fruit snack this time around, so you’ll have to dig up a vintage pack if you want to taste his Bayou goodness.

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