Rowntree’s® Jelly Tots® are lovely little fruity-flavoured dots in five tasty flavours. Enjoy the taste of blackcurrant, strawberry, lemon, lime, and orange in every colourful sweet. Express your playful side with an individual bag of these tasty little tots. With real fruit juice and no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, they are perfect for a moment of child-like playfulness, whatever age you are.
In 1862, Henry Rowntree bought a simple cocoa works in York and turned it into a confectionery company. The brothers hired French confectioner August Claude Gaget. With his expertise, they developed the recipe for Rowntree’s® Fruit Pastilles, which they launched in 1881. Rowntree’s® Fruit Pastilles were a huge success, and led the company to develop Rowntree’s® Clear Gums (now known as Rowntree’s® Fruit Gums) in 1893. 1965 saw the launch of Rowntree’s® Jelly Tots®. In 1969, Rowntree’s® merged with rival confectionery company Mackintosh. This merger brought a number of popular confectionery products into the Rowntree’s® range, including Tooty Frooties®. In 1988 Rowntree’s® was bought by the Swiss company Nestlé®, who decided to keep Rowntree’s® as the name of their UK fruit confectionery range.