Since 1991, children everywhere have been unrolling Fruit by the Foot, a fruit snack made by Betty Crocker. But whether you’re still a loyal devotee or haven’t eaten one since that time it stained your mouth blue in third grade, we bet there are some things you didn’t know about this sugary snack.
It’s Basically the Same Thing as Fruit Roll-Ups and Gushers
Aside from shape and flavor, the formulas used to make Fruit by the Foot, Gushers, and Fruit Roll-Ups are essentially the same.
It’s About 3 Feet Long
The actual size can vary slightly, but on average, each Fruit by the Foot is just about three feet long.
It’s 48 Percent Sugar
Fruit by the Foot is made up almost entirely of sugar, artificial color and flavor, thickeners, and stabilizers. It contains no fiber, protein, calcium, iron, or vitamin A.
The Website Offers “Recipes”
Want to use your Fruit by the Foots (Fruit by the Feet?) to make Fruity Flip Flops, Fruity Pretzel Crayons, or Fruity Fish Snacks? You can find the recipes here.
There are Currently 7 Varieties
You can buy Fruit by the Foot in berry, Color by the Foot, Ninja Power Punch, strawberry, Tie Dye Color, Flavor Mixers, and in a variety pack.