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Pour one out for Tooty Frooties, the nostalgic sweet Nestlé is dumping after nearly 60 years

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In truly devastating news, Nestlé is going to stop selling Tooty Frooties.

You remember Tooty Frooties – those deliciously sweet squares youd bite into then spend ages picking out of your teeth. An excellent treat.

But apparently our beloved Tooty Frooties have been neglected, falling out of fashion as gummy and jelly sweets rise from the ashes.

Nestlé confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: Unfortunately, weve had to say goodbye to Tooty Frooties. Our love for them will always be there but, for now, we have to let it go.

If you love something, you have to let it go, we suppose… although we dont think that rule applies to sweets we were hoping to buy at the corner shop.

Rowntrees Tooty Frooties arent just a great loss because of their taste, but because theyre basically a British institution, having been around since 1963, making them nearly 60 years old.

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A spokesperson for Nestlé said: Sweet tastes and trends change over the years and Tooty Frooties have become much less popular in the decades since their launch.

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In 2019, people prefer the jelly and foamy sweets you find in Rowntrees Randoms and thats why weve decided to concentrate on new products under the Randoms brand.

We blame all those over-cautious parents panicking about us cracking and rotting our teeth on those hard sugary shells.

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The decision to axe Tooty Frooties hasnt gone down well, with tweets begging Nestlé to bring them back.

Some say theyll be stocking up while they can, filling their bunkers with as many packs of sweets as they can.

Over on Ebay, a £45g bag of Tooty Frooties has already been listed with a starting price of £100.

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