York Fruits

York Fruits are a brand of fruit-flavoured jellies, traditionally popular in Great Britain at Christmas.[1]

York Fruits
Assorted jelly sweets
York Fruits
Place of originEngland
Region or statePontefract
Main ingredientsSugar
Ingredients generally usedGlucose syrup
Food energy
(per 200g box serving)
684 kcal (2864 kJ)
Nutritional value
(per 200g box serving)
Protein0.0 g
Fat0.0 g
Carbohydrate170.4 g
Other informationNatural colours and flavours. Suitable for vegetarians.


The sweets were formerly made by Terry's of York, and more recently by Kraft Foods (1993-2008) and Smith Kendon[2] in Lancaster (2008-2012). They are now produced by the company Tangerine Confectionery,[3] following its acquisition of Smith Kendon in 2012.[4]


The box contains 200g, or 22 sweets, about the size of chocolates. The sugar-coated jellies are manufactured in circular, half-moon, teardrop and diamond shapes and are flavoured lemon, raspberry, strawberry, mandarin, lime and cherry.[nb 1]


  1. ^ Flavour and shape information printed on box


  1. ^ "We all eat mince pies at Christmas – but does anyone actually like them?". www.newstatesman.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  2. ^ "York Fruits". Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Fox's Mints owner hopes for sweet deal with Black Jack swoop". Sky News. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  4. ^ "Tangerine Confectionery acquires York Fruits". www.yorkpress.co.uk. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2016.

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