Here's my Fruit Of The Month feature for October 2010 -- four fruit friends collectively known as Rascals, as in Rascals candy.
I have this old candy bag from 1989. At the time, Rascals candies were made by Warner-Lambert. These fruit-shaped candy bits were likely intended to compete directly against Willy Wonka's Runts candy.
Here are close-ups of the four mascots -- a Native American styled apple (or is that a cherry?), a punching orange, a silly strawberry and a swimming watermelon.
I don't remember ever eating these, but I did enjoy Willy Wonka Runts, and still do.
Here's an old Rascals commercial at Retro Junk.
Rascals are now made by Concord Confections, and I found a current image this page. The mascots have been changed, but still look like a lot of fun.
If you know more about Rascals, please let me know. I haven't found much else. I'm guessing they were created in the 1980s. We'll have to wait for more information to surface.