Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fruit Of The Month - #6: Rascals Candy

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.

Rascals Candies - 1989

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.

Rascals Candy Mascot

Rascals Candy Mascot

Rascals Candy Mascot

Rascals Candy Mascot

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.


  1. I actually remember the commercial but never ate any Rascals.

    On an awesome side note, CLASSIC CAP'N CRUNCH CEREALS BOXES are back on the shelves at yr local supermarket. I squeed w/ joy when I saw Smedley the Elephant :D

  2. [:::] phairhead -- Yes those retro Cap'n Crunch boxes are amazing! I need to photograph mine and post them here soon.


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