Fruit by the Foot is a
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General Mills, Inc., is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded processed consumer foods sold through retail stores. Founded on the banks of the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, the company ori ...
and distributed under the
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brand. It was introduced in 1992 in North America. It is still in production.
Fruit by the Foot's primary ingredients are
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Its primary flavors are derived from artificial colors
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The paper backing is occasionally printed with games, jokes, or trivia facts. In the early 1990s, Fruit by the Foot came with sticker
s as a marketing
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. Children would often place these stickers on their lunch boxes to prove they had eaten Fruit by the Foot.
In early 1999,
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and General Mills worked together on a promotional television advertising campaign costing $5 million. The advertisement by Saatchi
began on January 25 with Fruit by the Foot snacks including tips on various
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games on the wax paper. Ninety different tips were available, with three variations of thirty tips each.
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Current marketing slogans include "3 Long Feet of Fruity Fun!"
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, a similar product
Brand name confectionery
Brand name snack foods
General Mills brands
Products introduced in 1991