Jujyfruits are small, chewy, fruit-shaped candies that come in in cherry, lemon, lime, orange and grape.
Jujyfruits were first made in 1920. Each box contains an assortment of fruit-shaped candy pieces. They were originally made by the Heide Company which was started by German immigrant, Henry Heide in 1869. The brand changed hands a few times and today they are made by the Ferrara Candy Company.
I had no idea these candies have been made so long, but my memory takes place growing up in the 90's. My crazy cousin liked the tooth fairy so much he would try to lose teeth even before they started to wiggle. He would sit and chew Jujyfruits all of the time until they did the job. He probably wanted the tooth fairy money to buy more candy. I can't look at a box without laughing about him trying to loosen his teeth, although it was a little gross.
Even before we could read or lose teeth, I still remember being able to recognize the big yellow box. It seemed endless as we would keep picking out the different colored fruits. Of course, the green ones were always the best. ~ Vanessa from Illinois