Starburst is Opal Fruits Again, For a Short, Glorious Summer

By Gary Cutlack on at

Whatever evil chemical conglomerate is behind the production of Starburst has decided it needs to win over the hearts of the older generation, as it's bringing back the Opal Fruits brand name for those who want everything to be like it was 20 years ago.

Hence here's a new bag of Starburst saying "Opal Fruits" on it and with a very 2020 RRP of £1 attached, that's heading to discount retailers Poundland, B&M, Home Bargains, Iceland, Savers and The Range near the end of February, consisting of classic flavours strawberry, orange, lemon and lime. There will be none of that tropical nonsense, here, laddie. You couldn't get pineapples during the war (Falklands).

The one flaw we can see with this plan is that if you're old enough to remember them being called Opal Fruits you have probably moved on to more sensible adult foodstuffs, like sausage rolls and crisps. The vegans are happy though, and that's all that matters in 2020. [Metro]