SweeTarts are sweet and sour candies invented by John Fish Smith, the owner of Sunline, in 1962. The tablets were created using the same basic recipe as the already popular Pixy Stix and Lik-M-Aid products, in response to parents' requests for a less-messy candy. In 1963, SweeTarts were introduced with the same flavours as the popular Pixy Stix: cherry, grape, lemon, lime, and orange. The Sunline company was later bought by Rowntree Mackintosh, of the United Kingdom, which was, in turn, taken over by Nestle. Nestle rolled the SweeTarts family of candies into the already-existing Willy Wonka Candy Company family of brands. In 2001, Nestle replaced the original lime with green apple. In 2009, Nestle stopped making lemon (yellow). Also, the flavours are more tart now than in the past. The current flavours in the SweeTarts roll are: blue raspberry (blue), cherry (pink), grape (purple), orange (orange) and green apple (green).
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