The Surprising, Secret Origins of Fruit Roll-Ups

(via ThrillistChildren of the ’80s and ’90s might be inclined to think that Fruit Roll-Ups, the tearable, chewy snacks you wrapped around your thumb and gnawed on in grade school, were born in a boardroom. But the product originated as an apricot fruit leather called amardeen, which was being enjoyed in the U.S. as early as the turn of the 20th century in a small Syrian community in New York City.  


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