Maybe they were invented because of the Compare the Meerkat!
They're pretty new in, early 2013, hard jelly meerkat shaped pick n mix sweets, similar to a Wine Gum in texture and really fruity in flavour
Ingredients as at 17/06/2020:
- glucose syrup
- wheat starch
- modified maize starch
- acids: (lactic
- modified potato starch
- fruit and vegetable concentrates: (black carrot
- colours (E100
- vegetable oil (coconut)
- glazing agent (carnauba wax).