Al Jazeera has been tracking the evolution of fruit snacks over the past few decades, using research and oral histories from around the world.
It’s a subject on which some people might argue that our food has not changed at all, but we have.
In the United States, we have been eating fruit for over 100 years.
In Europe, it’s been around for nearly two centuries.
In China, it was around for only three.
Fruit snacks are now one of the most popular ways of eating food, and we can trace our fruit snack culture back to the first recorded use of fruit in China in 1644.
This article is part of Al Jazeera’s Fruit Snacking series.
For more information about the series, visit the Fruit Snapping page on Al Jazeera.