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Small, round jelly pastilles with fruit flavouring, distinguished from fruit 'gums' by having a sugar crystal coating.

Known at least since the 1870's when they were commonly advertised, as with many earlier sweets, for their medicinal value, as 'pectoral' (ie. of the chest) fruit pastilles

Rowntree Fruit Gum and Pastilles
Evening Telegraph - Friday 12 March 1937

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