Right, in the interests of science, and to determine if mr Rubble is indeed unlucky, I emailed Nestle.
I asked what the frequency distribution of sweets in the tubes were, and if the strawberry/blackcurrant sweets in the grab bags were evenly distributed.
It took them over a week to go and count, forget the original questions, then reply. Here is there response, which of course contradicts what I was previously told...
Thank you for your recent email regarding Fruit Pastilles. May we first apologise for the delay in our reply.
In a standard 52.5g tube of Fruit Pastilles, the mix of flavours is totally random. However we do manufacture more blackcurrant sweets as these are the favourites. In response to this insight we have produced a Fruit Pastilles Tube that only contains Blackcurrant flavoured Pastilles and a Hanging Bag that contains blackcurrant and strawberry Pastilles.
Thank you once again for taking the trouble to contact us. I hope this reply answers your questions and that you enjoy our products in the future.
Consumer Relations Executive
I think you should email her regarding your poorly distributed sweets. Her email address was firstname.lastname@example.org
1991 Kirk DX, 1992 Karakoram.