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, pastil
1. an aromatic substance burnt to fumigate the air
2. Med a small coated paper disc formerly used to estimate the dose or intensity of radiation (esp of X-rays): it changes colour when exposed
3. a variant of pastel (sense 1)



a confection prepared by beating sugar and egg white into fruit puree (whipped pastille). The porous, foamy mass is usually thickened by blending it with a hot, sticky, gelatigenous syrup made from sugar, starch syrup, and agar (gum pastille) or with a fruit-jelly paste (boiled pastille). Individual pastilles are then formed from the resulting gelled, foamy mass. Depending on the type of pastilles being made, the finished products are left to stand or to dry at high temperatures, either before or after forming. Pastilles must be stored at a relative humidity of 75–80 percent and at a temperature no higher than 20°C.

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Now, thanks to the huge grant, Nestle are joining forces with York University to find out just what goes into fruit pastilles so that production methods can be safely upgraded.
So he decided something must be done and decided that giving out fruit pastilles to the other passengers would be just the thing to put a smile on people's faces and Smile Squad was born.
Megan Kinghorn noticed Mancini always seemed to be chewing one of the Rowntree's pastilles when he was sitting on the touchline watching his team.
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Monkhill, which produces nearly 40 jars and weighout lines under the Cadbury, Sharps of York, Pascall, Maynards, Trebor and Bassett's brands, refreshed its packaging and added Pascall Rhubarb & Custard, Bassett's Mint Creams and Cadbury Roses to the jar range and bolstered its weighout portfolio with Maynards Sours, Maynards Wine Pastilles and Bassett's Fruit Allsorts.
Other pre-packed products from the company include Fruit Pastilles and Wine Gums.
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Children's confectionery brand Fruit Pastilles is targeting adults for the first time in its 40 year history with a new TV ad campaign.
The firm, Tangerine Confectionery, employs 150 people making jelly babies and fruit pastilles.
One litre tubs of Smarties, Fruit Pastilles and Rolo ice cream have performed ahead of expectations since their March launch, said Lambert.