There are two parts of the name of this candy that do not describe the actual candy at all. First of all, these are not Life Savers as I know them. Life Savers are historically (at least where I grew up) round, often hard candies, with a hole in the middle. These are round, but there is no hole, and I would say that a hole is a crucial part of the aesthetic of a Life Saver. The other part of this candy's description that doesn't really work for me, is the word “pastilles”. I generally associate pastilles with very hard gummies that have a slight menthol aftertaste. These are gummies, but they're not that hard at all. There is also a slight minty flavour to these, but it's so subtle that it could be just my imagination wanting them to be minty, I'm not entirely sure.
I would however say that the flavour does correspond to “pastilles” a bit, as black current is a common flavour of pastille. Having said that, black current is not a flavour that I would describe as exclusive to pastilles. In fact I would say that a black current gummy, or even a black current Life Saver would not seem odd at all. So what you have here is a tube of black currrent gummies, with no hole in the middle.
The strange thing is, they're not that bad. In fact I could safely say that as a black current gummy, these are really good. The flavour is very powerful, with a slight tart aftertaste. The texture is wonderfully squishy, and I managed to eat the whole tube of them with no jaw pain at all. I would actually recommend these very much to just about anybody. The problem I have is that they're not really what's described on the package. That makes me wonder if a black current Life Saver pastille would be as good as this candy.