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Sour Punch Straws: Strawberry

It’s official. I’ve been recognized. A friendly attendant greeted me at my local gas station today, but not with the usual glazed eyes I have grown accustomed to. There was the sparkle of recognition, of familiarity. Something we get so little of in today’s fast-paced, hustle-and-bustle world.

OK that was a little maudlin, but Bernard (I will protect my new-found gas station friends with aliases) checked me out on my very first foray into blogging: Dia de las Doritos. What a difference a week makes.

**Shameless Self-Promotion Alert**

To read baby’s first blog, please click here: Taco Flavor Doritos

Today’s topic is a beloved treat for many, but not myself. If I’m in the mood for sweets it has to be chocolate and on the rare occasion I crave something crispy and salty, I’ll opt for a staple such as Cheez-Its or Doritos. Before I say anything about the experience of eating these things, I must say these are pungent little motherfuckers mofos. (Somebody let me know if I have to continue censoring myself for this blog, because as of now I feel quite formal). Open the bag and the smell of strawberry wafts right up to the good ol’ olfactories. And I was done for.

These stringy snacks are sugar coated and impossible to eat. Let me clarify: Sour Punch Straws are too sticky to casually eat while doing anything worthwhile such as car driving or blog typing. After my first straw this trait actually becomes a deterrent. But the sour-sweet-strawberry flavor is too hard to resist. Not to get too Seussian, but these candies are chewy and gooey. And the snack is not over when you swallow – there’s plenty left in your teeth to entertain for veritable minutes!

Sour Punch Straws are a fun, sweet snack but not really my thing. The whole getting-stuck-in-your-teeth thing is okay for snacks like Starburst, especially because those don’t get my fingers sticky!

Nutrition Info (per bag)

Calories 210, 10.5% DV
Total Carbs 49g
Sugars 26g

*These calculations are based on a 2,000 calories diet, which is indulgent and wholly unrealistic.

To learn more about the manufacturer, check out the American Licorice Company.


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