Sour Patch Kids

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I’m not sure if I’ve ever eaten Sour Patch Kids before. Maybe once or twice, when gifted by someone else. Naturally, I had to look into the history of this sour/sweet snack. Here’s the rundown:

Sour Patch Kids was the first sold for 1 cent as little martian candies called Mars Men. According to Wikipedia, ‘The product was inspired by UFO sightings.” I’m guessing this was the 50’s then?

More importantly, Sour Patch Kids are rather pretty:

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16 pieces, that’s one whole serving

These are the perfect, sticky, gooey consistency. The kind that is firm to the touch but gets stuck in your teeth for a good while afterward. Sour (obviously), then sweet once you leave them in your mouth for too long. Nevermind that they are shaped like little children: great for cannibals, utterly creepy for the rest of us.

Sour Patch Kids flavors are lemon, lime, orange and redberry (wtf?) morsels of excitement for the palate. The best candy I’ve had thus far!

Nutrition Info (per bag)

Calories 375, 19% DV
Total Carb 93g, 31% DV
Sugars 65g

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


8 comments on “Sour Patch Kids

  1. These are my go to snack for movies!

  2. Great post 🙂 How do I eat Sour Patch Kids you ask? (well you didn’t but I’ll tell you anyway cuz I roll like that) 3-4 of one color @ once & can’t chew till all the sour is gone….mmmm mmmm SUGAR!!!

  3. Oh man… my wife LOVES these things and turned me on to them about 8 years ago. Definitely up there in the gummi department.

  4. I love sour patch kids. I definitely eat more than 16 at a time because they are so addictive. Very interesting post!

  5. OMG you’ve just made watching Magic Mike with a bag of Sour Patch Kids my most important goal in life (at least for the weekend).

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