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