Every candy has a story behind it and that's just one of the reasons why we love them. We love hearing about how a particular sweet was dreamed up or created. We also love to learn about how some of these delicious treats are made. One of our favorite candies, Sour Patch Kids, has a really cool story behind them. Actually, they started off as something totally different than sweet and sour kids. Originally, they were aliens.
It's true! Sour Patch Kids were originally called Mars Men and they were sold for a penny a piece in stores all around the country. The inspiration for these out of this world treats came from a time in our history when UFO sightings were one of the hottest topics of conversation. So what did the creator of this exciting new candy do? He molded little invading aliens from Mars out of sweet gummy candy and coated them with just the right amount of sour sand for a taste that people still love today - although, they aren't known as Mars Men anymore.
In 1985, Mars Men got a revamp and were reintroduced by Cadbury as Sour Patch Kids. These gummy, soft confections had a taste that had never before been experienced. Each Sour Patch Kid candy started out with a biting tang of sour that gradually turns into a sweet, fruity flavor. It's simply an out of this world snack to enjoy!
Since 1985, Sour Patch Kids have been a favorite at ball parks, movie theaters, and even in Halloween treat bags. They even got a revamp in 2002 with new packaging, new flavors, and a whole lot of attitude! We love the tangy tartness of the sour coating and the fruity sweetness of the gummy underneath. We go crazy for the green lime, yellow lemon, orange, and red raspberry flavors that taste oh-so-good when we're craving something sweet and sour. We also love how these candies are vegetarian friendly!
If you've been searching for the perfect sweet and sour snack, let Sour Patch Kids take you on a journey to another planet of taste. It may not be Mars, but it'll certainly be delicious!
SuperiorNutStore.com carries Sour Patch Kids in 1 pound, 5 pound, and 10 pound quantities to suit whatever size craving you have. Shop our gummy candy selection today and get the sweet and sour flavor you love in Sour Patch Kids!