Sour Patch Kids are a soft candy with a coating of sour sugar created by Paul Mihalick. When sour confectionery was first introduced it was not considered a serious product category, more of a children's fad. Success, however, rocketed it into the mainstream. One of the driving forces behind the brand's growth was its success in cinemas, and even now it is a staple for moviegoers. Today Sour Patch Kids is still a top selling sour brand in the North American marketplace. There are many different flavors, including regular, Watermelon, Fruits, Cherry, Sour Apple, Peach, Blue Raspberry, Xploders, and Extreme. The Sour Patch Christmas Kids, which are only sold around Christmas time, have been discontinued. There are also all sorts of berry-flavored sour patch kids. Sour Patch Kids are currently manufactured by Maynards.
The Allan Candy Company in Hamilton, Ontario, was chosen to produce Sour Patch Kids, in 1972, offering quick access to the US marketplace and the advantage of world sugar prices. They continued development of the candy in their Ewen Road facility in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Flavors and colors 
- Sour Patch Kids - are the regular sour patch kids, Lime (green), Lemon (yellow), Orange (Orange), and Redberry(red) which are in equal amounts distributed in every Sour Patch Kids Candy box.
- Sour Patch Xploderz - are regular on the outside with a burst of gooey flavor inside, Raspberry Lemonade Rush (Pink), Grape Berry Surge (Purple), Cherry Berry Bash (Red), Apple Strawberry Burst (Green)
- Sour Patch Extreme - are a mix of two different flavors, Watermelon Grape (Purple and Pink), Orange Blue Raspberry (Blue and Orange), Sour Apple Strawberry (Red and Green)
- Sour Patch Fruits - are some of the regular flavors with a few added, Watermelon (Pink), Orange (Orange), Lemon (Yellow), Lime (Green), Grape (Purple), Cherry (Red)
- Sour Patch Kids Berries - are the same shape as the regular sour patch kids, but come in berry flavors, Blue Raspberry (blue), Grape (purple), Cherry (red), and Raspberry Lemonade (pink)
- Sour Patch Xmas Kids - a mix of red (raspberry) and green (lime) Sour Patch Kids
- Sour Patch Chillerz - similar to normal Sour Patch Kids with a cool menthol twist, Berry Punch Chiller (Blue), Frozen Lemonade (Yellow), Strawberry Shiver (Red), Frosty Grape (Purple)
- Sour Patch Blue Raspberry
- Sour Patch Bunnies - shaped as rabbits in celebration of Easter with a lighter, pastel colored look and a slightly more marshmallow-like taste to some, Lime (Pastel Green), Lemon (Pastel Yellow), Orange (Pastel Orange), Raspberry (Pastel Red/Pink)
Nutritional information 
|Serving Size (40g)
|| % Daily Value
|Total Fat 0 g
|Sodium 25 mg
|Total Carbohydrate 36 g
|Sugars 26 g
|Protein 0 g