Sour Patch Kids

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Sour Patch Kids candies

Maynards Sour Patch Kids are a soft candy with a coating of sour sugar, with slogan "Sour. Sweet. Gone."

There are several flavors, including regular, Watermelon, Fruits, Cherry, several berries, Sour Apple, Peach, Blue Raspberry, Xploders, Soda Popz (UK and AUS only), Heads and Bodies, and Extreme. Sour Patch Kids are manufactured by British confectionery manufacturer Maynards.


Sour Patch Kids were invented by a man named Gregory Steven Smith. Sour Patch Kids were originally named Sour Group Kids, and were designed to be shaped like aliens.[1] The Mondelez international and the Malaco Licorice Company of Sweden formed the M & A Candy Company in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in the late 1970s to produce Sour Patch Kids. The place was convenient for access to the U.S. marketplace, and world sugar prices were advantageous. They continued development of the candy in their Ewen Road facility in Hamilton, Ontario.[2]

Flavors and colors[edit]

  • Sour Patch Kids - The original line of Sour Patch Kids, Lime (green), Lemon (yellow), Orange (orange), and Cherry (red); and later berry, blue.
  • Sour Patch Xploderz - Similar appearance to original Sour Patch Kids, with a soft interior. Raspberry Lemonade Rush (Pink), Grape Berry Surge (Purple), Cherry Berry Bash (Red), Apple Strawberry Burst (Green)[3]
  • Sour Patch X-Treme - Similar to original Sour Patch Kids, but dusted in an extra sour coating, Strawberry (pink), Orange (orange), Pear (green), and Blue Raspberry (blue)[4]
  • Sour Patch Fruits - The same texture of original Sour Patch Kids, but shaped as a variety of fruits rather than kids, Watermelon (Pink), Orange (Orange), Lemon (Yellow), Lime (Green), Grape (Purple), Cherry (Red)[5]
  • Sour Patch Kids Berries - are the same shape as the original Sour Patch Kids, but come in berry flavors, Blue Raspberry (blue), Grape (purple), Cherry (red), and Strawberry (pink)
  • Sour Patch Xmas Kids - a mix of Cherry (red) and Lime (green) Sour Patch Kids
  • Sour Patch Chillerz - similar to original Sour Patch Kids, with menthol, Berry Punch Chiller (Blue), Frozen Lemonade (Yellow), Strawberry Shiver (Red), Frosty Grape (Purple)[6]
  • Sour Patch Line Ups
  • Sour Patch Watermelon
  • Sour Patch Blue Raspberry
  • Sour Patch Peach
  • Sour Patch Cherry
  • Sour Patch Sour Apple
  • Sour Patch Bunnies - shaped as rabbits for Easter in pastel colors, with a slightly different taste, Lime (Pastel Green), Lemon (Pastel Yellow), Orange (Pastel Orange), Raspberry (Pastel Red/Pink)[7]
  • Sour Patch Kids Soda Popz - A variant of the candy with soda pop-based flavors, Orangeade (orange), Cola (brown), Cherryade (red), Tropical (pink), Apple Fizz (green), available in the UK and New Zealand.[8]
  • Zombie Sour Patch Kids - Halloween-themed: Rattling Raspberry (purple) and Ominous Orange (orange) flavors.
  • Sour Patch Kids Heads & Bodies - Halloween themed Sour Patch Kids, available in the UK only.
  • Sour Patch Jelly Beans - Easter themed jelly beans coated in sour sugar. Same flavors as the original Sour Patch Kids.

Nutritional information[edit]

Serving Size (40g)  % Daily Value
Calories 150
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 25 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 37 g 12%
Sugars 26 g
Protein 0 g



  1. ^ Sour Patch Kids at
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  3. ^ "Sour Patch Xploderz". ZOMG, Candy!. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Sour Patch Extreme - Candy Blog". 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Sour Patch Fruit Salad 5lb Bag". Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  6. ^ "Sour Patch Chillerz - Candy Blog". 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  7. ^ "An Easter Dash - Reviews in Short". Candy Blog. 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
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  9. ^ "Home | Sour Patch Kids - Sour. Sweet. Gone". Sour. Sweet. Gone. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 

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