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x-treem
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There is way too much intelligent conversation going on in this section so I thought I’d dumb it down a bit.

What is the obsession with all of the candy companies coming out with a line of sour candy?

Is it that hot of a market right now? Every company seems to be coming out with a line: Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Gob Stoppers, and now Starburst.

That is where my irritation comes in. I have been obsessing over a pack of Starburst’s that I spied in the vending machine at work. After 9 hours here I broke down and bought it, (Don’t tell my wife she nags me about breaking my diet) the packaging is the same yellow in color as the normal ones are but as I was walking away happy as can be I spotted in small letters, “sour.”

Now don’t get me wrong, I like sour but at least change the color of the package or something so that idiots like me who don’t read an entire packing while it is still in the machine, knows that it is different.

If you have not had them yet, DON’T buy them. They are stickier than all get out, the fat content is higher and it leaves a gross after taste.

Well there you go. I am in a much happier place since I got that off of my chest.
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I actually like the Watermellon shaped/looking candies from the Sour Patch Kid makers. I dont really like the sour skittles. I don't really like too much sourness but I like just a little every once in a while Smile
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I've been out of the candy world for awhile (educated my self in healthy eating, turned me off pretty much all processed food). I need to sample some of these products, even if they have trans fatty acids and names only a chemist can appreciate. Smile
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I figure if you eat stuff full of preservatives, it will preserve you and keep you alive a long time! Smile
So. . .
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Hey, the sour Jelly Belly jelly beans are great! I think I like the sour stuff because I know my kids won't eat any of it. It was funny one time, though, when I worked at the Highway Department, I had a candy bowl on my desk that everyone enjoyed. As a joke one time, I put a handful of the super sour lemon drops (warheads, I think they are called), in with all the peppermint and butterscotch. One co-worker grabbed one, opened it and popped it in his mouth while talking with me about a concrete problem. After a couple of seconds...when it hit...it took him a few minutes before the shock wore off and he was able to converse with me again. Now, another co-worker found out(one who happened to love super sour stuff), and he proceeded to take all the lemon drops out of the candy dish. I didn't mind him doing that...after all, they were in there as a joke, and I wasn't gonna eat all them by myself!

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~ Peter we have to pitch that theory to major medical companies, I see big money potential Smile

~ Jeff, I agree with you on the Skittles. By the end of a bag I need a bottle of water to correct my taste buds and dry mouth.

~ Margarette I did that once with jalapeno flavored jelly beans (those things are killer hot.) I mixed them in with regular jelly beans, it was great. I had my candy dish to myself after that. I wonder if the jelly beans are still made? I've never had the Jelly Belly ones, I'll have to track them down and try them.

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On 2002-09-16 23:16, Peter Marucci wrote:
I figure if you eat stuff full of preservatives, it will preserve you and keep you alive a long time! Smile
So. . .


And when you die you won't have to be embalmed as your so full of preservatives you will not rot.
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On 2002-09-17 12:12, Payne wrote:
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On 2002-09-16 23:16, Peter Marucci wrote:
I figure if you eat stuff full of preservatives, it will preserve you and keep you alive a long time! Smile
So. . .


And when you die you won't have to be embalmed as your so full of preservatives you will not rot.


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Is "tart" the same as "sour"?

I was particularly distressed with the candy industry the day that everything was converted to Chewy. Who decided this?!

Regular SweetTarts=good
Chewy SweetTarts=BAD

Cheers,
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Backpalmmagic,

I don't think so. You hardly ever hear of anyone being called a "sour."

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Funny You should Ask:

There is a member on the board "JBGuy". He said he works at the Jelly Bean Factory as a Rep. This guy has all your sour answers I bet!
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