Sour Patch Kids

Nutritional information
Serving size (40 g) % Daily value
Calories 150
Total fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 25 mg 1%
Total carbohydrate 37 g 12%
Sugars 27 g
Protein 0 g

Sour Patch Kids are a soft candy with a coating of invert sugar and sour sugar (a combination of citric acid, tartaric acid and sugar).[2] Its slogan, "Sour. Sweet. Gone.", refers to the sour-to-sweet taste of the candy.


Sour Patch Kids were originally created by Frank Galatolie of Jaret International, under the name of Sour Group Kids.[3][4] In the late 1970s the Mondelez international and the Malaco Licorice Company of Sweden formed the M & A Candy Company in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in order to produce them. In the 1970s the candy was renamed Mars Men, and by 1985 they were renamed to Sour Patch Kids to capitalize on the popularity of Cabbage Patch Kids.[5]

In late 1995, the candy made its debut in the United Artists theater in Columbia, Maryland. According to the manager in that location, Greg Lowery, the candy has been a big seller ever since and the theater will be renewing its contract with Cadbury Adams this fall.

In 2013 the Blue Raspberry flavor was added.

Flavors and colors


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