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With loads and loads of different types of delicious candy available in the world, this day is devoted to one type of sweet treat in particular – sour candy!

National Sour Candy Day offers an opportunity for all lovers of sour candy to appreciate, enjoy and celebrate this delectable treat.

History of National Sour Candy Day

Super sour candies can be traced back to the 1950s and 1960s. Lemonheads, those sour little lemon flavored candies actually included real lemon juice in their recipe, which makes a lot of sense because citric acid can certainly make the mouth pucker.

The 1970s and 1980s were particularly important years for the promotion and growth of the sour candy market. Sour Patch Kids were first introduced in the late 1970s in Ontario, Canada, making their way to the US in the mid-1980s.

Trolli brand sour gummy worms were invented in Germany in the ‘80s. Warheads were also invented in the ‘70s, in Taiwan, and were then brought to the United States in 1993.

Founded in 2015 by the American Licorice Company, National Sour Candy Day gives a salute to those mouth-puckering fruit flavors that can make your eyes water! American Licorice Company is the maker of a line of sour candies, such as Sour Punch, Sour Straws and more.

How to Celebrate National Sour Candy Day

Celebrate National Sour Candy Day by enjoying and sharing some deliciously puckery candy!

Try Some Sour Candy

Often considered something that’s for kids, don’t be afraid to be a kid again and enjoy a bit of puckery fun on National Sour Candy Day. So many brand options are available for sour candy, whether hard candy or gummies, it might be fun to choose a few different varieties and try them all! Here are some options for getting started: 

  • Trolli Sour Gummy Worms. With a few flavor options, including “Sour Brite Crawlers” which are colorful, multi-flavored sour worms, the mix of sugar coated sweetness and sour insides is a delight to the tongue.
  • Warheads. Choose from Mega Warheads or Extreme Sour hard candies. Or go further and try out the Warheads Super Sour Double Drops, Chewy Cubes or gummy Sour Twists.
  • Jolly Rancher Sour Surge. This hard candy brand started in 1949 and the sour apple version has always been a hit. But an entire bag of sours was introduced in their Jolly Ranchers Sour Surge line, with puckery deliciousness in sour flavors like cherry, apple, blue raspberry and watermelon – complete with a sour powder center!

Share Sour Candy with Others

What a fun day to simply keep a pocketful of sour candy on hand and pass it on to others you encounter in daily life!

Walking by your neighbor as they weed their garden? Pass them a handful of sour candies. Are the kids headed to school? Send them with some sour candies in their lunchbox to share with their class. Arriving to work early? Become the sour candy fairy and place some pieces on the desks of coworkers as a nod to National Sour Candy Day.

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