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Are you a fan of the pucker? The Sultan of sour? Do you love that tight feeling you get at the back of your mouth when you chomp down on a lemon, or find Warhead candies to be the absolute best thing in the world? Maybe you go for a subtler sour, like that found in lemon flavored cookies and cakes, or the delightful bite of rhubarb. Maybe you just have a particularly sour attitude or know someone who does? If any of these are true for you, Sourest Day is going to be your new favorite holiday… Or not. Sourpuss.

History of Sourest Day

Sourest Day was established to celebrate all the sour things in the world, and while sour attitudes are included in this, sour foods have got to be one of our favorite things, and believe us when we say there are more than a few different options when it comes to sour foods. Shall we start with the natural, off-the-vine and out of the ground ones? We shall!

Oranges are actually considered a sour fruit (in part because of the high Vitamin C content) and are one of our favorites! Limes are a bit more sour on the sour chart, and go great in a variety of drinks and on tacos, and then there’s the mainstay of summertime drinks and hot cups of tea, lemons! Of course, none of these have a thing on the incredibly delicious but mouth-puckeringly sour rhubarb, best served snapped straight off the ripe plant.

Then of course we have sour cream, buttermilk, and the delicious pickled cabbage that is sauerkraut. But none of these hold a candle to those most evil creation of our sour-loving kin, the sour candies. For those with a mild tolerance for sour, there’s a joy to be had in the Sourpatch Kids candies, gummy candies covered in crystalline citric acid, the same thing that makes Lemons sour. But Sourpatch Kids are just the start, and for those true connoisseurs of sour, there’s the Warhead candies, a candy so powerfully sour they actually had to reduce how sour they were during their original run! Now that’s sour!

How to celebrate Sourest Day

Sourest Day is best celebrated by indulging in all your favorite sour treats, and maybe, just for humors sake, to put on the sourest attitude you can imagine. Know someone who has a tendency to be a Debbie-downer and have a seriously bad attitude? Give them a sour food gift-basket to show that not everyone thinks they need to change.