Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Judson-Atkinson Tropical Sours

Atkinson's Tropical SoursJudson-Atkinson Candies has been making fruit sours for decades along with other jelly bean type confections. They’re known most for the Cherry Sour but they also have a few other flavors.

The Judson-Atkinson Candies Tropical Sours are called the original soft center sour. They’re kind of like giant sour jelly beans, each is about the size of a hazelnut in the shell.

This theater box holds 4.5 ounces. Like many of Judson-Atkinson’s other candies, the packaging isn’t exactly compelling, but it’s at least easy to spot.

Atkinson's Tropical Sours

White is Pina Colada. It starts out with a light sweet coconut flavor, once I cracked the grainy candy shell I got a little burst of floral and lightly tangy pineapple. It’s not a sour candy at all, but it’s still like a great, mellow gourmet jelly bean.

Pink is watermelon. I don’t consider it to be a tropical flavor and it certainly wasn’t a sour flavor either. It was sweet and about as powerfully flavored as real watermelon is. I wasn’t disappointed that there were only five of these in the box.

Orange is some sort of tropical fruit like Mango. It’s hard to tell without a guide, but there was a peachy note to it and a light tangy flavor as well with some woodsy elements that remind me of mangoes.

Yellow is a mystery. It’s tart but not overly so, it’s not citrus flavor as far as I can tell and not pineapple. It was pleasant but not vibrant enough to go in a package called Sours.

Red is Fruit Punch and is quite a refreshing sort of berry flavor. I liked it, it was tart without the tangy notes completely blasting away the red raspberry flavors.

All of the flavors were nice enough but none qualified for a the category of Sour. They were barely on the range of “hint of tangy”. As giant jelly beans in tropical flavors, they’re decent enough. I paid far too much for these. I see the regular boxes of Sours at the drug store for a buck which I think is quite fair for pure sugar candy made in the States.

The candies aren’t marked Kosher and is tree nut free (though is processed in a facility that utilizes milk, soy and peanuts). There’s no gluten statement and they’re not vegetarian/vegan because of the presence of carmine.

Related Candies

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  5. The Lemonhead & Fruit Heads


Name: Tropical Sours
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Atkinson’s
Place Purchased: Unknown
Price: $2.29
Size: 4.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 99
Categories: Candy, Atkinson's, Jelly Candy, Sour, 5-Pleasant, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:46 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewAtkinson'sJelly CandySour5-PleasantUnited States

Comments
  1. This looks delish! I hope they taste as good as they look!

    Comment by Sarah on 1/13/11 at 8:55 am #
  2. yummy i want some your blog is making me hungry and its not even lunch time   and im at school so i have to wait a while

    Comment by emma on 1/13/11 at 8:56 am #
  3. oh man, i love cherry sours. they are one of my favorites. these look incredible!

    Comment by pam on 1/13/11 at 10:07 am #
  4. These look delish!
    Its unfortuante they are not sour, as advertsided, although i still really want to try them!

    Comment by Dee on 1/24/11 at 1:04 pm #
  5. I guess I will skip them when I see them, since they aren’t actually sour, but I’m intrigued by the size. A hazelnut in the shell is huge (for a jellybean).
    Could the yellow be papaya?

    Comment by bitguru on 3/08/11 at 10:29 pm #

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