Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sour Bloops

imageThis is another one of those products that I’ve only seen at the 99 Cent Only Store. These Sour Bloops are billed as “Intense Chewy Fruit Candies” and are made by Lance. Yes, Lance, that company that you makes those bright orange Cheese & Peanut Butter crackers that come in mini-bricks in vending machines.

As something you would find in a vending machine, these fill an important niche. They’re like mega-Skittles or fruity Mentos. The flavor assortment is definitely unique.

imageEach candy is a rustic looking Mentos, same size, same basic shape.

The name Sour Bloops may be a little pedestrian and unimaginative but the candy certainly lives up to it. Basically they were okay.

Green Apple - tangy, with a pretty good combination of apple juice notes and that fake green apple flavor of Jolly Ranchers. Pretty soft and pleasant. The flavor stays with the chew to the end.

Wild Cherry  - tastes like a red cherry Lifesaver, but much more tart. Flavorful and a smidge medicinal, especially towards the end where I get a little burning feeling in my throat.

Peach Lemonade - I haven’t the foggiest what this tastes like, since there were none in my mix.

Stick with Mentos or Skittles unless you really need a peach lemonade fix ... which I can’t comment on, as they’re so rare as to not make an appearance in my bag. If you’re stuck with what your vending machine offers, well, this is a far better choice than Garfield’s Chocobites. These candies may also appear in rolls called Chewz.

Name: Sour Bloops
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Lance Snacks
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store
Price: $.25
Size: 1.54 ounces
Calories per ounce: 110
Categories: Chew, Sour, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:22 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. The first time that I had Lance Chews, they were made in Holland.  I guess that they failed to get the secret when they moved production.

    Comment by Dave on 5/01/07 at 10:04 am #
  2. Cybelle, do these contain gelatin?

    Comment by Jennifer Grappone on 5/01/07 at 7:28 pm #
  3. Hmm, isn’t there some Spree-Skittles hybrid out there? What am I thinking of…don’t think I ever heard of these.

    Comment by Jeanna on 5/01/07 at 7:39 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Dave - hmm, maybe there’s an industry of fruit chews in Holland ... like the Detroit of Mentos.

    Jennifer - yes, I dug out the wrapper and they do have gelatin and they’re not Kosher

    Jeanna - have you had Chewy Sprees?

    Comment by Cybele on 5/03/07 at 7:51 pm #
  5. I love Sour Bloops!!!!!
    They are the awesomest awesomest awesome!!!
    You are an idiot if you are insulting them!!!
    They are the bestest!
    They are better than you! Ha-ha-ha-ha!!!

    Comment by M on 6/18/07 at 3:46 pm #
  6. bloops suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by brian on 6/27/07 at 12:46 pm #
  7. I tried them, I never really cared for bloops.

    Comment by Dave Nofmeister on 9/12/07 at 5:53 am #
  8. ah… i freakin love bloops.
    i use to eat them in middle school alot and now 5 years later they are no where to be found.
    i’d love to eat some again.
    can anyone tell me where i can buy some?

    Comment by mc. on 8/20/08 at 2:42 pm #
  9. this candy is the bomb.:nancy
    why did you guys call it sour bloops if it is not evven sour they are sweeeeeet but they are good. nimsi

    Comment by Nmsi And Nancy on 6/08/09 at 6:30 am #
  10. Ah, I use to love these things.  I’d get them from the vending machine before volleyball matches… They dissappeared, and I’ve been looking for them for a while.  I’d also like to know if there is any way to buy some of these!

    Comment by Meagan on 10/06/09 at 7:54 pm #
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