Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sour Patch Chillerz

Sour Patch ChillerzThe idea of this candy is more than puzzling. Sour Patch Kids are basically a sour coated Swedish Fish. Sour Patch Chillerz say that they’re a soft & chewy candy with a surge of cooling.

I didn’t really know what that meant. Maybe it’s like menthol or mint added to a sour candy?

When I got the sample back in May in my box of stuff from the All Candy Expo folks, I dutifully logged them in and took a photo of the package and then ignored them. But then I got a few comments from some readers about them ... so I was intrigued.

The front of the package of new Sour Patch Chillerz shows three smiling, waving & scarf-sporting, mitten-wearing Sour Patch Kids. Purple, Yellow & Red. On the back of the package is lists the flavors/colors ... and there’s some blue child, completely missing from the front. I guess he missed the photo shoot.

Sour Patch Chillerz

They come in four trademarked flavors:

  • Berry Punch Chiller - it smells like raspberry, but the first burst is of a sour lime ... then a weird bitter menthol/mint comes in. It’s strange. Then there’s a sweet berry punch flavor as it becomes pretty much the same texture as a Swedish fish. I didn’t like any of the flavors on their own, and certainly not in combination. The blue coloring also seemed to give this a weird aftertaste for me.
  • Frozen Lemonade - this was fascinating. The initial tingle is of zesty & sour lemon, but then a bit of nasal clearing menthol erupts. The end flavor is like lemon pound cake - all sweetness. It reminded me a lot of lemon cough drops, but each flavor was separate and rather distinct.
  • Strawberry Shiver - the sour start had a lot of menthol in it but the strawberry finish was like cotton candy. A very mellow combination overall, but at this point, I had a pretty lasting cool throat blast going on.
  • Frosty Grape - The first flavor is sour then quickly fades into menthol but then the artificial grape seeps in. It’s sweet and concord-ish. The combo is weird, but not disgusting, so I tend to eat another.
  • I found them quite odd, but not bad really. My bag was pretty heavy on the grape but light on the berry punch, so it worked out pretty well. My favorite was the lemon, but that could have been that it was the most readily related to something I already found pleasant.

    It’s a fun experiment and I can actually see myself craving these during a cold since they have some of the same elements and so much of the flavor doesn’t depend on the nose, instead it relies on the taste buds and textures.

    Note: The package I reviewed was marked “sample - not for retail sale” so I cannot be certain that the package is exactly as sold at retail, though I’m pretty sure the product on the inside is.

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    Name: Sour Patch Chillerz
    • 10 SUPERB
    • 9 YUMMY
    • 8 TASTY
    • 7 WORTH IT
    • 6 TEMPTING
    • 5 PLEASANT
    • 4 BENIGN
    • 1 INEDIBLE
    Brand: Cadbury Adams
    Place Purchased: sample from All Candy Expo
    Price: unknown
    Size: retail $1.89
    Calories per ounce: 106
    Categories: Jelly, Mint, Canada, Cadbury

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:38 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

    1. I bought a pack of these the other night.
      Oh My Lord.
      They gave me a huge stomachache and hurt my throat for a few hours. They are not a FUN candy to eat.
      I strongly prefer regular sour patch kids.
      thanks for reviewing these!

      Comment by Laura on 8/06/09 at 4:18 pm #
    2. Holy candy, I would want to eat those right now! oxoxo

      Comment by Painthead on 8/09/09 at 5:40 pm #
    3. If I were Berry Punch Chiller, I would sue!  I bet they never told him about the photo shoot!  Discrimination! .... But seriously, if someone had a bag of these, I might try the Grape or Lemon, but the other two sound icky! 
      I think one of the greatest services this site provides is to keep me from buying candy I will end up tossing out just because I am curious about it!...If nobody has thanked you today, yet…Thank you,Cybele!

      Comment by Michelle F on 8/10/09 at 7:36 am #
    4. Bought a bag at Target. Worst. Candy. Ever. And I capital L Love regular Sour Patch Kids.

      Comment by coolan on 9/06/09 at 5:05 pm #
    5. I love these, personally. I prefer them to the original, which is my favorite candy. They don’t rip up your tongue as bad, which is nice too.

      Comment by Tony on 10/14/09 at 1:56 am #
    6. I was all excited seeing the commercials about the new Sour Patch Chillerz and I was dying to try them. So while at Kmart I buy a bag when I got home and tried them I was dissapointed they taste like cough drops please stick to the other Sour Patch candies!

      Comment by Taniya on 11/01/09 at 1:31 pm #
    7. I LOVE Sour Patch kids but these are DISGUSTING!!! I threw them away immediately.

      Comment by Paradiddle on 12/27/09 at 12:32 pm #
    8. I just had a bag of these.. they are gross. I was hoping the whole time that they would start tasting better, but they just sucked the whole time.

      Two thumbs… down.

      Comment by tu69ba on 4/12/11 at 11:35 am #
    9. I really love these, but I was the only one in my family. My dad says it’s because I have so many sinus problems that the candy worked for me. Either way, I`m addicted.

      Comment by brooke on 4/25/11 at 5:44 pm #
    10. I am a sour candy freak and this candy is probably the worst sour candy alive, I feel like I am eating sour cough syrup. They have a horrible after taste to them. I do not understand how this candy made it past the test subjects. I think they are no longer selling them. Blah.

      Comment by Tai Mai Shu on 10/10/11 at 4:37 pm #
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