Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sour Patch Kids Berries

Sour Patch Kids BerriesCadbury Adams, makers of Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids have introduced a new product to their line of jelly candies. Sour Patch Kids Berries are a variety of four berry flavors of the classic chewy jelly candy covered in sour sand.

There’s no mention of this product on the Sour Patch Kids website, and the package is rather scant with details as well. There are four colors for the candies, but there’s no mention of the flavors. I think they’re: Cherry, Blue Raspberry, Strawberry and Grape.

The regular Sour Patch Kids come in four flavors: orange, cherry, lemon and lime. The Sour Patch Fruits come in watermelon, orange, lemon, lime, grape and cherry. Then there are the individual flavor packs like Watermelon, Peach and Cherry. It seems like cherry gets a lot of attention from the Sour Patch family, here it is in three different assortments plus a package all of its own.

Sour Patch Kids Berries

Sour Patch Kids are a simple construction, a firm jelly candy is molded and then coated in a sweet & sour sand. They’re small, so one is a good bite.

Grape (Purple) is a great sour flavor. This grape is just like a jelly version of Pixy Stix or SweeTarts. There’s a lot of fake grape flavor to go along with the sour.

Cherry (Red) is as I expected, tart and sharp with the strong woodsy notes then sweet and a little on the medicine side, especially as the food coloring kicked in.

Strawberry (Pink) this was the flavor I wasn’t quite sure about. It’s soft and floral and more delicate than the others, perhaps even a little citrusy.

Blue Raspberry is a well rounded flavor. It’s quite tart at first then morphing into a sweet and floral berry flavor that’s reminiscent of the Swedish Fish.

Sour Patch Kids BerriesHere’s something that’s been bothering me for years. Sour Patch Kids don’t look like kids. They don’t look like much of anything except maybe shaving brushes. There are little characters on the package, but I’ve never quite been able to make them out. Jelly Babies manage to look like their little characters on the package, so I know the molding technology allows this. Even Swedish Fish do an excellent job of looking like little fish.

It’s interesting to see a new mix of flavors for the Sour Patch Kids, even if the actual flavors are not new. There’s nothing earth shattering here or innovative, just a limited mix that might appeal to folks who don’t like the citrus flavors in the regular Sour Patch Kids or Sour Patch Fruits.

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Name: Sour Patch Kids Berries
Brand: Cadbury
Place Purchased: CVS (Park LaBrea)
Price: $1.79
Size: 7.2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 99
Categories: Candy, Cadbury, Jelly Candy, Sour, 7-Worth It, Canada, Sav-On/CVS

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  1. I still prefer the Sour Patch Fruit Salad to the Kids. This “new” product just seems like a reshaped & repackaged version. Weird…

    Comment by JJ aka The Dude on 8/17/11 at 2:41 pm #
  2. Cherries are not berries!

    Comment by R.H on 8/17/11 at 8:07 pm #
  3. i just got these last night based on your review! I only get the original sour patch kids at the movies and attempt to pick only the red ones out as they are the only ones i like… always a disaster in the dark movie theater. i’m excited to report i LOVE these. i am eating them right now actually. smile i am confused because i didn’t realize grapes or cherries were berries…. and why is raspberry always represented as blue?? such a mystery haha

    Comment by jeny on 8/18/11 at 12:40 pm #
  4. Want these so bad. Wonder if they have them in Canada yet? These and the new Tropical JR chews.

    Comment by cte on 8/19/11 at 10:31 pm #
  5. This candy describes heaven. just look at it, come on!! its soft yet chewy at the same time!! and the BERRIES add to this mystical flavor! when i’m in a bad mood i just plop one in my mouth and it brings a happieness upon me! i dont know what it is about this candy…all i can say is that its magical!

    Comment by candylover7 on 8/21/11 at 9:32 pm #
  6. Such a mysterioussssss (say it like a snake) candy! I totally agree with candylover7!! And you know what R.H cherries are not berries! that is some bull! Let’s take a stand! This candy is sooo good! Like I love Sour Patch kids and I was content with the candy but they just couldn’t help but bring out some more candy and it is amazazing! Blue Raspberry drives me crazy, whenever I eat a blue one I lose my mind! But I usually find my mind again and everything is alright! I applaud you sour patch for this great invention! I love candy (as you can tell by my name) and this does not dissapoint. I’m eating some right now as a matter of fact, i popped them in the microwave to heat them up and having them for dinner. Oh no! I’m losing my mind again, gotta go!

    Comment by candylover6 on 8/21/11 at 9:35 pm #
  7. Actually, the original line of Sour Patch Kids are Orange (orange), Lime (green), Lemon (yellow), and Raspberry (red).

    As for these new flavors, I think they’re pretty good! I absolutely love the cherry and blue raspberry flavors, so I was excited to see them packaged together. The grape one I could do without, I always pick those out of the fruit salad mix and set them aside. The pink one is kind of peculiar tasting - it kind of reminds me of the raspberry lemonade flavor from the xploderz mix, just without the gooey filling inside. I would have killed to have a peach kid in this mix!

    Comment by Jake on 8/30/11 at 5:51 pm #
  8. Actually, the original flavors are lemon, lime, orange, and raspberry. You can find that on the official website. Not really sure how you came to the conclusion that the green ones are “apple…” As for the flavors of the berry pack, it’s blue raspberry, cherry, grape, and raspberry lemonade.

    Comment by Alley on 10/06/11 at 10:35 pm #
  9. I LOVE the kids VERY much siiiiiir!!!!!

    Comment by berrie lova on 10/19/11 at 7:46 pm #
  10. These are great, but not as sour as the original which is a disappointment, but they are at least sour. and they do have some tasty flavors, blue and red are the best of course. If you’re not a fan of the citrus flavors in the originals you’ll love these.  Ill try them again but warheads and OG sour patch kids will continue to be my favorites.

    Comment by patrickjames on 12/18/11 at 11:30 pm #
  11. Best candies ever!!! Never tasted anything this good. Now i have no more interest in the original ones… I bought every bag i found in Florida to bring them back in Canada! Only one bag left ;(

    Comment by sophie on 5/20/12 at 1:38 pm #
  12. I love berry kids!  I am having a hard time finding them in Utah!  I bought all Safeway had in California and I am almost out!  Suggestions?

    Comment by Dixie quinn on 8/29/12 at 6:22 pm #
  13. These are great.  I like them better than the originals The red seem more sour in the berry pack.

    Comment by Linuxology on 9/05/12 at 5:35 pm #
  14. Idea: Put the purple ones in the original mix (which now has blue). Then you will have a perfect 6 color Sour Patch Kid rainbow.

    Comment by Anonymous on 11/14/14 at 1:28 pm #
  15. Sour patch berries are the best. It would be great if they replaced the sour patch green lime with a sour green apple instead in the sour patch kids originals. Who doesn’t love sour apple? Take that over lime any day!

    Comment by Miko on 11/03/16 at 3:28 pm #
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