Thursday, February 12, 2009

Starburst Sour & Sweet

Starburst Sour & SweetMars has definitely mucked around with new Starburst over the past few years. Luckily they don’t touch the original.

The newest item on the shelves is this Starburst Sour & Sweet mix. (It’s a little unclear if this replaces the Starburst Sour or not, but the actual words on the package are New flavors - Starburst Sour - Sour (6 chews) Sweet (6 chews).

The two sour flavors are Sour Watermelon & Sour Green Apple and two sweet flavors are Sweet Strawberry & Sweet Blue Raspberry.


Sour Watermelon - hot pink - this has an immediate sour bite that’s almost salty. The flavor other than that is the typical fake watermelon. It’s quite intense all the way to the end.

Sour Green Apple - acid green - quite tangy and juicy, there’s the plastic flavor of chemical green apple and just a little dash of apple juice flavor in there.

Sweet Strawberry - maroon - This was weird. I thought it was just a regular strawberry Starburst, but the flavor, maybe from being near the green apple, is much more artificial and less floral.

Sweet Blue Raspberry - cerulean blue - at first this seemed much too tangy to be called a “sweet” flavor, but then I ate a few more sours and it seemed a bit tamer after that. The raspberry flavor is mellow, a little jammy but not much in the floral notes.

The balance of sweet and sour was fun, especially since I don’t think I could eat a whole package at once. The sours seemed much more sour than the previous Starburst Sours I’ve had. I enjoy Starburst’s smooth chew and intense flavors. I think they could probably lighten up on the food coloring, seeing how they’re individually wrapped. But the flavor assortment was kind of boring, I’d love to see them really reach for some exotic, powerful flavors instead of these same retreads.

Starburst’s website is insanely annoying. It takes two minutes to load ... and then another two minutes once I clicked on “products” ... then clicking on nutritional info takes me to a Mars list of products (okay, no biggie, central databases are good) but I have to navigate that list AGAIN. It also doesn’t list this product specifically, it still has the old flavor array for the Starburst Sour on the Starburst site and not at all on the Mars site.

Starburst Sour still contain gelatin but are listed as Gluten Free on the package.

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  7. Starburst
Name: Starburst Sour - Sour & Sweet
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Vermonica)
Price: $1.19
Size: 2.07 ounces
Calories per ounce: 116
Categories: Chew, Sour, United States, Mars, Starburst

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:46 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. This was shipped to me instead of the regular Sours on my last order. I believe they have the same item number.

    Comment by Steve on 2/13/09 at 9:49 am #
  2. this is different then th regular starburst.

    Comment by Brittany Hairston on 2/24/09 at 6:31 am #
  3. I tried these once, and they were okay, not great. I think I would prefer them to have a sour coating on them and a normal starburst in the middle, that would give you an intense sourness in the beginning and end with a nice sweetness.  But they kinda grow on you a little. When I started eating the pack I was like eh, but I wanted to try all flavors, by then I kinda got use to them and at the entire pack I may try them again, but they def are not my favorites, I am a big starburst fan.

    Comment by J Talbert on 2/25/09 at 9:54 am #
  4. Everyone, I have spotted thiss HUGE package of starbursts for 2.00.

    Comment by Riel on 4/25/09 at 9:20 am #
  5. I loved the sour starburst and then they mucked with them over and over again.  Now you can’t seem to get them unless they have the sweet ones in there too.  If they had at least chosen good tasting sweet ones I might be able to tolerate this but they didn’t. Mars bring back the packages with only the sour ones.

    Comment by Chuck on 4/07/10 at 7:56 am #
  6. I agree with chuck I love the regular sour starburst they were so good I use to buy them buy the box there awsome!!!! please bring them back please

    Comment by Franco on 5/01/10 at 3:29 pm #

    Comment by Benjammin on 11/29/10 at 12:15 am #
  8. Please bring back starburst fruit twists grin

    Comment by JasmineM on 11/29/11 at 5:09 pm #
  9. This mix is coming back in 2016 with new flavors.

    Comment by Anonymous on 5/26/15 at 4:34 pm #
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