Monday, September 25, 2006

Twizzler Sourz

These were introduced almost two years ago, so I was a little confused by the NEW! starburst on the package. But I hadn’t had them anyway, so into the basket they went.


I don’t know when citrus flavors stopped being the normal “sour” flavors, but I’ve missed them a bit. It’s not like blue raspberry is any more natural as a “licorice” flavor than orange or lemon.

These are a wheat-based chew, which is what most “licorice” is. The center is flavored and then dusted with a sour sugar coating. They smell really nice as a combo - a little floral, a little fruity and a slight tangy essence. Leave them in a desk drawer and it’s kind of like an edible sachet.

They’re wee morsels, smaller than most licorice bites. They have the same basic star shape in cross section, which is great for holding onto all the sour dust.

Strawberry - mild in the strawberry department and with a decent tart bite.

Cherry - a nice chemical cherry flavor with a solid sour kick, but no complexity. A bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Green Apple - a pretty good sour apple flavor with a combo of the floral notes and that realistic apple juice taste and a sizeable tartness that satisfies. My favorite of all of them.

Blue Raspberry - floral and with an odd sort of yellow mustard note in there that confused the heck out of me. Not as sour tasting as some of the others and of course the mustard thing was kind of unpleasant.

Overall, they’re tasty, but don’t really provide any more candy satisfaction than some other tangy chews that I’ve had lately. I might even prefer the Sour Strings I had this summer or the SweeTarts Shockers - Shockers have the lead because of the variety in a single roll.

Name: Twizzler Sourz
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Silverlake Blvd.)
Price: $.89
Size: 1.8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 100
Categories: Chew, Sour, United States, Hershey's, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:35 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Hmmm.  I remember having a blue raspberry body wash or shampoo a couple years back and I remember it too having some kind of baffling mustard-y scent.

    Comment by Alex on 9/25/06 at 3:09 pm #
  2. I can feel my mouth water at the thought of how sour these are.

    Comment by claudia on 9/25/06 at 3:32 pm #
  3. these. are. so. darned. good.
    Hmm, maybe it was a packaging mistake? The ones i bought were pretty fresh and the blue ones were my favorite (:

    Comment by EMiLY on 9/25/06 at 7:30 pm #
  4. this is by far the best candy i have ever had.  i can eat a whole family size bag in one sitting.  once you try them you just cant get enough.

    Comment by chase on 12/07/06 at 1:59 pm #
  5. I’m having a difficult time finding these on a regular basis.  They are no longer in the major stores (Walmart, Target), and the only grocery store that carries them in my area (Northern VA) is Harris Teeter.  Even still, the packages are old and do not look like they’ve been restocked in over a year.

    Does anyone know if these have been discontinued?  They’ve been my favorite candy since I was introduced to them 1.5 years ago.

    Comment by Doug on 4/08/07 at 10:34 am #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    Doug - as far as I know they still make them. But I’ve only seen them CVS & 7-11 lately. You might want to try buying them online. (Of course you’ll have to get them in large quantities.)

    Comment by Cybele on 4/08/07 at 10:50 am #
  7. As my roommate said two days ago, “they make my insides feel like plastic.”

    Twerpz, please.

    Comment by Theresa on 4/23/07 at 2:29 am #
  8. This is my favorite candy. It is becoming harder and harder to find them. A chain called Albertsons used to carry them, then they were bought out by food pyramid. Who luckily still carries them!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Sarah on 8/28/07 at 4:14 am #
  9. these are my favorite sour candy of all time- i was just introduced to them 4 weeks ago and have already consumed seven 1lb bags, i can’t get enough of them safeway is the only store which carries them.

    Comment by courtney on 2/05/08 at 6:15 am #
  10. Love these!!!!! Have been knocking off bag for a few years now! Just recently my local CVS has stopped carrying them; which was the only place I could get them in my area. I hit up every CVS I come across & nothing. I’ve got a bad feeling these are discontinued. I sent an email to Hershey, who is the maker & I am waiting on a response

    Comment by Angela on 7/07/08 at 8:05 am #
  11. I also love these and used to buy three bags at a time at CVS, partly because they hardly ever restocked them…now I’ve been checking three different CVSes for weeks and there’s nothing at all! I’m going to cry if these are discontinued. They’re my favorite candy in the world.

    Comment by Fifo on 7/09/08 at 3:08 pm #
  12. My wife and I are addicted to these and to the new Tear Jerkers Sour Cotton Candy. Also have been having trouble finding either of them. (I usually buy them out when I see them.)

    The Twizzler Sourz are not a bad price on amazon if you buy the 48 pack. ($29 -about .60 each - fee ship - no tax)

    Comment by Joel on 8/27/08 at 8:48 am #
  13. i saw them at my local blockbuster

    Comment by yl on 10/18/08 at 6:15 pm #
  14. Target used to have the bigger, family sized bags for $1.21
    I cried when they stopped stocking them D; [not really..but you get the idea]
    I used to go to target every Thursday after school and buy some <3
    Since then, I haven’t seen them on shelves for over 2 years, but I was at my local Safeway a few weeks ago, and they have the big bags. They were 2 dollars something, but still worth it.

    My blur raspberry never tasted like mustard.

    Comment by Bellameru on 1/12/09 at 2:38 pm #
  15. Best candy ever. No more.

    Comment by Connor on 1/16/09 at 12:29 pm #
  16. Fun thing is everyone in the Wexford area, and those who go to the North Allegheny school district love these candies.  I love them too, but the stores seem to be discontinuing them for some reason. By far one of my favorite sour candies, they are almost addicting in a way.  I hope they start shipping them and restocking more.!

    Hope all is well!!

    Comment by Shelby roehre on 5/28/09 at 3:49 pm #
  17. I have been so upset also reguarding the availability of my favorite candy of all time. After reading some of the other comments, i know that they can be bought in bulk.Some of us are unable to financially do so.I would appreciate and explanation from the company as to why they are not available.Maybe I missed something in the news or etc.

    Comment by LILA SIMPSON on 6/12/09 at 6:14 am #
  18. i went to hershey pa, and asked the manager where they were ,and he said…. THEY ARE DISCONTINUED!

    Comment by MONICA on 9/05/09 at 5:50 am #
  19. i am heartbroken… only place i’ve found them is
    but they’re $33 w/tax for a 24 pack of the small 1.5 ounce bags… i’m trying to decide if it’s worth it or not :/

    i hate how they always discontinue my favorite candy!
    started out w/those brachs twizzler-like things, then lemon jolly ranchers, and now these. Candy companies officially stink!

    Comment by Emily on 1/08/10 at 8:51 pm #
  20. I just checked the link that Emily gave us, the price was down to $22, but they are out of stock.

    So sad, so bad, it was a wonderful candy

    Comment by Brian on 6/26/10 at 10:59 am #
  21. Is twizzlers sourz really discontinued???????????
    Im 5 months pego and all i want is twizzler sourz.

    Comment by jayme on 7/14/10 at 4:37 pm #
  22. This makes me so sad. :( I loved these candies!! I would buy 2 bags at a time and me and my family would go through them like THAT. They really were addicting in this amazing candy kind of way. But yeah, they’re discontinued, and I haven’t seen them anywhere for a few months. :(

    Comment by Jasmin on 7/25/10 at 10:36 pm #
  23. I was soo sad when they stopped selling these!! They were my favorite sour candy and i still cannot find anything to compair!! :( Bring them Back!!! smile

    Comment by Kelsey on 8/02/10 at 2:28 pm #
  24. everyone looking for a similar product should try sour punch twists.  its very close.

    twizzlers were a bit more chewy i think?  and stuck to teeth more.

    Comment by alex on 8/08/10 at 3:13 pm #
  25. This is so sad, these were my favorite candies ever. I wonder if enough people wrote to hershey and complained, if they would bring them back! :( I’m seriously heartbroken. Best candy ever!!!!

    Comment by Summer on 9/07/10 at 2:08 pm #
  26. I used to buy the Twizzler Sourz, the ones without a filling and i can’t find them anymore.
    Safeway Grocery Store used to sell them. Are they not making them anymore? Or can I order them on-line?
    Thank you,
    Colleen Connolly

    Comment by Colleen Connolly on 2/04/11 at 1:54 pm #
  27. OMG!! I have been looking for this candy for like two years now, and to find out they are discontinued just gave me a punch in the mouth. The picture above just makes my mouth water. Meanwhile, I have attempted to replace them with Sour Straws:)

    Comment by Alia on 7/17/11 at 11:21 am #
  28. Im a sour candy addict!!! I was devastated when I learned of the discontinuation of the Sourz- my favorite of all time. I always have a candy bowl or drawer at home, and the Sourz were the first to be in stock at my house!!!  I still crave them often and I wish we could do something about getting them back :(

    Comment by Camille on 11/08/11 at 1:07 pm #
  29. I am craving twizzler sourz there has to be something we can do to get them to bring it back

    Comment by Juju on 4/24/13 at 9:37 am #
  30. How can I buy these?

    Comment by Amanda on 8/21/13 at 3:20 pm #
  31. OMG I REMEMBER THESE FROM MY CHILDHOOD BACK IN THE 2000S I NEEEEEED THEM!!!! WHERE CAN I GET THEM!!! (Currently looking at google for them, email me, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) THANKS!!)

    Comment by Alex on 2/17/14 at 5:31 pm #
  32. I love thesr you just dont know my son too but after i bought all these stores out icant find them 1 website advertisrd them but says out of stock now look at all the fans bring em back no other sour camdy comes anywhere near sourz kinda like marathon bar and reggie jackson bar and still sourz is my true love bag a day is nothing me and my som fight over em nut we shared plz bring em back i need them they make mr happy

    Comment by lisann on 4/23/14 at 12:25 am #
  33. Hi I placed an order a week ago and I’m trying to contact someone to see if it shipped . All the emails say they are invalid. Thank you

    Comment by nicole meyer on 3/08/15 at 4:26 pm #
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