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Easter Candy Review: Starburst Sour Jellybeans

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Starburst Sour Jellybeans
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there is a plethora of jellybean offerings on the Easter candy shelves this year. I say the more, the merrier, but not all jellybeans are created equal. I like sour candies, so I tried to determine which package of jellybeans might be the most sour. I decided upon the Starburst Sour Jellybeans because a) it clearly states SOUR on the package, and b) Starburst reliably delivers what I consider to be some tasty candies.

I was not disappointed! There are six fruity flavors in Starburst Sour Jellybeans: green apple, lemon, watermelon, tangerine, cherry, and blue raspberry (why is this flavor everywhere? I for one have never seen a blue raspberry, but maybe I am sheltered). The beans are a nice, compact size, and each is bursting with ample flavor. The exterior has a satisfying crunch, and the inner jellybean is dense and chewy. You also get a lot of jellybeans in a package, so they are a good value.

Starburst Sour Jellybeans closeup
Here is a breakdown of each of the six flavors:

Green apple: Definitely has that green apple candy flavor. This flavor is probably my least favorite, though, as there is a slight chemical taste. Also, it isn’t quite as sour as I’d like.

Lemon: The sour tartness hits with a bang, and I can feel my taste buds twinge. Strong lemon high notes to this one and a nice, lingering aftertaste.

Watermelon: Again, the watermelon flavor is strong, but there is a slightly floral undercurrent. It’s kind of weird but still good. The watermelon flavor reminds me of Jolly Ranchers.

Tangerine: This flavor reminds me of those candy orange slices, the jelly ones with the crunchy sugar coating (and yes, I like those candy orange slices). Not particularly sour nor all that tangeriney, but the orange flavor is nice.

Cherry: Not crazy about the cherry flavor. It reminds me of cherry-flavored Sucrets (for those of you who don’t remember Sucrets, they were a sore throat medicine), and I did not like Sucrets. It’s a syrupy, sickly sweet flavor, and it’s not sour enough.

Blue raspberry: This one is sour! Yay! That said, it doesn’t really taste like raspberry. I suppose it would sound crazy if I said it tasted blue, but, well, it does. It tastes like blue raspberry-flavored Icees and Popsicles, which is kind of an unidentifiable flavor.

All in all, I would say that these are a good choice if you’re looking to add a little sour to your Easter. A few of the flavors could be a bit more sour, but they were still good. Here’s wishing you a mouth-puckeringly good Easter!

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6 Responses to “Easter Candy Review: Starburst Sour Jellybeans”

  1. 1
    Sera says:

    I liked the regular Starbusrt Jelly Beans, but I haven’t tired these since I’ve never been a big “sour” person. It’s good to know these are up to standard! :)

  2. 2
    oakling says:

    They don’t make Sucrets anymore??

  3. 3
    Julie Nicolay says:

    And here I was JUST about to head out the door to go buy some candy…and yes, I was thinking jelly beans of some sort since they are out in abundance and I’ve not tried them ALL yet! So, I quickly head to my fave website and lo and behold: a jellybean review. Sour. Yum!

    Good to know, though, that the cherry ones are like so many cherry candies I can’t stomach: like cough medicine(I can then “share” them, i.e. get rid of them, with unsuspecting co-workers, LOL)! If the Jolly Rancher folks can make such good cherry Jolly Ranchers, why can’t all companies make better cherry flavor for their candy?

    Anyway, I’ll give these a shot for the lemon, watermelon and tengerine, if nothing else (I love those fruit slices, too, especially the grapefruit ones, which are hard to find)! Thanks, Mariko!

  4. 4
    Becky Dollins says:

    Starburst jellybeans are freaking awesome.I found them a couple of years ago when I wanted something different besides the norm and I figured starburst candy was awesome to begin with so why not and I have been addicted since.The only problem I have with them is they only put them out at Easter,sooooo I buy up what I can and keep my fingers crossed they last (and of course they dont) unfortunate for me I have gotten my whole family addicted to them along with my friends,so now Iam on the look out to find something to ease the with drawls till next Easter.

  5. 5
    Lindsey says:

    I am a candy fanatic and found starburst sour jellybeans two years ago at Easter. Ever since then, I’ve waited until March each year when the stores start to stock them and this year I stocked up (The blues are my favorite too!). They also make (even harder to find) tropical flavor Starbust Jellybeans. I’m not the biggest fan of the regular ones because I think the flavor is average and these pack a much better flavor punch. I also really like the Smuckers Sour jellybeans when I cannot find the starburst ones.

  6. 6
    LoveyDovey says:

    Oh my gosh!!! They are amazing!! They have the right amount of sour and the right amount of sweet! They grape and the blues are my favorite!!! I remember I had them at a family reunion! I took the wholle bowl and ate them with my cousins downstairs as we watched Finding Nemo! Once we were done with the big bowl full they went upstairs and somehow found another bowl full! And we are them again…. Then a week after I say them in the store on sale so I stocked up and gave all of the cousins a bag! That made there day! The good thing about having bags is that no one will fight over who gets the last bean!!

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