In 1983 Albanese Candy was founded with the aim of producing the world's best gummi products. In 1983 Angelo Fraggos invented Nerds, the crunchy little candy with a mysterious name. Enter 1985, Sour Patch Kids migrate to the United States.
Whether it be gummies, hard candy, or taffy like treats, sour candy is a hot trend. Did you know the sourest candy in the world is called Toxic Waste?
What makes sour candy sour? Sour sugar also known as sour sanding. This is a food ingredient made from citric and tartaric acid and sugar. It is used to coat sour candies such as Sour Patch Kids or to make hard candies taste tart.