Blue Razamatazz Sour Punch Straws

I used to love these things. How are they now?

Reviewed by Jonny


February 24, 2009


Greetings from Kauai, friends. I’ll be here for the next 10 days or so, and I’ll try to bring you some reviews of some not so common Hawaiin candies. Yes, I know, life’s tough.

First up, the not Hawaiian at all Blue Razamatazz Sour Punch Straws.

On paper, these should be right in my wheelhouse-chewy, sour, flavored like “blue”, which is ridiculous….overall, a pleasure to a 5 year old or a developmentally challenged 39 year old like moi. Last night, sitting around the TV with the family watching a certain film that won all the Oscars including Best Sound, and not being able to understand the dialog (ironic?), I decided to bust these out.Mediocre. Not that chewy, not that sour, and the blue raz flavor has a really weird note to it. Slightly medicinal, heavily artificial, it just tastes weird. When you’re chewing it, you’re not conjuring images of fruits of any kind, you’re just…chewing a weird little mushy spoogy thing.

Interested? Didn’t think so. Some things are best left to the tots, I guess. Not for me.

Bottom Line: In a world of sour candy love, there just isn’t any point in reaching for these. I won’t again.


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  1. greebs

    Yeah, these were terrible. I grabbed one on my way downstairs and the taste made me sick for about an hour. And in no way did I think it was blue raspberry. I thought it was … hm. Anyway, it’s a serious pass.

  2. Denise Ryan

    I thought there was a reccesion going on! What are you doing in Hawaii eating candy? Wait, is your last name Madoff?

    Have fun!!! (And I’m expecting you guys to cough up the $250 for Candy Expo!)


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