Badass candy name. Badass bag art.
These things by all account are LITERALLY going to remove 4 layers of tongue from my tongue. But I don’t give a shit, I’m loco. I’ll do anything.
You’ve got your basic green apple, lemon, strawberry and cola.
Almost blinding when unwrapped.
And I’m not gonna lie, I’m all about that grainy sour coating on the thing. Really, there’s not much left to do but get into it, but while we do, let’s look at the bag art again.
Just for a second, understand that these are named “Sour Infernals”. Infernal is defined as “relating to a characteristic of Hell or the underworld”. Just so we’re clear.
As advertised (sorta), these things start out sour. Or wait-do they? By the time you can figure it out, it doesn’t matter: it’s worn off. And you’re left with a somewhat tart lolly. Apparently hell aint no thang.
Look, I’m not gonna come down on a candy maker for being not as sour as they advertise: everyone does that. But this one? They’re making an extremely bold statement with the name and the art, and frankly, it doesn’t deliver at ALL in that department.
Not as sour as Warheads (not by a long shot), honestly, not even as sour as sour Jolly Ranchers. But…that doesn’t mean these are bad. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the green apple or lemon, I did dig on the cola and the strawberry.
For whatever reason I was super jazzed about these, and yeah, they let me down. If you’re looking for a sour candy challenge, keep looking. If you simply want a sour-dish lollipop? You could do worse than these.