Just Born Mike & Ike Zours

I tried these before and they were nothing to write home about. Has the recipe changed? OR IS IT ME THAT'S CHANGED?!?

Reviewed by Jonny

September 19, 2014

I’ve eaten these yearsssss ago.  I remember thinking they were meh, so why try again? Because …life is an evolution, right?  We live, we learn, we grow, we change?  Maybe?

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Since the older days when I first tried these, they’re now branded a bit differently, they’re called something a bit different, and for all I know, the recipe has changed (I now see the “Made with real fruit juice” text that won’t there before.  So in short, I had no real idea what was going to happen, but I had the big box, kids, so ….it was either gonna be really good, or the same as before-meh.

Before I go on, I do have to say that using such a big box is kind of a bummer, when the candy inside doesn’t fill up a third of it.  Example A:

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Here’s a side shot for potentially better perspective:

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There’s a lot of nothing in that box.  Which isn’t to say that they don’t give you a good portion-they do.  It’s just that old conundrum of packaging that bugs me.  I’m sure that there’s a “theater box space” that they have to be a part of, but it’s silly.  Make the box JUST fit this same exact amount of candy, and people think they’re getting a better deal, and you can fit more on shelves.  Yes, it’s just me whining, but you guys get me, right?

To the candy, then.

zours-openI just love the way these things look.  And lemmee tell ya-I think I like the way they taste even more.  They’re sour, no doubt.  But they’re not over the top “pain-sour”, so the flavors stand up a bit stronger than just a wave of sour.  And as for those flavors?  The absolute standard in candy these days:

Green Apple

Blue Raspberry

Cherry

Lemon

Watermelon

 

There’s a reason these flavors are the most popular, but honestly, would throwing orange or grape in there kill ya?

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Bottom line though- just like my recent review of Mike & Ike Originals, I really like these.  The great combination of chewy, soft, strong flavor, and excellent sour balance, is a winner.  When I’m in a sour mood, which is almost always, I think I’d put these on par with Sour Skitts, at least as far as what one can get readily here in the states.  Grab a bag-or a gigantor sized box like this-and check ’em out for yourself.

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