We may be sour, but we know our sweets.

Mamba Sour. I have some issues here.

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I like anything sour, so it’s really not that hard for me to give a positive review to these newfangled Mamba Sours. But before I talk about the candy itself, let’s get something out of the way: There’s 2 problems with these.
1. Unlike the similarly packaged Starburst candies, the Mamba packaging is deceiving: Once you open the outer wrapper, you’re met with three smaller wrapped groups of candies. What the hell? And check this- they’re grouped by flavor. So unless you like eating ALL the orange before you even try the raspberry, you’re out of luck, unless…you open all the little packs. A minor nuisance, but stupid. I don’t get it. Variety, people.
2. Speaking of variety: I’ve bought these on 3 different occasions. And every time, I get 2 raspberry packets and one orange. Yet they show lemon and strawberry as available flavors as well. This isn’t such a minor thing, it’s flat out lame.
Where to go from here? Oh yeah, the candy. It’s good. It’s sour, mouth quenching, decent fruit flavor, relatively satisfying. But the question is-why buy these when the FAR superior Starburst Sours exist? Answer: I won’t. And you shouldn’t either, unless you like dealing with a lot of packaging and not a lot of variety.

 

Bottom Line:Eh. There’s bigger fish to fry, folks.

 

 


 

12 Comments

  1. Totally agree on all counts. Of course I like mambas in general and have ben buying regularly so I’m used to the “here’s extra packaging for a 3-piece single flavor group – eat them all now!” philosophy. The fact that you haven’t received the entire bevy of flavors…well that just means some candy foreman is getting lazy.

  2. Totally agree on all counts. Of course I like mambas in general and have ben buying regularly so I’m used to the “here’s extra packaging for a 3-piece single flavor group – eat them all now!” philosophy. The fact that you haven’t received the entire bevy of flavors…well that just means some candy foreman is getting lazy.

  3. TOTALLY disagree. I love this candy and they are the best thing since the original Shock Tarts without the Blue flavor. These blow sour StarBurst out of the water. Couldn’t disagree with you more.

  4. TOTALLY disagree. I love this candy and they are the best thing since the original Shock Tarts without the Blue flavor. These blow sour StarBurst out of the water. Couldn’t disagree with you more.

  5. Hey, that’s what makes America great, right? Room for individual views.

    You had me from when you pointed out a detail about “pre blue flavor” shock tarts.

    Keep reading our reviews, I wonder if you agree with most of them? Seems like we have similar candy tastes…

    Jonny

  6. Definitely wrong. Starburst do not even attempt to reach the level of intense flavor as this candy does. Plus, mamba uses natural dye so unlike with the starburst my mind is not destroyed by excitotoxins.

  7. Totally agreed. Huge disappointment. I got package, because i really wanted strawberry and raspberry flavors. What i found was two orange and one lemon package!
    I feel cheated. Period

    • You WERE cheated. And we’re angry FOR you. Stay strong.

      • Even 6 years later – people feel cheated. I blame Trump.

        • Bro the candy is from Germany

          • I think I wrote this review a decade ago and was decidedly more stupid back then. You’re definitely right!

  8. Flavor = fantastic… way better than starbursts of any variety
    Packaging = non-issue
    Random Selection of Flavors = HORRIBLE, not only do I get stuck w/the flavors I don’t like, I may or may not actually get my favorites (orange and lemon). I actually wrote to the company site about this (hey how about you distribute flavors evenly… or sell in individual flavors. NO RESPONSE FROM THEM!!!
    Candy= sugar = bad for you… but at least they aren’t trying to kill us w/artificial colors like nearly all the other chewy candies!!!

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