Sour Jacks

Also, I though Nirvana's "Nevermind" would be a "cult classic", not something I'd hear in shopping malls & restaurants.

Reviewed by Jonny

March 28, 2016

Isn’t it funny how we have preconceived notions?  I definitely never saw myself being into scream/gaze/black metal, I once thought Donald Trump was “funny” when he hosted his stupid reality show, and I was sure no main characters would die in Episode 7: The Force Unleashed.  Wrong on all counts!  Add to the list Sour Jacks: I thought they were  discount ghetto Sour Patch Kids, relegated to gas stations and lame movie theaters.  Again, how wrong I was

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My homey texted me recently asking if I’d tried these, and that was right after I read about them on Reddit (yeah, we do that.  Check out the candy subreddit there for a giggle).  People were raving about them, and going into detail as to why.

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Said homey then came through with these two bags, so I did a tasting a few days ago.  In a word: delicious.

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Respect the wedge, yo.  That’s their slogan, and I think we all have to buy in, because they’re really tasty.  The watermelon have that familiar “candy watermelon” flavor, with a pronounced sour bite-not crazy sour, but definitely sour.  The wildberry however, is the star here surprisingly.

Serious flavor and bite makes the wild berry pretty original.  There’s a deep berry flavor that’s punctuated by the sour in the best way.  I really loved these, and I liked the watermelon too, but I’m gonna seek out the wildberry. Ironically, I’m now trying to find those gas stations and stores that carry these things- they’re that good, they’re worth a concerted effort to find.

I now respect the wedge, and suggest you do the same.  Click the link below if you can’t find them locally.

3 Comments

  1. Jess Herring

    I got the new sour Jack’s original wedges. These are not sour by any means. A pack of original skittles or otter pops pack way more punch. Also I only got 4 out of 5 flavors listed on the package. I do not recommend if you like sour candy. These are perfect for a toddler if you want them to eat it. The vanilla layer kills all the sour. And they are overly sweet so that doesn’t help. Even just licking the sour dusting doesn’t do anything.
    I got the new sour Jack’s original wedges. These are not sour by any means. A pack of original skittles or otter pops pack way more punch. Also I only got 4 out of 5 flavors listed on the package. I do not recommend if you like sour candy. These are perfect for a toddler if you want them to eat it. The vanilla layer kills all the sour. And they are overly sweet so that doesn’t help. Even just licking the sour dusting doesn’t do anything. Not sour, and they don’t care about their customers.

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  2. Matty

    Are they chewy? Also, I don’t see a link to buy…

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