Novelty candies are rarely more than that. When I picked up these Sour Smog Balls (from the makers of the uber-kid candy Toxic Waste) at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, I assumed I was in for the humdrum.
Maybe they’d be sour, I thought, but likely the fake over-sour that ‘funny’ candies do, with a pedestrian texture and no discerning flavors.
Well, this may seem unebelievable to all of us… but I was wrong.
First off the colors are great. Some semi-solid, other with spreckled dots, these brought out the little dude in me and I wanted to try all of them. When you eat them, they are like a mini gobstopper. You can bite them, but they don’t crack as easily as a Skittle or the Chewy Lemonheads family. I sorta wondered whether they would break a tooth, but suddenly they give – and the sour floods in.
The morsels are small so there’s a lot of sour but it doesn’t fill up your mouth in a mess of candy. The flavors aren’t actually that figure-outable. I actually have no idea what they are – maybe a berry, and an orange. The green ones couuuuuuld be a light apple I guess. But whatever they are, they seem to be different with each color, so the experience of each one is unique.
These are fun to eat, and I can’t believe that I may actually go out and buy another package…And that’s my main ding on these: if they packaged them differently — let’s say, like an adult sour candy — I’d have no trouble buying and re-buying. But as it is, they’re doing the whole cartoony Dr. Smog character, and I’ll feel like a freak making these a candy aisle goto.
But if you want big sour in a solid little bite, forget what the other adults around you are thinking and reach for the Sour Smog Balls.
Where do u buy these
I found them here: http://www.royalcandycompany.com/toxic-waste-sour-smog-balls-12ct-7431.html?gclid=CPeTm9_9s7YCFQpxQgodHUEAKQ. But it looks like you have to buy a 12ct. The bags are reasonably big though. They’re good too. I also somebody was selling on eBay. But that feels kinda squirrely… http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toxic-Waste-Smog-Balls-Sour-Candy-2-Pounds-/270894431002
I know what you mean, they look like a gimmick sour candy, but ended up as delicious blend of sweet, crunch, chewy and sour
u gotta suck on it
that’s what she keeps saying. Zing.
I must be the only one in the world that finds Toxic Waste candy not sour at all. Seriously. I bought these and it was just like a mini sweet jawbreaker.
I hear you Teenrobo. These aren’t crazy sour at all. But how much sour you eating? the more you eat, the less sour things seem…
Cracked my tooth on these
Same here! I finished a big tube of the ones that look like war heads in minutes.
Nice! These look like a must try.