It’s hard to miss this very distinct container in the shape of a barrel overflowing with toxic waste. This is Hazardously Sour Candy, or at least that’s what the label says. The barrel is part of a whole series of Toxic Waste candy that includes nuclear sludge and short circuit bubble gum.
Each candy is wrapped individually in little plastic pouches. The candies have a slightly sticky surface, so this prevents them from sticking together. The pouches are labeled with the flavors. There are four different flavors, and a bit surprisingly they have just regular names.
- Black Cherry
- Blue raspberry
I administered an apple flavored candy to test subject A (aka my wife) and observed the reaction:
“Eww, that’s gross!”
“It hurts to eat it”
“I don’t like it”
“STOP IT!” (This, I believe, was aimed at me for writing down everything she said, and is not a comment on the candy itself)
“Once you get past the first part it taste fine, but that’s just gross”.
She proceeded to spit it out a couple of minutes later when she had reached the sourness hidden in the core of the candy.
I have to agree with my wife that these candies really are pretty sour, and they are among the most sour candy I have tasted. But the sourness goes away quickly, and after about 15 seconds the taste like a regular sweet candy. So the extreme sourness that’s promised on the container is not really there. There is a second wave of sourness hidden in the center, but that’s not quite as sour as the surface. The container comes with a warning not to eat more than one within a brief time, or you risk irritation to your mouth.
Unless you are a die-hard sour candy fan, these candies are really more of a novelty item. Most people would probably not eat these because they think they taste great. But after the first burst of sourness has gone away the taste is really pretty good. Kids will probably love them, and especially the little scale on the container that names you a FULL TOXIE HEAD if you manage to keep the candy in your mouth for at least 60 seconds.
This candy is distributed by Candy Dynamics, and they even have a website dedicated to it: