Toxic Waste

toxicwasteIt’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
  • Lemon
  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • 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:


Toxic Waste
Brand: Candy Dynamics
Weight: 1.7oz
Price: $1

Yum: Has a pleasant taste after the sourness has faded.

Yuck: Very sour. Only for fans of sour candy.

Packaging:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Aroma:3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Texture:3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Appearance:3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Flavor:3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Value:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)

6 comments on “Toxic Waste

  1. Joe January 23, 2011 3:06 am

    i have had many war heads and many toxic wastes, to the point where it has cut the top of my mouth in several places over all they rank about the same with me warheads have a little bit more sour to them at first but when it comes to the actual flavor toxic waste surpasses war head ten to one, but where toxic waste really catches up to war heads is the sour center its not extremely sour but the taste is great, war heads also tried to make their center sour, that’s why the center is white not clear. WAR HEADS FAILED BIG TIME! so in review both are great candy that pack a punch in different ways.

  2. SourCandy Girl July 18, 2015 2:54 am

    I absolutely love sour candy, and Toxic Waste is one of my all time favorites. In almost every way it outclasses Warheads, to me. The sour coating lasts longer than that of Warheads (the intensity is about the same as Warheads, but just lasts longer) and has a better consistency. But where Toxic Waste really shines is in the candy after the sour expires: the actual fruity flavor of the candy is quite pleasant, and tastes so much better than the flavors of Warheads (which to me taste chemical-y and gross), and the sour burst in the center tops things off! Good variety of flavors too (I particularly like the Blue Raspberry and Watermelon).

  3. Mateo October 15, 2016 1:29 am

    Toxic waste advertises extreme sourness. I tried them and the first wave is barely even sour. Maybe a good prank on your unsuspecting friend. Probably not for people that like to do extreme flavor tests. Warheads are definitely more sour. Toxic waste has a good flavor after the first wave making it enjoyable. Sadly the toxic waste candies are very small. This is where they went wrong. Warheads are just more sour simply for their size. If your looking for sour just go buy warheads.

  4. dfrg November 19, 2016 12:13 pm

    sourest flavor = black cherry

  5. Josh May 22, 2018 1:33 pm

    You had said that this was not the most sour candy you ever tasted? What is? I am always on the hunt for the most sour thing i can find in the world. Sour is my favorite flavor in the whole world. Lemons, sour candy of all kinds. So if you have something more sour than these I would love to try them.

    Thank you

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