January 19th, 2011 by Rosa
These Sour Power Sortz were included in my NCA shipment full of free candy samples. Yes, that shipment was over a year ago… Candy keeps pretty well, especially in chilly Rochester, and I have a Sisyphean supply of it.
It was billed as “candy straws in 4 different flavors. Strawberry, Apple/Peach, Raspberry/Grape, & Tutti Frutti.”
The straws were stiff, plasticky tubes with long grooves down the sides. All were sprinkled with sugar granules that were brightly sweet and lightly sour.
Red was maybe strawberry? It sorted of tasted like red fruit.
Purple was the Raspberry/Grape. It had a strong seediness with the plastic tinge of red Twizzlers.
Yellow was sweet with just a hint of pear, followed by a plasticky bite. Orange just tastes sweet and plasticky. I have no clue which of these two is supposed to be Tutti Frutti and which is Apple/Peach.
All were too wheaty and plastic-tasting to be palatable. A definite —. I’d rather have Sour Punch Straws, which at least have some discernible flavors.