What is the best Hi-Chew flavor?

Hi-Chew Flavors: Ranked! What’s Your Favorite?

Considering that I’ve had thousands of Hi-Chews in my lifetime (I’m estimating here), I consider myself quite the expert of their many flavors. Ranking them can be like choosing between children, but if we are all being honest, some are just way better than others.

With this guide, I attempt to find the King of Hi-Chew. So without further ado, here are my rankings…

Hi Chew Fizzies - Cola and Orange Soda

13. Orange Soda

Coming in last is the Orange Soda flavor. It’s not offensively bad, just something that is boring. While they try and give it some pizzaz by adding ‘soda’ to it, the flavor is really just orange (which fans of the blog will know I hate).

Sold in the Hi-Chew Fizzies pack. Not sold individually yet.

12. Cherry

Too syrupy and overpowering for my taste. As a single flavor pack, it’s too much. Hard pass.

Sold individually and in the Hi-Chew Cherry Berry Mix pack.

11. Grape

Again, it kind of has that cough syrup vibe. I would say it’s less so than grape flavors of other candy, but this is not one I would actively seek out (if given the choice).

Sold individually and in the Hi-Chew Original Mix pack.

Hi-Chew Tropical Mix pack

10. Melon

Coming in lower than you’d probably expect is Melon – this one just doesn’t really do it for me. Certainly a unique choice from Hi-Chew, these are honestly just as boring as the fruit itself. By the end of the Tropical pack, I’m usually left with nothing but melon. Pass.

Sold individually and also in the Hi-Chew Tropical Mix pack

9. Green Apple

Not much to say about Green Apple other than it’s exactly what you would expect. Not super sour, but not super flavorful, it lands in the middle of the pack without much distinction.

Sold individually and in the Hi-Chew Orignal Mix pack.

T7. Lime

T7. Lemon

It’s hard to rank one of these over the other. In an effective “tie”, Lemon and Lime give a strong showing mainly based on their sourness.

Now sold individually (!) and in the Hi-Chew Sours pack.

Hi-Chew Sours - Lemon, Lime and Grapefruit flavor

6. Strawberry

Can’t go wrong with Strawberry. A safe pick if you aren’t a Hi-Chew risk-taker.

Sold individually and in the Hi-Chew Cherry Berry Mix pack.

5. Cola

In what may come as a surprise to some, Cola flavor sneaks into the top 5. Perhaps I am overranking it because of how shocking it was that this flavor was so good. I am not a cola fan in general, but the Hi-Chew does a wonderful job of concentrating the flavor into a single candy. It’s probably the best soda flavored candy I’ve ever had.

Sold in the Hi-Chew Fizzies pack. Not sold individually yet.

4. Banana

While I’m not the biggest fan of banana flavors in general, this one is definitely good enough to be one of my favorite Hi-Chews. With the island / tropical feel, banana is hard to find but definitely worth the buy.

Sold individually and also in the Hi-Chew Tropical Mix pack

Hi-Chew Kiwi

3. Kiwi

The new kid on the block, Kiwi is cool because it actually has seeds in it to give the illusion that you are actually eating the actual fruit and not a candy. This isn’t a type of candy you see every day and one that is certainly worth seeking out.

Sold individually only (for now).

2. Mango

Of all the Hi-Chew flavors, Mango is likely the most sought after, and for good reason! Try eating these alone, as you won’t want to share, and everyone will want one. Mango is a classic and was the best for a long time. Until recently…

Sold individually and also in the Hi-Chew Tropical Mix pack

1. Grapefruit

Clearly the standout from the Sour Hi-Chew flavors, Grapefruit beats the juggernaut that is Mango (for me). Both a unique flavor choice and packed with flavor, Grapefruit dethrones Mango to be the best Hi-Chew flavor on the market right now. Congrats to Grapefruit for the big upset.

Now sold individually (!) and in the Hi-Chew Sours mix.

Unranked Flavors (because I haven’t tried them yet/they don’t exist):

  • Chocolate – it must have been so bad it’s been discontinued
  • Peach – not available in the US

What do you think of my list? Feel free to leave your #1 choice in the comments!

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