Sour Patch Kids Tropical

Sour Patch Kids Tropical – Review

Sometimes you just know when something is going to be good. That’s certainly the case with Sour Patch Kids Tropical. However, what I didn’t realize is just how awesome they would be. Seriously, this is one of the best candies I have ever had.

Sour Patch Kids Tropical

Sour Patch hasn’t exactly innovated recently. They’ve introduced new flavors but nothing that has caught the attention of the masses quite like Sour Patch Kids original. They have tried Extreme, they have tried Exploderz, but nothing seems to stick.

With Sour Patch Kids Tropical they have certainly found something that will be a hit. Right now, it’s only available in Target and 7-Elevens, but that should soon change.

What makes these Kids so great is obviously the innovation. Sour Patch Kids Tropical flavors are as follows:

  • White – Pineapple
  • Purple – Passion Fruit
  • Pink – Paradise Punch
  • Orange – Tropical Twist
Sour Patch Kids Tropical flavors
These are so amazing.

Which new Sour Patch Tropical flavor is the best?

Each one is special, unique, and really delicious. The two fruit-flavors are self-explanatory. Pineapple is quite honestly the best of the bunch, but probably the obvious choice of the whole pack. Passion Fruit certainly is a unique choice that pans out too. For a “purple” colored candy it doesn’t leave that syrupy residue that you get with grape or something like that.

The red flavor for the Tropical bag is ‘Paradise Punch’ which is a sour take on fruit punch. I’m not usually a big fruit punch fan but even this one is above average.

The mystery comes with the orange flavor. It’s called Tropical Twist, but I can’t seem to pinpoint exactly what it is. It’s very tart and sour, so I want to say it’s kumquat. If you have any ideas, be sure to leave them in the comments.

All in all, these are too good not to be a huge hit. Go give them a try – Sour Patch is at the top of their game with the Tropical flavors!

Sour Patch Kids Tropical Nutrition Facts

As always, these are vegan. The ingredients are: Sugar, Inverted Sugar, Modified Corn Starch, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 6, and Red 4

Sour Patch Tropical Nutrition Facts (entire package):

  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Total Carbs: 126g
  • Sugars: 108g
  • Protein: 0g

Vegan Candy – A List of the Best Ones Out There!

For vegans, being a sweet tooth can be difficult.

Finding vegan candy can be tough.

For one, gelatin is a common ingredient in most of your favorite candy. It gives that chewy, shiny quality to most gummy bears you see, for example.

However, did you know that gelatin is an animal product? Yes, it’s actually made from pigskin, cow hyde, and even some animal bones. While that certainly doesn’t sound appetizing, it has become a main staple of most candies that you know and love.

With chocolate too, most candy bars contain milk. So when vegans want chocolate, they have to stick to the dark stuff, which often times can still have traces of animal products.

Luckily, vegan candy is out there! There’s some awesome gummy and chocolate candy  that are free of animal products.

Here is a list of the best vegan candies that I know of:

Sour Patch Kids & Sour Patch Watermelon

Sour Patch Kids vegan candy
Eating kids is vegan? Sounds weird…

While eating “kids” doesn’t sound like it would be vegan, Sour Patch’s products all do not contain gelatin, which makes them free from animal products and vegan-friendly!

Already one of the best candies out there, there shouldn’t be any excuses left for someone not to have tried these!

Unreal Candy

Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – No GMOs, Fair Trade Candy!

For our chocolate lovers, vegan candy bars can be hard to find. Luckily there are plenty of dark chocolate candies out there that do not contain animal products; the best (in my opinion) being Unreal Candy.

They have dark chocolate peanut butter cups, dark chocolate coconut peanut butter cups, and dark chocolate almond butter cups all of which are made with no GMOs and fair trade products. Each dark chocolate product they have is 100% vegan. but they don’t yet have official vegan certification. Apparently there’s “the potential for cross-contamination with dairy products on our production machinery” according to their website – just something to keep in mind.

Panda Licorice

Panda Black Licorice
Vegan friendly – Simple ingredients and no animal products!

If you are into licorice, Panda is definitely the choice for you. Available in both raspberry and original (black) flavors, the ingredients are simple and of course vegan. Non-GMO, no gelatin, no preservatives, no artificial flavors or colors – this candy is certainly a guilt-free one!

Swedish Fish

Swedish Fish
Swedish Fish are vegan? Go figure…

Yes, I know that fish is not vegan – I believe they call those pescatarians. That being said, Swedish Fish is an all time classic candy and has been doing it without gelatin since the 1950s. They recently gave their branding a new look, so maybe it’s time you tried this delicious vegan treat again!

* Any other good vegan candy out there? Leave them in the comments, so I can try them!

Sour Patch Kids

sour patch kids
Sour Patch Kids bag

Sour Patch Kids

An almost perfect candy.

Conclusion: Highly recommend
Sour Patch Kids Flavors: Raspberry, Lime, Berry, Lemon, Orange

It’s time for another review. This one is an actual classic; no need for debate. It’s Sour Patch Kids, the candy that debatably started my entire addiction to sugar and sour candies in the first place.

There’s honestly not too much for me to say here. For any sour-lover this is the best snack around. It’s solid. While not all the flavors are uniformly great (I’m looking at you, orange), the candy more than makes up for it with it’s gummy children coated in sugar.

In fact, I think Sour Patch Kids are taken for granted a bit now that there are other ‘extreme’ and sour candies on the scene. The Sour Patch Kids are classically good and don’t mess with the formula. That being said, they did just add a new flavor to the mix– blue.

The blue is Berry, which may taste familiar to those of you who’ve had Sour Patch Kids Berries before. In fact, it was probably the best one from that bag, and Sour Patch smartly relocated it to this one, just to spice things up. I think it was a good decision as it adds to an already established brand. I do laugh that it’s a nondescript ‘berry’ flavor. Is it a combination of all the berries? Or is it the famous fake flavor ‘blue raspberry’? One day, I will do a scientific study or break into the factory to find out the answer, but for now I’m satisfied with it just how it is.

sour patch kids

Here’s the Sour Patch Kids flavors Power Rankings:

  1. Red – Raspberry
  2. Green – Lime
  3. Blue – Berry
  4. Yellow – Lemon
  5. Orange – Orange

Honestly, I’ve usually just referred to them by their colors. I didn’t even know the red was raspberry until recently. If you’re like me at all, you probably eat them too fast to actually notice too; I don’t think I’m alone here. However, the beauty (yes, I said it) of Sour Patch Kids is that there isn’t just one flavor in the bag. You have a lot of them to choose from, and you will always be wanting more.

Addicting and delicious all in one, you can’t go wrong with Sour Patch Kids. They are gummy and not too sour. There tagline really is spot on: ‘First they’re sour, then they’re sweet’. So even if you don’t like sour, you only have to deal with it for a few seconds. After that, they’re almost like a good better gummy bear.

Ultimately, even the most bitter person will find some joy once they grab a handful. They really do make you feel like a Kid again.