Mike and Ike Zours - Review

Mike and Ike Zours: The Best Sour Candy? [Review]

I decided to dedicate my first post to my favorite candy: Zours.

I love all sour candies, so I picked these up at a grocery store a few years back, and immediately fell in love.  They pack a good sour kick, with some wonderful flavors. I can’t really think of the weak one in the box!

Zours - sour Mike and Ike

They are highly addicting, so be warned. I’ve been known to open the box with the intention of eating half, only to stop myself when they are only 10 Zours remaining. I always decide to polish off the box, since I’m so close to finishing it anyway– no need to save them for another day!

The packaging is a little deceiving. Unlike Mike and Ike’s which fill the box itself, Zours are contained in a bag within the box, so there are fewer pieces to go around. I don’t know if this has to sour coating that wraps each candy or what, but you will certainly get less in the box than you were hoping.

Overall, if you don’t like sour though, this candy may not be for you. It’s definitely a lot of tanginess for one sitting. I usually find my mouth getting pretty numb by the end of the box, but the flavors will keep you going. I can’t stress enough how delicious each of them is. A lot of sweet candies is more “colors” than they are “flavors”. With these, that is not the case. Each flavor is clearly distinguishable and awesome in its own right.

Zours Flavors + What They Look Like:

  • Sour Lemon
  • Sour Green Apple
  • Sour Watermelon
  • Sour Blue Raspberry
  • Sour Cherry

Zours - sour Mike and Ike flavors

Zours are made by Mike and Ike brand, so it’s no surprise that these are essentially just sour Mike and Ike’s. I find the basic Mike and Ike less enjoyable knowing that I’ve been shown the clearly superior Zours. Truthfully though, they are pretty much the same. They have the same shape and the same consistency– a soft-shell candy coating on the outside and a jelly inside. Zours differ in that they are covered in a mysterious white sour powder. It could just be sugar, but it doesn’t flake off into the bottom of the bag like a Sour Patch Kids would for example. Another reason why it’s the best; it’s a good sour and sugary treat that doesn’t leave a huge mess behind.

The conclusion?

It’s gotten increasingly harder to find Zours over the years, so whenever I see a store that has them in stock, I usually buy in bulk. I suggest you do the same; for candy-lovers, and especially sour-lovers, they are essential. They make a great movie snack for sweettooths, in my opinion! A ZOMG!

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Zours Nutrition facts:

Zours Nutrition Facts - sour Mike and Ike

  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 60mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Sugars: 23g
  • Protein: 0g