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National Sour Candy Day

Sweet or sour? Celebrate National Sour Candy Day with mouth-puckering treats and taste the tangy, tart flavors of your favorite candies!
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July 18
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Get ready to pucker up and enjoy National Sour Candy Day on July 18! This special day has been around since the early 2000s and celebrates all things sour. From Warheads to Sour Patch Kids, there is a delicious variety of sour candy out there for everyone. Celebrate this day by stocking your pantry with your favorite sweet-tart treats or trying something new!

History of National Sour Candy Day

National Sour Candy Day Dates

National Sour Candy Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Sour Candies</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first sour candies, known as Cry Babies, were introduced in the US, paving the way for future sour treats.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Debut of Sour Patch Kids</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sour Patch Kids, one of the most notable sour candies, hit the shelves, introducing a new shape and texture to the sour candy market.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Warheads</div><div class='timeline-text'>Warheads were introduced to the market, reaching a new level of sourness and gaining a fanatical following of sour candy lovers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Proliferation of Sour Candies</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the early 2000s, a variety of brands had established their own lines of sour candies including gummies, hard candies, and chewing gums.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Early 2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of National Sour Candy Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Sour Candy Day began in the early 2000s to celebrate the increasingly popular confectionery genre.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Sour Candy Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a sour candy challenge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the challenge and see how many sour candies you can eat in one sitting. Keep track of how long it takes you and then try to beat your score next year!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a sour candy cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put your baking skills to the test by making a cake out of sour candy.  Sour gummy worms are especially fun to use as decorations.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a sour candy bouquet</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Turn your favorite sour candy into a unique bouquet for someone special.  You can even wrap it up with some cellophane or tissue paper to make it look like a real flower bouquet.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Sour Candy Party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends over for an evening of sour candy eating, playing games, and watching movies that feature sour candy in some way.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a Sour Candy Scavenger Hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a list of items related to sour candy and send everyone out on an adventure to find them! Whoever finds all the items first wins the game.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Sour Candy Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Sour candy is a great treat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Who doesn't love the zing of sour candy? It's sweet and tart, and brings a whole new level of flavor to your taste buds. Plus, it's a refreshing way to satisfy your sugar cravings without feeling too guilty about indulging!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Sour candy comes in a lot of varieties</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sour gummies, Sour Warheads, Sour Patch Kids and more - there are so many types of sour candy out there that everyone can find something they like! Whether you're looking for an extra zing or just want to try something new, there's sure to be a type of sour candy that satisfies your craving.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's fun to eat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What's not to love about eating sour candy? The process is part snack, part game as you challenge yourself to eat as much as you can before your tongue gets too tingly. Just make sure to have a glass of water handy!</p></div></div>

5 Shocking Revelations for National Sour Candy Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Sour Candy is Coated with Acid</h3><p class='facts-content'>The sourness of these candies comes from different types of safe-to-consume food-grade acids like citric, malic, and tartaric acid.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tons of Sour Candy is Manufactured Each Year</h3><p class='facts-content'>Millions of pounds of sour candy are produced every year to satisfy the cravings of sweet-and-sour lovers all over the world.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Sour Candy Has a pH Level Similar to Vinegar</h3><p class='facts-content'>The extreme sourness in candies like Warheads results from a high acid content, which gives it a pH level similar to vinegar.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Toxic Waste Candy Once Held a Guinness World Record</h3><p class='facts-content'>Toxic Waste, a brand of ultra-sour candies, held the Guinness World Record for the most sour candy in the world in 2005.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Many Sour Candies Use a Two-Step Souring Process</h3><p class='facts-content'>Sour candies often use a two-step process, first coating the candy with an initial layer of sour flavor, then adding a second layer of sour sanding sugar for an extra tangy kick.</p></div></div>

National Sour Candy Day FAQs

When is National Sour Candy Day?

National Sour Candy Day is celebrated on July 18th every year. In 2024 National Sour Candy Day will occur on a Thursday.

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