Last Updated on May 12, 2021 by Jim Edwards
What are Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy?
Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy is a fruity hard candy produced and marketed by the Tootsie Roll Industries. The candies are in the shape of a teardrop so they are small and less overwhelming than some of the other sour candies. They are perfect if you love sour candy but don’t want to go so extreme your tastebuds are off for a few hours. If you love sour candy you know exactly what we are talking about! The name ‘Cry Baby’ is apt because the candy can bring you to tears due to the intensity of its sourness. The rumor is that they are in the shape of a tear because they are so sour, they might make you cry!
The Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour candies come in an assortment of six flavors – orange, watermelon, berry, lemon, apple, and cherry.
History of Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy
David Klein named Cry Baby Tears, he is also the original inventor of the Jelly Beans candy. Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy is owned and produced by the Tootsie Roll Industries.
Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy came into existence for the first time in 1991. Philadelphia Chewing Gum Corporation were the original producers of the Cry Baby Tears candies. The company was situated in Havertown, Pennsylvania. Tootsie Roll Industries bought the Philadelphia Chewing Gum Corporation and then they became the sole manufacturer and marketeer of the Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour candies.
The name ‘Cry Baby’ was inspired by the fact that the candies are sour enough to make you cry.
What is the Taste and Flavor of Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy like?
Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour candies are extremely sour. The sour intensity is high enough to bring you to tears if you continue popping multiple pieces. But we should not the pieces are very small and much smaller than all other sour candies we can think of. So if you like a little bit of sour, but not too much, these are a fantastic option!
There are five flavors available – orange, watermelon, berry, cherry, apple, and lemon. The candies are a kind of hard candy. It is not easily chewable in the beginning, so it is best to just let them dissolve in your mouth as you experience the fruity and sour flavors.
The candies are bite-sized and can be a choking hazard for young children. Kids should consume the candy under adult supervision. Excessive consumption of extremely sour candies could be harmful to your enamel and health overall.
What are the ingredients in Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy?
The ingredients in Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy are gum base, sugar, corn syrup, corn starch, dextrose, tapioca dextrin, citric acid, calcium stearate, BHT (to maintain freshness), artificial flavors, and artificial colors (Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Red 40)
Nutritional Facts of Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy
The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of 15 grams (13 pieces).
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Saturated Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Trans Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates (14 g)||5%|
|Dietary Fiber (0 g)||0%|
|Total sugar (13 g)|
|Of which added sugar (13 g)||26%|
|Sodium (0 mg)||0%|
|Cholesterol (0 mg)||0%|
|Protein (0 g)||0%|
|Iron (0 mg)||0%|
|Calcium (0 mg)||0%|
|Vitamin A (0 mcg)||0%|
|Vitamin C (0 mcg)||0%|
If you want to learn about what the ingredients in sour candy, check out our post What Makes Sour Candy Taste Sour?
See also our reviews of: Sour Patch Kids or Sour Punch Twists and Sour Punch Straws if you like sour candy but want a less intense experience.
Video: Cry Baby Extra Sour Supercharged Chewy Candy
If you want to see an unwrapping and taste test video, you will get a good sense of what these are like from this video. Especially the sour pucker on his face! LOL
Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many calories are there in Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy?
Fifteen grams of Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour candies contain 60 calories.
Is Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy gluten-free?
Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy are kosher and gluten-free. It is safe for consumption for people who have Celiac Disease.
Is Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy vegan?
Cry Baby Tears Extra Sour Candy is vegan. Even though the candy contains artificial flavors and colors, none of the artificial elements are procured from animal sources.
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