Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Jim Edwards
What are Sour Punch Twists?
Sour Punch Twists are chewy and sour candies that look like a medium sized twisted straw.
Sour Punch Twists are individually wrapped in transparent packs. They are, however, sold in a bulk plastic container. The Twists come in two lengths – three inches and six inches.
Sour Punch Twists are perfect for snacking anytime and anywhere. The bulk package contains a mix of flavors like blue raspberry, strawberry, apple, cherry, and watermelon.
History of Sour Punch
Sour Punch Twists came into existence for the first time in 1999.
In the 1990s, the Sour Punch brand was one of the first sour candy brands in the United States to gain massive popularity. Sour Punch are sour but not too sour and perfect for most people who want something sour, but don’t want to go super extreme and wreck your tastebuds!
Sour Punch has five varieties of sour candies – Twists, Straws, Ropes, Bites, and Bits. All the varieties maintain the same flavor mix, but the degree of sourness varies.
The American Licorice Company owns the Sour Punch brand.
What is the taste and flavor of Sour Punch Twists like?
Sour Punch Twists are coated with sour sugar. (Note: This is the “sour sugar” mentioned in our post about What Makes Sour Candy Sour?) The candies are shaped like twisted straws and they are flexible, soft, and chewy. The texture is gelatinous, but the candies do not contain any gelatin in them. They have the texture of a red vine licorice.
The individually wrapped Twists come in an assortment of flavors, namely apple, strawberry, cherry, blue raspberry, and watermelon. The different flavors can be easily distinguished.
The taste is fruity and sour. But they are a good sour that is what most people will enjoy without being insane super sour like Toxic Waste Sour Smog Balls or Jolly Rancher Sour Surge.
Due to the sour sugar coating, you experience a perfect balance of sweet and sour. Even though the candies are not extremely sour, excessive consumption of Sour Punch Twists can damage your teeth and burn your inner cheeks due to the presence of citric acid.
What are the ingredients in Sour Punch Twists?
The ingredients in Sour Punch Twists are sugar, wheat flour, corn syrup, malic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid, glycerin, glyceryl monostearate, artificial flavors, and artificial colors (Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red 40).
Nutritional Facts of Sour Punch Twists
The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of 30 grams (three pieces of the 6” Twists).
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat (0.5 g)||1%|
|Saturated Fat (0.5 g)||3%|
|Trans Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates (26 g)||9%|
|Dietary Fiber (1 g)||4%|
|Total sugar (14 g)|
|Of which added sugar (14 g)||28%|
|Sodium (5 mg)||0%|
|Cholesterol (0 mg)||0%|
|Protein (1 g)|
|Iron (0 mg)||0%|
|Calcium (0 mg)||0%|
|Potassium (10 mg)|
|Vitamin A (0 mcg)||0%|
|Vitamin C (0 mcg)||0%|
|Vitamin D (0 mcg)||0%|
If you are looking for a candy that is tart but not too sour be sure to check out Tangy Tarts
Sour Punch Twists Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many calories are there in Sour Punch Twists?
Thirty grams (five pieces of 3″ Twists or three pieces of 6″ Twists) of Sour Punch Twists contain 120 calories.
Are Sour Punch Twists gluten-free?
Sour Punch Twists contain wheat flour as a key ingredient. Wheat is a glutenous food grain. Hence the candies are not gluten-free. People who have Celiac Disease or gluten allergy should strictly avoid consumption of Sour Punch Twists.
Are Sour Punch Twists vegan?
Sour Punch Twists do not contain any animal-based ingredients. They are safe for vegans and vegetarians to consume.
Video: Sour Punch Twists Unboxing and Review
If you want to see the packaging, unboxing and a good taste test, this video is worth a watch. Brody tastes them all and offers his opinion.
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