Spree Candy

Spree Candy

What are Spree Candies?

Spree candies are small cylindrical slices that are present in an assortment of flavors and colors. The candies have a hard shell and a chewy core. The shell is sweet, whereas the inner part of the candy is tart.

There are three varieties of Spree Candy:

  • Spree Original
  • Chewy Spree
  • Chewy Spree Mixed Berry (it was shelved off in 2015)

History of Spree Candy

Spree Candy was first introduced in the mid-1960s by the Sunlight Candy Company. The company later renamed itself the Sunmark Corporation. The name “Spree” was incorporated by John Scout, an employee of the Sunmark Corporation. 

In the 1970s, the brand was bought over by Nestle, which produces and markets the Spree Candy under the flagship of the Willy Wonka Candy Company. 

Out of all the assortments, the Chewy Spree Mixed Berry was taken off in 2015. It had four flavors – mixed berry, strawberry, cherry, and blue raspberry.

What is the Flavor and Taste of Spree Candy like?

The Spree candies are a perfect jubilee of tangy and tart flavors. The outer shell is tangy, whereas the insides are tart. The candies are easy to chew, and you are left with a sweet after-taste in your mouth.

The present two kinds of Spree candies are:

#1 Spree Original

  • Yellow (lemon)
  • Orange (orange)
  • Purple (grape)
  • Red (strawberry/cherry)
  • Green (green apple; it was lime before the Nestle acquisition)

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#2 Chewy Spree: They have a hard shell and a chewy center.

  • Yellow (lemon)
  • Purple (grape)
  • Orange (orange)
  • Green (green apple)
  • Red (cherry)

 


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Children below the age of four years should consume the candy under the supervision of an adult. The candies are small and can become a choking hazard for the kids since they have limited chewing ability.

What are the ingredients in Spree Candy?

The ingredients in Spree Candy are corn syrup, hydrogenated coconut oil, dextrose, less than 2% of malic acid, maltodextrin, calcium stearate, carnauba wax, egg albumen, monoglycerides, diglycerides, natural flavors, and added colors (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6, Red 40 Lake, Blue 1, Blue 2 Lake).

Nutritional Facts of Spree Candy

The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of 15 pieces (15 g).

% Daily Value
Total Fat (0 g) 0%
Saturated Fat (0 g) 0%
Trans Fat (0 g) 0%
Total Carbohydrate (14 g) 5%
Dietary Fiber (0 g) 0%
Sugar (13 g) 26%
Protein (0 g) 0%
Sodium (0 mg) 0%
Cholesterol (0 mg) 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
Potassium 0%
Vitamin D 0%

Another fruit flavored candy that went Viral on TikTok recently was Ju-C-Jelly Candy – we wrote a fun post about it!

How many calories are there in Spree Candy?

Serving size of 15 pieces (15 g) contains 60 calories approximately. There are nine servings present per container.

Is Spree Candy gluten-free?

The Spree candies are not gluten-free. It is due to the cross-contamination issue. The candies are manufactured in a unit that manufactures products containing ingredients extracted from wheat and soy sources. 

Is Spree Candy vegan?

Unfortunately, one of the ingredients in the candy is egg albumen. Moreover, the candies are manufactured in a unit that also deals with other candies containing milk-based ingredients. There is a possibility of cross-contamination. Hence, the Spree candy is not vegan.

If you like Spree Candy you will probably also like our post about Skittles – one of the hippest, most fun candies out there!

Spree Commercial 1999

Wow, this is one of the most fun candy commercials ever!

“Tangy. Fruity. Spree. It’s a Kick in the mouth!”

 

If you like Spree Candies and their fruity flavor you will probably also enjoy Wacky Wafers Candy and Lik-M-Aid/Fun Dip also (perfect blend of sweet and sour!). And Sour Skittles are an awesome blend of sweet skittles and sour sugar on the outside.

Image Credit: Evan-Amos, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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