Last Updated on June 20, 2022 by Jim Edwards
Toxic Waste Candy provides the sour taste it is advertised for. This product satisfies all criteria to become nasty for the customers. This candy is NOT for “regular people.” You can’t stop your mouth-puckering once you start licking it. If you are the type of person who loves sour candy though, this is the candy for you!
Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis based US company, owns the brand Toxic Waste Candy. It also does marketing to send the product among users. Manufacturing of Toxic Waste Candy takes place in Pakistan, Brazil, and Spain.
After its consumption, teeth brushing or mouth cleansing is advisable to avoid any damage to the teeth. Too much Toxic waste can dissolve your upper tooth coating and lead to cavities. Turns out that teeth enamel begins to break down when it encounters a pH4 and most sour candies are at least a level of pH3. So just be careful, ok?!
The company sells the product with three significant warnings.
- Like a small object, the candy may get stuck in the throat, so it should not be consumed by children younger than 3 years of age just due to its shape and size
- Sensitive customers should not eat it.
- They advise you only take ONE piece in your mouth at a time. And we know that for the sour lovers, they will take this as a challenge and do crazy things…right? (Watch the video below!)
The Toxic Waste Candy Sour Challenge
Customers consider Toxic Waste to be the sourest among all available sour candies. It is not easy to keep it for the first 45 seconds in the mouth. The manufacturers encourage you to do this challenge with your friends. And these days, that means you should probably turn it into a video on YouTube, SnapChat or TikTok and let everyone see your challenge. If you don’t take video, then it didn’t really happen, right?
Okay are you ready for the Toxic Waste Candy Sour Challenge? Here’s how it works, you put a piece in your mouth and start a stopwatch and time to see how long you can keep it in your mouth. You get a rating depending on how long you can keep it in your mouth!
Here is the scoring system:
- 0-15 seconds = Total Wuss. If you could not keep the Toxic Waste Candy in your mouth for more than 15 seconds, it gives you the title of “Total Wuss or Total Weak” person.
- 30 seconds = Cry baby. If you can last longer than 15 seconds and hopefully closer to 30 seconds then you are at the next level.
- 45 seconds = Toxie Wannabe! If you make it this far you should be proud of your accomplishment.
- Full 60 Seconds = Full Toxie Hero! This is like a gold medal in the olympics. If you make it this far, we sure you hope you posted a video on social media too!
Insider Tip: If you can last past 45 seconds, the sour coating starts to dissolve and then you will get the sweet candy taste that is waiting for you at the 2nd layer of the candy.
Video – The Toxic Waste Challenge
In this video, a few people try the actual “toxic waste challenge.” It’s a fun educational video. You will see a LOT of funny faces and you can tell just by the physiological reactions how sour this candy is!
If you love sour candy be sure to check out our article about Warheads Candy too.
Toxic Waste Candy – Product Review
Flavors of Toxic Waste Candy
Toxic Waste Candy has five original flavors: apple, watermelon, blue raspberry, black cherry, and lemon. Candy container color also decides the flavor of the inner product.
A purple drum container provides blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, and grape flavors. On the other hand, a red drum contains raspberry, cranberry, red pear, red grape, and strawberry flavors.
The brand also has a green drum that provides lime, kiwi, melon, green apple, and green pear. The brand has other categories of flavors like Smog Balls, Goop, High Voltage Bubblegum, short circuit bubblegum, Toxic Waste Gum Balls, and Mutant Gummy Worms.
Toxic Waste Slime Licker Candy – The #TikTok Viral Sensation!
Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars
The company started a new variety of candy named Nuclear Sludge chew bar. In a rather ironic twist of fate, it turned out that the candy WAS actually toxic! Seriously, the company had to recall all of the flavors of the Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew bars after it turned out some of the cherry flavor ones in California had too much led. (Source: NPR)
However, customers did not like this product.
It had a total sale of $32,000 in 2010. Toxic Waste Sour Candy is one of the product types that was sold recently.
Toxic Waste Candy is also available with a bag of .45 kilograms which contains 123 individually wrapped candy.
Ingredients and Nutritional information
Every toxic waste candy contains a total of 50 calories. Total carbohydrates of 13 gm and 11 gm sugar provide the maximum calories available in a candy.
Sugar, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Dextrose, Artificial Flavors, Maltodextrin, Beeswax, and Artificial Colors are the main ingredients in Toxic Waste Candy.
Toxic Waste Candy – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Toxic Waste Candy sourer than Warheads?
Toxic candy sourness varies from flavor to flavor. But yes, they are sourer than warheads.
Why should I clean my teeth after consuming Toxic Candy?
The candy will damage your teeth’ upper layer if you don’t clean your mouth correctly.
Is Toxic Waste Candy completely hard, or is it soft in between?
They are stiff from beginning up to end. But you will find sour liquid in the middle after licking it for 15-20 seconds.
Finally if you want something very mildly sweet, be sure to read our review of Pixy Stix – one of the first popular tart candies – Kids still love them!
Image Credit: “Toxic Waste sweets” by cosmic_spanner is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
I’m Jim Edwards and I started this website to share my love of Junk Food. We cover new junk food, desserts, snack foods, fast food secret menus, candy (of course!) and other related news. We love trying “secret menus” at restaurants. And we love trying new products too. So, we are trying to have some fun with our hobby and share some useful information with you, our community. Please feel to send us your suggestions and feedback through the contact form. And if you have products you would like us to try, let us know…!