23. Dum Dum Pops
The name says it all. Chopped Granny Smith apple pieces, sugar and vinegar on a spoon > this one-to-three-licks-before-it’s-finished bore.
This doesn’t even belong in grandma’s candy dish next to the ten year-old strawberry chews that are supposed to look like a strawberry, but definitely don’t taste like strawberry.
21. Jolly Ranchers
Am I the only one who gets a strange headache when I eat these? I asked for legit sour apple, not the need for a Penicillin prescription.
Replacing lime with apple seemed like a good idea, but the replacement has not lived up to expectations. This flavor is the Stephen Baldwin of the Skittles family.
19. Jelly Beans
Perhaps these are better by the handful, but they leave my taste buds bored and uninspired. Dr. Pepper jelly beans for the win.
18. Bubblicious Bubble Gum
OMG THIS TASTES AMAZ — and there goes the flavor.
17. Crybaby Sour Gum Balls
OMG THIS TASTES AMAZ — why did my gum just turn into sawdust?
16. Pop Rocks
Eating too much of this “candy” kind of makes you want to carry out the soda/Pop Rocks experiment to see if your stomach explodes.
15. Pucker Powder
Honestly, this delightfully sour (albeit, messy) stuff isn’t terrible. I just hate the word “pucker.”
14. Hubba Bubba Squeeze Pops
Slightly remember paying for this stuff in the back of an alley. Or maybe I was just hallucinating from all of the Hubba Bubba liquid.
13. Laffy Taffy
A great soft texture, but am I the only one who thinks they use mayonnaise to tone down the sour flavor?
12. Big League Chew
Really great sour to sweet ratio. Really terrible hit to the ego when you’re reminded that you’re not and never will be Nick Swisher.
11. Blow Pops
Obviously the best Blow Pop flavor. Getting to the gum center is always a great time. You just have to ignore the blood coming from the roof of your mouth.
10. Now & Laters
Slightly more sour (aka better) flavor than Laffy Taffy, but a wannabe Starburst. I’m also pretty sure that I consumed one in 1996 and it’s still attached to my upper right molar.
9. Bubble Tape Gum
Yummy sour crystals that lose their flavor in three seconds. Good news: you’ve got about 20 feet more of the stuff.
8. Caramel Apple Pops
The perfect combo of sour apple and sweet caramel. And even though my sister cracked her tooth on one in first grade (which required her to get braces), she has never looked back.
7. Trolli Apple-O’s
What this lacks in sour, it makes up for in amazingly soft texture. I don’t “O” over them (false advertising), but eating these after a week of clean eating can definitely cause a semi.
There have been prayer circles over the White Mystery flavor being sour apple.
These rank supreme in sourness. I also made a profit off of them in fifth grade. Deliciousness + learning the fundamentals of entrepreneurship = double win.
4. Sour Patch Apples
Can get as stale as Kim Kardashian’s personality, but always an amazing choice to satisfy any craving.
3. Sour Punch Straws
The anorexic cousin to the best sour apple candy. Coated in sour crack, these never disappoint.
2. Sour Apple Martinis
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1. Sour Apple Belts
Nothing comes close. Perfect balance of sour and sweet. Perfect chewy and soft texture. I’ll take a sour apple belt over an Hermes belt any day.