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    Posted on Jun 22, 2017

    This Wild Sour Patch Kids Theory Just Low-Key Blew Up My Whole Damn Childhood

    Wait, what?

    Guys. GUYS! I have some breaking ~candy-related~ news for you (and yes, that's totally a real thing).

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    Okay, so you know Sour Patch Kids — those candies that are sour, then sweet, then gone because you quickly gobble up all of their deliciousness??

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    Right, of course you do.

    And how about the foreign, red, aquatic-themed gummies known as Swedish Fish?

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    Again, of course you do!

    Well, hold the phone — because it turns out that these two delicious movie snacks might be the SAME. DAMN. CANDY.

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    I know, guys. I KNOW.

    According to UberFacts, the only thing separating red Sour Patch Kids — aka the cherry-flavored ones — from Swedish Fish is the sour coating they're dusted in, also known as tartaric acid.

    If you compare the above ingredients for red Sour Patch Kids with the ones listed below for Swedish Fish, you'll find that they're almost identical.

    swedishfish.com

    The matching ingredients include sugar, invert sugar, corn syrup, modified corn starch, citric acid, artificial flavors, and red 40. To produce their waxy coating (which Sour Patch Kids don't have), Swedish Fish also contain carnauba wax, which is the same thing used in household cleaning products and car paint, btw.

    Need more proof? Back in the day, both candies were produced by Swedish confectioner Malaco. Now they are both made by Cadbury-Adams/Mondele'z International!

    http://www.cloetta.se/malaco
    http://tvnews4u.com/cadbury-maker-mondelez-faces-action-fcpa-us-bribing-india/

    We can't verify that this is 100% true, but if it is then that's INSANE.

    Honestly, the more you know!

    Sour Patch Kids

    H/T: UberFacts

    UPDATE

    This post has been updated to clarify that the source of this information cannot be verified.

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