The Sourest Sweets in the World
All across the world sour sweets have become the centre of dares and challenges, as people test their limits by indulging in the sourest sweets they can find. So, whether you’re setting up a competition between friends, or you simply have a taste for the super sour, we’ve created a list of the sourest sweets in the world!
Here are the sourest sweets in the world, ranked from mildly sour to wildly sour!
12. Rainbow Shocks
We’re starting off small with these mouthwatering twirls of rainbow sourness. We hold these sweets in our vegan pick and mix selections, and while they may not have the lip-puckering sourness of the top 3 sour sweets, they can definitely provide a bit of a kick!
11. Sherbet Lemons
A classic little number, sherbet lemons have a delicious lemony zing. As sweet science has advanced, we’ve managed to make some seriously sour sweets, but at one point, these were one of the sourest options available in most high street sweet shops!
10. Sour Melon Slices
Another delicious find in our vegan pick and mix selections. The fizzy coating on these fruity melon slices can definitely provide a lip-puckering kick!
9. Swizzels Stingers
These chew bars from Swizzels are deliciously fruity, but they have a secret fizzy sherbet sting lurking at the centre!
8. Sour Nerds
A popular American sweet brand, Nerds have their own packet of super sour sweets! Available in tasty flavours like strawberry lemonade and blood orange, they’re a perfect balance of sweet and sour!
7. Skittles Crazy Sours
Wonderfully fruity and crazily sour, these rainbow gems have a delicious mouthwatering effect. The US sour skittles have a fizzy dusting of citric acid on their shell, which gives them an edge over their British cousins! Find them the UK version in our collection of branded sweets!
6. Brain Licker
An extremely descriptive name! The Brain Licker is sweet with a fruity ball that rotates as it’s licked and dips into a container full of extremely sour liquid. It’s definitely a serious step up into excessive sourness!
5. Sour Flush
With similarities to a Brain Licker, the Sour Flush is a hard lolly sweet that is dipped into a toilet shaped container full of incredibly sour sugar powder. Again like the Brain Licker, the Sour Flush is a sour sweet that comes with a warning for small children, as it can cause blistering and burns in the mouth!
4. Cry Baby Tears
These sour sweets are shaped like little teardrops… which is what may be falling from your eyes if you eat these! They’re wildly sour, and a retro favourite in the US and Canada!
3. Warheads Extreme Sour
An extremely close rival to the world-famous Toxic Waste sweets. Warheads even has a section in their FAQs dedicated to safety and warnings for children and anyone with a sensitivity to sour foods!
2. Toxic Waste
It’s all in the name. These incredibly sour sweets are usually presented in their own little toxic waste drum, in a similar style to real radioactive toxic waste! They feature in lots of online challenges and Youtube is full of people competing to see how long they can keep the sweets in their mouth.
1. Barnetts Mega Sour Fruits
These mega sour fruits come from Barnetts, a British brand based in Nottingham. They can be found in separate flavours of lemon, raspberry, apple, lemon and cherry, or in a mixed bag. It’s definitely a bag of sweets that you’ll want to share, as many people claim eating just one is more than enough!
Their sweets meet the regulations of most countries for acidity content, but they really do push the boundaries, and are definitely the sourest sweets in the world!