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Sour Candy

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Sour candy contrasts well with regular 'sweet' candy. Most sour candy has sweetness in it but sports a coating or sanding of sour sugar. Simply having sour candy in a bowl on your table, at your desk, in your business, will start lively Pucker up! conversations. Gumballs.com carries quite a range of sour candies, enough to appeal to a wide range of palates, from the sweetest little child to the crankiest elder person.

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Additional Information

What are the ingredients in sour candy?

The sourness in sour candy occurs due to a combination of several possible ingredients, as outlined below:

  1. The main supplier of sour kick is citric acid - it's a naturally occurring substance in citrus fruits. It also prevents food from spoiling and also helps artificially colored foods maintain their appearance. Citric acid comprises a great deal of the ingredients in sour candy.
  2. Malic acid is found in nature most commonly in green apples. In large quantities, it makes candy really sour!
  3. Fumaric acid allows the sourness from citric and malic acids to endure longer than they would under normal circumstances
  4. Cinnamaldehyde is an oil naturally occurring in cinnamon. Isolated and concentrated, it makes a really sour concoction.
  5. Eating sour foods triggers a response in the taste buds, which release chemical compounds that then send a message to the brain. There, serotonin—a mood-regulating compound that also aids in appetite and sleep—is released. In other words, serotonin helps the tongue, nerves, and brain all understand that the sour candy is, in fact, “sour.”