National Sour Candy Day is July 18.  Pucker up!

Sour candy hit the market in 1954.  The Atomic Fireball was released and started the craze for the mouth puckering sensation.  In 1962 Lemon head candy started using citric acid to mimic the sour flavor.  It wasn’t until 1993 sour candy started to dominate when Warheads were introduced from Thailand. 

Pop rocks are the leading company of popping candies.  They were founded in 1979.  They created small pieces of hard candies that have been gasified with carbon dioxide.  When the candies encounter moisture, they create a crackling sensation.

The Willy Wonka Candy factory invented Nerds Candy in 1983.  Nerds are available in a variety of flavors, from Sour-lightning Lemon, Amped Apple, Cherry and Watermelon.   This nostalgic candy is a favorite for all ages.

Popped Las Vegas has taken these two Sour candies and created a gourmet popcorn sensation.  The nerds are mixed in with a light caramel mixture that coats the enormous mushroom kernels.  The popcorn is then drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkled with freeze dried raspberries and pop rocks.   This unique flavor of gourmet popcorn is a dream come true. A magical combination of freeze-dried raspberries, white chocolate, nerds, popcorn all topped off with pop rocks will make this your guilty pleasure.

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