Sour candies surge

Tangy is trending in new candy products coming to convenience stores. Sour candies on display from Ferrara Candy Co. include Trolli Sour Brite Bites, which are sour licorice bites in blue raspberry and watermelon flavors, Trolli Sour Gummi Crunchers, featuring a thin candy shell with a chewy, sweet and sour center, and Now and Later Shell Shocked Sour candies, featuring poppable taffy bites inside a candy shell.

From Promotion in Motion Companies comes Sour Jacks wedge candies in four flavors: lemonade, green apple, wild berry and watermelon. The company introduced a new 3.75-oz share size at the NACS Show.

Airheads Xtremes Sourfuls soft and chewy candy bites are launching from Perfetti Van Melle USA, which claims the product “starts sour, stays sour.”