What is the Ingredient in Super-Sour Candies?

You know that hardcore sour powder they put in/on candies like Warheads and Sour Patch Kids? What’s it called?

Probably just concentrated citric acid. It’s good for you.

Citric acid, malic acid, and probably other kinds of acids, too.

voltaire is right. You can check the nutrition label too. In the US and many other countries, ingredients in food are required to appear on the label.
Warheads nutrition label (warning: pdf)

Be careful with sour candy. I weakened my teeth by eating too much and ended up eroding my teeth.

Yeah, I ate too many Sour Patch Kids yesterday and now the insides of my cheeks are all… injured in some way that I can’t accurately describe.

that washboard texture is permanent.

When citric acid is in its solid form (as a crystal or a powder), it is far more sour and corrosive than when it is dissolved in to something (a liquid or a candy or something). Most of those products have solid citric acid on the outside surface. I’ve found Sour Skittles to be the worst offender - I could never finish a full-size bag, and even after just one Fun Size bag my tongue will feel ripped to shreds.

I swear to god some of you people ask the dumbest questions.

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What do you mean, ‘you people?’

i think he is referring to candy eaters.

What do you mean, ‘you people’?

Not true. You have to work out constantly and eat right in order to maintain washboard cheeks.

And remember, there’s no such thing as spot reduction. You can eat all the candy you want, but unless you work out and maintain a healthy diet, no one will be able to see your WBCs; they will be there, but under an unsightly layer of jowl.

It’s good to take care of your buns as well.

Sour injuries are hard to come back from

How would one acquire about 1500 mayos worth of sour?

Asking for a friend.