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Barnetts Mega Sours: The Internet's Most Sour Candy!


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The sour candy phenomenon just got way more intense with Barnetts Mega Sours! If you have frequently visited the candy subreddit over the years like we have, you’ve probably seen the age old question pop up from time to time: “what is the most sour candy?” While answers typically include products ranging from Toxic Waste sour candy, to Sour Patch Kids gummies, Cry Baby gumballs, and Warheads, the indisputable answer always ends up being Barnetts Mega Sours.

While these candies have only been available as an import from the United Kingdom since the early 2000’s, Redstone Foods is proud to announce that we are now the importer and US distributor for Barnetts Mega Sours! This couldn’t have come at a better time as the sour candy trend only continues to grow in popularity across the United States, and the world as a whole.


A huge demand for this product already exists, as it has absolutely exploded onto TikTok with the hashtag #megasourchallenge. This has garnered well over 13 million views on that platform alone.

While predicting the future is impossible, there is one thing we can be sure of: Barnetts Mega Sours will continue to be a favorite among sour candy enthusiasts for many years to come. With their intense sour, then sweet candy flavors, it's no wonder that Barnetts Mega Sours have become a new favorite in the world of sour candy!

So, let’s discover a bit more about this extremely exciting product. But, please be warned - these candies are definitely not for the faint of heart!

The History of Barnetts Mega Sours

Hailing from jolly ol’ England, Barnett Confectioners Ltd has been in business since 1896, making an assortment of hard candies. Many of these were considered “cough sweets” that were popular with the nation’s coal miners at the time. Some of their most popular products included Winter Nips, Lung Tablets and Sherbet Bon-Bons. Their NRG brand energy sweets have been admired throughout all of Western Europe for well over a century.

When the coal mines began closing down in the 1980’s, and supermarkets started dominating the sales of wrapped candy products, Barnetts looked to venture into some new territory. Seeing the massive potential in super sour candy, Barnetts began to develop their now world-famous Mega Sours.

This super sour treat will awaken your taste buds with its insanely intense sour kick. That’s why it’s widely hailed as the most sour candy in the world! The brand started out with just 4 mouth-puckering fruit flavors: Green Apple, Cherry, Lemon and Blue Raspberry, and these candies became an instant hit, rapidly turning Mega Sours into their best-selling product.

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Of course, the main reason this candy became so highly sought after, is that it makes your face scrunch up instantly with its super intense sour flavor! Word of mouth quickly spread across the far reaches of the internet, leading people to seek them out, where ever they could be found.

Early on, Barnetts Mega Sours were primarily sold unwrapped, in giant jars to bulk candy stores and specialty shops. If you lived in the United States, you would have to order them from overseas and wait a month (or longer) for your candy to arrive. But luckily for us, those days are now in the distant past!

Redstone Foods is now the wholesale distributor for Barnetts Mega Sours in the USA!

Barnetts are proud to introduce their insanely sour candy to the US market through distribution by Redstone Foods. These come in convenient display box cases, containing twelve, 3.7oz packs per box. Inside you’ll find an assortment of 4 distinct candy flavors: lime, orange, pineapple and strawberry.

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If you're a fan of sour gummy worms, but you want to take the pucker to a whole new level, you're in luck! Barnetts Mega Sours start off so strong that you might actually have to take it out of your mouth for a second, just to let your senses catch up!

However, once the initial sour kick wears off, a mildly sweeter, fruity flavor awaits you. This will last for a very long time until you get to the center, where a fizzy powder surprise pops up, seemingly out of nowhere. It’s such a unique experience that we’re absolutely certain they’ll be a huge hit in candy stores during the summer of 2023.

You and your customers will have so much fun eating Barnetts Mega Sours that we recommend you get your camera rolling before you pop the first one in your mouth. It’s nearly impossible for anyone to keep a straight face once the intense sour flavor hits their tongue.

Watching each person’s face contort and spasm out of control is so much fun! You’ll be laughing at your friends, as they struggle to cope with the frightening reality of the mouth-puckering kick in the face that only Barnetts Mega Sours can deliver. This intense experience has created the perfect scenario for a new internet craze involving sour candy challenges: the mega sour challenge.

What is the #MegaSourChallenge?

The experience Barnetts Mega Sours delivers is so intense that they have even created their own trending hashtag, the #megasourchallenge. In this sour candy challenge, people try Barnetts Mega Sours and then share their reactions on various social media outlets, including Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok.

The challenge is simple - put the super sour candy in your mouth and see how long you can maintain a straight face. From our personal experience, and from the videos we’ve seen posted online, this is not an easy task! These candies are seriously sour, which can be a bit uncomfortable at first, but that's what makes them so much fun to try. It's like a little game of chicken, seeing who can go the longest without puckering their face, or taking the candy out of their mouth.

If you haven’t seen a #megasourchallenge video yet, we highly recommend it! Seeing people's wild reactions to the intense sour flavor is an absolutely hilarious and entertaining way to pass the time.

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As you can see, Barnetts Mega Sours have become the new sour candy favorite for many people all across the world. So go ahead and give them a try! You may have just found your new favorite candy.

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