Candy Reviews, Nostalgic Candy Favorites

Zotz Shocks Lots

September 7, 2010 by
Zotz Candy

Zotz Candy are a retro favorite and their sour, fizzy center is sure to surprise and delight!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 2

Convenience: 10

Novelty: 9

Overall: 10

I had never heard of this Zotz candy before so I was a bit wary at first glance. The package looks quite generic, each individually wrapped piece of hard candy simply says “Zotz Grape” or lemon, cherry, apple, watermelon or orange. Upon looking it through the technological wizardry of the boundless internet I was surprised to find out that these Zotz weren’t the new school candy I expected, I was about to delve into a retro candy that was enjoyed before my time in the 1980s.

As soon as this little candy hit my tongue I felt a shabam of tang and as I waited patiently I tasted a strange flavor that soon turned sweet and was enhanced as the little sour fizzy sugars began shooting out of the little hole on the side of the candy. I imagined that there was some sort of fan inside the candy blowing the little sugars into my mouth; they continued pouring out for minutes!

I was so pleasantly surprised with this Zotz candy, but I do have a warning for you. Unless you want an explosion of acidic tasting fizz filling your mouth, resist the urge to bite into the candy. There is a lot more fizzy chemical in there than you think and the abundance of it makes the taste overwhelmingly unpleasant and I believe it is a waste of a good piece of candy.

When the chemical mixes with your saliva a reaction takes place and when you bite into the candy you are letting the puddle of that chemical reaction take place on your tongue.

Zotz are a great way to surprise your friends with a candy that creates for an experience that exceeds any and all expectations.

Some people aren’t sure about how they feel about Zotz:


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  • Reply John D Mullins August 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I love zots candy I remember when I was a boy around the age of 12, I would buy Zots candy at a candy store down the hill from my home. years later they quit selling the candy and closed down the store. many years has gone buy and I am now 43 years old and I saw some Zots candy at a Farmers Market in Maryland I grabed a handfull and paid a small amount of money and I felt like a young little Boy all over again. I love zots candy.

  • Reply steve March 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Lemon was my absolute favorite! Why did they discontinue them? Guess I will not buy them anymore.

  • Reply Kim May 30, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I’m with Steve. Stopped buying when they discontinued lemon.

  • Reply chetty sidor July 5, 2015 at 1:54 am

    apple, watermellon and cherry are my favorite zotzs

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