REVIEW: Sour Patch Kids Mystery Flavor

Sour Patch Kids Mystery Flavor Bag

I don’t believe I put forth a good showing in my Mystery Flavor Twizzlers review.

I tried to solve that flavor conundrum to no avail for days, and it left me a broken man.

I vowed to leave the snack detective game, never to return! I retired my houndstooth hat, my magnifying glass, and wait… Sour Patch Kids has a new mystery flavor?!

Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!

Ok so, unlike the typical bright and vibrant Sour Patch Kids, these mystery pieces are all white. I tried my best not to let that somehow influence my guess.

As we all know, Sour Patch Kids are sour before they’re sweet. These took extra long to get to the latter. The typical sour sugar punch felt especially pronounced this time around.

Sour Patch Kids Mystery Flavor Bowl

Once the sour crystals melted away, I was left with a shockingly mild sweetness. I was instantly stumped and starting to regret my decision to return to the mystery game. I don’t really know how to describe the flavor other than “confectionary.” I know that’s a broad description, but it tasted more in line with a flavor you’d get in a pastry than the usual fruity Sour Patch fare.

My initial instinct was mild coconut, but then realized I broke my rule and let the color influence my guess, so I settled on… banana, which is also white. Maybe the color actually is a hint?

The flavor isn’t strong at all. It’s tasty, but it’s far and away the weakest Sour Patch flavor I’ve ever had. I think I might be right with banana, but if you wanted to tell me there might be something like vanilla, or marshmallow, or the aforementioned coconut, I’d believe it. Pina Colada? Maybe? Some kind of multi-ingredient dessert concoction? That seems more like a Jelly Belly thing than Sour Patch, no?

Unlike Twizzlers, these Sour Patch Kids came with clues on the bag. My bag had one, and I was able to snap a pic of a different hint as well.

Sour Patch Kids Mystery Flavor Clues

“It gives laughs and can be a riot, cause when it flies nobody’s silent.”

“Across the pond it has a different name, but there’s an extra ingredient in the game.”

Putting aside the fact these hints stink, I landed on Banana Cream Pie.

I would say the first hint means some clown is hilariously throwing a pie, and while this is happening, everyone else is making a ruckus and laughing up a storm.

The second hint makes a little more sense. In the UK, a banana cream pie is called “Dame Madeline’s Stupendous Yellow and White,” and as we all know, the extra ingredient is baked beans. It’s an acquired taste, but is it the flavor of these Mystery Kids?

Sour Patch Kids Mystery Flavor Alone

Ya know what? I’m stumped again. Maybe I’m just not cut out for this snack detective game. Don’t hire me to find your lost donut.

I’m saying it’s probably banana, maybe banana cream pie, and I’m also saying that despite being hard to decipher and pretty weak, they taste just fine. I’m gonna be super bummed if these are just another in the long line of “birthday cake” flavored snacks. Am I overlooking the Kids’ birthday?

Sour Patch Kids Mystery Flavor Mix

You can buy Mystery bags or regular Sour Patch Kid bags with some mystery flavored pieces mixed in, but be warned, the OG flavors will dwarf the mystery flavor.

You can submit your guess on their website, but if you somehow win with “Dame Madeline’s Stupendous Yellow and White,” you owe me a cut of that $50k prize. I want at least $3! I accept Venmo, Paypal, and whatever crypto is hot at that precise moment.

Best of luck with your guesses!

Purchased Price: $2.89
Size: 8 oz.
Purchased at: 7-11
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (12 pieces) 110 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 15 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of total carbohydrates, 23 grams of sugars, 0 grams of fiber, 0 grams of protein.

25 thoughts to “REVIEW: Sour Patch Kids Mystery Flavor”

  1. I’d be highly disappointed if they just turned out to be (yet another) “birthday cake” flavored item. Not only do I straight-up not like that flavor (not even in an actual birthday cake), but it is absolutely ubiquitous these days, and completely unoriginal. My last gripe about it potentially being that flavor is that it doesn’t say “Sour Patch Kids” to me, one iota.

    I wonder when the official flavor will finally be revealed. By the time it actually does, I will probably have forgotten all about it. haha

    1. lol. I agree that these mystery flavour contests go on far too long. Easily forgotten about and also with so many reviews on the internet now, and flavour suggestions going around, I don’t quite see the point.

  2. There’s nothing quite like a Dame Madeline’s Stupendous Yellow and White! I prefer the version common to the North, where they sub bacon for baked beans.

  3. By the clues, that sounds like a good guess. I didn’t want to taste them because I don’t like being surprised by a flavor that most likely will be disgusting to me. I want to know what i’m getting.

    1. So how do you ever try anything new? And how do you decide whether something “most likely will be disgusting” to you?

  4. I submitted “Banana Split” about two weeks ago. You may be closer to the right answer, given the funny hints.

  5. I went with banana just by the taste. I don’t like em at all and unfortunately my bag was like 75% mystery. It did also say they’ve lost their flavor AND COLOR so I was wondering if the white color was making me think of only white or yellow things lol. They’ve released diff clues on Twitter “Back in the 80s it came by storm but not the 80s you think of” and “A flavor from north and south, melting pot meets drooling mouth”

    1. What did you mean by, “it did also say they’ve lost their flavor…” ? Because to me, they have no flavor at all. Once the sour is gone, it just tastes like a generic, unflavored gummy. It’s sweet, of course, but that’s not a flavor—just sugar. I hadn’t read anywhere that they don’t actually have the “mystery flavor” in them yet. If that’s the case, I suppose that would mean that they want ppl to figure it out from the clues only—but then why bother putting the flavorless “kids” in the bags if they’re not going to help us distinguish the new flavor? I’m just curious as to where you saw or heard that, because everyone seems to be guessing by the taste, in addition to the clues.

      That said, I know it’s been a while, but in case you haven’t solved the 2 clues you posted, I did some poking around and this is what I came up with, which point to ‘Banana’ as being the flavor (fyi: I live in Canada, so I’m not eligible, but for some reason they still sell the mystery packages here—which is false advertising—and so I’m just doing it for fun. Amazing what becomes “fun” during a pandemic.

      1. Back in the 80s it came by storm but not the 80s you think of.

      In the 1880s, American businessmen Andrew Preston and Minor Cooper Keith began importing Gros Michel bananas (a different variety from the Cavendish bananas widely eaten today) under the auspices of the Boston Fruit Company, which would eventually become the United Fruit Company and then Chiquita.

      2. A flavor from north and south, melting pot meets drooling mouth.

      * Fondue comes from Switzerland (North)

      * Chocolate’s 4,000-year history began in ancient Mesoamerica, present day Mexico, where the first cacao plants were found. (South)

  6. The across the pond clue is probably referencing Banoffee Pie, which is a banana cream pie with the addition of toffee aka caramel, hence the “extra ingredient.”

  7. I can’t find any recipe online for this Dame Madeline recipe. I’m so intrigued. Are you punking us??

    1. I’m not gonna lie Kevin, I did too. lol. Where is this recipe and if its not real, can you just make one up for us? lol

    2. it isn’t real, but i encourage you to make it and report back with the results.

  8. Its so pineapple my mom even said so so bet no one coppy mine if the see it and say pineapple cause I said it its so pineapple

  9. dude… you should have submitted banana cream pie… i just check the Instagram the mystery flavor was in fact… banana cream pie

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