By Michael Messina
With October comes Halloween, and piles and piles of candy. Use the Labor 411 guide to find candy brands from companies that treat their workers with respect. One of our favorites is Sour Patch Kids made by Mondelez. We came up with a few facts you may not have known about those pucker-inducing chewy treats.
1. “Heads and Bodies”
Perfect for Halloween, this limited edition version of the little sour gummies was available only in the United Kingdom and featured a fairly twisted version for the season. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a pack of Sour Patch Kids with the heads separated from the bodies.
2. “Zombie Kids”
Another Halloween specialty, this one has actually been in production in the United States during the fall season. As far as we can tell, they just created a purple Kid (zombie?) and paired it with an orange one (alive?).
3. There is a Sour Patch Kids videogame
“World Gone Sour” came out in 2012 for a variety of platforms. Sweet.
Players assume the miniature role of a lost Sour Patch Kid in a stylized human sized world, guiding our hero through the sticky floors of a movie theater, across the counter of a concession stand, and other unique oversized environments. Joining forces with fellow lost Sour Patch Kids, players use a combination of jumps, twists and puzzle-solving to negotiate and overcome larger-than-life obstacles. Along the way, they battle unusual candy enemies, escape from deranged humans, and face off against bizarre creatures including one very angry wad of sticky chewing gum.
4. Method Man Officially Raps for Sour Patch Kids
The famous rapper Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan released a single in 2011 for Sour Patch Kids. As with the video game, it was called “World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)” and, yes, there is a music video. Enjoy.
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