Fun Fact June 5, 2020.
5 June 2020
Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish are related. Sour Patch Kids don’t look anything like kids because they were first designed to be aliens. All through the 70’s they were marketed as Mars Men. The popularity of Cabbage Patch Kids may have been what prompted the name change. Once you get past the citric acid loaded sugar coating which gives you the sour sensation you may notice that the underlying candy has a familiar taste. The candy is the exact same as Swedish Fish, just pushed out in a different mold and coated with the sour sugar mixture.