Yes, it is, in fact, sour.

By Tim Nelson
Updated September 21, 2020

If you think about it, most soda is really just candy that you can drink. At least that’s effectively the case once you stop and consider how much sugar you’ll find in your average two-liter bottle.

With that said, it’s surprising that soda-candy crossovers, like this collaboration between Crush and Sour Patch Kids spotted by @CandyHunting, aren’t more common.

What you’re looking at is a Sour Patch Kids Berry edition of Crush, the Keurig Dr. Pepper-branded soft drink sold in a wide variety of fruit flavors. This time, they put out a product that’s meant to mimic the flavor of blue Sour Patch Kids. It’s the closest you’ll get to find out what happens if someone dumped one of those single-color five-pound bags into two liters of sugary water.

Right now you’re probably wondering one thing: is the soda actually sour? Apparently, it kind of is! @CandyHunting describes it as having “a sour kick from citric acid, the same stuff that coats Sour Patch Kids,” adding that “It’s also super sweet and the berry flavor is on point.” Like I said, liquid candy.

You’ll find this incredibly blue beverage available in both two liter and 20 ounce bottles. You might want to start out with the smaller single-serve bottle and see how you feel about Sour Patch Kids Berry-flavored Crush, because it’s probably going to be very divisive.

So what candy will inspire a soda next. Reese’s? Skittles? Toblerone? Who knows, but hopefully the existence of this soda will make someone’s day out there. Just don’t tell your dentist about it.