Sour. Yeah, they're pretty sour. I've had worse but these do make you a little sore in the jaw from puckering so tightly. Its a little strange eating something that claims to “make me cry without hitting me below the belt”. I mean what do you think I am, some kind of wimp. Is that what your implying Swell? That I can't take care of myself? That I need my mommy to comfort me on any little thing? Well actually that about sums me up, and if you have something to say about it my dad can beat up your dad.
Threats aside, these treats are okay. They're a little sour, but nothing that’s going to send me screaming out of the room any time soon (I’m tougher than you thought Swell). The candy itself is an average powdery-type hard candy centre. This means that if you need to, you can pretty much bite through these almost immediately. The fruit flavours are a little weak compared to the sour, so even when you bite through them the flavour is a little anti-climatic. While they’re not bad, they’re definitely going for the sour gimmick more than trying to create something that tastes fantastic.
These Cry Baby Tears are nothing to write home about but not revolting or anything either. If you want to try every sour candy in the world you should add them to your list, but they’re not going to rank as the most sour thing you’ve ever eaten.