|Starbursts are wrapped, fruit-chew squares which come in cherry, lemon, orange and strawberry.
The Starburst brand was introduced in England in 1959. They were first known as Opal Fruits, the name coming from the result of a competition. The four original flavors were strawberry, lemon, orange, and lime. In 1967 Opal Fruits were brought to the United States and the name was changed to Starburst.
As a teenager, my friends and I used to go to the local movie theater most every weekend to see the latest movie. After buying our movie tickets, we would proceed directly to the concession stand to pick out some treats to consume during the movie. I would always purchase a roll of Starburst. I loved the chewy texture of the candy and the different fruity flavors that were individually wrapped.
In the darkness of the movie theater, I could not tell which Starburst flavor I was unwrapping (because I could not see the color of the wrapper), and this made eating the candy all the more fun because I would have to guess which fruit flavor I was eating. All Starburst flavors tasted great. ~ Albert from Connecticut
I grew up in a beach town, and especially with teenagers, Starburst Fruit Chews were a very popular candy choice, especially during the summer. Some reasons why include that they don't melt in the heat; you can carry just a few (individually yet securely wrapped) and no sand or whatever will slip past the wrapping (they can even get wet without noticeable harm); they are delicious and long-lasting; but most interestingly, these candies are notably thirst quenching and refreshing (a nice feature on a hot August day at the beach). Another plus is that everyone likes them, making sharing easy. Finally, they are prettily wrapped in bright colors that also are easy to spot at the bottom of one's purse or backpack. That may not sound like a big deal, but on a beach in glaring sunlight, the inside of one's bag can look like a black cavern! ~Dani from California