Cry Baby Sour Gum & Candy
Cry Baby Sour Gum and Candy History
Cry Baby is a brand of sour gum and candy that has been around since the 1960s. The candy was first introduced by the Ferrara Pan Candy Company, which was founded in 1908 in Chicago, Illinois.
The original Cry Baby candy was a small, sour hard candy that came in a variety of flavors, including lemon, cherry, grape, lime, and orange. In the 1970s, Ferrara Pan introduced Cry Baby Extra Sour gum, which was a sour gum that came in the same flavors as the candy.
Over the years, Cry Baby candy and gum have remained popular with people who enjoy sour candy. The Ferrara Pan Candy Company has also expanded the Cry Baby product line to include other sour candy products, such as Sour Tears, Sour Smog Balls, and Sour Chewy Cubes.
In 2012, Ferrara Pan Candy Company merged with Farley's & Sathers Candy Company to form Ferrara Candy Company, which is the current owner of the Cry Baby brand. Today, Cry Baby candy and gum are still available for purchase, and they remain a popular choice for people who enjoy sour candy. While the packaging and marketing of the candy have evolved over the years, the sour and intense flavor of Cry Baby candy and gum has remained a constant feature of the brand
Cry Baby Memories
Wow- the memories associated with this candy sure do take me back! I grew up in Port Huron Michigan for the first 11 years of my life and then moved to Fraser Michigan when my Mom got married.
I have a little sister Molly- and we used to ride our bikes up to the 7-11 near our house and buy as many pieces of Cry Baby Extra Sour Bubble Gum as we could afford. We would take it to the park and dare each other to eat pieces, until our faces were so puckered we couldn't stand it anymore! I can specifically remember eating about 3 pieces of the apple and feeling like I just couldn't take it anymore.... I was going to have to spit it out- but wait, then she'd win! Chewing the sour gum for long lengths of time was like a trophy!
Looking back on it these were some of my fondest memories, time cherished with the kid sister that's now grown. Geez- now I think I need to order some and ship all the apple pieces to my sister- with a little tag: I dare YOU! ~ Sarah from Michigan