Zotz is a popular candy known for its fizzy, sour center. Here's a brief history of Zotz candy:
Origins in the 1960s: Zotz candy was created in the 1960s by the Italian candy company F. Moritz. It was introduced to the United States market by the Andreotti family, who founded the Andreotti Confections Company.
Unique Fizzing Center: What sets Zotz apart is its unique fizzing or "fizzy" center. The hard candy shell encases a powdery, sour center that releases a tangy and effervescent sensation when it comes in contact with saliva. This fizzy sensation is what makes Zotz distinctive and enjoyable for many candy lovers.
Variety of Flavors: Zotz candy originally came in two flavors: cherry and apple. Over time, the brand expanded its flavor offerings to include additional fruit flavors such as grape, watermelon, and blue raspberry. Each flavor is characterized by its own vibrant color and distinct taste.
Popularity and Distribution: Zotz gained popularity in the United States and quickly became a beloved candy choice, particularly among children and teenagers. Its fizzy center and variety of flavors contributed to its appeal. Zotz candy is widely distributed and can be found in many stores, including convenience stores, grocery stores, and online retailers.
Ownership Changes: Over the years, the ownership of Zotz candy brand changed hands. Andreotti Confections Company sold the brand to G.B. Ambrosoli, an Italian candy company, in the late 1980s. Subsequently, the distribution rights for Zotz in the United States were acquired by The Foreign Candy Company in the early 2000s.
Continued Popularity: Zotz candy continues to be enjoyed by candy enthusiasts who appreciate its unique fizzy center and assortment of fruit flavors. Its fun and interactive nature, combined with the tangy taste, make it a nostalgic treat for many.
Zotz candy has remained a favorite among those who enjoy the surprising and fizzy sensation it offers. With its vibrant flavors and distinctive fizzing center, Zotz continues to provide a playful and enjoyable candy experience.
Growing up with a little brother was, at times, trying to say the least. I was three years older than him and it seemed like all he wanted to do was be under my feet. Anything I did he had to be right beside me and everything I had, he wanted.
This, of course, didn't sit well with an older, more worldly boy of ten, such as myself. I finally felt I needed some way to stop this tag-along in his tracks. I went to the local candy store one day and just happened to see a candy named Zotz Sours.
The lady behind the counter told me they were terribly sour. I thought to myself, that if these were horrible enough, maybe he would think twice about always having to have everything I had. As I was walking home the store he came running after me asking if he could have some of what was in the bag without even knowing what it was. I acted as if I was angry and finally said sure.
He opened the pack and chomped one then another until they were all gone! I was amazed even more when he asked for more. I popped one in my mouth and I bit it and even though it was sour it was the best candy I ever ate. From that day forward Zotz Sours was my favorite candy and I made a conscious effort to spend at least a little time with my brother. After all if he hadn't been such a pain then I may never of happened onto the best candy in the world - Zotz Sours. ~ Tom from Missouri