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New Merchandise Spotlight: Slimer Sours Candy

 By Paul Rudoff on Feb. 19, 2010 at 6:01 PM , Categories: Reviews & Merch

Boston America recently released the latest in their line of Ghostbusters consumables* - Slimer Sours Candy. The little green Slimer-shaped sour watermelon-flavored candy (1.5oz [42.5g]) comes in a white metal tin with a slightly embossed No Ghost logo on top. The sourness of the candy leaves a little to be desired - they're more tart and tangy, than sour - but they're not bad. Kinda addicting, with an odd distinct smell. They're hard with a slight chalky residue on them that reminds me of a candy I used to get in a vending machine a long time ago.

Anyway, you're not really buying it for the candy, you're buying it for the metal tin. The tin measures roughly 3 inches in diameter and is roughly 3/4 inch in height. As previously mentioned, the logo on the lid is embossed, which is a nice touch, though the logo is pushed to the left a bit too far instead of being centered. (You can see this in the photo above.) The candy inside is not separately wrapped, so there will be chalky residue inside the tin that you'll need to wipe away with a damp paper towel when you're done with the candy.

I've searched around and the cheapest price I've seen the candy going for is $2.99 a tin + $1.95 shipping from ToyWiz via Amazon. (They were also selling it by the display/case [18 tins] last week, but that listing has since been deleted.) New York residents take note that $0.43 in sales tax is charged (ToyWiz is located in NY), which makes the total cost for one tin: $5.37. It's interesting to note that the shipping for TWO tins is $4.95, with tax being $0.96, so the order total is $11.89. It's actually cheaper to place two separate orders for one tin each ($10.74 total) than it is to buy two in the same order (you'll save $1.15).

If you want something to wash down the candy, I suggest a can of the Ghostbusters Ectoplasm Energy Drink (previously mentioned on this site). And to counteract the stinky sour breath you might have afterwards, get yourself a tube of Stay Puft Toasted Marshmallow-Flavored Lip Baum. Then you'll complete the trifecta of Boston America's Ghostbusters products. (Note: I don't work for Boston America, but I'll be happy to accept free samples if anyone from BA is reading this.)

For those who may benefit from this information, here's the ingredients list for the candy. For the nutritional facts, you'll have to contact Boston America - though, really...if you're that interested in the nutritional value of candy, you shouldn't be eating candy.
Ingredients: Glucose, Modified Starch, Magnesium Stearate, Tartaric Acid, Artificial Flavor (Watermelon) and Colors (FD&C Yellow 5, Blue1).
* Yes, I realize lip baum is not a consumable, but since it's flavored, and thus obviously meant to be tasted, I'm lumping in into the "consumables" category.



Comment from: Steven [Visitor]

Looks like they centered the circle rather than the ghost. Seems like the right call to me.

Feb. 19, 2010 @ 22:42
Comment from: [Member]


Taking another look at it, you’re right. The circle is indeed centered, while the ghost definitely isn’t. With one of his hands touching the edge of the can, and the other one having plenty of space between the hand and the edge, it just seems off to me. I guess it could be worse :-)

Feb. 20, 2010 @ 10:37
Comment from: [Member]

Ghostbustin.net just wrote up a piece on the candy with some more photos of it.

Sep. 10, 2011 @ 19:07

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