Tiny, crunchy and sour, Nerds are have been a staple of childhood since Wonka introduced them in the 1980s. Nerds are what's called panned candy, made by taking little crystals of sugar and then tumbling them with successive layers of sour and sweet flavored coatings, finished off with a coat of color. Unlike most panned candy, Nerds are not panned until they're a uniform size and shape: Nerds vary in size (from sesame seed to pea) and retain a rough, irregular shape, thickly glazed to create a unique crunchiness.
If you're not sure what flavor you like best -- or if you love all the flavors -- then the Rainbow Nerds is just for you: an assortment of strawberry (pink), grape (purple), orange (orange), lemonade (yellow) and sour apple (green) which blend together nicely when eaten by the handful.
Brightly colored Nerds make great toppings for ice cream, cupcakes, sugar cookies and gingerbread houses. We've heard tales of adults fighting over the Nerds in their kids' Halloween baskets, but maybe that's just one of those scary urban legends.
Box Contains: approximately 9 servings
Ingredients: Dextrose, sugar, malic acid, and less than 2% of corn syrup, artificial flavors, carnauba wax, color added, carmine color, blue 1, blue 1 lake, blue 2, blue 2 lake, red 40, red 40 lake, yellow 5, yellow 6, yellow 6 lake. May contains eggs.
Ingredients and nutritional information provided by manufacturer and considered accurate at time of posting. Refer to produce labeling or contact manufacturer directly for current data.