Definition of sour ball in US English:

sour ball


  • A hard candy, especially a jawbreaker, with a sour flavor.

    • ‘Today's innovations expand this type of candy from the old sour balls into such areas like liquid candy, powder candy, ropes, and gummies.’
    • ‘Holland rolls words around in her mouth like she's savouring a penny-candy sour ball, drawling out the syllables like each is its own mini-story.’
    • ‘And lots of sour balls, gummy bears and similar non-chocolate candy should be fine.’
    • ‘The bottom box has 1 and 1/2 pounds of a mixture of hard candies including caramels, sour balls, fruit drops, coffee, saltwater taffy, cinnamon, butterscotch and fudge.’