One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hard candy, especially a jawbreaker, with a sour flavor.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Today's innovations expand this type of candy from the old sour balls into such areas like liquid candy, powder candy, ropes, and gummies.’
- ‘And lots of sour balls, gummy bears and similar non-chocolate candy should be fine.’
- ‘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.’
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