Kent – Sour Patch – Karpuz


Behold, the 2nd snack I am trying from my @turkishtreatbox in the order voted by you. (vote for the next one on the website in my bio).

What do you think of when you think of Turkey?

For me it will always be the sweeping majestic sour patches that Turkey is famous for. Turkey has the finest climate in the world for sour patches and some of the first recorded sour patch sightings were dictated by Alexander the Great when he first set eyes upon the patches that dotted the area around 334 BC:

“Ah what fertile, sour soil unlike any in the known empire. The sour’d treats to be brought forth from this earth shall be great, like me, I am great.”

-Alexander the Great
ca. 333 BC
from ‘My Imagination: I Made This Shit Up’

Surely most of us have seen the ‘Sour Patch’ range of lollies before, but have you ever seen karpuz flavoured sour patch lollies? Translate tells me that karpuz is Turkish for, can you guess? Watermelon. I am learning a little of the Turkish language with these snacks and if I ever visit I will know how to ask for both fish and watermelon now, I am totally set. This flavour isn’t exclusive to Turkey as far as I can tell, but watermelon is a favourite of mine, both IRL watermelon and watermelon flavoured shit like this.

It would seem that watermelon is a favourite in Turkey also, as it is actually one of the largest growers of watermelon in the world – yes, actually, not making it up this time, they are 2nd or 3rd in the world. Most Turkish watermelon comes from the Manavgat district in Antalya province and they even have a watermelon festival every year.

These are absolutely my type of shit. I love fruit flavoured confectionery, I love sour confectionery and I love watermelon. Sour Patch Karpuz were super sour when I first put them into my mouth causing massive salivation, but gradually it gave way to a delicious sweet, very pronounced, and fairly accurate watermelon flavour. They taste great. My only complaint is that they stuck to my teeth too much – not a deal breaker in any way for me.

Great Karpuz Patch – 8/10

10 thoughts on “Kent – Sour Patch – Karpuz

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    1. Thanks for stopping by jasa,
      glad you were sooooo impressed with the theme that you just had to leave a reply with a link to your URL.
      If you want a backlink to your website on this site, you are going to have to do a little better than that. Perhaps try commenting something relevant to the actual post. Let’s see… This post is about Sour Patch lollies – got anything to say about them?

  2. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

    1. I have received zero reports of any problems is it just these sour patch watermelon images that you are having issues with? Any of the other food or snack review posts?

  3. It’s hard to come by experienced people for this subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!

    1. Yeah? I imagine there are quite a few folk who have experienced the wonders of Sour Patch watermelon candy. Maybe try asking around a bit. Thanks for the kind words all the same, sv388!

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    1. Not really. This was originally posted on Instagram and Instagram only allows 2200 characters in the caption. This post weighs in at a hearty 2048 characters.
      Add the title and a handful of hashtags and we literally redlining the IG caption section.

      Of course, WordPress blogs allow much more, but that would involve me re writing an already popular article.

      Sorry, my good friend Fafaslot, not going to do it.

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