This month at Sweet & Snacks Expo 2017 in Chicago, Candy People will introduce its newest product – Sour Viking. Available as a 5.3 oz. packaged candy, the Viking-shaped sour gummy candy features strawberry, pear, cherry, black currant, lemon and orange flavors.
An extension of our Signature Line that includes the Swedish Dala Horses, our Sour Viking is made from real fruits, juices and high-quality flavoring, and free of trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, gluten, gelatin and GMOs
The Sour Viking Story
Modeled after a Viking magnet we picked up shopping in a local market while visiting Sweden, Sven – as we like to call him around the office –lived during the Viking Age of 800-1066 AD in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Despite the folklore, Sven and most Scandinavians of his time were peaceful farmers who even skied for fun. However, several chieftain-led Scandinavian tribes were expert sailors and pirates, using their famous wooden longships to stage hit and run raids on foreign shores. These tribes are known as “Vikings” and are often depicted in stories.
We believe our Sour Viking pairs nicely with the Swedish Dala Horse, carrying on our tradition of introducing our Swedish culture to the United States.