Last Updated on May 29, 2022
It’s hard to find a unique candy that stands out these days. That is why we are obsessed with candy with juice inside! And, you get so many flavors!
These candies come in a variety of textures and an exceptionally broad range of flavors. But, what they all have in common is their uniqueness. So, read on to find out what makes them so good and where exactly you can find them!
What Is Candy With Juice Inside?
Candy with juice inside is a broad category of treats that is filled with a juice-like substance. They go by many different names depending on the brand that makes them. For example, wax bottles are a common term used to refer to these candies, however, there are a few different brands that make them.
You also get gushers, which is another type of juice-filled candy made by Betty Crocker. As you can see, there is more than just one type of candy with juice inside. So, let’s look at what exactly they are.
Characteristics of juice-filled candy
This can either be literal fruit juice, a juice-like syrup, or a runny oozy gum-like liquid. As we said, it is quite a broad category of treats, but they are all equally delicious!
The flavor of these candies can vary greatly. But, it depends mostly on the brand you are buying from. Many flavors are often fruit-inspired. This can be orange, grape, pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, or cherry – the list goes on and on!
Another thing that makes these candies unique is their edible shell, which also varies greatly. Arguably the easiest type of shell to make is a simple sugar shell. however, some brands have developed a very unique coating made from edible wax. And when you chew on this wax, it turns into gum. Fun, right?
Candy with juice inside vs fruit juice candy
Now, before we move on to some of the best brands that make candy with juice inside, we think that it is important to differentiate them from other types of fruit candies.
Fruit juice candy is not the same as candy with juice inside. These candies can vary in texture, but they are all solid pieces. They can be soft candies (like wine gums) or hard candies (made from flavored sugar syrup). No matter what consistency they have, they do not have any oozy center or juice-like filling.
If you ever pick up a packet that says “fruit-flavored candy”, they won’t have juice on the inside. Look for words like “filling”, “gummy center”, “juice center”, or “juice inside”. It may seem obvious, but you would be surprised as to how sneaky marketing agencies can be to try and sell the product!
Which Brands Make Candy With Juice Inside?
Now we get to the good part! Let’s have a look at some of the best brands out there that sells candy with juice inside. We have tried to include as many products as we could find, just to ensure that you will be able to get your hands on some! And, for your convenience, you can even find them online!
Most people in America are familiar with Fruit Gushers, also simply known as Gushers. After all, they are one of the original juice-filled candies on the market. They were created by Betty Crocker back in 1991 and have grown in popularity ever since.
In the simplest of explanations, Gushers are made with a soft gummy-like exterior which is then filled with juice. They are also shaped like a hexagonal bi-pyramid, which makes them easily recognizable.
There is a wide variety of flavor packs that are regularly released. In 2020, a new packet called “Galactic Fruit Gushers” included flavors like “Asteroid Apple”, “Berry Star Cluster”, and a mystery flavor called “Unidentified Flavored Object”.
While they do sell mixed flavored packets, they have special flavors too. This includes, for example, “Super Sour Berry” and “Sweet & Fiery”.
You can buy these candies at stores like Citgo, Walmart, Dollar General, CVS, and online at Amazon.
Nik-L-Nips wax bottles
These are one of the most well-known candies with juice inside. And, they are even called a retro candy these days! The main reason that this candy is still around is that they are extremely unique.
Nik-L-Nips are made with a wax-like coating that is a type of bubblegum. It is shaped to look like a bottle. Once you tear open the top (nip it off), the juicy filling oozes out! After you finish the juice, you can continue chewing the bottle up like gum. But, do not swallow it!
While the wax bottle is safe to chew, it shouldn’t be swallowed – just like regular gum.
The most popular flavors you will find include fruity flavors like “Chillin’ Cherry”, “O-So Orange”, “Hello Lemon”, “Blazin’ Blue Raspberry”, and “Groovin’ Green”. Buy these in bulk so that you won’t be disappointed when you run out of a small packet.
Nik-L-Nip Wax Bottles Candy Drinks, 3 LB Bulk Candy
And, you can even find their “Cry Baby Sour Candy Wax Bottles”.
Welch’s Juicefuls Juicy Fruit Snacks
Last, but certainly not least, we have these delicious juice-filled snacks from Welch’s. What makes these candies the most impressive, and one of our personal favorites, is that they are made using real fruit, contain natural colorants, and even have some vitamins inside.
Now, don’t be completely fooled by these advertising tricks. Because at the end of the day, it is still mainly sugar and a lot of empty calories. But, they still have more benefits than arguably other brands offer.
And of course, they are delicious candy with juice inside! Their texture is very similar to that of Fruit Gushers, but the shape does differ completely! Usually, they are shaped into the fruit flavor they represent.
You can find these candies in many different mixed packets. You get “Mixed Fruit”, “Berry Blast”, and “Island Splash”. So, make sure to try these to find your favorite.
Candy with juice inside is such a fun treat that is loved by kids of all ages. And yes, that includes the adult ones too! Let us know down below which of these are your favorite!
What is the juice candy called?
Juice candy, or candy filled with juice, is a common term used to refer to many different kinds. What they all have in common though is their juice-like filling. The most well-known examples of these are wax bottles and Fruit Gushers. But, as we have mentioned, they have completely different textures on the outside.
What candy has juice in the middle?
There are a couple of brands that sell candy with juice in the middle. The most well-known examples are Fruit Gushers by Betty Crocker and Nik-L-Nip by Tootsie Roll Industries. Another brand that has made headlines is Welch's, who sells Juicefuls.
How do you eat a wax bottle candy?
The Nik-L-Nip wax bottle candies are extremely fun to eat. First, you bite off the top of the bottle. Then, you can drink up the fruity juice on the inside. Finally, the waxy bottle can also be eaten like gum. However, you shouldn't swallow the bottles at all! The waxy bottle is more like gum than it is an actual gummy candy.
What’s the gum with the juice in the middle?
There are a few brands that sells this type of candy. As we have mentioned in this article, Nik-L-Nip is one of them and still available on the market. Then, there was another popular brand that unfortunately isn't available anymore is Chewels, a sugarless gum which was filled with juice.
Lindy Van Schalkwyk is a culinary specialist with a background in Advanced Cooking, Advanced Pâtisserie, Media Communications and Nutrition. She has gained invaluable experience in the culinary industry having worked in some of the top restaurants in Africa in 2016 and 2017. Her expertise in nutrition has enabled her to develop recipes for special dietary needs. In 2018, Lindy began working in the Food Media industry, focusing on recipe development, recipe writing, food writing and food styling.