Facts About Starbursts

Starbursts come individually wrapped in colorful wax paper.
Starbursts come individually wrapped in colorful wax paper. | Source

What are Starbursts?

  • Starbursts are fruit flavored, cube shaped, taffy candy.
  • According to the official website, Starbursts is rumored to have inspired the pop art movement.
  • It would take 30 million packs of Starbursts to reach from New York to Los Angeles.

History of Starbursts

In 1960, Opal Fruits were introduced by Mars. Then, in 1967, Opal Fruits came to the United States under a different name. This name, is the name we know by them today as, Starbursts. On October 6th, 2008 Mars had bought the Wrigley Company and moved all their non-chocolate brands to the Wrigley subsidiary. Today, Starbursts are manufactured in Waco, Texas.

Ingredients in Starbursts

Starbursts are made from real fruit juice and a good source of vitamin C!

Nutrition Facts of Starbursts

Serving Size - 1 pack (2g)
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value
Calories
240
 
Calories from Fat
45
 
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
23%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Carbohydrates
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
33g
 
Protein
0g
 

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Starburst Flavors

The original Starburst flavors were:

  • strawberry
  • lemon
  • orange
  • lime

Today, they have many more flavors such as:

  • strawberry banana
  • strawberry blueberry with yogurt
  • mango passionfruit
  • blueberry banana
  • strawberry lime
  • cherry lemon
  • blue raspberry
  • strawberry sour green apple
  • watermelon

Of course, these aren't the only flavors that Starburst comes in. They have many more and are always releasing new ones!

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Alexander Pease 5 years ago from Maine

It's probably a bad thing that the ingredients in a starburst are unknown. Nevertheless, they taste good.

Voted up.


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LagunaAlkaline 5 years ago from Camas, WA Author

I should probably have said that they are made from real fruit juice and a good source of vitamin C. :) I'll add that now.


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Alexander Pease 5 years ago from Maine

Yay. Probably sugar too, or high fructose corn syrup, either way... I like starbursts.


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LagunaAlkaline 5 years ago from Camas, WA Author

I do too :) I have a couple huge bags of starbursts in my room right now. Unless my daughter stole them. She tends to do that.


jonny 4 years ago

make a starburst gum


jocelyn young 12 months ago

i love the starburst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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