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Facts About Starbursts

Updated on May 8, 2019
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.
  • How many Starbursts come in a standard pack? 12!

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 from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Dietary Fiber

Starbursts: Love them or Hate them?

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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!

Allergen and Dietary Information

Ingredients vary by the region they are in! Because of that, Starbursts that are made in the UK are considered Vegan-safe but Starbursts from the United States are not considered Vegan-safe.

Other Information You Should Know About Starbursts

While Starbursts may only cause vomiting and/or diarrhea in your pets, you should always make sure they are okay and call your vet.


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      15 months ago

      How many are in a standard pack?

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      18 months ago

      i love it

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      23 months ago


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      2 years ago

      I’m doing this for a presentation you are a big help. Thank you for posting this.

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      7 years ago

      make a starburst gum

    • LagunaAlkaline profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Camas, WA

      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.

    • Alexander Pease profile image

      Alexander Pease 

      9 years ago from Maine

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

    • LagunaAlkaline profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Camas, WA

      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 

      9 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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