To understand the history of ZotZ candy, you have to travel way back in time. During the Cold War, the world had an obsession with all things outer space. What’s more, UFO sightings were at an all-time high and people had an innate fascination with rocket ships. The Zotz! 1962 movie was also hugely popular around the world. The plot followed a man mysteriously gaining magical powers from the god of an ancient civilization. It’s no wonder that it was at this time that explosive, mystical treats also became a massive trend. The zeitgeist was all about science-fiction, magic, and superpowers. We wanted them and we wanted them bad! In 1968, these fizzy, Italian snacks first hit shelves in the United States. The tangy ZotZ flavors have been a hit all over the country ever since!
If you’ve never had the pleasure of tasting ZotZ candy for yourself, the experience is hard to describe. While the treats look seemingly innocent to an untrained eye, they hide a secret deep inside them. From the moment you pop one of these into your mouth, you have a completely new taste sensation. The fizzy candy does just what it says on the tin. It whizzes, fizzes, and bubbles up in seconds! It’s weird, wonderful.. and you won’t be able to get enough of it. Do you like the sound of that? Here at Candy Warehouse, we have a range of scrummy soda candy that you have to try for yourself. Which flavor will you choose? Enjoy the tart flavor of blue raspberry or the tangy taste of the sour selection. Start browsing our fizz-tastic range today and get something truly unique.
Ever wondered why ZotZ fizzy candy goes boom in your mouth? We have the answer! The sour filling is a mixture of malic and tartaric acids and sodium bicarbonate. Don’t be baffled by those scientific words. All you need to know is the center of the sour candies react with the saliva in your mouth. As soon as you pop one in your mouth, you get that oh-so-unique bubbling, fizzing sensation. It’s a real hit and hard to ignore. The Italian candy strikes the balance between weird and wonderful perfectly. The next time you treat yourself to some of these awesome, retro treats, remember this fun fact. You can even share it with your friends and look like a real smarty pants!