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Facts About Starbursts

Starbursts come individually wrapped in colorful wax paper.

Starbursts come individually wrapped in colorful wax paper.

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

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

Starburst Flavors

The original Starburst flavors were:

  • strawberry
  • lemon
  • orange
  • lime

The tropical flavors include:

  • strawberry banana
  • pina colada
  • mango melon
  • cherry kiwi


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.

Comments

Tom on December 17, 2018:

How many are in a standard pack?

dffhvhjvgvvn on October 10, 2018:

i love it

NIKO on May 03, 2018:

I LOVE STARBURST

Hayes on March 26, 2018:

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

jonny on August 27, 2012:

make a starburst gum

Amanda Brumbelow (author) from Camas, WA on March 25, 2011:

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 from Maine on March 24, 2011:

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

Amanda Brumbelow (author) from Camas, WA on March 24, 2011:

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.

Alexander Pease from Maine on March 24, 2011:

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

Voted up.

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