These Babies Trying Sour Food For The First Time Will Probably Never Trust Food Again — VIDEO
I'm not sure if we even liked Sour Patch Kids in our youth half as much as we enjoyed the bragging rights of how many of them we could stuff into our mouths without crying. Sour tastes were like our Everest in childhood, and the end goal was conquering them no matter what the drooly consequences. I don't know why this was a thing, but perhaps it was born from our first experience with the flavor—judging by these babies reacting to sour foods, it was probably life-scarring and totally justified our weird thirst for sour vengeance.
This entire compilation of confused and slightly disgusted babies is not only hilarious, but explains a lot about our weird relationship with this particular set of taste buds. Our tongue is capable of tasting five different flavors: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami (a savory flavor found in meat). Sour flavors happen to hit the taste buds on either side of the back of our tongues, the taste buds we use to detect acidity (and elicit really strange expressions from unsuspecting infants). The citric acid in candies like Warheads, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, and Starburst are notorious for setting off sour taste bud alarm bells, and despite the cringeworthy faces the tots in this compilation make, sour candies are more popular among kids than adults in the US.
Here are some of the babies getting their sour food baptism who will probably never trust their parents again:
Sour taste aftershocks like whoa
"OH THE HUMANITY."
"I trusted you, Mom. I TRUSTED you."
Behold, the sad sour dance of this generation
I love how they all open their mouths like they're waiting for some invisible force to air evac the sourness. I swear, guys, I'm going to try real hard one day to not be the kind of parent who does this to their kid...but come on. How can you not?
Here's the full video of their sour shenanigans below: