The New SweeTARTS 'Fusion' Candy You Can Only Find At Walmart

SweeTARTS is taking its slogan "Be Both" to the next level. The candy has long been known for being both sweet and tart, but now, it's both chewy and crunchy too. According to a press release received by Mashed, the dual-textured, dual-flavored candy goes by the name Chewy Fusions, and it's the newest variation of SweeTARTS, joining Ropes, Chewy, and Original (via the SweeTARTS website). As described in the release, "Each delicious fruit-flavored candy piece has a thin, crispy candy shell with crunchy candy bits inside surrounding a soft chewy center."

From the sound of things, the resulting texture might make for a snacking experience that you'd be hard-pressed to find in other types of candy. And the flavors make it even better. If you're a fan of the fruit punch-flavored SweeTARTS, you might especially love the taste of SweeTARTS Chewy Fusions. Each 9-ounce bag, sold exclusively at Walmart, contains five different fruit punch flavors: Cherry Punch, Strawberry Punch, Watermelon Punch, Tropical Punch, and Mixed Berry Punch.

The fusion of taste and texture

It isn't uncommon for candy brands to release new flavors and takes on their original products, and SweeTARTS is no exception. The brand has been around for decades (via Leaf), and from the introduction of sour flavors to the addition of mini and giant varieties, SweeTARTS doesn't hold back from trying to give customers what they might not have realized they wanted.

Everyone might have a favorite type — Ropes, Chewy, Original, you name it. And part of that preference might be explained by the fact that texture plays a major role in how we enjoy food. As explained by Charlotte Eye Ear Nose Throat Associates, the way a food feels can influence the rate at which you perceive its flavor and how much of it you choose to eat. Since SweeTarts Chewy Fusions are all about the texture, it will be exciting to see whether the fusion of mouthfeel and flavor will create new favorites for customers.