Sour Patch Kids are like gummy bears without the squishiness. They're coated with a sour powder that can be murder on your tongue if you eat too many of them in a row.
There are four flavors in each bag: orange, lemon, lime, and cherry. I'm partial to the lemon and lime, and the orange are definitely my least favorite. (They always make orange flavored stuff way sweeter than the actual fruit for some reason.)
The inside of a Sour Patch Kid is sweet and a little tangy and relatively the texture of a gumdrop. I like to eat them by eating the sour coating first and then chewing on the inside part like taffy. There is no gelatin in these candies, unlike with gummy bears, so they're perfect for vegetarians.
The powder tends to collect at the bottom of the bag, so the last few kids can get a little gross. I usually throw them out or give them to an unsuspecting friend.
I wish they came in a resealable bag because they make a mess if you shove them in your purse for later. The sour powder will get everywhere if you're not careful.