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Candy corn just got a big makeover — and we're not sure how we feel about it

It looks like a candy corn ... but it sure doesn't taste like it.
by Aly Walansky / / Source: TODAY
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It might be everywhere during the fall, but candy corn has a history of being a very divisive candy.

Sour Patch Kids, on the other hand, are pretty much universally beloved (at least by the editorial staff at TODAY).

So what happens when you combine the two? A treat that's definitely colorful — but very, very confusing.

Just in time (well, insanely early, actually) for Halloween, Frankford candies has come out with Sour Patch Kids Candy Corn, a super-sour riff on the tri-colored sweet treat that's synonymous with crunchy leaves, cute costumes and pumpkin spice lattes.

The candy comes in two flavors: orange (which has a deep orange to white gradient) and grape (which has two pretty hues of purple). Instagram snack expert JunkFoodMom tried the candies and noted that they "taste like a gummie but have that crumbly candy corn texture."

And JunkBanter had an interesting take, as well. “Going with only orange & grape was a bold, bold move, but I’m especially in love with the grape. It has a powdery sweetness and tastes like a sour, kickass version of Big League Chew. The orange is less special but good nonetheless. The best part about this candy corn is that is doesn’t taste remotely close to candy corn.”

As for the TODAY Food tasters? It was a little tough to swallow for many.

"It tastes like children's medicine," said one taster.

"That candy corn is a crime against humanity," said another.

For candy lovers who love their candy really, really sour, this definitely fits the bill. But the crumbly texture of the "corn" is strange accompanied by the candies' sour sanding.

Now that the treats have been released into the wild, many people on Twitter have voiced pretty strong opinions.

Looks like the Sour Patch variety of candy corn is just as divisive as the original honey-flavored version.

The candy has already been spotted at Dollar General, Walgreens and Walmart, but if you prefer getting your Halloween fix delivered right to your door, it's also available at Amazon right now.

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