Momma Told Me: The Best Movie Snacks Don't Even Need A Movie- Putting On My #ZoursFace

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The Best Movie Snacks Don't Even Need A Movie- Putting On My #ZoursFace

My favorite movie candies have me making funny faces before the title displays! What's your #ZoursFace? #shop
Momma Told Me: Make the sour moments sweet.

You could say one of our family mottos is 'A family that sweets together, stays together;' after all, did you ever see a baker without any friends? As someone who considers themselves a living rainbow it's no secret my love of sugar stems from the beautifully bright colored candies of my childhood. Show this girl a giant spiral lollipop and she will literally squeal with glee. Unfortunately, as magical as candy is, there is no real Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, so Momma and I were often left creating our own sweet moments with a little twist. The local grocery store confection aisle was never lacking new candy ideas for a tradition we dubbed 'Sour Wednesdays.'
I sneak my favorite sour candy when the kids aren't looking- too bad my #ZoursFace gives me away! #shop
Exlore the ThingLink to discover free Walmart Zours Sampling events this July and more! #ZoursFace #Shop
You see, every serious couponer knows the local grocery store ads land in mailboxes on Tuesday, and the weekly sales reset Wednesday morning. And, as soon as I could use a calculator, Momma put me to work subtracting and adding all the week's steals and deals as they went into the cart. As a reward I was allowed to hunt the candy aisle for a new candy- and sour was my poison. Upon arriving home, and unpacking the last bag, Momma an I would sit on the couch and pop a candy, one-by-one, into our mouths. The goal was to see who could tolerate the most candies before their eyes began to water and they cracked a 'sour face.' Crafting with candy and making candy leis while sharing our #ZoursFace! #Shop
You can't fake a #ZoursFace! #shop
Not too long ago one of my favorite candies, Mike and Ike released a new sour variety, called Zours®. In no exaggeration I promptly bought every size package in sight and shipped them up to Momma in Oregon. I like to make care packages for my family members (and a family that sweets together....) I can imagine when Momma opened the package she promptly tore open that yellow bag and popped one of each of the 5 flavors in her mouth (Green Apple always has been her favorite) and puckered her lips in enjoyment. I promptly received a phone call, mid #ZoursFace, telling me how much she loved these new candies, and was instantly brought back to my childhood memories making silly faces and crying over candy with Momma.
Graduation or Luau Party Candy Lei made with Zours sour candies! #ZoursFace #Shop
Remember how I said candy was a family thing? Well it turns out 3 generations of our family have a thing for sour- Sabrina (11) recently discovered my personal purse stash and popped several of these chewy little candies into her mouth. What promptly followed was a phenomenon known as a #ZoursFace. It's something you can't fake, really- much like  baby getting their first taste of a lemon slice, the reactions are priceless (just check out Sabrina's mother trying all 5 flavors at once in my Instagram video.) We were crafting a graduation gift of candy leis (Pinterest Image Tutorial Below) for Sabrina's 5th grade advancement and she just couldn't help herself!
Share your #ZoursFace on Twitter and Instagram! #Shop
Unlike some 'other' chewy sour candies that have a harsh gritty (sand paper like) effect when you eat too many, Zours® are the perfect popcorn snacks. You can buy theater size boxes without the theater size price at your local Walmart and enjoy them throughout the film without ruining your taste buds. They have  wonderfully unique sour coating on the outside of the chewy candy that makes the sour then sweet Watermelon and Blue Raspberry candies a unique experience. Not sure where to find my favorite sour candy? Stop by a Walmart Supercenter near you July 3-6th to find exclusive demos and take home samples of Zours®; just hover over the interactive in store photo above to find links to the locations nearest you!
Creamy Zour Apple Smoothie you won't regret letting them drink! #Shop #ZoursFace Ingredients: 1 Ripe California Avocado (Sliced), 1 Large Granny Smith Apple (cored and chopped, not peeled), 1 Cup Rinsed Spinach, 1 Lime (Juiced),  ½ C Ice (or more if needed), 2 TSP Honey, ½ C Organic Apple Juice
Creamy Zour Apple Smoothie you won't regret letting them drink! #Shop #ZoursFace Ingredients: 1 Ripe California Avocado (Sliced), 1 Large Granny Smith Apple (cored and chopped, not peeled), 1 Cup Rinsed Spinach, 1 Lime (Juiced),  ½ C Ice (or more if needed), 2 TSP Honey, ½ C Organic Apple Juice
After Sabrina's graduation her younger siblings and her all piled onto our Xorbee (massive memory foam bean bag) and began Summer the right way with a movie marathon. Lego Movie, Monster's University, and Nightmare Before Christmas are all favorites in our home, and they wouldn't be complete without the best movie snacks! While they sprinkled Zours® in their buttered popcorn I found the inspiration to whip up a creamy, and healthy, Zour Apple Smoothie everyone loved. Not only does this green drink have the same vibrant color as Momma's favorite Green Apple candy, but it's chocked full of spinach and avocado (shhhh they'll never know) and has a fun little sour kick.
My #ZoursFace with my Zour Apple Smoothie, perfect for movie night! #shop
But enough of my yapping, you really need to just get yourself to a Walmart during one of those demo days and experience this candy yourself! While you're there stop by the produce department (because Supercenters are amazing like that) and grab the ingredients to make my Zour Apple Smoothie- the complete recipe is on the image details so hurry up and Pin it now! Then, grab your friends, family, or even the mailman, pop some of these little rays of flavor in your mouth and snap your best #ZoursFace photo and upload it to Twitter and Instagram for all the world to see. Maybe we can all make our sour family just a little bigger, one Zours® face at a time!

What Daughter Says: Create some priceless moments with your best Zours Face!






Continue after the jump to Pin an exclusive Candy Lei Tutorial Graphic. Click for Printable Zour Apple Smoothie Recipe. #CollectiveBias


Graduation or Luau Party Candy Lei made with Zours sour candies! #ZoursFace #Shop

30 comments:

  1. I haven't tried Zours yet but I love sour snacks, will have to check them out.

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  2. Once again you have outdone yourself with an amazing post. I love the way you link over to your Instagram video. My son would love to try these. He loves sour candy.

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  3. Love me a sour candy, I need to pick up some Zours! I just adore those candy leis :)>

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  4. Oh, the faces!!! LOL Sure makes it for a great party!!! Absolutely love the pictures

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  5. I've not had the opportunity to try Zours but I love anything super sour like that.

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  6. oh I love sour candy. my favorite...but my 4 year old is a big fan too so i'm always trying to sneak it into the movie so she doesn't see. haha. those Zour Apple Smoothies look fab.

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  7. I LOVE the candy lea idea!! Such a fun and creative idea!!

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  8. Sometimes I buy candy for my students. I bet they'd love Zours! The colors are so fun, too.

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  9. Gotta love those faces, very cute. I am not very good with sour tastes, but I wouldn't mind giving them a little try.

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  10. We love the new Zours candy! Actually we are going to the movies today and we are going to have some! Awesome post!

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  11. I love , love, love sour candy, actually even more than sweet! It's fun to see the faces kids make when eating sour stuff!

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  12. My son absolutely loves sour candy.
    Will have to find these in the store for his birthday this month

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  13. I cant keep sour candy at my house,not for me but the grandkids,Ive got 13 and the older ones always clean me out when I have anything sour around

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  14. My three sons are incredible fans of sour candy- my husband too! I loved sour as a kid, but can't quite do it anymore! I love that your family loves them and has such a great time together- movie marathons and mailing them to your momma- how sweet! Keep up the great work!

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  15. My grandson is always trying to treat me to sour candies saying they are sweet. I personally can't stand anything sour but he loves all sour things. So I'm sure he will be trying Zours out and telling me they are sweet just so I will try them.

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  16. Oh wow, you are very creative! I love the lei and all of your fun favors and treats! Your Zours face is also priceless ;) Thanks for sharing! #client

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  17. I have to try this! The lei looks gorgeous too. My son asked me to teach him how to make them. I might just refer him to this post :-) #client

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  18. What a fun tradition! I am sure there was a very "sour" expression when she opened the gift box with delight! The candy leis are just precious!

    Nancy
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  19. Such a cool memory. I saw the Zours in the store and thought they would be good. And who doesn't love the pucker look! lol

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  20. I am not a huge fan of sour candy, but the look on your faces was priceless.

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  21. I typically like sour candies so I'll have to try these soon! The pictures with the one eye closed crack me up!

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  22. I think I would like these candies, I like sour stuff. The smoothie sounds amazing, thank you for sharing with us!

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  23. I am a Zours fanatic! I prefer sour candy of sweet for whatever reason. I make my grandkids laugh because we see who can go without puckering up- I always win!

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  24. This candy lei is an awesome idea also for a birthday party for kids, or would make great party favors. I love this!

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  25. I love the ZoursFace. It is priceless. My kids love Mike and Ike and so do I. We will defiantly try the Zours and be sure to tweet our ZoursFace. Thanks for souring candy. YA.

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  26. Cute, love the Zour faces. I'm not a fan of sour candies but the kids sure are.

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  27. my grandkids love sour candy,and this looks really yummy

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  28. Love sour candy. It has been forever since I've had zours but should definitely pick some up for my next movie night. Those candy leis look like fun to make!

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  29. My son would probably love these as he loves sour candy. Love the leis, what a great idea for a birthday party craft.

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