We were almost left without our Cherry Sours. Judson Candies has produced them since the 1930s, along with a lone line of other flavored sours. The name Judson-Atkinson Candies came when Atkinson, the Texas confectioner famous for the Chick-O-Stick, bought Judson in the early 80s. Though under the same ownership, operations remained separate, allowing Judson to focus on what it does best: manufacturing soft sour candies that not only taste great, but add decor to event like weddings and showers. Unfortunately, the rising cost of sugar impacted Judson more than many other confectioners. In 2011 they were forced to cease production and close their doors at least temporarily. They were later acquired by Sweet's Candy, which continues to produce your favorite sours.