Starburst candy is a classic chewy fruity marvel. It's among the favorite candies of the world and rose to prominence like all cultural icons, in the 1960s. Few people realize that they were invented in Britain and were originally called Opal Fruits. Only after they arrived in America did they go through an identity makeover and become the celestial confectionary superstars they are today. They come in lots of different flavors and Starburst is trying out new varieties all the time. Originally it was strawberry, lemon, orange and lime. But lime was quickly swapped out for, the obviously way better, cherry. Starbursts candy are fruity delicious.