Love the sugar rush of tennis star Maria Sharapova's Sugarpova candy line

This article was first published on Oct 5, 2014

Celebrities have lent their names to perfumes, sporting equipment, guitars and, of course, causes.

But Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has her own line of candy called Sugarpova, made in a factory she started in 2012. Part of the proceeds go to The Maria Sharapova Foundation "for helping children across the world achieve their dreams".

I guess having a sweet tooth is no big deal if you are a fighting fit tennis player. The rest of us will have to watch it, not least because the candies are addictive.

Sugarpova boasts a wide range, but the ones I really like are the sour versions.

The chewy Quirky ones have a rainbow-coloured layer of sour candy and a marshmallow core. It takes some getting used to that chewiness, but you might as well get some sort of a workout while eating sugar.

Both the Sassy Sour and Flirty Sour, I'd happily take to the movies or on long plane rides.

Sassy is filled with fruit- shaped gummy candies. The watermelon and lemon ones are especially good, and the banana ones do not taste too fake.

Flirty Sours have lip-, star- and heart-shaped candies with berry and citrus flavours. They are the most sour of the lot and the best of the three.

Sugarpova gummy candy, $7.50 for a 142g bag, from Robinsons Orchard, 260 Orchard Road, The Heeren, tel: 6735-8838, open: 10.30am to 10pm daily

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