When it comes to indulging in a pack of Starbursts, a whopping 35.12 percent of people said that the lemon-flavored candy, colloquially known as the “yellow” Starburst, was the worst one to chow down on. That’s right – one in three would chuck that particular chew in favor of another one.
Citrus flavors seemed to be an unfavorable flavor profile overall when it comes to Starbursts, as the orange-flavored candy took second-worst in the poll with 23.61 percent of the votes. Cherry (or “red”) came in third, being found undesirable by 17.86 percent of surveyees, while the strawberry Starburst, better known as “pink,” was only rated the worst flavor by 13.29 percent of voters, which is probably why so many people went crazy over the news last year that the “All Pink” Starburst pack would be a permanent fixture to the candy aisle (via Candy Industry).
Additionally, 10.12 percent of the respondents chose “other,” with several writing in that they were not fans of the chewy fruit treats at all. Perhaps they’re into some of the newer candy options, such as the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with Pretzels or Snickers Peanut Brownie.