Malic Acid

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  1. $4.99/lb
  2. $4.84/lb
  3. $3.79/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)
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Without malic acid, the signature tartness of salt and vinegar chips wouldn't be quite as tart, the extreme sourness of warheads would be miniscule, and the fruit flavors in gum wouldn't be nearly as fruity. Malic acid is often used with or in place of citric acid.

Malic acid is great for creating the signature tanginess in sour candies, as well as subtly enhancing their sweetness. You can also sprinkle a touch on homemade fries or chips for a delicious vinegar flavor.

Malic acid is a natural byproduct produced during the citric acid cycle in fruit. The granulated form of malic acid you can buy is derived from unripe fruit.

Fun Fact: Malic acid is commonly found in beauty products because it tightens the skin and shrinks pores!

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“OMG! This was my first order on, and it was absolutely flawless. I LOVED the email notice telling me that the product had arrived. I had never received such a notice before from any online retailer, and I do a lot of online shopping. The price for the item I ordered was reasonable, and the shipping/handling fees was also extremely reasonable. Many retailers can learn from the process and experience! Thanks so much for being easy to work with and an outstanding online retailer!”

, San Diego, CA September 8, 2014

“Awesome transaction! Really cool looking vibrant resealable packaging. The Malic acid is exactly as I wanted it to be. I would recommend based upon this transaction.”

, Rhome, Texas November 2, 2012

“Received order 1 day after promised ship date. Can't beat that service! AND received a special "goodie" in the package I wasn't expecting. Top notch company deserving of more of my business. Bravo!”

, cadillac, mi September 9, 2011

“Got my package today. I'm looking forward to making some sour candies.”

, Jacksonville Beach, Florida July 5, 2011

“I just got home and my malic acid was happily and sourly waiting for me on my doorstep. Now I can make my Sour Sweeties candy for Mother's Day. Thank you again for such great service.”

, Los Angeles, CA May 6, 2011

“Were you in Los Angeles over the weekend? How in the world did you deliver my product so quickly? That is how business is done! It was so easy to order a product and I am so impressed at the reasonable shipping costs, especially since I received my product in ONE business day! Thank you!”

, CA March 22, 2011

“AWESOME SERVICE!Since living in eastern MT does not give a person a lot of food options I was thrilled to find Nuts Online!! GReat service, fast shipping, I am already looking into what I'm planning to order next! Recommending to all my friends!”

, MT February 23, 2011


, new york, ny February 2, 2011

“You guys are nuttier than a bag of mixed nuts!
I love it!
I got my malic acid promptly, just as promised.
Thank you very much. Great doing business with you!
From one nut to another!
Igor Dombrovsky.”

, Fairfield, IA January 9, 2011

“Wow, you guys sure make ordering malic acid fun:) Thanks for the macadamia nuts!


, Milton, MA September 10, 2010

“Order was excellent and so are you guys...we need more businesses just like yours in this country!!! Take Care. Frank”

, Longwood, FL September 12, 2014

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.


Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.

Country of Origin: United States

ID: 5964

From our family to yours, since 1929

Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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