Starburst is the brand name of a chewy, fruit-flavored candy manufactured by Mars, Incorporated. Starburst was known as Opal Fruits in the UK and Ireland until 1998.
Several variants of the candy exist, such as Starburst jellybeans, lollipops, candy canes, and lip gloss (the latter in a partnership with Lip Smackers). The four common ("original") flavors are strawberry, lemon, orange, and cherry. However, there are many other flavors in various configurations (tropical, etc.), including kiwi/banana, plum/passion fruit, rasberry, strawberry-banana, mango, melon, tropical punch, green apple, blue raspberry, watermelon, mixed berries & creme, peaches & creme, orange creme, and strawberry & creme.
In 2001, Mars allowed the people to vote whethere to replace the lemon flavor with green apple in the original packaging. Lemon won by a large margin. Starburst is sometimes marketed alongside Skittles, another chewy fruit candy, in a sort of partnership. Starburst's currant slogan is "Isn't Life Juicy?".
Some people enjoy making "Starburst chains" from the wrappers.