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This article is about the candy. For the film, see Airheads.
Bag of mini AirHeads
AirHeads Extreme Sweet Sour Belts Candy

AirHeads are a tangy, taffy-like, chewy candy manufactured by Perfetti Van Melle in Erlanger, Kentucky, USA.[1] It was created in 1986.[2]


The candy comes individually wrapped in long colored strips, in a variety of flavors: cherry, lemonade, watermelon, white mystery, green apple, strawberry, blue raspberry, orange, Cola, Pink Lemonade, Grape-o-licious, Citrus Cooler, Mang-o-tastic, Strawberry Banana, Tutti Frutti, "Slammin' Sour" and "Flaming Hot." It is also available in mini-size. Special edition flavors, such as Superman, SpongeBob and Spider-Man, are sold as promotions. "AirHeads Xtremes" are fruit rolls with a sour taste. AirHeads Pops are lollipops available in apple, blue raspberry, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, grape, strawberry kiwi and berry.

In 2007, a new BerryHot flavor was introduced that claims to "heat up in your mouth." In 2008, "Chillin" flavors were released that have a minty "cold" feeling.

AirHeads Blue Mystery Blast bars were distributed to all travellers on JetBlue Airways on October 31, 2007, in honor of Halloween.[3]


Airheads are sold across Canada and the United States, but not in other countries; the brand was, however, widely stocked in newsagents across the United Kingdom in the early 2000s. Airheads Xtremes and Bars are manufactured in the US and Airheads Pops in Mexico and Spain.[4]


Airheads are made in a machine very similar to the toys used to create long strips of Playdoh and into different types of shapes. The main ingredient is sugar.[4]