AirHeads

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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]

Information[edit]

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]

Distribution[edit]

Airheads were originally sold across Canada and the United States but an expansion into the United Kingdom was announced in 2015.[4] Airheads Xtremes and Bars are manufactured in the US and Airheads Pops in Mexico and Spain.[5]

Production[edit]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Candy Industry News
  2. ^ Perfetti Van Melle FAQ
  3. ^ No Trick! JetBlue Treated Customers to Halloween Candy.
  4. ^ Loveday, Samantha (18 May 2015). "Tallia Storm to be face of new Chupa Chups Airheads launch". Licensing.biz. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Frequently Asked Questions". AirHeads. Retrieved 8 January 2013.