Atomic Fire Balls
We are sad to announce that Atomic Fire Balls have been discontinued by the manufacturer. Try Tongue Torchers as a replacement.
Atomic Fire Balls History
Atomic Fire Balls have a fiery history that dates back several decades. Here's an overview of their story:
Atomic Fire Balls were created by the Ferrara Pan Candy Company, a confectionery manufacturer based in the United States. The candy was introduced in 1954 and quickly gained popularity for its intense heat and distinctive flavor.
The candy's name, Atomic Fire Balls, reflects its strong and fiery taste. Each piece is a round, hard candy with a bright red color, resembling a miniature atomic bomb.
The recipe for Atomic Fire Balls includes a blend of sugar, corn syrup, and various spices, such as cinnamon and capsicum (a component found in chili peppers). It is this combination of spices that gives the candy its signature hot and spicy flavor.
Atomic Fire Balls are known for delivering a powerful cinnamon kick that can create a burning sensation in the mouth. They have become a favorite choice for those who enjoy spicy and intense candies.
Over the years, Atomic Fire Balls have remained a popular candy choice, appealing to both children and adults. The candy's intense flavor and unique eating experience have contributed to its enduring popularity.
Today, Atomic Fire Balls can be found in various retail outlets, convenience stores, and online retailers. They are often enjoyed as a standalone treat or used as an ingredient in creative recipes and desserts.
The Ferrara Pan Candy Company continues to produce Atomic Fire Balls, along with a wide range of other candies. Their distinct flavor and iconic red packaging make them easily recognizable and sought after by spicy candy enthusiasts.
Atomic Fire Balls have become a classic candy option, offering a burst of fiery flavor that delights those seeking a candy with a kick.
Atomic Fire Balls Memories
Growing up, we had a small store in our town that sold lots of different kinds of candy. As a small child, my parents used to drive to this store and allow my siblings and I to pick out some candies of our choice. I would grab a handful of Atomic Fireballs as part of my candy stash.
I vividly remember how hot an Atomic Fireball felt after only a couple of seconds in my mouth. It did not take long until I could not stand the burning feeling on my tongue anymore, so I would have to take the Fireball out of my mouth and wait several seconds, then put the Fireball back in my mouth. Of course, my tongue would feel hot again, so the process would start all over of taking the Fireball out of my mouth and waiting for my tongue to stop burning before putting the Fireball back in my mouth again!
At some point, the Fireball would no longer have its hot coating on it, so I could keep it in my mouth until it was finished. Sometimes I would bite the Fireball in half just to see what it looked like inside. If one of my siblings or one of my friends had a Fireball in their mouth at the same time I did, we would challenge each other to see which one of us could keep our Fireball in our mouths the longest. ~ Annette from Connecticut