Introduced in the 1950s, when atomic bombs were on everybody's mind, the Atomic FireBall has been a favorite candy for over 50 years. It stands out among jawbreakers for its slow burn of the tongue which builds to just-short-of-unbearable without losing its grip on sweet.
Have you ever wondered what makes Atomic FireBalls so hot? They are made with cinnamon, which is a strong-flavored spice, but not a particularly HOT spice, right? The secret ingredient in Atomic FireBalls is ---psst! --- capsicum, the compound that makes hot peppers hot. According to the manufacturer, Atomic FireBalls rate 3500 on the Scoville scale, which is used to measure the spiciness of peppers. That puts Atomic FireBalls into the range of jalapeños when it comes to sweet heat.
Atomic FireBalls are approximately 7/8" in diameter
Tub contains: approximately 150 pieces
Ingredients: Sucrose, contains less than 2% of the following: food starch modified (corn), artificial flavor, carnauba wax, acacia (gum arabic), titanium dioxide (color), red 40 lake.
Ingredients and nutritional information provided by manufacturer and considered accurate at time of posting. Refer to product labeling or contact manufacturer directly for current data.