Friday, June 23, 2006

Warheads Juniors Extreme Sour

I’ve never had Warheads before. I’ve just carried on with my life without the blisteringly sour candies that they offer. You can capture customers for that sort of thing when they’re young, but you don’t just find women in their thirties picking up the super-sour habit, do you? Well, maybe if they have a blog and are looking for new experiences.

I’m skipping over all the other Warheads products because this one was free and I liked the package. It’s a friendly little flattened plastic tube with a flip top. You can hear the little candy spheres rattling around in there. The flavor set is wide - black cherry, apple, lemon, watermelon and blue raspberry. The little gauge on the back of the package says that the sour power contained within is EXTREME and there’s an additional warning:

Eating multiple pieces within a short time period may cause a temporary irritation to sensitive tongues and mouths.

I’d say that’s probably good advice. It took me two separate tastings to write up this review and after the second one my tongue was a little numbed.

The candies themselves are very pretty. Bright colors with a slight powdered look to the surface, I was guessing that they were coated with some sort of super sourness. They don’t smell like much, just a kind of vague fruit punch when they’re all together, but after reading the warnings, my mouth was watering.

imageBlue Raspberry - the first impulse on the tongue is a floral raspberry that quickly becomes as blisteringly sour bite that last only as long as that scant coating on the outside. Then it’s just a nice, small sourball. The blue raspberry is actually a nice hard candy after that with a lot of flavor. They’re easy to chew up so you can get on to the next one.

Apple - no flavor to start with here, just that so-tart that it’s almost salty. The apple flavor starts in shortly after that with a good rounded flavor that leans to the chemical side.

Watermelon - there’s a nice woodsy watermelon flavor on the top of this one and it goes really well with the tart coating, just like some people like salt on their watermelon. The watermelon candy underneath is really refreshing and more authentic tasting than I expected.

Black Cherry - the intense sourness on this one completely overshadowed the underlying flavor for quite a while. The black cherry wasn’t as intense as I thought it would be - not even as strong as a cherry Lifesaver. Not that I’m complaining as I don’t care much for cherry, but the others seemed to have more flavor to them.

Lemon - gotta be my favorite (I think I like all yellow candies). The sour goes so well with the lemon, which is a full-bodied version with a little bit of oily zest flavor combined with the sourness.

I don’t know if I’d buy these again, but I like the size and proportion of these little pieces. They’re about the size of a Lemonhead, and what’s nice is the flavor variety in one package (even though I’m not fond of all the flavors, they’re all passably good, even the cherry). The recloseable top makes it easy to share and easy to save them for later after your tongue has healed. They’re not as blisteringly sour as the Super Lemon from Japan, which in my estimation makes them more edible.

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Name: Warheads Juniors Extreme Sour
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Warheads (Impact Confections)
Place Purchased: All Candy Expo sample
Price: MSRP $.99
Size: 1.75 ounces
Calories per ounce: 114
Categories: Hard Candy, Sour, Impact Confections, Taiwan

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:28 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Warheads were automatically cool points +100 when I was in elementary school. I probably haven’t had them in 10 years, maybe I’ll pick these up if I see them sometime.

    I like the idea of a junior size in a plastic tube. But then again, I’m a sucker for any candy in packaging that makes it appear more valuable than it actually is.

    Comment by Ace N on 6/23/06 at 8:07 am #
  2. Warheads make me mad because they are not sour all the way through.  I feel ripped off when the sour goes away and all that’s left is a boring old sweet candy.  Your reference to its’ being a sourball inside sounds more my speed.  I’ll have to check it out!

    Comment by Julilla on 6/23/06 at 8:49 am #
  3. Watermelon Warheads were one of the first pieces of American candy I bought over the Net. They were included in the package I got using Christmas money about 3 years ago. Of course I’d had various bits and pieces before on family trips to the States, but this was my first solo venture into the world of online candy buying. Happy days, simpler times.

    Comment by GTO on 6/23/06 at 12:21 pm #
  4. It’s the exact opposite for me, Julia. I can’t imagine a Warhead being sour all the way through. I love my plain ol’ watermelon Warheads that are so yummy I sometimes wash the sour off in the sink because I’m actually a big wussy underneath.

    I have to say, Watermelon is probably my favorite flavor of all time and I have certainly caused substantial mouth irritation over the years.

    Comment by N.B. on 6/23/06 at 11:19 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    Julilla - I know what you mean about it not being sour all the way through - but then again, I don’t know if I could stand a large one sour all the way. But the little ones could probably stand it.

    But like GTO & NB - the centers are actually flavorful, unlike Lemonheads which are just sweet.

    Ace - at least the packaging allows me to save some for later. 8 in a row is my limit before tongue damage.

    Comment by Cybele on 6/28/06 at 6:34 am #
  6. Which is the most sour candy? As an adult, I don’t like candy or chocolate, but I love sour stuff. Sour Patch Kids are for wimps!

    I have had Mega Warheads, but what is the difference between Mega Warheads and Extreme Warheads? A candy store person said to also try Toxic Waste as a sour treat. Has anyone tried it in comparison or can you recommend anything else?

    Miss Buster

    Comment by Buster on 9/16/06 at 3:09 pm #
  7. Super Lemons are pretty good. They are kind of like lemon Warheads. You can buy them at pretty much any asian grocery/supermarket- best place to look is in Chinatown. Apparently they also make Super Cola, but I’ve never tried those, and I’m not sure how good sour cola would taste. Have you tried Warhead aour liquid candy drops or their super sour spray? Those are all about the sour candy and hardly about the sour taste. Try the TooTarts sour liquid/goo candy too. I love sour candies, so I can tolerate this level of sour, but they are very sour.

    Comment by Trish on 11/19/06 at 10:29 am #
  8. I meant thye’re all about the sour flavor and hardly about the fruit flavor.

    Comment by Trish on 11/19/06 at 10:30 am #
  9. God, I loved these.  I loved my way into a root canal and an ulcer.  Then after that I realized I had to give them up.  My cravings for sour were channeled into cravings for spicy.  Then I got another ulcer.  For a while I didn’t want to eat anything, but that doesn’t work.  Now I’m a chocolate freak.

    Maybe I should seek help.

    Comment by Sophia on 1/13/07 at 9:12 am #
  10. I just finished my JUNIORS. And I’m craving for somemore already ! The thrill is there when the sour taste activates your salivary glands and then you feel like getting it out of your mouth, but at the same time not wanting to do so. Haha, there was once when I ate 5, with intervals of1-2 mins between each one. Oh crap, the biting sensation on your tongue can get really uncomfotable.

    Comment by the emo kid next door on 1/19/07 at 2:34 am #
  11. I Love every warhead product that I have tasted.
    From the Liquid to the extremly sour hard candy.
    One time I put 10 extreme sour warheads in my
    mouth it was so sour, but soooo good. WARHEADS are the best candy in the world.I do not know why people are wasting their time eating chocolate, spicy, and other non-sour candies.
    Impact Confections keep making warheads.

    Comment by Ryo on 4/03/07 at 3:59 am #
  12. I Love Warheads, I am currently eating a pack of Warheads Juniors Extreme Sour now. I just put 5 in my mouth at once AHHH!!!! Damn thats strong, good thing I have some coke 2 wash it down. But my tounge is irritated and so are my cheek, very acidic.

    Comment by Valamer Kurayami on 9/04/07 at 3:26 pm #
  13. does any one know how airhead extreme sour belts are manufactured?

    Comment by HolyRav on 9/10/07 at 11:01 pm #
  14. Warheads are theeee best sour candy in the world. They satisfy any sour fiend’s craving with just one lick…sorta. yeah its that amazing. i had more to type but im not sure if i want ppl to see my thoughts or maybe i just forgot…yea thats probably it. have a nice life

    Comment by natasha on 10/13/07 at 6:03 pm #
  15. all warhead candies are THE BEST IVE EVER HAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Literaly when i think about them my mouth waters. yum smile

    Comment by nessa on 12/30/07 at 1:02 pm #
  16. i had warheads for the first time yesterday since fourth grade (im in 11th grade now). But my little sister ate too many and got a tounge burn which she still has. does anyone know how to get rid of that?
    I love warheads. i want to have them again soon

    Comment by ice hockey girl on 12/30/07 at 3:09 pm #
  17. apple cider makes warheads sour APPLE CIDER!!!!!!!

    Comment by apple CIDER on 1/17/08 at 5:17 pm #
  18. Hey. ok, me and my friends had a contest to see who could eat the most warheads. well we all ate 26, at once.  and our toungues were bleeding, and we cant taste anything.  this is the day after it happened.  how can we fix this??? help! this really sucks man!!

    Comment by Rose on 1/21/08 at 6:57 am #
  19. Warheads are awesome man…me and my friends take sequential shots of our warhead faces

    Comment by Willy Wonka on 5/13/08 at 1:33 pm #
  20. hadnt had warheads in a long time. picked them up the other day, thought maybe i wuld be able to stand the sourness better than years before. turns out i bought the extreme warheads and after 4 i have a very raw, red patch inthe center of my tongue that i could tate blood from the day after and was tender to anything going into my mouth. now, 4 days later its healing but the burnt tastebuds are still visible. man, those candies are good.

    Comment by erica on 7/26/08 at 7:05 pm #
  21. cry babies I think are more sour than warheads.

    Comment by James on 8/02/08 at 4:42 am #
  22. Yeah, I ate some of these yesterday, and now i can’t taste anything….

    Is this permanent?

    Comment by Jenny on 8/07/08 at 6:05 am #
  23. We used to get warheads on the way home from school. I remember the first time I had one, I thought I was going to die. But now I love them, though if I eat too many I get sore mouth…

    Comment by Sara Em on 10/28/08 at 9:07 pm #
  24. I love warheads there my number 1 favorite candy!!

    Comment by Gypsygirl on 12/09/08 at 5:19 pm #
  25. Toxic Waste is more sour than warheads. Crybabies are not sour at all.

    Comment by ---- on 1/01/09 at 3:13 pm #
  26. when you put a warhead in an alcholic drink no matter how strong it is…you cant taste the alchohol. ...its really wierd..

    Comment by april k on 1/19/09 at 6:07 pm #
  27. I love Warheads! I used to get the *Hot* ones when I was little, but I heard they discontinued those ones. :(

    Comment by Derek Jay Steen on 4/07/09 at 2:29 pm #
  28. okay war heads are good try toxic waste they are way more sour and on the out side its sour but then it gets sweet then there is crystalized powder in the middle *droolz*

    Comment by taylor on 5/01/09 at 5:31 am #
  29. ive eaten 6 and my taste buds are damaged

    Comment by taylor again on 5/01/09 at 5:34 am #
  30. this candy has made my taste buds burn off if u like what u eat dont eat these things as often as u do just eat a little!:(

    Comment by michael on 10/26/09 at 2:38 am #
  31. i absolutely love war heads!
    all my friends think they are
    just so sour.. but there really
    not that sour. i guess i can just
    tollerate it better. my boyfriend
    actually got me some war heads today
    at spencers smile because he knows they’re
    my favorite candy. and the best in the

    Comment by Laaaaaaaaaaah-ren on 11/11/09 at 4:42 pm #
  32. Warheads are really good, execpt when they start to mess up your tong. Mine is getting really annoying and not sure how long it takes to go away. Does anyone know? The little red dots on my tong are not fun.

    Comment by Max on 12/08/09 at 5:42 pm #
  33. Oh my. My friend at two bags of warheads in just one day. And now his tounge is white. And my other friend has red dots all over her tounge. And she keeps eating them along with white-tounge friend. I love them sooo much, but I stopped because of them. Trust me it is hard. But,it is slowly going away its been weeks, but, he loves them. I just ate one, and now I can’t stop. They are to die for! (:

    Comment by WarheadFreak101 on 2/16/10 at 8:17 am #
  34. who has used warhead candies in baking recipes?

    Comment by mkw on 3/17/10 at 8:49 am #
  35. I love warheads and all sour candies, I dont know why I love sour candy so much I’ve never cared for sweet candy other than chocolate. I once opened an entire pack of assorted flavored warheads and ate all of them at once, my teeth hurt for the rest of the day and I had juices oozing off of my tongue.

    Comment by Peanut on 4/07/10 at 1:56 pm #
  36. I went and bought some in the bulk section. Got a whole bunch of them in every flavor bc I love them all. Well i can do like 6 or so at a time before my tongue gets raw. then I wait a day and can eat about 4-5 more.  Then I have to skip a day. Well after that…a layer off my tongue was coming off. I could just pull it off. After it was gone I tried 3 more. Big hurt so bad and then bled. Well now it hurts to even eat. But I love em. I need a nice break before eating anymore.

    Comment by ang on 6/01/10 at 12:06 pm #
  37. Despite what the food critic said, I am a woman in my late 30’s, and buy Warheads for myself!

    I have also tried Toxic Waste, but they seemed kinda medicine like to me.

    Comment by DrKing on 9/01/10 at 2:47 pm #
  38. warheads are my childhood candy memory i have always eaten them and still get tongue numbed.actualy its alot easyer if you just buy the reguler package of warheads extreme sours because there indivisualy packaged.i wouldnt agree too the sour being all the way through but too last longer than 3 seconds.thanks for you’re review and you’re right on with the sour meter and tastes.(p.s never buy the chewy ones there not very sour)

    Comment by trevor on 9/15/10 at 9:59 pm #
  39. Well I used to love warheads. My tongue looks like someone took a knife and sliced it all up and down because of this candy. I was dared in church at the age of 16 to eat 12 at once.  Well to make a long story short; my tongue started bleeding pretty bad and I had to run out of church.  It didn’t hurt but my tongue was sore for days.  I still love them but I’ll never do that again.  Shame on me once.  Now I don’t have the best taste buds because of it.  It sucks but I live with it. 

    “DON’T EAT 12!!!”

    Comment by Brandon on 9/17/10 at 1:01 pm #
  40. i deffintaly like lemon the best black cherry is good 2 but i lik lemon i also press them to the room of my mouth when there sour so now my roof of my mouth is like orangle with white spots i also have a sour thorat thats only with the jr warheads cuz if i eat the big ones (im obsessed with them) my mouth will change colors i ate a whole pack before in a half hour i have permant damage to my tastebuds you guys need to try theese disolveable sodas search lemon lime sprint and u will see all the flavors u have to mention there dissolvable so type dissovable soda lemon lime sprint

    Comment by justin on 12/25/10 at 8:12 am #
  41. i had a warhead war last night, put 8 in my mouth at once. after alot of drool, sweat, and tears, i managed to keep em in my mouth for quite some time. my teeth felt like they were coated with sooo much sugar. now today my teeth feel raw, i couldnt even eat my cereal this morning, and they’re super sensitive. im pissed.

    Comment by suuhhhh-ruuuuhhhh on 3/04/11 at 4:44 am #
  42. @rose, there is a simple solution to that: dont do it in the first place.

    Comment by jaames on 12/16/13 at 3:22 pm #
  43. 3 bags at once

    Comment by Mattias on 2/17/14 at 4:22 pm #
  44. I really hate WarHeads and anything sour

    Comment by asdfkajsd;flkjweoinfasdofno on 2/09/16 at 12:40 pm #
  45. I love this candy and I would think there would be more info, which is what I am recommending for the creator of this website is that they add maybe a bit more information on her like crazy stories like how it was made.

    Comment by zXRedst0n3Xz Gaming on 10/18/16 at 12:48 pm #
  46. I know that warheads can make your tongue raw, but I can still suck on them. Although, I end up usually throwing away the candy after the sour is gone because to me the candy underneath the sour is too sweet. I have tried their candy canes and I LOVED them. The sour lasts the entire time I’m eating them. I got them for Christmas and it took everything I had to stretch the package to two days so I wouldn’t eat it all in one day.

    Comment by Lollipops and Tart Candy on 3/07/17 at 10:08 pm #
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