Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Warheads QBZ

Warheads QBZAs summer comes along, I get a hankering for sour. I’m not a super-sour fan, if it’s likely to lead to tongue blistering after on a few pieces, I’m not likely to buy it (but I’ll try it!).

I like the kind of sour stuff that gets the jaw a-tingling, stuff that has a bit of flavor to go along with the intense acidity. Warheads by Impact Confections makes some pretty intensely sour stuff, but their new QBZ are simply rated sour on their intensity scale. (The Warheads Junior Extreme Sour are two steps above.)

These little gem cubes come in Green Apple, Strawberry, Blue Raspberry & Watermelon. They’re marketed as “bite-sized, sour-coated cubes don’t stick to teeth like many chewy candies.” I picked these up at Walgreens in a cute single serve package.

Warhead QBZ

They are actually little cubes, a bit irregular but brightly colored. They have a little sugary/sour sanding on them to keep them from sticking together.

They have an easy, soft bite, a bit of a cross between a fruit jelly and a gummi (they do have gelatin in them).

  • Pink: Watermelon - the outer coating is tangy and has that metallic watermelon taste to it.
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  • Green : Green Apple - a bit more tangy than watermelon, it has a kind of double flavor to it. At first it’s quite sour and then has a chemical apple taste. Then the chewy center tastes a bit more like apple juice.
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  • Red : Strawberry - tart but not blastingly so, the strawberry flavor is pretty good. 
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  • Blue : Blue Raspberry - a nice fruity, jam taste with the sour coating.
  • These are definitely edible, not something you’d only do for a dare. The flavor mix is fun though I’m mystified why there’s no orange or lemon in there as they are actually flavors that are supposed to be sour.

    They’re fun to eat either way - you can suck the sour powder off and get a really intense tingly kick or chew it quickly to mix the tangy outer coating with the milder, more flavorful center.

    I think I still prefer the sour gummi bears, but then again those just had a flavor variety that I prefer. These are also similar to the Albanese Beeps (Caitlin at Candy Addict reviewed them here). Albanese is made in the USA, Warheads are made in China.

    Preferences aside, these may be easier to find than other, better gummi sour options or, of course, Sour Patch Kids.

    Related Candies

    1. Lifesavers Gummies Sour
    2. Sour Patch Extreme
    3. Sour Patch Kids
    4. Warheads Juniors Extreme Sour
    5. Airheads Xtreme Sour Belts
    Name: Warheads QBZ
      RATING:
    • 10 SUPERB
    • 9 YUMMY
    • 8 TASTY
    • 7 WORTH IT
    • 6 TEMPTING
    • 5 PLEASANT
    • 4 BENIGN
    • 3 UNAPPEALING
    • 2 APPALLING
    • 1 INEDIBLE
    Brand: Warheads (Impact Confections)
    Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
    Price: $.79
    Size: 1.5 ounces
    Calories per ounce: 93
    Categories: Sour, Gummi, Impact Confections, Sour">China

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:28 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

    Comments
    1. sour heads is the best way to go! first sour then sweet, i just cant get enough!

      Comment by SK8TERCHICK on 6/05/08 at 5:33 am #
    2. war heads r delicious! i am eating one with my friend SHE IS GOING NUTS she thinj=ks its soo sour ! I think the rock

      Comment by Lewcy on 3/26/09 at 5:16 pm #
    3. Have you never tried the individually wrapped hard candy warheads?
      They are soooo sour, my mouth waters just thinking about them.

      Comment by Allegra on 3/09/10 at 10:17 am #

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