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Airheads for the Rightheads

Monday, August 10th, 2009 by Becca Droz

 

Airheads are a unique candy similar to taffy....but not exactly...

Airheads are a unique candy similar to taffy....but not exactly...

 

Sharability: 7

Denture Danger: 6

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 7

Overall: 8

 Airheads of the Perfetti Van Melle candy company are one of the few candies that really bring me nostalgia from my childhood. I remember my mom would buy packs of air heads and my brothers and I would argue over who would get the special white mystery flavor.

Sometimes it would come down to a rock paper scissors match. The two remaining would then have the same argument over the blue raspberry flavor. Maybe it was just the color of the flavors that made their demand so high, but whatever it was, the person who ended up with watermelon or cherry in the end wasn’t as satisfied as the others.

Sometimes we would hold the airheads by the end of the wrapper and vigorously shake it back and forth so that the airhead would form into a small clump instead of thin taffy. Actually airheads are not quite taffy, they are less sticky, chewier, smoother, and are harder to bite into than your typical taffy.

The variety of flavors is one of the best parts about the airheads, you can choose from cherry, watermelon, strawberry, blue raspberry, green apple, orange, and white mystery. You can also get Airheads sours in flavors including cherry, blue raspberry, and green apple.

The sours have only a little extra tang to them, but other than that taste exactly like the original flavor. Airheads taffy are good because they aren’t as filling as a candy bar and don’t dissolve in your mouth as fast as normal taffy does. Airheads are the happy medium.