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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Warheads!


Awww yeeah, it's about to get real intense in here.
What exactly is a Warhead, you ask?
Let's ask little Opie here.

 
Yeah, its kinda like that.

If you're trying to figure out what it is that could possibly do this to a young child, you probably spent your childhood on Mars.  Or your parents despised you enough to never buy you some of these suckers.  Either way, I truly feel sorry for you.


Warheads is a brand of hard sour candy that is popular amongst young schoolchildren around the world and especially in the United States. They are notorious for being sour as hell.  Do not be deceived by their small size.

Let's take a look at what the f*** is inside these miniature warheads that explode in your mouth...no not like that.  According to Wikipedia:
Warheads derive their strong sour flavor primarily from malic acid which is applied as a coating to the outside of the small, hard candies.  The intense sour flavor fades after about 20 to 40 seconds. The hard candy itself contains the somewhat less sour ascorbic acid and citric acid. At the center of the hard candies is a small pocket of more malic acid.
Holy crap, these things have acid in them. That totally explains everything.  Not only does it contain acid, but this candy is actually acid covered in more acid with acid sprinkled on and packed with more acid.   And they sell this to little kids?  I bet the CIA is behind this...Anyways, back on topic.  Apparently there is some masochistic competition that goes on in schools to see who can eat the most warheads.

This guy's a little old to be considered a schoolkid, but still, I applaud his efforts.  Can you do any better?

70 comments:

  1. These were my favorite! I can't find them nowadays anymore though.

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  2. zomg i miss them

    there was one candy called 'mad dawgz' that made your mouth foam... although i only had them once in the early 90's

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  3. Makes my mouth salivate from seeing warheads again. I love pop rocks too.

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  4. Reading this kinda made my face squish up as if I was eating one lol

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  5. What a interesting post! I'm looking for more posts like this!

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  6. Holy shit I remember these. They were never all that sour.

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  7. Oh MAN! I remember those as a kid! I miss those things.

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  8. fuck, I couldn't eat these and I still can't.

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  9. My mouth just puckered up thinking about it.

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  10. Man, I loved these. Showbags always used to come with plenty of them :D

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  11. Oh I miss these, now I'm sad.

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  12. i never understood the concept of sour candy...

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  13. OHHH MY GOD. I miss those so much, we used to get these special Japanese ones called SUPER LEMON.. Now that was amaaazing. May go hunt for them in my city now.

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  14. OH MAN! I totally remember those things!

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  15. omg i bought some yesterday haha

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  16. reading this gave me a sour taste in my mouth! i used to eat warheads all the time!

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  17. I still eat the shit out of some warheads, i ordered a bunch of amazon and i destroyed my mouth, i could stick my finger in and pull out a fuck ton of dead skin.

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  18. damn i remember these. i seem to recall hot ones at some point

    anyone remember Toxic Waste? was like a cheap and weird vomit tasting Warhead type thing

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  19. I remember these. Don't they still have them?

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  20. Oh god, this bring back so many memories. My mouth started to pucker up as the saliva started flooding. I wonder if I can find some right now...

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  21. hardcore, where i live they are called "center shocks", preeetty heavy shit, too.

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  22. We had something similar here too.. But gosh those teeth on that kid are awful

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  23. nice, I can't wait to see what you have to say in your next post

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  24. I used to be a pussy and put them in the back of my mouth. It was less intense that way.

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  25. cool page Bro wanna check mine out now?

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  26. These used to be my favorite when i was young, but than they got rid of them in Canada. I had one like a month ago, and they are disgusting

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  27. i could really use a warhead right now, right now. like warheaeds in the nightsky. i could really use a warhead right now

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  28. I think warheads is a pretty fitting name.. it causes an explosion in your mouth of sourness.. Man I loved those.

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  29. ;( this is the best blog ever, keep it up- supporting

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  30. Lost. I absolutely LOVED these. Wish I could find them now.

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  31. oh god.. made my mouth water xD

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  32. looks taste bud destroying xD

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  33. I remember these. They were real good.

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  34. I love these! I heard they made a Warheads toothpaste lol sounds SO GROSS

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  35. omg. warheads are SOOOOOO good

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  36. mmm I still eat those... that kids stupid though. His friends are tools.

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  37. good kid in 1 vid but he is soulless =)

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  38. Definitely remember eating those in elementary school as a kid!

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  39. They still sell these, if you eat too many your mouth will BLEED!

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  40. best candy ever! until cavities : /

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  41. Far play for him doing that, I don't think I could manage it! Cool post

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  42. I just got done with my GTL session this morning, and I was amused by your post

    keep up the solid work!

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  43. had a sour taste in my mouth the whole time I read that post

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  44. this post made me open my eyes and stop squinting!!!

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  45. These were never sour enough for me =[, every time i tried putting in 5+ into my mouth to increase the sourness, my mouth just went numb lol

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  46. That guy must have burned a hole through his stomach with all those warheads.

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  47. Funny that I've lost to everything and I'm from an ex-communist country lol

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  48. Damn, I haven't thought of these candies in a very long time. o___o Keep going.

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  49. ah warheads, I always bought them but I never knew why, they were painful!

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  50. eating warheads... it even sounds retarded ^^

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  51. rofl.. can't believe I actually lost this :p

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  52. this is a good follow up post to the previous one

    I have a new post on GTL Everyday too :)

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  53. wow i remember these i use to down like 20 a day

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  54. Warheads are pretty sweet, but Sour Patch kids are better. They might not be stronger, but they have a better flavor IMO.

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  55. Warheads aren't exactly nostalgia.. but I haven't even eaten one in a while and reading this blog post makes me taste it... oh man.

    Double warhead all the way across the sky. YEAH YEAAAAHHH so intense.

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  56. Cute kid, but they still make these and I still buy them. Didn't nostalgia. Now shock tarts, those are worthy of nostalgia.

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  57. taaahaha... never had one of these, but... that kid screaming like a little B**** makes me want one! lol

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