About this item
- 64.8 oz. of Atomic Fireball candy
- 240 individually wrapped sweets
- Great for spice-lovers
- Gluten- and fat-free
- Marked for individual resale
Atomic Fireball® (64.8 oz., 240 ct.) is the most intense cinnamon candy out there. These sweat-inducing, mouth-igniting sweets give you a spicy-hot experience that keeps spice lovers like you coming back again and again. These vintage Atomic Fireballs in bulk are a phenomenon you won't want to miss.
How Is Atomic Fireball Candy So Spicy?
Atomic Fireball is a cinnamon candy, as you know. Cinnamon contains an oil called cinnamaldehyde, that affects TRPA receptors in your mouth designed to detect when crazy chemical things happen. These receptors are responsible for your natural reaction to flavors like raw garlic or horseradish, kind of operating like irritant detectors. While being an irritant is part of the reason, you probably swear that it's spicier than that. Well, you would be right. As it happens, Ferrara® Candy Company, the makers of Atomic Fireball candy, adds capsaicin to Atomic Fireball candy to give it that extra zing. Capsaicin is the compound found in spicy peppers that makes them so spicy.
How Spicy Is Atomic Fireball Candy, Exactly?
So Atomic Fireball candy is like a hot pepper in your mouth, but now the question is which pepper? While Ferrara keeps their secret spicy ingredient under wraps, they're kind enough to share that Atomic Fireball candy is scored at 3500 on the Scoville scale, used for measuring spiciness. This means that they're in a respectable cayenne neighborhood, well above jalapeño peppers, but not as hot as bird's eye chili.
About Ferrara Candy Company and Atomic Fireball
Ferrara has been sharing delight in every bite since 1908, when founder Salvatore Ferrara began selling candy-coated almonds from his own bakery in Chicago's Little Italy. Ferrara takes candy seriously and focuses all of their efforts on producing sweet treats for people to enjoy every day. They keep their finger on the pulse of what their consumers want: the legendary favorites they love, like Atomic Fireball candy, and the new flavors and products they desire. Atomic Fireball candy came about in the Cold War era of 1954, a ripe time for nuclear-themed candy, as America was certain of warhead-borne destruction that, thankfully, never arrived.