Today I get to unveil another CollectingCandy.com exclusive premiere. This is a piece of packaging for a candy item you cannot see anywhere else on the internet. It’s a really cool cinnamon treat from the folks who brought us Air Heads – it’s Van Melle’s Hot Heads!
It’s always fun to uncover these lost little confectionery masterpieces. With this being a cinnamon candy, it has become one of my immediate favorites. Not only is it cinnamon, but the graphics take the happy Air Heads balloon mascots and give them a cool devilish visage. Here it is:
I love the mascots on this one as well as the tag line used, “a flame of flavor”. I think the various elements of this wrapper make for a fantastic bit of packaging.
I don’t know how long these lasted, but my guess is not more than a year or two. I’ve not been able to find any other mentions of them in my research. It’s too bad, as I think a hot cinnamon Air Heads candy would be pretty tasty. Does anyone out there remember these?
Until I discover more data on them, I’ll leave you with this: Hot Heads were a nearly forgotten spin-off of the Air Heads brand, and I’m excited to be able to share them with you today.
And that wraps up today’s post.
See you next time!