A Fun Friday Exclusive Premiere – 1990’s Hot Heads!

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:

Hot Heads – Cinnamon AirHeads – candy package wrapper – 1990

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!

About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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7 Responses to A Fun Friday Exclusive Premiere – 1990’s Hot Heads!

  1. Hillary says:

    Gah! I think I remember these! Short lived!

  2. Clint says:

    I remember them very well. My favorite candy, wish they were still around. I ate them for about three years. They came in the giant size and I ate them every other day.

  3. Suzanne says:

    I remember these! I loved them and remember them the same as Clint said…giant size. I used to buy them with my allowance. I sure wish they’d bring them back.

  4. Jaymie Johnson says:

    This was the best candy ever… I remember going to the corner store and buying them by the handful… I wonder y they stopped making them. I have been looking fur them ever since.

  5. Alan says:

    I loved hot heads! These were around for several years in approximately the late eighties/early nineties. The first time I saw these was the first time I saw Air heads. They were 15 cents per piece where I lived. Hot heads were superior. I didn’t really care for Air heads at the time. It is a shame they stopped making them. They were delicious! If I remember correctly, the more you ate, the hotter they got.

  6. Tonie says:

    I loved these! I would get them 4 for a dollar at the roller tree. I would
    Buy 5 bucks worth and eat them until I got sick. It is true they came in large bars (about 3 or 4 air head size bars worth). I don’t care much for the fruit flavored air heads, bring these back. I would buy them by the case!

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