Warheads Challenge: Are They as Sour as We Think They Are?


Erith Won, Reporter

Everybody knows Warheads, the extremely sour hard candy, that literally burns tongues.

Ingredients(warning, it contains an acid that has a pH of 2.2):

  • Corn Syrup
  • Sugar
  • Microencapsulated Malic Acid
  • Citric Acid
  • Gum Acacia
  • Soybean Oil (Processing Aid)
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Carnuaba Wax
  • Corn Starch

The sour affect only lasts for about 5 to 10 seconds before dissipating into a sweet flavor.

But, are they really as sour as everybody thinks they are? Let’s see.

Photo Credit: https://warheads.com/