Cherryheads – The Best Cherry Candy…Ever?

Cherryheads Candy

What are Cherryheads?

Cherryheads are an American candy brand that the Ferrara Candy Company produces. They are round and cherry-flavored. The candy consists of a hard candy core, soft sweet-and-sour shell, and a sweet outer layer.  If you love cherry flavor, you might think this is the best.cherry.candy…ever!

Cherryhead candies are perfect for occasions like Halloween, birthday parties, movie theatre snacks, etc. 

There are three other varieties of candy available – Lemonheads, Appleheads, and Grapeheads.

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History of Cherryhead Candy

Cherryhead was formerly known as Cherry Chan or Cherry Clan Candy. The name “Cherryhead” was adopted in the 1970s to make it sound similar to Lemonheads. 

Cherryheads came into existence in the 1960s, immediately after the Lemonheads. The candy follows the cold-panned production process, similar to the Red Hots (another Ferrara Candy Company product). Ferrara also makes Nerds Candy – another fun favorite of kids everywhere!

The Ferrara Candy Company gave similar names to all its fruit-flavored candies:

  • Appleheads (earlier known as Johnny Apple Treats)
  • Grapeheads (earlier known as Alexander the Grape)
  • Lemonheads (the original name)
  • Cherryheads (Cherry Clan/ Cherry Chan).

The company did the renaming somewhere between the 1980s and late 1990s. 

Cherryheads Candy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Flavor and Taste of Cherryhead Candy like?

As the name suggests, Cherryhead candy has a sweet and tangy cherry flavor. Although one of the candy ingredients is apple juice concentrate, the apple-flavoring is not overpowered in front of the cherries. 

The candy has a hard core. It is followed by a layer of sweet and sour shell which is softer compared to the core. The outermost layer is sweet and very soft. When you bite into the core, you feel a gush of juice flowing in your mouth.

The candy has an overall pleasant sweet and sour taste, and it is not that difficult to chew. However, small children should consume the candy under an adult’s supervision as the candy could be a choking hazard for them.

What are the ingredients in Cherryhead candy?

The ingredients in Cherryhead candy are corn syrup, sugar, citric acid, modified food starch (corn), acacia (Gum Arabic), confectioner’s glaze (Shellac), stabilizer (E414), cherry juice concentrate, apple juice concentrate, carnauba wax, soy lecithin, white mineral oil, artificial flavor, artificial color (Red 40). 

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Nutritional Facts of Cherryhead Candy

The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of 23 grams. 

% Daily Value
Total Fat (0 g) 0%
Saturated Fat (0 g) 0%
Trans Fat (0 g) 0%
Total Carbohydrate (22 g) 7%
Dietary Fiber (0 g) 0%
Sugar (18 g)
Sodium (0 mg) 0%
Protein (0 g) 0%
Cholesterol (0 mg) 0%

How many calories are there in a Cherryhead candy?

Serving a size of 23 grams contains 90 calories.

Are Cherryheads gluten-free?

Cherryhead candy is gluten-free. However, they are manufactured in a unit that handles peanuts, milk, soy, and tree nuts. There is a risk of cross-contamination. If you are prone to any allergies, we advise you to seek your doctor’s opinion before consuming the candies. 

Are Cherryheads vegan?

Cherryhead candies are not vegan. It contains a confectioner’s glaze derived from the secretion of a certain kind of insect found in Southeast Asia’s forests. 

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See also: Our Atomic Fireball Review and also Candy Buttons, another childhood favorite!

 

 

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