Food of the Eighties, Alexander the Grape
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Made by the same company as Lemonheads, Redhots, and Boston Baked Beans. Small, purple, grape-flavored candies. Very tart! They were my favorite, but I haven't seen them in years.
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ChuckyG - April 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Alexander the Grape were renamed to Grape Heads not too long ago
LC - January 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Can you find Grape Heads in the store these days?
angenetta Turner - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I am looking for some Alexander the Grape candy. Grape Heads is not the same candy, it does not taste the same.
manny - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Grape Heads is not the same candy as Alexander the Grape candy so if you know where to find them lit me know
Jeff - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I see these at the Dollar Tree, which is a nationwide chain. They have all the other flavors too, and since it's a dollar store you get a good-sized bag for only $1.
pnutbutterprincess82 - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I sort of remember these, buying them at Ms.Mary's store small country/ghetto store about 1 hr. from where I live now
autumngirl - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
The absolute best candy of all time!! I used to buy these along with cherry clans, lemonheads and mr watermelons. I crave Alexander the Grapes all the time and cant find them.
spanishindy - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey, everyone. If any of yous live in the Chicago, IL area then I hear that there is this store off of State Street. It is supposed to be some big candy warehouse that sells all the "old school" candy and gum and other snacks. I hope this helps.
austin - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
yummy
aloona - October 29, 2008 - Report this comment
i actually work for the company and have been there since Alex. the grape were being made. Grapeheads are the EXACT same formula as Alex the grape. the same goes for appleheads (johnny apple treats) and cherry heads (cherry clans). you can find them at walgreens, most dollar stores and wal mart.
judy - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
nice website interesting.
karen - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember alander the grape when i was like 12 yrs old, i used to buy these at a local deli and i would bite the outer coating off, eat it and throw away the hard inside. Boy they were sour, but good! the johnny apple treats were a favorite of my brother and my sister loved the atomic fireballs. maybe i can find these new ones and give them out for christmas!
Andre - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Grapeheads doesn't taste anything like Alexander the Grape they need to come back with the original
Randy - July 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree, grape heads taste nothing like Alexander Grape, sorry but I have to pull the fabrication flag on the whole same formula line.
Tim - October 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in north jersey. Does anybody know where I could find grapeheads. I looked everwhere and can't find them.
jennifer - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
those grapeheads taste nothing like the alexander grapes.i brought a box last week was very upset.i remember eatig them when i was 10 years old. now 39.do you know where to find the box candy fruit cocktail.
Joe - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I actually ordered a case (24 boxes) from amazon...with shipping cost like 13 bucks
El Robbo - April 18, 2010 - Report this comment
The company that presumably still makes AtG is called Ferrara Pan. I liked the taste of them, but I hated how they would quite frequently turn your tongue purple.
NESHA - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Grapeheades do not taste like alexander the grape
JRL - December 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Grape Heads taste exactly the same as Alexander the Grape because they ARE the exact same thing, made with the same formula, by the same company. A Ferrara Pan employee even left a comment, previously, saying so. I've had both the old and new (including the lemon, orange, cherry, and apple varieties) and they are the same as they've always been (though some are smallm while some large and individually wrapped). I think someone's nostalgia is interfering with their taste buds' communication to the brain.
Tiombe - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
They absolutely do NOT taste the same. Appleheads taste like the Johnny Apple Treats, but they ruined Alexander the Grapes...I miss this candy from my childhood!
chief - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
New ones are nasty. Bring back the old ATG! Best candy ever.
hetty - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
i tasted the mixture of the the"heads" in a box from the dollar tree and i do think they taste a BIT different but still good:) do y'all know your taste buds change as we get older? thats why there are things we used to love as kids that we hate now and visa versa. i wish though they still came in the old timey boxes we remember and by the orginal names:)
babygirl1 - November 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Whoever said Grapehead's taste like AtG need there taste buds checked!!! No comparison what so ever!!!
Skipper - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Alexander the grape tasted like a lemon head but was purple. Yum yum. Woke up thinking about that candy today. Grape heads ugh
geekyman - November 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I happen to know that person doesn't work for ferrara pan because theyd know they couldn't use the same recipe due to one of the ingredients being banned in the US and 2. the closest replacement ingredient would cost too much due to it having to be imported from Norway and the fact its all natural I do food chemistry on the side as a hobby
Charlie - December 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I miss Pnutbutterprincess!
Crystal - January 18, 2014 - Report this comment
That employee must be lying. The Grapeheads taste nothing like ATG. The texture of the litter coating is even different.
DEON - April 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I AGREE 100 PERCENT GRAPEHEADS ARE NOTHING LIKE AXLENDER THE GRAPE NO HOW NO WAY I HAVENT EATIN AXLENDER SINCE THE EARLY 1990S WOW THOSE WERE THE DAYS WHEN DID THEY STOP MAKING THE GRAPE.

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