Food of the Eighties, Atomic Fireball
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A small "jawbreaker" type candy that was very hot. The outter layer was hard and spicy but the inner layer was soft and sweet. These were popluar around the late 80's.
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Mitch - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
AMAZING STUFF even today!!
wil - January 17, 2008 - Report this comment
man were they H0T!!!! but i still remember eating them as a child . I still buy them to this date
pnutbutterprincess82 - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
still 5 cents in some places
Space Cowgirl - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Loved these! I'm sure thousands of chileheads have started down the road to addiction with these, even back when they were so hot you had to take them out of your mouth for a bit. We used to have these with Shasta sodas at day care.
Andrea - August 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have some of these in my cabinet from a pinata mix for my daughter's birthday! I LOVE them!
AgathaK. - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
These are so great!! I couldn't put the whole fireball in my mouth...I couldn't handle how hot they was. lol
Rachel - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I bought about 5 packages of them and ate 2-3 atomic fireballs daily for the past month. Yesterday a piece of my molar tooth broke and I went to the dentist. I now have to do a root canal in a couple days...these candies are so goooood.. but it's not worth tooth decay.
Kenneth - January 13, 2010 - Report this comment
The best Fireballs that I've been able to find lately, are at Sam's Wholesale. They have this $10 gigantor-sized tub of the things they sell, the carton looks like one of those old-timey candy-store jars. The AFBs in those are, for reasons I can't explain, hotter than the ones you find elsewhere.
Bri - April 02, 2011 - Report this comment
My third-grade teacher used to give Atomic Fireballs out as rewards and prizes, and don't ask me why, but everybody got into the habit of putting one in their mouths, then running over to the sink with the drinking fountain on it in the classroom and filling their mouths with water ... maybe it was to take the edge of the heat? Unfortunately, that combo of red-hot cinnamon and questionable tap water made me sick as a dog, and I never touched another one. :(
Jan Griffiths - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I bought a big container of them at Costco. Keep it on my computer desk. These things are great, and I've loved them for years.
hetty - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
i have had a craving for these for months looked and looked literally EVERYWHERE for them and finally found them in a bag at goodwill in the candy unused of course:)

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