Lemonheads were named and formulated by Ferrara Pan Candy Company. The formula was developed in 1962 using the same method as Red Hots, another Ferrara Pan candy product. Both of these candies are made using the cold panned process. This process involves building candy pieces from candy centers and tossing them into revolving pans while adding flavor, color and other candy ingredients. The process continues until the pieces become the desired size. The Lemonhead was created in an attempt to make a round sour candy using a similar process as the Red Hot. The Lemonhead is the most successful candy of its time. Currently, Ferrara Pan produces approximately 500 million Lemonheads per year. Millions of people around the world are bridged together as they enjoy eating the round sour candy known as the Lemonhead. In the past few years, Ferrara Pan Candy Company created a “Headline” assortment including, Lemonhead, Grapehead, Orangehead, Applehead and Cherryhead.
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