As an adolescent, nothing was more exciting than a good dare, especially one that involved sour candy. Our bulk WarHead candy selection features all sorts of crazy sour candies that are perfect for a puckering adventure. But now that you’re an adult, we suggest adding a splash of booze to your next WarHead-inspired challenge. This deliciously tart shot is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
The sour jolt that hits your tongue when you bite into a Warhead comes from a mix of acids. Malic acid, the compound that makes Granny Smith apples taste tart, is the main player in Warheads’ sour assault, but they also contain citric and ascorbic acids for maximum impact. Depending on the concentration of each acid, your saliva dissolves them at different rates. When combined, they deliver an exhilarating sour rush that’s almost like a punch to the mouth.
This ultra-sour candy spray can be made at home with a few ingredients and some reusable spray bottles. To start, boil water over medium-high heat in a pot and mix sugar, flavoring, citric acid, and food coloring in a separate bowl. When the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and let cool. Once the mixture is cooled, transfer it to your sour spray bottle and voila! You’ll have an intense, homemade bottle of Warheads sour candy spray.