Ferrara Pan is adding another flavor to their fantastic Chewy Lemonhead & Friends line of candy. They started off with the Tropical Chewy Lemonhead & Friends, then they introduced the new Berry Chewy Lemonhead & Friends at Sweets and Snacks Expo 2010. At Sweets and Snacks 2011, they introduced the Redhead Chewy Lemonhead & Friends. Personally, I think this is the best name they've come up with yet. When I read this new name, I laughed and laughed, it reminded me of the old phrase "the red-headed step-child".
The addition of different flavors by color is not new among candy companies. Just Born created Mike and Ike Red Rageous! and Starburst created Fave Reds in a special packaging last year. The flavors in all of these packages are almost always the same: watermelon, cherry, red raspberry and strawberry. Sometimes you'll see a fruit punch thrown into the mix, but that's not a real red fruit.
This box includes watermelon, cherry, strawberry and red raspberry. I tried the watermelon first and the flavor seriously woke up my taste buds. It was VERY watermelony. I was really surprised by the taste. It was really good, but I was not expecting it to be that powerful. The strawberry was just okay.....not my favorite, but it wasn't bad. The cherry was our family favorite. It tasted like a miniature version of a cherry sourball. The taste was fantastic. The red raspberry was good and added a nice extra flavor you do not normally find in a red fruit candy mix.
The chewy texture and panned exterior were great, as always in a Ferrara Pan candy. I haven't met a Chewy Lemonheads & Friends product I did not like. I like the chewy version better than the solid version, but that is a matter of personal preference. I enjoy this candy because it is not sticky and is a great size for kids and adults. I love the little $.25 boxes you can find at many stores. I think they are just the perfect size for a hit of sugar when you need one. This was an excellent new product, but I'm not sure when these will hit retail. I assume this summer, since that is normally when this type of candy makes it to market.
Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: no information given on sampler size
Price: free sample provided by Ferrara Pan