ATOMIC FIREBALL CANDY HISTORY
Nello Ferrara invented the Atomic Fireball candy in 1954! Like a jawbreaker, they are a cinnamon flavored candy with the outer layers bright red while the interior layers are white. The outside layer of the Fireball is mild, but after a moment in the mouth, the smooth ball of hard candy releases an intense spicy cinnamon flavor. Capsicum is the ingredient found in the Atomic Fireball that causes the burning sensation.
If you ever have a chance to see how these are made, itís pretty cool ( no pun intended ). They are made with the hot panned process with ingredients of a single grain of sugar, syrup and flavor. The hot pans tumble the ingredients around until the fireballs snowball into the appropriate size. The process lasts for about two weeks. By the end of the process the fireball consists of at least one hundred layers. The fireballs come in a few different sizes and some individually wrapped.