Food Biz Kids: Air Heads Xtremes

June 28, 2010
Our seventh and eighth grade panelists deemed the Lemonade Sour Belts sweet, not sour, and awesome.
Perfetti Van Melle, Erlanger, Ky.
AirHeads Xtremes, Lemonade Sour  Belts

Christian Stanbovic, 7th grade:
The packaging of Air Heads Extremes looks very appealing. The smell and looks are very pleasing, and my mouth is starting to get watery at the sight of them. The texture feels good to my tongue. It tastes like pink lemonade ... sour pink lemonade. I would definitely recommend these to younger kids.

Ruby Schneider, 7th grade:
The packaging is a bright color that pops. Being able to see the product makes it look good. They are coated in sour crystals making them slightly sticky. The first bite isn't too sour, but tastes like lemonade right away. Your fingers get coated in the crystals and it tastes amazing. It would appeal to any kid that loves sour and sweet candy.

Ricardo Bernal, 7th grade:
The packaging is very eye-catching; the mixture of yellow and reddish-pinkish on the cover matches the candy. The texture is rough, but the sour powder melts in your mouth, and the taste of the lemonade is great. It smells just like lemonade. The people who would buy it are mostly 10 to 21, because these people like sour stuff.

Marty Leoni, 7th grade:
These are really swell! They taste like lemonade. They look like fake bacon, but taste a lot better. The packaging is bright and explosive, which will appeal to kids and teens. They are awesome and I recommend them.

Steven Medina, 7th grade:
As I look at the plastic packaging, it doesn't look like anything special, just a normal Air Heads package. The Air Head is covered in its sour sugar, like any other Air Head, and is bumpy in most places, but smooth in others. It isn't a gelatinous as most Air Heads Xtremes, and its promise of sourness and lemonade goes unfulfilled. These Air Heads are tasteless, and I'm not a fan of this, so I wouldn't recommend them.

Micaela Homer, 7th grade:
These strips had nothing to do with an Air Head of the past, but they weren't entirely bad. At first, the texture was cool and rubbery, but after the giant coat of sugar melted off, there was just a tasteless lump. The flavor is pretty addicting, but very artificial. To many teenagers, the packaging would be very eye-catching, but more sophisticated tastes would find it overly bright and fake. If the texture weren't so weird, these strips would definitely be a big hit.

Angel Giordano, 7th grade:
Air Heads Xtremes are definitely made for someone looking for a sugar rush. They taste very good because they are coated in sugar. They are gummy, which is an appealing texture. The packaging is very colorful and attracts kids. I like this product, but dentists would not. Also, it is a colorful food so it is attractive.

Daphney Ambroise, 7th grade:
The bright packaging attracts people, and the opening is sort of tight, but it looks delicious and tastes sour. After eating it, your hands are sticky. The first bite tastes like lemonade. I think the sour overwhelms the sweetness. I think the candy is a good fit for kids who like sour candy.

Michael Matthew, 7th grade:
Air Heads Xtremes Lemonade Sour Belts come in an appealing, bright pack. The color of the Air Heads themselves is appealing because they are red and yellow. They really do taste like sour lemonade with a zing. I think they would appeal to kids who like things like sour gummy worms, but may turn off adults.

Gabrielle Linares, 7th grade:
Air Heads Xtremes Lemonade Sour Belts are really good and actually taste like lemonade, but they are not that sour. I think all the kids in the world will love this product. I hope they make more of this because it is very delicious. They are good and do taste like lemonade.

Russell Snapp, 7th grade:
Air Heads Xtremes Lemonade Sour Belts are delicious! They taste exactly like pink lemonade. The sourness is really good and so are the colors. They are not filling, but are delicious – definitely worth buying.

Wali Deutsch, 7th grade:
Lemonade Sour Belts are a snazzy, colorful fun treat. The lemon-flavored candy is great and appealing for children. The packaging is bright and eye-catching. It really tastes like lemonade with a sour tingle thanks to the shiny little crystals. This item is a soon-to-be popular product.

Chris Davis, 7th grade:
Extremes Sour Belts are very sour. They smell just like lemonade though. I think that there should be a few more strips in the package. I would also change the after-effects of eating these delicious candies because they get sticky on your hands. The packaging is very bright and easy to read. This product would appeal to anyone of any age that likes candy.

Mikey Barnett, 7th grade:
This tastes pretty good. The texture is nice, and this would appeal to all people. It is more sweet than sour. The packaging is OK, and will appeal to younger people. The texture is soothing and the smell is nice. Overall, I think Air Heads has done it again. I would recommend this, but more to young people.

Joshua Wilson, 7th grade:
The texture is like a Starburst, and tastes like lemonade -- sweet, but not so sour. The sour crystals have been sprinkled on generously. I heard great things about this product and I agree this is awesome.

Mary Bauer, 7th grade:
I love Air Heads! The packaging is so bright that any kid would notice it on a shelf. They even smell like lemonade. The chewy and crunchy combination is just right. They are not so sour, but just the right amount. And the taste is the best part, just like lemonade. It's the perfect summer snack.

Devonte Elcock, 7th grade:
Lemonade Sour Belts taste so good and lemony. I've tasted so many good foods, but this is so amazing because it melts in your mouth and has sourness. This is the best candy I have ever tasted in my life.

Maddie Pope, 7th grade:
I tasted the Air Heads Xtremes Lemonade Sour Belts. The texture is nice/cool because it is like the sugar rocks and then it sticks to your fingers. The smell is not very pleasant and they are very hard to open. I think they would be appealing to all children who enjoy a candy that will eventually sour. In my opinion, it is very good.

Reggie Murphy II, 7th grade:
The packaging is very exciting; I would definitely buy them in the store. The texture is very smooth. After you get the sour dust off, it's sour, but not too sour. It's the perfect sweet, and I definitely will be buying it. But you should have some new flavors.

Erica Gardner, 7th grade:
These Air Head Xtremes Lemonade Sour Belts taste just like lemons. They start off sour, but once you begin eating them, they become sweet. They feel kind of bumpy because of the sour stuff on them. They smell good, and I think they would be appealing to people. Overall, they're really good and are nice and tasty.

Alex Mcowen, 7th grade:
When you first look at the packaging, it looks like a piece of the candy with its yellow and pink stripes. The Air Heads Xtremes Lemonade Sour Belts taste very sweet, but not very sour. Still, they are really delicious and a great candy. I think these would appeal to children of all ages, and maybe some adults because of the great taste. I would highly recommend this product.

Rakael Fidis, 7th grade:
The packaging of this treat is very enthusiastic; it makes you want to buy it. When I ate it, the sour sprinkles tingled on my tongue; it was really good! I could really taste the lemonade. My brother buys these a lot. He's nine, and they seem to really appeal to him. Children would mainly buy this product.

Loudon Cohen, 7th grade:
I think the Lemonade Sour Xtremes Air Heads are delicious. The taste, texture and smell all are perfect. However, the name is misleading because the flavor isn't at all sour. But I still enjoyed them very much.

Juliette Shesgreen, 7th grade:
Air Heads Xtremes Sour Belts have a colorful look that is tempting to any buyer. The cover might say that it is sour, but that is misleading. Though that is true, it is very much worth tasting. I also smells very bad and unpleasant. Any child, teen or even an adult would purchase these.

Nick Giangreco, 7th grade:
I have had Air Heads Extremes, and although these are good, the Rainbow ones are bad. The texture has way too much powder. The color is appetizing and makes me want it. The chewyness is delicious and I'd eat them.

Cece Martin, 7th grade:
Air Head Xtremes are very good. I think most children would buy them. But they are not that sour. I think the packaging is very easy to open and can be moved easily. I also like the colors of the package. There isn't a very big smell to them though. They are very fun to eat and can be eaten in different ways.

Nick Pigozzi, 7th grade:
The packaging for the product is very appealing and colorful. The candy is sweet with a sour coating and the taste is great. It really lives up to its name – sour, and the taste of lemonade. I like this product a lot. I would suggest it to any kid.

Tatyana Young, 7th grade: 
Xtreme Air Heads are very nasty. I would not buy it from the store, because they are nasty. I mean maybe you like them, but I don't. They taste like they have lemon in them; they are pink and yellow and are patterned. They kind of taste like Sour Patches.
Sullivan Friebus, 7th grade:
This product is very good. When I saw it, I thought 'Oh, this is gonna take forever to open.' But it was very easy to open. The Sour Belts weren't that sour, but tasted very good. The product is also very easy to take out of the package. In conclusion, this is a very good product.
Natalie Bahmandeji, 7th grade:
I think Air Head Xtremes is good tasting and appeal to kids. The packaging is colorful and fun, which easily attracts children. It smells the way it tastes, which is good – like lemons. It has a good amount of sugar on them, and there's a fair amount of strips in the package. The only problem is that the package says they are sour, but really they're not sour at all, they are sweet.

Jeffrey Brown, 7th grade:
I think the packaging would appeal to little kids. I also think that it's not really as sour as it looks like it should be. This is for people who really like candy. It advertises mostly to kids. If I had a chance to buy candy, I would most likely want to have this.

Sucheta Bandyopadhyay, 7th grade:  
Sour and sweet, they're the best candy ever. There is sugar all over them and they are chewy! The packaging is in a plastic container kind of thing. Old people would definitely not want it. This product is for young people ONLY!

Sebastian Perez, 7th grade:
I think that anyone would like this product. The only bad thing is they aren't really sour; they taste like lemonade. The texture is chewy and delicious. The packaging will attract the buyer because of the vibrant colors. I would buy this again; it's very good.

Rae Killebrew, 7th grade:  
The product has a very sweet taste. When you first get it, it kinda sizzles on your tongue and the texture is sticky. This kind of product would appeal to 10-20-year-olds. This is a good product that will sell very well.

Mario Villegas, 7th grade:
This tastes very good, but it is a little hard to chew and doesn't really smell that much like lemonade. It's pretty rough because of the sugar, and I recommend it to people who like lemonade.

Bella Castilla, 7th grade:
I like the packaging because it has lots of bright colors. It tastes like pink lemonade. I like the sugar all over it, and I like that I can chew it and suck on it. I like the dissolving sugar in my mouth.

Noah Bearman, 7th grade:
I think this product mainly would appeal to people 7 to 15 because of the taste. It is not super sour, but is tasty. The packaging is nice and bright and is very appealing to me. I would like it if there were more in a package and if they were chewier.

Blaise Filippini, 7th grade:
This is a very good product, but it is sweet, not sour. I think these are much better than Sour Punch Straws. I recommend these to all children. They have a fruit flavor with a sugar topping. I like them better than most Air Heads.

Jack Brennan, 7th grade:
The Xtremes aren't as extreme as I was hoping. The packaging makes it seem really sour with the giant word 'extreme' across the front. I think all types of people would like it, and it doesn't smell too bad either.

Cia Brooks, 7th grade:
The product would mostly attract kids because of the many different colors. The texture is chewy and it goes from sour to a sweet taste. I wouldn't recommend these to people who don't like really sweets things because the candy is really sweet afterwards. I like it personally; it tastes like pink lemonade and is a very tasty treat!

Xavier Amandaji, 7th grade:
This would be appealing to most kids because of the colors and the sourness. It isn't very sour though, and tastes just like lemonade. I think many kids would buy this product because it is very good. It might be a good product for Halloween. It smells good. I would buy this product.

Maddy Behr, 7th grade:
The packaging is very noticeable and would definitely be seen in a grocery store, etc., because of their bright coloring. They aren't sour at all though. When I saw 'Xtremes'and 'Sour'on the front, I expected an extreme sour taste. But when I bit into the belt, it was hardly sour at all. Overall though, I think they are delicious.

Jose Gonzalez, 7th grade: 
These Air Heads are very good. It has a good sour flavor. It tastes very citrusy and has a good combination of sour flavor – pink lemonade and regular lemonade. I would buy these all the time at the store. I love them.

Natalie Cleland, 7th grade:
Air Heads Xtremes Lemonade Sour Belts are very good. Although as sugary as you can get, it has a lemonade flavor and look. The packaging is appealing and looks like the candy itself, which is fun. This would be good if marketed towards kids between eight and 15. Overall, I like this product.

Aoife Burke, 7th grade:
I like the packaging because it is the color of the candy and appears to be the same. Regular Air Head lovers would probably really like it. The smell of the candy is lemonade; the texture is sticky and prickly. The taste is lemonade, but not as sour as I thought it would be. But I really liked it and would enjoy it frequently as a candy.

Ashley Roberts, 7th grade:
These Air Heads smell like strawberry. The texture is a pattern with a rich taste. The sour increases the taste, intensive flavor all together. I do vote that they sell them.