Chewy Lemonhead Berry Awesome
I have very fond memories of Lemonheads. They used to sell them on the ballfield where I played on in Little League. They appeal was that they were extremely cheap (something like a quarter) and made for a good post-game treat.
For those who don’t know much about their original candy, it’s a very simple one – Lemonheads are kind of like a lemon rock candy on the inside with a softer coating on the outside that is almost waxy. They are a bright yellow, of course. If I am still not getting the message across, it is like a jawbreaker about the size of an M&M that you can actually chew on.
When I saw these Chewy Lemonheads in the store therefore, I was immediately interested. The entire appeal was that they were not “chewy”. And also as you may have noticed from the name they were supposed to be lemon.
Obviously the Lemondhead brand has felt the need to branch out and make some other candies – while keeping their same branding. I will admit that having a brand called Lemonhead does limit to a certain extent, so the effort is there. And for continuity sake one of the flavors is Cherry Lemon – there you go!
All the flavors of Chewy Lemonhead: Berry Awesome are as follows:
- Blue Raspberry
- Wild Berry
- Red Raspberry
Note: the red ones are really hard to tell apart! None of them are super great, but I really did like the cherry-lemon – glad to see that they are least sticking with that.
Everything else feels like a deviation gone wrong. Honestly, these are just jelly beans at the end of the day, and there’s better ones out there. They have the same consistency and the same candy coating as Starburst Jelly Beans for example. That makes the whole experiment a bit of a disappointment for Lemonhead.
I still hold a special place in my heart for Lemonhead, but I can’t imagine these Chewy ones in particular will once the box is gone.