The Atomic Fireball is the creation of Nello Ferrera, the son of famed confectioner Salvatore Ferrera. In 1954, Nello came up with idea to create a spicy candy. Within three weeks of presenting his 'Atomic Fireball' to the candy industry, Ferrara Pan was taking in orders of over 50,000 cases a day.
It takes two weeks to make an Atomic Fireball. Starting from a single grain of sugar, placed in a heated revolving drum. The grain is tossed around while ingredients like liquid sugar and artificial flavoring are added. When the ball reaches the desired size, it's polished, glazed, and packaged with its fiery brethren.
Over 15 million fireballs are consumed each week... 2 million sent out in each truckload.
Serving Size: 1 piece (9 g)
Calories from Far: 0
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 9g (3%)
Ingredients: Sucrose, Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Corn Starch, Artificial Flavor, Carnauba Wax, Corn Syrup, Color Added, Yellow #5, Yellow #5 Lake, Blue #1, Blue #2, Yellow #6, Red #40, Red #40 Lake, and Red #3.
There is NO CINNAMON in an Atomic Fireball.