Are WARHEADS Gluten Free?

WARHEADS are a popular sour candy brand that was started in 1991 by the Foreign Candy Company. The same company that makes Rips Candy, invented Black Forest Gummy Bears, and works on many other candy products.

Extreme sour warheads candies are a staple of American childhoods, and they were a favorite in the classroom. Kids would love to compete to see who could eat the candy the longest before the sour pain got to them.

According to their new owner, Impact Confections, ‘Since 1985, WARHEADS® has set the standard for sour candy. Today WARHEADS is still the candy of choice for the super sour seekers.’

Let’s find out if these popular sour candies are free from wheat and gluten ingredients . . .

Are WARHEADS Gluten Free?



Yes, some Warheads candy products are gluten free, according to the Impact Confections Product Allergen Information PDF. On their list, they share when a product contains wheat/gluten and products that are manufactured on shared equipment.

Below we have a list for the products that are shown as completely free from wheat/gluten and cross contamination. Then we have a list for products that just have the cross contamination risk. And the final list shows all Warhead candy products that list wheat/gluten in their allergens.

Some other nutritional facts to note. A lot of WARHEADS products contain beef gelatin, so they are not vegan. Many of the listed allergens/cross contamination warnings were related to soy ingredients. Many of the WARHEADS candy products contain the Yellow 5 artificial food color.

When doing further research, we noticed that a lot of grocery stores and vendors showed ‘Manufactured on equipment that processes milk, peanut and wheat products.’ even for the products that Impact Confections showed as having no allergens. So please always check the label, and if you have Celiac Disease or a severe gluten allergy/intolerance, we recommend being careful with these products.


WARHEADS Gluten Free Products:

  • WARHEADS Extreme Sour Hard Candy (bagged products)
  • WARHEADS Extreme Sour Hard Candy Minis
  • WARHEADS Super Sour Spray Candy
  • WARHEADS Super Sour Double Drops
  • WARHEADS Sour Dippin’ Pucker Packs
  • WARHEADS Sour Booms
  • WARHEADS Colossal Sours
  • WARHEADS Bubble Gum Pops


WARHEADS Products that are free from wheat/gluten, but manufactured on shared equipment:

  • WARHEADS Extreme Sour Hard Candy (bulk products)
  • WARHEADS Extreme Sour Smash-ups Hard Candy
  • WARHEADS Sour Cubes
  • WARHEADS Blizzard Cubes
  • WARHEADS Galactic Cubes
  • WARHEADS Chewy Bunnies
  • WARHEADS Chewy Wally Heads
  • WARHEADS Grubs
  • WARHEADS Lil’ Worms
  • WARHEADS Sour Jelly Beans
  • WARHEADS Sour Worms
  • WARHEADS Sour Watermelon Slices (Bulk product)
  • WARHEADS All Mixed Up
  • Fruit Slices (Watermelon)


WARHEADS Products that Contain Wheat/Gluten:

  • WARHEADS Sour Twists


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Photo: Impact Confections WARHEADS website


WARHEADS Extreme Sour Hard Candy Ingredients

Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Microencapsulated Malic Acid (Malic Acid, Hydrogenated Palm Oil), Citric Acid, Gum Acacia, Soybean Oil (Processing Aid), Ascorbic Acid, Artificial Flavors, Carnauba Wax, Corn Starch, Blue 1, Red 40, Yellow 5.

Allergy Information: Manufactured on equipment that processes milk, peanut and wheat products. Contains: Soy

WARNING: Eating multiple pieces within a short time period may cause a temporary irritation to sensitive tongues and mouths.




WARHEADS Extreme Sour Hard Candy Nutrition Facts

Serv. Size: 4 Pieces (16g), Amount Per Serving: Calories 50, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 0mg, Total Carb. 13g, Sugars 10g, Protein 0g.


View the official WARHEADS website here to learn more information about these candy products:

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