On February 7th, Nello Ferrara, the man who brought us Ferrara Pan’s Lemonheads and Atomic Fireballs candies (and probably much more), passed away.
It would be impossible to count the number of Lemonheads and Atomic Fireballs I’ve eaten over the years. Fun fact: I had to stop eating Fireballs because I was cracking and breaking my molars. Lemonheads are still one of my favorites.
Ferrara Pan candy boxes are so iconic, and have been one of the focuses of my candy collecting. What’s great is, they’re still around, still have wonderful graphics, and they’re one of the few brands that are still sold in smaller boxes, the same kind they’ve been sold in since I was a kid.
I’ve always loved the artwork on Ferrara Pan’s candies. It makes you feel like you’re buying something special.