To my knowledge, Nickelodeon never licensed its Green Slime property to the confectionery business. But wouldn’t it have been a great idea if they did?
Even though Nickelodeon never produced an official Green Slime bar, the folks at Australia/New Zealand’s Cadbury division came up with something pretty darned close. And I’ll be revealing that bar wrapper in just a minute.
Green Slime became the sort of unofficial mascot/stuff of Nickelodeon through their licensing as well as its use during Nick’s Kids Choice Awards shows. But its use and connection to Nickelodeon goes back to a show I watched quite a lot of in the 1980’s, “You Can’t Do that on Television”.
On YCDTOTV, anytime one of the young actors would make the statement “I Don’t Know”, green slime would pour from the rafters onto their head. In the same way, anytime one of the actors would say “water”, they’d get similarly drenched. It was silly goofy fun, and it was just one of the factors that made You Can’t Do That On Television a great program. What can I say – I’m a fan.
Here’s a clip from YouTube of them dumping multiple colors of slime upon Christine, the original host:
By the 1990’s, YCDTOTV was gone, but the green slime remained, and still does today.
In spite of quite a lot of licensing for Green Slime over the years, it never got the candy bar treatment. But Cadbury did give us something that screamed Nickelodeon Green Slime; 1997’s Ooze Bar!
You won’t find an image of the Ooze Bar! anywhere else on the internet, so this is another CollectingCandy.com world exclusive. And here it is:
I love this wrapper, as it evokes the look of what made 1990’s Nickelodeon designs so fun.
Before I go, I will note that we did get some form of Nick’s Green Slime in edible form – That was General Mills’ Green Slime cereal. This was on store shelves back in 2003:
And that’s all I’ve got today on Green Slime and candy bars. I hope you all enjoyed getting to see Cadbury’s Ooze Bar! wrapper – it’s a fun one! See you next time!
Nickelodeon did make a Green Slime gum at one time, you can see it in Jeff Nelson’s gum collection. I remember picking it up once sometime in the late 1990s. It was pretty expensive for how much you got, but it was certainly unique. When you chewed it for a little while, it would start to lose its cohesion and feel slimy. If you stuck with it the slimy parts would dissolve and it would become more like a regular bubble gum.
Thanks for all your great posts!
Immediately after posting that comment, I found this article mentioning the introduction of Green Slime gum by Amurol in 1997.
Awesome catch! Thanks for the research and the heads-up!
I remember seeing Green Slime fruit snacks by Betty Crocker around the same time as the cereal was available.