Back in 2008, the Topps company ventured out of their traditional areas of confection, producing a pair of weird and wacky colorful candy bars called Wazoo. Make the jump to check out these unusual offerings.
When I first saw a Wazoo bar, my initial thought was that these were a Wonka product. They have all the markings of one; a sprinkling of what appears to be Nerds on the top as well as the over-the-top colors and the name of the candy itself. In my opinion this was a pretty great effort by Topps to out-Wonka, Wonka.
Here are the Wazoo wrappers I have in my collection:
Sadly, the Wazoo couldn’t find a foothold in the ever-competitive world of candy and appears to have not made it past 2010.
My pal Cybele over at CandyBlog.net reviewed both the Blue Razz and Wild Berriez Wazoo bars when they were first released, so if you’d like to see more, she also has some great photos of the bars themselves. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find at CandyBlog’s coverage:
It’s always great when an established company like Topps takes a chance to give us something out-of-the-ordinary. The Wazoo bar didn’t catch on, but I think the effort deserves a place of honor in the Hall of Short-Lived Candy.
One last treat for today. Here’s a TV spot that was created in support of the Wazoo bar launch:
See you next time!