Topps’ Weird-and-Wild Wazoo Bars!

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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:

Topps - Wazoo Blue Razz - NEW - candy bar wrapper - 2009

Topps – Wazoo Blue Razz – NEW – candy bar wrapper – 2009

Topps - Wazoo Wild Berriez - NEW - candy bar wrapper - 2009

Topps – Wazoo Wild Berriez – NEW – candy bar wrapper – 2009

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:

Blue Wazoo cutaway - Image courtesy CandyBlog_net

Blue Wazoo cutaway – Image courtesy CandyBlog.net

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!

About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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7 Responses to Topps’ Weird-and-Wild Wazoo Bars!

  1. Mike J. says:

    Those look delicious.

  2. Hodge says:

    Great wrapper . . . but I’m super jealous I never had one!

  3. Richard says:

    Great post, I found a box of these at a gas station last year. All bars were expired by a few years but I still bought the enitre box :)

  4. Will Schweitzer says:

    This was an outstanding product. I could’ve done without the sprinkles on the top because they made a mess, but they were delicious. When I saw them for the first time, I thought the same thing that you did – looks like a Wonka product.

  5. Katie says:

    I remember eating these in 2007 when I was twelve and my dad and I would go grocery shopping, which I loved to do with him. We’d always get candy in the candy aisle. I rather enjoyed them and still remember them. They’re delicious! Now in college, I wish I could try one again, but I never saw it on the shelf after 2008.

    About the taste; They’re sort of a yogurty, frosting outside and the inside is just chewy, airy and fruity. The “sprinkles” did keep falling off and they were slightly annoying, but added to the image of the bar.

  6. Max says:

    Oh man, i remember seeing that commercial back in 2008. I had a chance to try one of each flavor. My mom and dad wouldn’t let me have any more. “You can get that candy when you are an adult.” They said. Now look what happened. They were the most delicious candy i’ve ever tasted

  7. Amber says:

    I use to get these all the time at walmart. I was addicted to them. Im sad they arnt made anymore.

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