Wacky Wafers

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Wacky Wafers were part of the The Willy Wonka Candy Company line available in the United States. They were shaped about the size of an American half dollar coin and came in five flavors: banana, green apple, watermelon, orange and strawberry. Sold in a clear plastic wrapper, you could see the long strip of multi-colored and flavored wacky wafers inside. Later, they were produced in a smaller version similar to the current bottle caps in a box filled with the miniature fruit-flavored snacks. Wacky Wafers were discontinued as part of the regular product line when Nestlé purchased the Willy Wonka brand, but they may be reintroduced in 2012 by Leaf Brands, LLC.[1] The original candy company for Wacky Wafers (& Bottle caps) was Breaker Confections in Itasca Illinois, a far west suburb of Chicago. Breaker confection licensed the "Willy Wonka" name so it could be used as a merchandising tie-in for the movie. In 1980, Breaker Confections changed its name to Willy Wonka Brands. Nestlé then bought the company eight years later, in 1988.

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  1. ^ http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9245771.htm