A Wonder Ball was a spherical, thin shell of milk chocolate with different candies and prizes inside, wrapped in foil, placed in a small box, and packaged with a collectible sticker. The product's slogan was "What's In the Wonder Ball?" Originally called Nestlé Magic Ball, the product formerly contained small figurines of Disney and Pokemon characters, similar to the Kinder Surprise which retails in Europe and Canada. However, the product was withdrawn in 1997 after competitors and consumer groups campaigned that the toy posed a choking hazard. In April 2000, the Wonder Ball was re-released with candy in place of the toys. In 2004, the brand was sold to Frankford, which later discontinued the Wonder Ball.
In a YouTube video, a lover of the product named Grace sent a letter to Frankford about its discontinuation. They replied it might return in the seasonal line, but it has not been confirmed.
Thank you for contacting us concerning our SpongeBob Wonder Ball candy. It's always nice to hear helpful customers like you who love our product so much. We appreciate all the information you gathered on the Wonderball. Excellent job. Please note that we are working on maybe bringing back the Wonderball in our seasonal line. However it is not confirmed as of yet. Please enjoy some enclosed complementary candy for you to enjoy. Again, we appreciate the letter. Enjoy.
1 Currently manufactured by General Mills in the United States. Produced by Cereal Partners under the Nestlé brand elsewhere. 2 Brand owned by General Mills; US and Canadian production rights controlled by Nestlé under license. 3 US production rights owned by The Hershey Company. 4 Canadian production rights owned by The Hershey Company. 5 US rights and production owned by Smarties Candy Company, with a different product. 6 US rights and specific trade dress owned by Nestlé; rights elsewhere owned by Associated British Foods. 7 Produced by Cereal Partners, branded as Nestlé. 8 Produced by Cereal Partners, and Branded Nestlé in The United Kingdom, and Ireland. Produced by Post Foods, elsewhere.