Wonder Ball

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The Wonder Ball was a type of candy, sold in the United States by Nestlé and later by the Frankford Candy & Chocolate Company.

A Wonder Ball was a spherical, thin shell of milk chocolate with candy 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 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 However, the product was withdrawn in 1997 after competitors and consumer groups campaigned that the toy posed a choking hazard.[1] In April 2000, the Wonder Ball was re-released with candy in place of the toys.[2] In 2004, the brand was sold to Frankford, which later discontinued the Wonder Ball.[3]

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.[4]

Thank you for contacting us concerning our SpongeBob Wonder Ball candy. Its 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chocolate Toy Withdrawn". New York Times. 1997-10-02. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  2. ^ "FMI SHOW ROUND-UP: Now Being Served". Promomagazine.com. 2000-07-01. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Candy company acquires Wonderball brand - Philadelphia Business Journal". Bizjournals.com. 2004-04-21. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  4. ^ "THE RETURN OF THE WONDERBALL". lollixpopxlover. 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2012-09-24.