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 However, the product was withdrawn in 1997 after competitors and consumer groups campaigned that the toy posed a choking hazard.[1] In April 2000, the Wonder Ball was re-released with candy in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]

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 ^ "Chocolate Toy Withdrawn".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.