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Discontinuation[edit]

The bar was only brought back for a limited period of time. However, I have contacted Cadbury's and recieved the following email:

"Thanks for your e-mail concerning Wispa bar.

We said that last year's limited edition would tell us whether there's a genuine appetite for the return of Wispa. As it turned out, the bars flew off the shelves and we are now looking at Wispa's future. It's too early to go into details right now but we expect to have some good news for Wispa fans later this year.

regards Charlie Cadbury Consumer Relations Department" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.100.47.31 (talk) 16:39, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Better than Dutch Gold[edit]

How could you possibly think that wispa is more important and has had more of an effect on Irish society than the ubiquitous Dutch Gold?????????????? Owwmykneecap 21:05, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Misspelling?[edit]

"Wispacinno"? Shouldn't that be "Wispaccino" or "Wispacino" if it comes from "cappuccino"? — Paul G 15:43, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

There are most Google hits for "Wispaccino", so I will change it until such time as someone can confirm the correct spelling. — Paul G 15:45, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
"Wispaccino" is the correct spelling (at least in the UK, not sure about other countries) as I actually still have one of the wrappers.The spelling can be verified as there are a couple of images of the Wispaccino wrapper on Google Images, here is the link http://www.jakehowlett.com/tuckshop/wrappers/chocolate/plain/wispaccino.jpg. Zeb 17:29, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Trial Run[edit]

I remember that before the national launch, the Wispa was test-marketed in the north-east of England. There was a limited production of the bars, no TV or newspaper advertising, only medium in-store promotion - eyecatching counter-top box.

Demand rapidly snowballed and outstripped supply. My local corner shop quickly ran out, their wholesalers (Makro) rationed Wispas to one box per shop! People would pop their heads in the door, ask if there were any Wispas, when told there weren't, they'd be back to the car and on to the next shop up the road.

Local papers carried a few stories about the phenomonen and reported that the North East had been chosen for the test because retail gurus were of the opinion that if the "Geordies" bought these, then the rest of the country would do. Apparently North-Easterners are harder-to-please! (We were also guinea pigs for breakfast TV with a 3 month local trial on Tyne Tees TV months before the national launch of TV-AM)

If there's other north-easteners reading who can remember this please join the discussion, then if we gather enough info I'll have a shot at updating the Wispa (and the breakfast TV) Wikipedia pages.

Chris Longley 12:46, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

This article needs some sources added. I've marked the parts with {{Fact}}. Thanks 82.163.76.117 11:27, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


It's coming back?! I can't believe they are bringing back the Wispa - I know it will make a lot of people very happy, but personally I'd prefer to see the return of the Golden Cup. Now, that was a yummy chocolate bar! Aresitter 11:41, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

spokespersons[edit]

I've just removed this "Members of one of the largest campaigns were also chosen as spokespersons for the campaign - Joy, Louise and Emily from the bebo group http://welikewispa.bebo.com from Cork, Ireland.[citation needed] The remaining two members are highly active in the ongoing campaign to reinstate the Wispa brand fully with the eventual re-introduction of all Wispa related products.[citation needed]" from the article. I can find no reference to back this up besides the bebo site which is an older copy of this article. If somebody wants to add it back in again please find sources that are reliable. --ImmortalGoddezz 01:26, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

picture[edit]

Why are you removing the picture that I've added? And why not have a list of sightings? Stop deleting other people's work for no good reason. --mattfletcher 15:46, 05 October 2007 (BST)

I removed a reference to a picture that was already deleted. As for the list of sightings: it is not notable, can't be cited, and shouldn't be on here. --ImmortalGoddezz 14:49, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

"Classic Wispa"?[edit]

I've just corrected this to "Wispa Classic", since WC is what the source says... but I'm less than convinced it's actually either. The official site, and the bar wrappers, simply use "Wispa" as they did until 2003. Where has the "Classic" branding actually been used? Loganberry (Talk) 22:33, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

News[edit]

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20071010/tuk-chocolate-lovers-win-wispa-campaign-dba1618_1.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.137.201.63 (talk) 23:27, 11 October 2007 (UTC)


they are the finest!!!!! by terence o C !!!!!!! woodford for life !!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.41.34.218 (talk) 21:04, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Could do with an update[edit]

Wispas have been off the shelves again for months now, and the excitement about a potential full relaunch seems to have come to nothing. (Much to my disappointment!) Is there any hard news on that? Whatever, it could be mentioned that they're no longer around. Loganberry (Talk) 17:07, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Sigh, yes. Shame. Of course, we'd be best off citing a source, if possible. — Matt Crypto 19:05, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes - Has the re-launch been abandoned? Any Cadbury insiders reading this? --Stephend01 (talk) 07:08, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Okay - I rang Cadbury for the official line on this, and the person on the line said there had been "No official word" on whether they were coming back permanently. However, she then said in a whispered tone "... all I can say is watch this space.". Well - that must be the telephone equivalent to a nudge and a wink, so I think the future is looking bright. --Stephend01 (talk) 12:12, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Yet again they've been Discontinued[edit]

yes once again they have been discontinued please see this link [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.139.118.91 (talk) 17:22, 19 June 2008 (UTC) As far as I can see the Wispa Gold has yet again been discontinued - certainly unavailable in all my local shops. Will hold off on amending the article as my survey of local retail outlets is probabl6y not up to encyclopedic standards... anyone have any hard facts on this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.113.170.97 (talk) 13:22, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Wispa Mint?[edit]

The article claims it's being relaunched in 2010. First I've heard, but I'd be very interested if so! Anyone got a reference? 86.158.191.202 (talk) 01:22, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 best joke[edit]

BBC reported that Rob Auton's "wispa" choco Chinese joke had been rated best joke.

That is not a rumour.

G. Robert Shiplett 14:24, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Manufacture section[edit]

I cant see any valid source for "The gas escapes whilst eating, creating a whispering sound that can be heard if the bar is held to the ear. This gives the bar its name." Sounds like marketing nonsense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.61.64.26 (talk) 15:13, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

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Wispa means Pox[edit]

It was sold in Ukraine when I was a child. It was funny, because in the Ukrainian language the word wispa (віспа) means Pox.--Юе Артеміс (talk) 08:42, 8 August 2017 (UTC)