Wham Bar

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The Wham Bar is a confectionery bar produced by Tangerine Confectionery and sold in the United Kingdom.

They are thin chew bars with coloured pieces of sherbet inside. Wham Bars are available in a range of flavours, including Original (Raspberry), Strawberry, Cola, Brew (a similar flavour to that of Irn Bru), Extreme Super Sour (Blackcurrant), Sour Apple and Sour Cherry. Most flavours are available in Standard, Mega and Mini sizes.


Wham Bars were introduced in the early 1980s and they are a popular brand for children and young adults due to their low price (a standard bar usually costs ten pence).[1][2] At the peak of their popularity, sales of Wham Bars were 30 million per year.[3]

In 2009, Wham XTRM Sherbet Dips were added to the range. Each packet includes a blackcurrant lollipop and a sherbet dip.[4] In 2010, the 'Luscious Strawberry' flavour Glam Bar was introduced.[5]

On 21 September 2011 it was announced that New McCowans Ltd, the makers of Wham Bars, were going into administration.[6]

On 14 October 2011 it was announced that the Wham Bar and Highland Toffee brands had been bought by Tangerine Confectionery.[7]


Original flavour: Glucose syrup, Sugar, vegetable oil, maltodextrin, citric acid E330, flavouring, colours: E163, E101, E140, solubilised milk protein, stabiliser: glycerol E422, emulsifier: lecithin E322


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  3. ^ "PR Newswire article". PR Newswire article. 2006-08-15. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Wham XTRM". Handycandy.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  5. ^ ": Retro Sweets From The UKs No 1 Internet Sweetshop". Aquarterof.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  6. ^ "BBC News - Highland Toffee firm goes into administration". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  7. ^ "Wham Bars and Highland Toffee to be made in York following acquisition". York Press. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2012-01-16.