Thursday, September 1, 2005

Wonka Bar

Name: Wonka Bar
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store (the only place I’ve seen them in person)
Price: $.33
Size: 1.3 oz
Calories per ounce: 138
Type: Chocolate

The first time I ever saw (or even heard of) a Wonka bar was in the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (I read the book a few years later). In the movie Charlie wolfs down a husky bar that costs nearly nothing. While this bar might look bulky in the photo, it’s the size of a standard playing card. I think it’s a petite version, as I’ve seen others advertised for sale that are larger than 1.3 ounces. But I couldn’t beat the price of 3 for a dollar at the 99 cent Only Store. Even so, it looks like a Wonka bar should - substantial and slick. I bought two and both came out of the package looking so dang edible.

The bar isn’t even all chocolate. There are graham cracker bits in there and it reminds me of a poor man’s version of those Le Petite Ecolier cookies that are a graham cracker cookie with a molded chocolate top (embossed with a little schoolboy) The cookies smell like graham crackers (vanilla & cinnamon) and chocolate. The graham adds a nice crunch to the bar without too much additional sweetness.

Overall the bar is a little sweet, a little waxy. But cheap and satisfying. There’s something really compelling about the ‘nilla Wafer-like graham.

Interesting fact from package: bar was made in Brazil.

Rating - 6 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:07 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewNestleChocolateCookie6-TemptingBrazil99 Cent Only Store

Comments
  1. I had one of these when they first came out a couple of years ago, it tasted good at first but then the artifical graham/vanilla smell kind of got to me.

    I think if they made this one with a better quality chocolate it would be even yummier. Kind of like that Ritter Sport bar with the biscuit inside.

    Comment by Jenn on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Toys R Us used to have them. Maybe they still do.

    Comment by KathyR on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. God, this is one of my favorites. I don’t know why, but it is. I’d walk a mile for a Wonka Bar.

    Comment by Dadio on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. most of the wonka stuff is from brazil, those donutz things are too i think

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. I had it and wasn’t too impressed.  What I have been searching for was a candy bar that had Willy Wonka’s name on it back in the late 70’s early 80’s that had peanut butter in it but I can’t remember the exact ingrediants or name.  It was my favorite and I would buy one when ever I could but I can’t find any information on it since.

    Comment by inajeep on 4/17/06 at 9:03 am #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    I don’t remember a Wonka peanut butter bar, but I know that the Oompa-Loompas were peanut butter and chocolate. It was a large M&M type candy, but a layer of chocolate and a layer of peanut butter all covered in a shell. They were regularly shaped but about the size of an M&M Peanut.

    Here’s a picture of the wrapper:
    http://theimaginaryworld.com/twitter07.jpg

    Comment by Cybele on 4/17/06 at 9:23 am #
  7. We bought them in New York at Dylan’s - our kids are Wonka mad, they have memorised the dialogue of both Wonka movies with both Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp - they even do the Oompa Loompa dances! Chocolate bar was unexciting but the kids thought it was fantastic. Does anyone know somewhere where we can get Wonka bars in Spain? By the way, Wonka’s everlasting gobstoppers are a rip-off - they don’t last 5 minutes!!!

    Comment by joanne on 7/29/06 at 7:24 am #
  8. =( I can’t believe that WONKA Bar is made in Brazil… c’mon… here they don’t sell it… If you want it… you need to buy in US ...can’t believe it ....Brazil sucks….

    Comment by Jessica on 9/05/06 at 2:33 pm #
  9. I have been looking (for years) for the chocolate and peanut butter Oompas by Willy Wonka.  Nobody I’ve ever talked even remembers them, so i was happy to see someone on here did (and even supplied a photo of the wrapper).  At least I know I was not imagining it (lol).  When the (newer) Oompas were coming out I was so excited thinking the old Oompas were coming out again.  I was so disappointed to find out they were fruity Oompas (but still good).  If anyone ever finds the old ones let me know….PLEASE.

    Comment by Larry on 9/21/06 at 8:14 am #
  10. I have also been looking for the choc and PB Oompas by Willy Wonka.  I so wish we could have them again - the PB M&Ms; are not the same.

    Comment by Heather on 11/01/06 at 5:28 pm #
  11. yo..whassup wonka lovers…we’re freshman in college and we pretty much love wonka bars like a fat kid loves…well wonka bars..ha..we are regualar customers at our local “C-Store” and we cant go one week w/out that sweet cinnamon and vanilla graham flavoring..mmmmm..remember..start the day right..have a wonka..

    oh yeah…check our facebook dedicated to wonka and your more than welcome to leave a comment..or two..peace

    Comment by Amy and Nicole on 2/18/07 at 12:39 pm #
  12. http://messiah.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=2246376177&ref=mf…oops

    Comment by Amy and Nicole on 2/18/07 at 12:40 pm #
  13. The Peanutbutter Chocolate Wonka Bar from the 70’and 80’s was called “The Wonka Crunch Bar”. It was a delicious mix of crunchy penuttbutter filling covered in milk chocolate. Unfortunately,they don’t make them anymore. Or, if they do I haven’t been able to find them.

    Comment by Sj Wilhelm on 9/25/08 at 6:41 am #
  14. dear willy wonka
    my friend mike says the wonka bar is good and he is right I all most had all your candy you made. BUT I did not have all of your candy.I like your oompa loompas to.
    p.s. you are almost the best man on the world.

    Your biggest fans raymond and mike

    Comment by raymond on 2/16/09 at 12:05 pm #
  15. I used to get a Wonka bar that was peanut butter/ crisp rice/chocolate covered, and I think it was a Scrumptilicious (sp?) bar. That was back in the 70’s though, so I wouldn’t swear to it.

    Comment by Dee on 2/23/09 at 2:17 pm #
  16. Le Petite Ecolier cookies are not graham craker based, they are butter cookies - and delicious!

    Comment by mark on 12/06/09 at 3:47 pm #
  17. Where can I find WONKA BARS ????????

    Comment by NEED WONKA BARS on 3/04/10 at 2:37 am #
  18. Cybele's avatar

    NEED WONKA BARS - Wonka bars are being discontinued. There are some new versions coming out, which taste much better. Check out Wonka Exceptionals.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/04/10 at 8:10 am #
  19. I found some of the last Wonka Bars at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe here in SLO 3 days ago (3/7/10). Then my rabbit raided my candy stash & ate most of mine :(. I don’t know how many are left, check their website for locations.
    http://www.powellsss.com/go/index.cfm/locations/

    Comment by Chrystal on 3/10/10 at 9:37 pm #
  20. There DID used to be a crunchy peanut butter-based Wonka bar in the 70’s, but it wasn’t a “Wonka Crunch Bar”.

    It was the Scrumdiddlyumptious bar. It was in a brown wrapper, was rather thin and long, and was absolutely my favorite candy bar as a kid. It was pulled from the market, from what I’ve heard, because it had issues with melting on the shelf. Man, it was tasty, though. I think it was peanut butter and possibly rice for crunch, covered in chocolate.

    I remember the Oompas, too.

    I’d really love to hear from anyone who remembers this candy bar, though. A picture would be even better.

    Comment by JB on 3/11/10 at 4:02 pm #
  21. I stand corrected….it was a Super Skrunch Bar.

    http://learnsomethingnewtoday.us/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/wonka-scrunch-bar.jpg

    Comment by jb on 3/11/10 at 4:19 pm #
  22. Cybele's avatar

    JB - there is a new bar called Scrumdiddlyumptious - the old one was spelled Scrumdidilyumptious

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60585948@N00/869946079/

    The Skrunch, I think, was like Butterfinger.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/11/10 at 4:26 pm #
  23. Cybele—

    Yes, I was getting memories mixed up, I think. The Super Skrunch was probably my favorite candy bar of all time, but I didn’t remember the name properly. It was a little like Butterfinger, but the peanut butter was softer and had crisp rice for crunch.

    I don’t recall what the original Scrumdidilyumptious was like at all.

    Comment by JB on 3/11/10 at 4:45 pm #
  24. “There’s something really compelling about the ‘nilla Wafer-like graham”

    My thoughts exactly. I excitedly bought some of these bars when I saw them at my toys r us, I had always dreamed about what a wonka bar would taste like as a kid. I was somewhat disappointed as the bars in the movie seemed like they were the greatest candies ever , but something about the graham really intrigued me…and forced me to buy two more before i left lol.

    Comment by Jonathan on 9/05/10 at 3:53 am #
  25. i love wonka bars they look so good i just want won so bad never tasted it god get it for me

    Comment by jalen on 7/08/11 at 5:46 pm #
  26. I remember as a kid in the 90s the only place I could find a Wonka Bar was in the old gas station a few blocks from my house.  That’s the only place I’ve ever found a Wonka Bar, and I always went back because I was in love with that Candy bar!  I’ve recently been really craving my favorite childhood candy, so I would love to find where I could get some.  The wrapping looks the same as the picture above, but it was bigger than described.
    I checked Wonka’s website (wonka.com) and it is definitely out of production.  :(  Any ideas?

    Comment by Nat on 6/12/12 at 3:35 pm #
  27. i luv them

    Comment by Kaitlynn on 4/02/14 at 6:47 am #
  28. When I was a young kid (about 6 years ago) the corner shop by my house sold wonka bars.  They weren’t like the ones now. They were MUCH BETTER!  They were skinny and had all different flavours.  They were my favourite.  I’ve always looked for them, but I can’t find them ANYWHERE.
    I recently found a Lindt chocolate ‘Salted Caramel’ and it’s almost them same!
    Does anyone know what I’m talking about??

    Comment by Heggie on 8/28/14 at 1:01 pm #
  29. We had our own version of the wonka bar - for our wedding in july 2014.

    We had 3 tickets in our batch and the lucky finders got a free drink at the bar!

    We got them at http://www.thewonkyfactory.com

    Hope that helps someone!

    Comment by Janet jones on 9/25/14 at 9:37 am #

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