Food of the Seventies, Oompahs

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Willy Wonka candy that was like a big M&M. Very good!
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Carol - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Thank God I found this page. No one believes me about this product. I tried to get in touch with Wonka Candies myself and they said there was no such thing. At least I know I'm not nuts!!!
Patti - September 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I've been checking on these, too. Can't seem to find anything on them, but I sure remember them. I loved those peanut butter and chocolate candies. Kind of like peanut butter M&M's, but much better!
Daniel - February 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these as a kid and miss them terribly! Please, Please put them back into production. Big M&Ms with chocolate and peanut butter, but so much better than yucky m&ms.
Jeff - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
What I remember about these was the way they were designed. They were peanut butter on one side and chocolate on the other. So you could bite through one along the edge, and separate the flavors that way. Somehow this made them taste better.
Louise - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these as a kid the peanut butter M&M's don't hold a candle to the original oompas & then Willy Wonka re-introduced them as a fruity candy very bad move on W.W. just bring back the original oompas & everybody will be happy again. I too would bite them in half I liked the peanut butter side better so I would eat the chocolate side first.
Sharon - August 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED Oompas! No one else in my life seems to remember this awesome candy except for me! Glad to read that there are others like me out there. I wonder if there is any way we could get together and petition the Willy Wonka Candy people and see if they still have the recipe somewhere and could make these again?
Paul M - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes these were great! They re-introduced them except now they are fruit chews. Used to be peanut butter/chocolate candy coated and larger than M&M's. Why must they mess with good things?
Sharon in Florida - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
These were my FAV'S....I have been looking for them everywhere....even the "old time candy" people dont seem to remember them. I too tried the Willy Wonka Company and got nowhere.
Bridget - April 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my Gosh, I loved these and am so happy to know you all did too. I think people thought my sister and I were crazy because no one seems to remember Oompas...loved the name loved the candy, I too love to bite it in half and eat the flavors separately! Let's try to get WW to make them again!!!!!!!!!
ashley - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
they have a weird name but i really wanna try
Simon Templar - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I just uploaded a photo of the wrapper. We'll see how long it takes to get posted. In the meantime, you can view the wrapper at
althia - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm SO SO SO glad to have found out that I am not and was not going CRAZY!!!! I loved these candies in my teen years, and still craving them in my 40's. Willy Wonka should not have stopped making them. M&M's and Reeses =1/4 star, Oompas=1000 stars! Bring them back, bring them back!!!
cj in nebraska - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree !!! PLEASE bring oompahs back. They are way better , m&m's and reese's just don't compare. They can recreate just about anything, why not this yummy candy favorite? Come on Willy Wonka, you can do it !
michelle - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Oompas, Oompas, bring them back! I used to buy them in the bulk candy section at National supermarkets! That was 20 years ago...haven't seen them since...and I really miss them! I want them back!
Stephanie - October 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember them!! They had such a distinctive flavor.Yum. So much different than m&m's.I have thought about them for over 20 years! Bring them back!!!!!
Linda Carol - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I was starting to think I had just imagined these candies - the big fat peanut butter oompas that I used to cherish as a child in the 70s. Any time I tried to find them all I came up with were the fruity ones. Thank you all for making me feel sane again!
David Meyer - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Now they say Oompah's were chewy things (like skittles), but we know better. they were the best - but, alas, the good times are gone...
Christine - April 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved Oompahs ! I try to recreate that awesome flavor by eating 2 Reeces Pieces & a M&M but its just not the same . I really wish they would bring them back!
kristen - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Wendy - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Would love to have some of those oompahs...can remember what they tasted like....Soooo good! They need to bring them back!!!!!
Mike - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved Oompahs as well. They came out in the mid '80's. And, as most have noted, they were great. But Wonka got out of the Chocolate business and they were discontinued. I contacted the company and they wrote back informing me of this. They included a $2 off coupon for their candy in their letter. It was a "Golden Ticket" like they had in the original movie. It looked so neat, I never actually used it. Wonka then came out with the fruit candy/Skittles product and recycled the name (I never cared much for these). Apparently, "Oompahs" is a bad luck name because it also got discontinued after a relatively short time. Now, Wonka has gotten back into the chocolate market recently, so maybe they will resurrect the original Oompah's, perhaps under a different name. (I have no inside information, I'm just speculating). - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Mike, if you still have that "Golden Ticket" coupon, I'd love to buy it from you...I buy old Wonka candy wrappers and related items...
Jennifer - July 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Isn't it strange what you find on the web. I too LOVED these candies! No one I know even remembers them. I was about to search where to buy them. I do hope Wonka will make them again, they were the best!
Jim - July 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Ha...I was just talking to my wife about this candy, and she remembers them too. Definitely my favorite WW candy and much, much better than Reeses pieces. Would love if they brought these back.
Tigergurl - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
It is really odd how a few of us can remember these and most of the people we know in our lives have never heard of them. I loved them as a kid and yes now in my 40's I soooooo wish I had some today!!
janet - November 02, 2010 - Report this comment
So glad I found this one knows what I'm talking about. They really ARE REAL! SOOOOO much better than anything on the market today. PLEASE! BRING THEM BACK! I have searched years hoping to find them back in the stores.
gOOfyNoNNi - November 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Lisa - November 16, 2010 - Report this comment
There were my favorite candies when I was a kid. No one I know remembers them. I'm glad to see people loved them as much as I didn. They were the best!
Carla - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
M & M's have now come out with a new peanut butter variety. Took me back to the Oompa days! If we all start buying Mars new product, WW may decide it would be financially prudent to find their recipe!!!
Kristen - December 11, 2011 - Report this comment
So happy I found this because I was starting to think I was crazy! I loved this candy when I was a kids sure wish they would bring them back!
Rob Lambert - March 20, 2012 - Report this comment
OOMPAH candies go back to about 1974. A cartoon Willy Wonka appeared on the label. These were a close rival to Mars M&Ms. I believe Nestle (Kraft) made them all along. OOMPAHS had a slightly chalky texture to them.
gwen - May 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Has anyone heard anything from WW regarding producing the original Oompahs again? Saw numerous people had contacted them, but appears they aren't planning on recreating? Too bad as they were so good!
barbara jones - August 25, 2014 - Report this comment
i have 2 burney cosart candy wrappers and candy still frozen and in 100% SHAPE DO YOU OR ANY ONE YOU KNOW BUY THESE I AM TRYING TO FIND A BUYER CALL ME 7407751430 THANK YOU BARBARA
Trista Berntsen - May 13, 2016 - Report this comment
OMG! I miss those candies still! Would be willing to trade my childrens father for some,maybe even my children if there was multiple packs offered!lol It woild be sooo nice to see them return
Greywolf - August 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Woooowwwww. I remember these! These were great! I want them back , too...

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