Food of the Seventies, Oompa-Loompas

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These were round candies made by Willy Wonka that were half chocolate and half peanut butter in a hard candy shell. Way better than M&M's.
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Debbie - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
These were SO GOOD and they were larger than an M&M. I would eat a package of these right now if they were available.
Tom - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
There is a similar M&M product out now--not quite as good, but almost.
erak - February 11, 2008 - Report this comment
these were awesome! someone should bring these back, I'm sure they would be a hit.
Steph - March 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I wish they still made these! They were the best. Nothing out there right now compares.
Kathy - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these candies as a kid. I have been searching the wonderful WWW for them can't find any. I wish they would bring them back. I would sure buy them. They were better than M&M's. They were so big. One bite choc. and one bite P.B. Man I want some!! Just thinking about them makes my mouth water!!!!
Joy - September 04, 2008 - Report this comment
My dad used to buy these for me and we'd share them. They were so awesome! I am glad they actually existed and weren't just some random wishful happy memory from my childhood!
Elizabeth - October 24, 2008 - Report this comment
The best candy ever - I wish I had a bag of them right now. I would eat every last one of them and savor the flavor of each one I popped into my mouth. I can't image why they stopped making them. Please bring them back!!!!!
Leann - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
The best candy ever made. My best childhood memories involve them. They should bring OOMPAS back, they would sell millions.
angie - November 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Bring Back Oompas!! They were the best! My children don't believe that such a candy ever existed! (Marathon bars were good, too!)
Mannyp - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
They did now they are made by reeses I seen them for Easter.
Carrie - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
One of my favorites as a kid, told my own children about them, way better than m and m's, and so much better than the wonka candy of today
Jenny - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom just informed me a few days ago that she used to eat these all of the time when she was pregnant with me.
Melissa - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I would totally eat a hundred of these right NOW.
Mary Catherine - November 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes - I think of these often, they were so delicious. I would buy lots and lots of them if they made them again.
Lisa - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh, how I long for the days I could grab a bag whenever I wanted. I miss these SO much. They were my favorite candy of all time. What happened to all the good stuff? :( - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
***I am LOOKING TO BUY vintage 1970s OOMPAS candy wrappers for my 1970s candy wrapper collection. There were 3 different styles of wrapper, I want them all. If you have any, PLEASE contact me, as I will pay you GOOD MONEY for these!
SavageLettuce - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I was almost convinced that I had hallucinated these as a kid! THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!
Lisa - June 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm so glad that everyone else remembers them too! I've looked around on the net and can't find them anywhere. Weren't the wrappers purple? Sure do miss them! Companies always quit making the good things.
jeffie - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember them as Giant Reeses Pieces. About 5 came in a topless cardboard sleeve wrapped in cellophane like Chuckles or Goetze's Caramel Creams. I don't remember the chocolate at all. Am I misremembering or was there something else like that before Pieces?
Alan - February 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Exactly! "I was almost convinced that I had hallucinated these as a kid!" That is too funny cause I feel the same way.
Amy - May 27, 2011 - Report this comment
They were the best. I used to eat them in high school. Nothing out now compares.
Dot - August 05, 2011 - Report this comment
i wish someone would bring these back...maybe we have to start a fb page
Amy K - October 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED this candy!!!! Great childhood memory!!!
Kristi - May 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Every time I eat peanut butter M&Ms I wish for those Oompas from the past. They were better. I was so excited when I saw Oompas on the shelf a few years ago! What a cruel trick: they were fruit flavored! Eew! Bring back the original. Please!
Joel - October 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Feeble words cannot convey how simply perfect Oompas were. A delicately crunchy shell, surrounding a soft layer of peanut butter salty peanut butter, playing off a firmer layer of sweet chocolate. My mouth is seriously watering thinking about those perfect little pods of flavor.
alaina - October 31, 2012 - Report this comment
omg is all i can say-----i misssssss these so much
Heidi - January 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I miss Oompas too, try to explain how good they were to my children who are now themselves in their mid twenty's. Wish they would bring them back then they could see how good they are too.
Jen - April 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone know if they are still made and sold somewhere?
Lori - November 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember Oompas fondly! I miss them so much! Are they still available somewhere????
Denise - October 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I wrote the candy company last year and asked if they thought they would ever come back and they said at this time "NO". It was a candy that was cancelled because it was not as popular as some. What a shame, these were my favorite!!
Kelley - January 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I have been wishing for Oompas with peanut butter and chocolate for ages! These were sooon GOOD!
DEB - January 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I really loved those peanut butter oompas, and I know they would sell today no problem!!!!! Bring back good memories too!!
steph - February 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Please bring back the Oompas. They were out of this world. Don't know why they ever got rid of them. I know I would buy them again if they were available.
Coralee - June 04, 2015 - Report this comment
LOVED them!
Kaleenka - February 01, 2017 - Report this comment
These were so awesome. I want them back.
John and Gwen - March 15, 2017 - Report this comment
These were our favorites! Bring them back!
Debby - July 17, 2017 - Report this comment
My ex-husband and I used to manage a drive-in theater and we carried the oompa loompas in our concession stand. OMG! I must have gained 30 pounds on those things! They were so amazing! I'm a peanut butter M&M ho now, but would sure love to get my hands on some good old fashioned Oompa Loompas! The tasted similar but were twice as big as the M&Ms and were 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 peanut butter, split down the middle, and covered in a candy shell. They were the best! Why did Wonka discontinue them? I know we had problems with little worms getting into them if they got too hot in the storage room. Maybe that is why? Don't know, but I miss the heck out of them. (The candy, not the worms.) Bring them back Wonka!!!!!!
Oompa lover - December 04, 2018 - Report this comment

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