Food of the Seventies, Wax Whistle

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ITS AN ORANGE COLORED WAX WHISTLE THAT USUALLY CAME OUT AT HALLOWEEN TIME. IT TASTED LIKE BEEMANS GUM WHEN YOU CHEWED IT. IT WAS ABOUT 1/2 INCH THICK AND ABOUT 4 INCHES LONG AND LOOKING AT IT FROM THE TOP VIEW IT WAS ABOUT 2 1/4 INCHES WIDE AND TAPERED DOWN TO ABOUT 1 INCH AT THE OTHER END.
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Joe Baker - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Wax whistles... Yummy!!!!! What I wouldn't give to have one right now.... Those things rocked. Every Halloween I would end up buying at least five, along with wax lips. I would give $5 for a good, fresh wax whistle now. Can still get the wax lips.
Duncan - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
AWWWW the wonderful orange wax whistle. We would get at least 2 or 3 at Halloween time, plus the wax lips. Beeman's gum is exactly the flavor. I read somewhere that they were called "Wowee" Whistles? Wish they would make a comeback!!!
Tom Lake - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to get them every Halloween season. The ones I remember had different stickers on them. I only bought the haunted house ones.
david a - October 08, 2008 - Report this comment
so does anyone make a wax whistle?
Brian Seeds - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I wish they still made these even though they never worked.
Candace - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these whistles too! Mine worked though. I used to drive my parents crazy with it. I wish they would make them again.
Tippy - March 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been searching for over forty years for another orange whistle. I thought they were pan pipes. You could break each note off and play them separately! I am glad to run into others who remember this, my favorite candy My only other contenders for favorite childhood candy memory are those giant SweetTarts and Smartees. They were about four ounces of tongue scrapin goodness.
Elizabeth - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved the Wowe-e Wax Whistle. You can purchse wax mustaches now.
Linda - October 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss these also. Never had a problem with mine working.. as long as I didn't take a bite of a prominent area. :-)
Jackie - October 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Not only did our local general store have the whistles, they had lips, mustaches, fingernails, and fangs. Those were the days, early 60's through the 70's. The fingernails were my fav but I sure wish I had a wax whistle.
Carson England - October 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been looking for the Waxed Orange Whistles for years and cannot find any. I would give anything to find them once again. One for me and one for my granddaughter
Mary E. - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I am chasing these whistles-I am going to see if Concord Confections is bringing them back - Love the web-you can find things! I NEED the wax harmonica-whatever you want to call it! I would buy a bunch!
patty - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
wow I remember the good old days Waxed lips WHISTLES:) And Double ended lolly pops I also recall a pack of gum.. It was basicly white but had rows of pastel diamond shaped lines going dowm the pack
Steve - June 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I saw one (an original) on ebay last year. Believe it or not, it went for $56.00 plus shipping! I think they sold for a dime in the 60's.
Jo - August 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I have looked for years hoping each Halloween the wax pan pipes would make a come back but am disappointed again this year too. Like Steve, I saw the wax whistle on ebay last year and copied it so I'd be able to at least show my grandkids what I enjoyed so much as a kid myself.
Kim - August 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Called Concord Candy Co. they said they get a few calls about wax whistles, but, until they get MORE inquires they just won't bring them back... Everybody call and suggest that they bring them back for kids today would really enjoy...
Sue - October 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Okay, it's been too long...WE ALL have to call Concord Candy Co. and bring back the beloved orange Beeman's flavored wax whistles. I LOVED THEM. Would get several every halloween plus the wax lips. The Concord Candy Co. ph:302 478-4635
Peg Willis - November 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I walked into a grocery store in another town a couple of weeks ago and smelled that pepsin scent (that's what's in Beeman's gum and the wax pan pipes). They had a great selection of Halloween stuff, but NO wax whistles. Bummer! I keep hoping! Guess I'd better call Concord!
Lisa - October 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Concord made this announcement in 2004-http://www.coinoptoday.com/newsflash/newprod/concordconcandyexpo05-06-2004.html
AL - October 28, 2011 - Report this comment
back in may of 2011 an original box with 22 whistles(2 whistles shy from a full box) went for $1126.99 on ebay > WOWEE!! makes me wish i would have bought a few boxes before they were dicontinued!
Tim - April 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I fondly remember the orange wax haloween whistle. I can still feel the chill of autum winds, the rustle of leaves as i walk along the route home from school and i can still hear that shrill melodic wowee whistle that signled the countdown to Halloween and tricker treating. I too would love to be able to purchase several of them before Halloween for my children, grand children and and siblings to share a fond memory. I too would pay more thatn they were worth for the experience. I believe that if they were offered at Halloween they would be sold out instantly.
B.L. Stinchcomb - May 25, 2012 - Report this comment
It's the first movement not the third of Shuman's 4th symphony thathas the Wowee Whistle. His 2nd symphony is called the spring, the 4th is "the Fall"--sort of interesting isn't it.
B.L. Stinchcomb - May 27, 2012 - Report this comment
The first movement of Robert Schuman's 4th symphony (sometimes known as the Fall symphony, the 2nd is called the Spring)has a progression in it which sounds exactly like a Wowee whistle. Check it out!
S. Mercado - June 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I wish they would bring the wax whistles back. They were my favorite!!! My granddaughters would LOVE them.
Terry Maloney - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Terry Maloney - April 05, 2012 - Report this comment Here's the response that I got from Tootsie Roll, who now owns the company which made Wowee Whistles: Terry, thanks for contacting us. We appreciate the interest, but there are no plans to re-introduc the Wowee Whistle at this time. From: Terry Maloney Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:39 AM To: Andrews, Susan Subject: TRI Website - Contact Request Name Terry Maloney Question Howdy- I am typing in regard to a wax product called the "WOWEE WHISTLE", which was a wax harmonica sold in the days of my youth around Hallowe'en. I just read an old post that stated Concord Confections was displaying a 'new' WOWEE WHISTLE at a 2004 candy convention, and another post that Tootsie Roll Industries now owns Concord. If the latter is true, is the former available? I have searched for the WOWEE WHISTLE for years, to no avail; I, and many others, would be overjoyed if a fond memory was available again! I anxiously await your reply, and hope that time CAN be turned back, if only for a bit of wax! Sincerely, Terry Maloney
sue - September 02, 2012 - Report this comment
i have been trying to find these for years, i buy our grandkids "retro" candy & toys every Hallo'een. sue
John C - September 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Im 54 now and those whistles were so much a part of my childhood, I think they where maybe 10cents I have been looking for them now for about two years, I would so like to find them again, if for no other reason than to show them to some friends children.
John Mc - October 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I just got in contact with Cracker Barrel about looking into bringing them back. If more people call in to main Headquarters and ask to bring them back. They have a product sugestion person.
Sean Pierce - July 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow is right. I have tried to explain these whistles to many people over the years to no avail. They just think I am crazy. I remember the black paper top, the smell and the taste so well. I knew Halloween was getting close every time I saw those treats. I would play it for a while, but just couldn't resist biting it eventually and chewing till I thought my jaw was going to fall off. Then mold it in my hands while it was warm. Boy I miss those retro goodies!
david - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I actually always thought of those as flutes. They were the yummiest of all Halloween wax candies. I would buy the rights to bring them back if they were willing to sell!
hnybny - September 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Somebody wants $150 for one on eBay! Wack-O-Wax Wowee Whistle
Katie janus - October 09, 2013 - Report this comment
my brother got a wowee for his birthday years ago he was blowing it & dad told him to stop but he didn,tso dad mad him put it in stove & burn it sure would like to find him one for a seventies bd.thanks for listning
Dr.Sea - October 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I WOULD BUY A CASE OF THEM TODAY IF i COULD FIND THEM==LOVED THE TASTE==
Laurie - December 27, 2013 - Report this comment
My brothers and I grew up in Sacramento..the city of trees. In the fall the weather began to turn, the brown leaves falling from the trees. We would walk down to the 5 and dime and buy our wax lips and halloween wax whistles.We would walk home from the store making music with our little wax harmonicas... The paper on the top of the wax would wear down, we'd peel it off and chew up the little musical instrument. I can still taste and smell it after 45 years.. isn't it amazing what we remember and how we can recall taste, smell and image of exactly where we were while enjoying our whistles. I'd pay 10 times the amount to buy my brother and I a whistle.. so we could relive our youth for a few hours.

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