Food of the Seventies, Wowee Whistle

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The Wowee Whistle was an orange wax "harmonica", with Halloween--themed label. Seems they're no longer made (although there's a hint that Concord Confections, maker of Wack-O-Wax wax lips may be) -- they should be made if they're not! Nicholas Cage plays one in the film "Valley Girl", as a sort of joke on "playing the blues" -- maybe eventually that'll help revive the Wowee Whistle....
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Duncan - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
YES- Bring back those orange wax whistles- we loved them!!!1
Captain Quint - October 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes - make the whistles...but don't update them - use same graphics. I'll buy 1/2 dozen boxes at a clip
RODNEY KNOLTON/MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - October 29, 2007 - Report this comment
EVERY YEAR AT HALLOWEEN I BEGIN LOOKING FOR THE ORANGE WAX WHISTLES. I REMEMBER PEELING OFF THE HALLOWEEN LABEL AND ATTEMPTING TO PLAY THE WHISTLE, BUT AS SOON AS I TASTED THE FLAVOR, I WOULD BEGIN TO CHEW IT!! PLEASE, SOMEONE, BRING THEM BACK!!! THANK YOU!!! RESPECTFULLY, RODNEY KNOLTON RKNOLTON@GMAIL.COM
Chris Shape Eagan,Mn - April 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these and also another type of orange whistle at halloween.....Alot of the old halloween stuff that was great....Has been lost forever. Whish they would bring those back!
Nightcat - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I'd buy a whole box just to get one again. We used to eat them, even though that was a dumb thing to do. Don't any of you youngun's out there eat these things. Chewin' would be OK, though. :)
DOCTOR ZIN - September 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Boy,Charlie Brown would have gone nuts if he got one of these in his Halloween bag. Concord Confections Inc. of Canada, does or was making these again, but no luck yet for me finding them. A real treat at Halloween.
Joan Hall - September 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Does any one know if these Whistles are still made.I grew up in the 1960's and theywere 5 cents each . :=)
Tom Lake - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I'd buy a few cases of the ones with the haunted house on them (or at least an assortment that included the haunted house!
ILUVOCT31 - October 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm lucky--bought two of these on e-bay (50s version, made by Glenn Confectioners) for less than $25 for the pair. They were in great shape, and are the pride of my collection!
Doug - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these whistles loved them alot
Chris Shape - April 30, 2009 - Report this comment
You could chew them...lol
ginny - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I would love for these to come back the kids would love them just as we did back then.
Patsy Pinon - July 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I always remember these whistles and really have really missed them. They were a great part of childhood. Please bring them back!
Mike Dias - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah I remember those whistles, seems like a million years ago around Halloween I would get these from the corner 5 and 10 cent store.
Denise Gregory - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember those "harmonicas".At the time,(early-mid 70's),they cost 10 cents. I can still remember the flavour;slightly fruit with a touch of mint almost afterwards.
Rossy Burns - September 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these as a kid and want some now as an adult. These brought back alot of childhood memories. I would by a case if they made them again.
jules - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!! I WANT MY KIDS TO HAVE THE ULTIMATE ORANGE WAX HARMONICA EXPERIENCE!! IT WAS THE BEST!! I'LL BE YOUR BIGGEST CUSTOMER!!!
Elizabeth - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I can almost smell them. I remember buying them for my kids at Halloween up until the mid 1990's. Why did they quit making them?
Esther - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Aaaah....the memories of being a child in the 70's. Now those were the true DAYS. That Wowee whistle (harmonica) was the best thing since sliced bread. It had that sweet taste to it and once you started chewing on it, you almost couldn't help yourself but to swallow some of it. They should bring back LEMON JOLLY RACHERS and Sour Cream & Onion DORITOS...not Ranch!! I even remember the Big Wheel and Yo-Yo ladies shoes and hip huggers and baggies (jeans) and Nehi Strawberry,grape, orange,lemon and good ole's DAD's rootbeer. Remember the cereals Frankeberry and Boo-Berry??? And good ole's Frostie Root Beer! THE GOOD OLE' DAYS!!! Ooooh to be a child again at Christmas Time! Wonderful days...anyone agree?
Paul - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring them back. My kids would love them. They were my favorite halloween treat in the fifties and sixties,
Stephanie - October 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just telling my kids about the wax whistles and how great they were! You knew around Halloween time they would be at the stores. I remember trying to chew just enough so I could still blow the whistle but I would eventually cave and chew the whole thing! Please bring them back!!!!! You can clearly see there is a market for them!!:)
patb - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Kicking leaves, planning your costume and blowing a wowee wax whistle. Heaven?
NANCY PICKETT - October 11, 2010 - Report this comment
PLEASE PLEASE BRING THEM BACK. IWANT MY GRANDCHILDREN TO EXPERIENCE THEM. I WANT TO EXPERIENCE THEM AGAIN. HALLOWEEN HAS NEVER SEEMED THE SAME WITHOUT THEM.
Barbara - October 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I agree with Nancy. I would love to get some for my grandkids. Just looking at the picture gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!! And don't change them. The originals would just be awesome!!
Crystal Rad - October 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where to buy a large amount or any for that matter?
Shawna - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
PLEASE...What's the world coming to...Bring back the WOWEE Whistles. I can still smell them!
Brant - December 15, 2010 - Report this comment
These should be brought back. Kids toda miss so much that was good clean fun. The wowee whistle was great and fun to chew one note at a time!
Billiam - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
This candy is what inspired me to become an accomplished muscian, after all you are what you eat.
Blonde John - July 15, 2011 - Report this comment
In the fifties,the candy store down the street would sell orange & black wowee whistles! We always chewed them up and posted the cardboard thingies on our bedroom wall...I think they cost a dime...And OH...So worth it! Usually got a pair of wax lips to go with them! Yummy!
Randy Brossette - August 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I went to the Concord Confection website, which is Tootsie Rolls or Dubble Bubble websites. I saw the wax fangs, and moustaches for sell there, but no halloween whistles for sale!
Chris - September 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Dear Esther, Yes I remember all those things and more. I remember the really cool toys you had to send off for from Kellogg cereal. I had a Big Bruiser Wrecker from Marx Toys. I remember Lotta Cola and a large Chick-O-Stick for twenty-five cents.I remember saving for my first Hot Wheels set.Thanks for the good memories.
Bill Walker - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I'll tell you one thing ------- If anybody ever does bring those whistles back, they are going to make a mint of Money !!!!!
Terry Maloney - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I read, within a year or so, that whatever company bought up the "witch's whistle", as I fondly remember it (being 'poor', they were a rare treat!!!) destroyed the molds or whatever form that was used to make them. I was heartbroken!!! SOMEBODY"S got to get them made again- I'm 52, for land's sake!!!
Rachael - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I read that the molds were lost when the company went out of business.
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
Arlene - August 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Please, please, please bring these Wowee Whistles back again. I remember giving them out at Halloween (while keeping quite a few for myself to enjoy..lol) and the kids would sometimes come back for another one pretending they hadn't been at my house before. I could hear them being played all over the neighborhood that night and kids yelling, "hey, go to their house. they have Wowee Whistles!" They were fun and yummy too.
Hope - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
These whistles were my favorite.. Maybe if enough of us writeto the Tootsie Roll company who bought the Wowee Whistle manufacturer,they might start making them again... Iam going to email them right now...
Dee - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
My parents would buy boxes of these for halloween kids loved to Come to our house.....pls bring them back I'll take 6 boxes
David - December 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I'll take a box or two. I would also like the blue or red lips with the two big white teeth. I think they came in yelloe too.
DR SEA - October 20, 2013 - Report this comment
SO MUCH OF THE GOOD OLE DAYS WE WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN--LIKE NEVER LOCKING YOUR DOORS-LEAVING KEYS IN THE CARS--TOO MANY CROOKS AS POLITIONS=SORRY==
bexster151 - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a red whistle from wowee wax whistle. It says Zelda Zilch for president. Any clues? Bexster151@aol.com
Shayla - September 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to love these as a child. That was all I wanted for Halloween! Can't find them anymore that makes me so sad!
Sylvia - September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
It just wasn't Halloween if you didn't have an orange wax whistle wowee whistle! We rarely blew them for long as we would find ourselves chewing on them. They weren't that sweet but as good as gum to occupy one. Therefore, my mother never minded getting us some, because soon, we were quietly chewing. I surely do hope to find them somewhere. I think I will start with some places known to still sell "nostalgic" candy. I know that Halloween is only one day a year but preciouis memories abound and the young still need to be able to enjoy this wonderful, yet simple treat!! PLEASE... someone... bring these back.
Terry Maloney - December 21, 2014 - Report this comment
What would it take to get a petition up to send to Tootsie Roll? I'm 55, and lack the skills to set up a site to attract "Whistle-Wanters"; my sole request got no interest from Tootsie Roll (see post, above.) Any ideas?
Ken Vrana - December 09, 2016 - Report this comment
They were my favorite in the whole world in the 60's I'm sure I bought hundreds at 5 cents each
melonhead - June 11, 2017 - Report this comment
inundate tootsie roll with emails and calls. they can make them if they wanted to.
G Daniel - August 09, 2017 - Report this comment
A few years ago I was surfing around retro sites and found an article that someone bought candy molds at an auction and destroyed the ones for the whistles but sold the wax lips mold. I cannot find that article anywhere now but I remember them-tasted sort of like Pepto Bismo-Beamint gum-they had Pepsin in them. Miss them!
Angelfire - October 05, 2017 - Report this comment
I used to get these every Halloween! I loved them can someone recreate them?

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