Hershey’s Whatchamacallit produces a Whozeewhatzit, a new fan-named candy bar
From a press release:
The brand new bar, which has an added peanut butter crème layer and delicious rice crisps, all covered in a chocolatey candy, will be available nationwide starting in February.
Last year, the Whatchamacallit brand called on fans to submit their most creative naming ideas for the bar, and the stakes were high – $5,000 and a year’s supply. After 43,000+ entries, the Whatchamacallit brand declared the name “Whozeewhatzit,” submitted by Lisa M. from Framingham, Massachusetts, the winner.
“The new Whozeewhatzit bar has all the wacky, crazy, chew-tastic perks that Whatchamacallit fans love, plus a few more,” said Whatchamacallit Brand Manager Jenna Hamm.
“There were lots of great submissions, but none that captured the bar’s irresistible characteristics while still paying homage to the beloved Whatchamacallit brand quite like the name Whozeewhatzit.”
Hershey introduced the original Whatchamacallit bars in 1978. The product name was chosen from a list of nearly 100 possible names brainstormed by Hershey and ad agency staff. Ultimately, they landed on one that is catchy, unique, memorable, and fun, eventually adopting the catchphase, “It’s almost as much fun to say as it is to eat!”
The original candy was made of peanut butter crisp coated in a thin layer of chocolate. In 1987, the formula was modified to include chocolate, caramel, and peanut-flavored crisps to create the Whatchamacallits still sold today.
Anyone with a sweet tooth can find the new Whozeewhatzits in a 1.5 oz. standard size for the standard retail price of $1.11 and a 3 oz. king size for $1.66 at stores nationwide next month. Pricing can vary and is at the sole discretion of the retailer.
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