Candy Starting With W: (Letter W Candies)

Here you can explore a list of candies that begin with the letter ‘W’. You’ll also find images and descriptions right below the list.

View our A to Z List of Candies if you’re looking for candies that start with another letter! Without further delay, let’s discover the ‘W’ candies!

List Of Candy That Starts With W

  • Wacky Wafers
  • Walker’s
  • Warheads
  • Wax Candy (Lips, Fangs, mustache etc.)
  • Werther’s Original
  • Wham
  • Whatchamacallit
  • Whistle Pops
  • Whittaker’s Chocolate
  • Whoppers
  • Whozeewhatzit
  • Winterfresh Gum
  • Wispa
  • Wonder Ball
  • Wonka Bar
  • Wrigley’s
  • Wunderbar

Wacky Wafers

Wacky Wafers are a tablet candy sold in clear plastic wrappers and are about the size of a 50-cent piece. Each package holds five different flavors including banana, green apple, orange, strawberry, and watermelon.

The Willy Wonka Candy (Breaker Confections) made this candy prior to it being acquired by the current manufacturer, Leaf Brands. Wonka messed around with the size of the candy through the years creating them in a smaller size, seemingly to help with sales.

The candy was eventually discontinued before Leaf reintroduced the brand in its original size in 2017. According to Leaf’s website, this candy brand was unavailable for 6 years before Leaf brought us its amazing come back!


Walker’s operates the oldest chocolate factory in Windsor, Ontario Canada. It was founded by Wallace Walker in 1920. According to the company, many of the original recipes are still used. They even still use the original equipment such as its copper pots and marble cooling tables.

They specialize in producing chocolate truffles and cream filled chocolates. The chocolates are traditionally boxed, which makes them perfect for gifting or special occasions where presentation is important.


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Warheads is a brand of sour candy that is well-known for its intense sour flavor. The candy is primarily sold in the form of small hard candies, jelly beans, or chewy cubes. It has been made since 1985.

What sets Warheads apart is the extreme sour coating on the outside, which can be quite intense and is known to make some people pucker or react strongly to the sourness. The guy on the box above is an example of the face you might find someone making after eating this candy.

Warheads come in various flavors, including black cherry, apple, lemon, watermelon, and blue raspberry. Despite their initial sourness, the candies often have a sweet or fruity flavor once the sour coating dissolves.

The intense sour experience of Warheads has made them popular among individuals who enjoy challenging their taste buds with extreme flavors. They are especially a favorite of kids who seem to often be able to handle their intenseness better than adults.

Wax Candy

Wax candy is made from edible wax. The wax is often flavored and shaped into things like lips, bottles, fangs, and mustaches. Wax candies, like bottles and sticks, are often filled with flavored sugar syrup that you access by biting away the wax.

It’s important to note that while the wax in these candies is technically edible, most people don’t eat large quantities of it. Most people chew or suck on the wax to access the sweet fillings inside, and then discard the wax.

Werther’s Original

The German candy maker, August Storck, makes the Werther’s Original brand of candies. The company dates back to 1909 when Gustav Nebel first made Butter Candy in Werther, Germany consisting of cream, butter, refined white sugar, brown rock sugar, and a bit of salt.

Today, the brand is mostly known for for its creamy and buttery caramels. Its candies are often individually wrapped and come in various formats, including hard candies, chewy caramels, and caramel-filled chocolates. They are also a delicious caramel popcorn brand.


The Wham bar is made under a brand owned by Valeo Foods Group called Barratt. Barratt dates back to the mid-1800s when the Barratt brothers, John and James, established a partnership as pastry chefs. Almond Rock and Stickjaw (a sort of sticky coconut taffy) are examples of some of its early successes.

Wham is a raspberry chew bar with sour crystal candies embedded into the bar. Its color is similar to the classic pink color of bubblegum. The raspberry flavor is closer to a real fruit flavor compared to a sweet candy flavored raspberry you find with many American candies.


The Whatchamacallit bar was launched in 1978 by The Hershey Company. The original bar was made with a center of peanut butter crisp which was surrounded by a chocolate layer. Almost a decade after its introduction the bar was changed to caramel, peanut-flavored crisps, and a coating of chocolate.

Whistle Pops

This is a lollipop candy that is able to produce a whistle sound. They were made by Spangler Candy for some time and are now made by Chupa Chups. The manufacturer markets them as Melody Pops with the ability to play multiple musical notes. The available flavors include strawberry, blue raspberry, and watermelon.

Whittaker’s Chocolate

Whittaker’s is a New Zealand-based chocolate manufacturer and one of the country’s most well-known chocolate brands. The company was founded in 1896 and is family-owned and operated. Whittaker’s is known for producing a variety of chocolate products, including chocolate bars, blocks, and other confectionery items.


The Overland Candy Company first brought us Whoppers in 1939. They were actually initially called Giants until Leaf Brands reintroduced them as Whoppers in 1949. The candy has been made by The Hershey Company since 1996 when they acquired the licensing rights to make the candy from Leaf.

Whoppers have a malted milk center, which is a mixture of malted barley and wheat flour, and are coated in a thin layer of chocolate. They are shaped into small balls that are relatively easy to pop in the mouth. They are often compared to a similar candy made in the UK called Maltesers. See our article on Whoopers versus Maltesers if you’re curious about their differences.


A Whozeewhatzit is a sister candy to the Whatchamacallit. It was launched in 2021 making it a baby in comparison to many old time candies we’ve featured here at Brand Informers. The Whozeewhatzit features chocolatey crisps and a peanut butter interior with a layer of chocolate forming the exterior of the bar.

Winterfresh Gum

Winterfresh is a brand of chewing gum made by Mars Wrigley. It is known for its intense minty flavor and is often marketed as providing a cool and refreshing chewing experience. The gum is white in color, which reinforces its connection with a wintery, minty freshness.


Cadbury produces Wispa chocolate bars as a competitor of Nestlé’s Aero bar. It was first released to the public in 1981 and was quickly a success. However, it was discontinued in 2003 but due to popular demand and a fan-led campaign, Cadbury reintroduced the Wispa bar in 2008.

This candy bar has a dried bubbly chocolate center which is covered by a layer of chocolate. The bar has a smooth milk chocolate flavor and is often enjoyed for its light and airy texture.

Wonder Ball

The Wonder Ball is a candy product that gained popularity in the 1990s. It was initially made with a spherical chocolate shell with a toy or other novelty item inside like Kinder Eggs that have recently been popular with young kids.

However, the concern over children choking on the toy caused the candy to willing be removed from the market in 1997 by Nestlé. Wonder Ball remerged in 2000 with they toy replaced with candy inside the chocolate balls.

The Frankford Candy Company acquired the brand in 2004 and still makes them today in themes such as Super Mario and Disney. The balls still contain stuff inside of them such as candy, stickers, and collector’s coins.

Wonka Bar

The Wonka Bar was a fictional candy bar in the classic movie from 1971 titled Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. What is fiction often becomes reality, as is the case with the Wonka Bar.

Quaker Oats originally launched the Wonka Bar around the movie’s debut. The company had manufacturing issues with the bar, which made its first go around a flop. According to the New York Times, numerous bars melted when shipped. The bar’s formulation issues along with a weak box office performance of the movie resulted in the bar rapidly being discontinued.

Nestlé would eventually have a go at producing its version of the Wonka Bar. It launched the bar made with tiny graham crackers and milk chocolate. The bar has been discontinued but there are certainly people who want Ferrero, the current manufacturer who owns the rights to it, to bring it back.


Wrigley is an iconic American company that primarily specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of chewing gum. It was founded in 1891 by William Wrigley Jr. in Chicago, Illinois. The company has become one of the world’s leading producers of gum and confectionery products and is now is a part of Mars incorporated. Wrigley’s noteworthy brands include Juicy Fruit, Doublemint, Spearmint, Big Red, and Orbit, among others.


This candy bar features creamy peanut butter, rice crisps, and caramel. These components are all covered in milk chocolate. Cadbury makes this candy bar.