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Whoppers – Malted Milk Ball Goodness!

Whoppers Candy

Last Updated on October 28, 2022 by Jim Edwards

Whoppers are malted milk candy – they are small round balls covered by artificially flavored chocolate coating. They are around 20 mm in diameter and are sold in a small cardboard box or a big cardboard box that looks like a milk carton. There is also a small fun size pack available which has 12 whoppers and weighs around 21 grams. They are crunch and full of malt and chocolate flavor. They are one of my favorite candies as a kid. And I’ve never met a person that did not like malted milk balls, have you?


History of Whoppers Candy

In 1939 Overland Candy company developed a malted milk candy called Giants which later transformed into Whoppers Candy. In 1947, Overland Candy company merged with Leaf Machinery, Leaf Gum, and the Chicago Biscuit company. 

After two years in 1949, Leaf brands re-launched malted milk balls as Whoppers Candy. Hershey Food corporation finally took over Leaf North America’s confectionery operations from Finland in 1996 and has produced Whoppers Candy since then. 

Initially, whoopers would come unwrapped two pieces for a cent. This changed after cellophane wrapping machines were invented. Then five small-sized pieces of Whoppers were sold in a packet called Fivesome for one cent. In 1952, Leaf launched Whopper in a milk carton package which became a flagship packaging of the candy.

In 2000, Hershey launched Mini Whoppers. In 2006, a strawberry milkshake flavored Whoppers and a Peanut butter flavor was later discontinued. Hershey also launched limited-edition flavors during Easters like vanilla, orange cream, and blueberry. 

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What Are the Ingredients in The Whoppers Candy?

Ingredients of Whoppers candy are:

  • Sugar
  • Corn Syrup
  • Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil
  • Whey (Milk)
  • Malted Milk (Barley Malt)
  • Whey Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Cocoa
  • 2% Or Less of Resinous Glaze
  • Sorbitan Tristearate
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Salt
  • Natural and Artificial Flavor
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Tapioca Dextrin

What Are the Taste and Flavors of Whoppers Candy?

If you are a fan of Whoppers candy, you are in luck because they have plenty of flavors available you can choose from; here is the list of all the flavors.

  • Blueberry
  • Orange Cream Milkshake
  • Wild Cherry Berry
  • Watermelon Blast
  • Strawberry Milkshake
  • Mini Whopper Robin
  • Knock-Out Punch
  • Reese’s Flavored
  • Original Whopper
  • Blue Rebel

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Given the popularity and success of Whoppers, Spinoffs were bound to happen. The company has successfully launched Spinoffs of Whopper; they are

  • Whoppers Ice Cream – Breyers Blasts!
  • Whoppers Ice Cream – Selecta
  • Whoppers Robin Eggs 
  • Mini Whoppers Robin Eggs

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Nutritional Facts of Whoppers

The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of 18 Pieces of Whoppers candy.

% Daily Value
Total Fat (7g) 11%
Saturated Fat (7 g) 35%
Total Carbohydrates (31 g) 10%
Dietary Fiber (1.1 g) 4%
Sugar (26 g)
Sodium (115 mg) 5%
Cholesterol (4 mg) 1%
Protein (1 g) 2%
Iron (0.28 mg) 2%
Calcium  8%

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Whoppers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Many Calories Are There in Whoppers Candy?

Eighteen pieces of whoppers candy contain 190 calories.

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Is Whoppers Candy Gluten-Free?

No, Whoppers candy is not gluten-free. They contain Wheat Flour and Barley Malt, which makes Whoppers not Gluten-free. If you are allergic to gluten or have Celiac Disease, it’s best to avoid this candy.

Is Whoppers Candy Vegan?

No, Whoppers candy contains milk derived from animals which makes it unsuitable for a vegan diet.

Whoppers Malted Milk Balls – Unwrapping and Taste Test

This is a good short unboxing of the package. It shows the candy and packaging up close and a solid review of the Whoppers candy.

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