At the supermarket recently I saw that Wizz Fizz by Fyna was on sale and not only that, but it was offering a retro art promotion, which appealed greatly to me. I definitely wouldn’t have bought this otherwise, I’m a 35-year-old man and my kids are too young to eat this.
Now, as a kid in the 90s, I did find the pictures on Wizz Fizz packets pretty cool, the art style reminded me a bit of Odd Bodz cards and other gross-out things I liked, like Mad Magazine and stuff like that. It made this rather boring (and easy to make at home) confectionary yourself.
So yes, I bought this and waited for a chance when my kids are asleep to open up the pack and check them out.
Wizz Fizz 75 Anniversary Multipack
Wizz Fizz is not a brand I’d given much thought to in years, so I’m quite surprised to hear that it’s 75 years old and Australian-made and owned. Given how simple it is, I guess it makes sense that it would be so old and still manufactured here.
When looking at the back of the packaging here, I was happy to see the artwork that resembled how I remember Wizz Fizz packaging looking in the 90s. I was hoping that the whole pack would all be retro pictures, but sadly… only two were. Below is what I received among the regular modern packets.
I got Nerdy Neil and Kooky Kaz. Even though these are really cheap, I don’t really want to buy more packets in order to get the other two characters Screaming Mimi and Dr Freak. I really only bought these for a quick article here, not to collect them.
Real Vintage Wizz Fizz Packets from the 90s
Here’s a sample of what the real vintage packets looked like via Reddit.
Before these monster characters, they had Disney characters, which obviously were not used for the retro packets due to licensing issues.
Vintage Disney Wizz Fizz & Newer Designs
I saw this shared by the official Wizz Fizz Instagram as an animation. These appear to be the 4 major designs of Wizz Fizz over the years. I don’t recall the 3rd version but I’m guessing they were in the 2000s or 2010s when I was in high school or university and not paying attention to this kind of thing.
I’m probably going to try and get my interns at work to eat these.