TBT: Throwback (Brand) Thursday -The Nestlé Wonderball

By London

5b7a48cb8cb2f5bd1cf279c5d25c4b8bIf you grew up in the 90’s,  you had to have Wonder-Wondered what’s in a Wonder Ball at least one time in your life.  This American brand of chocolate was manufactured by Nestlé in the early 1990’s.  Originally called Nestlé Magic Ball, the product’s slogan was “What’s in the Wonder Ball?”   Nestlé co-branded with Disney where the hollow spherical chocolate candy shell was filled with candy and small Disney and Pokémon figurines.  The jingle then was:

“What’s inside Nestle Magic Ball? What’s inside the sparkling foil? What’s inside the sparkling foil? What’s inside the chocolate ball? What’s inside the Nestle Chocolate? What’s inside the ball and pop? What’s inside the ball and pop lid? Wow it’s Hercules! Wow it’s Simba! Dalmatians, or Aladdin. All from Disney. They’re hidden inside! A surprise in a ball, in chocolate, in foil in a box! What’s inside? What’s inside? What will you find in yours?”

Years later, under the management of Frankford Candy & Chocolate Company, re-branding through eye-catching packaging and a catchier jingle, this chocolatey snack is a fond memory to many late 80’s and 90’s babies nationwide.  Check out the clip below and relive your childhood with this blast from the past.


Sony Pictures “Concussion” Starring Will Smith Brings Light to a Deadly Topic Inside NFL

By London

Based on a true story, Will Smith stars in a modern day David and Goliath tale where he plays Nigerian pathologist, Bennet Omalu.  This Drama tells the story of an incredible pathologist’s journey as he discovers Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) that some football players in the NFL fall victim to.    Players who suffer from this syndrome suffer from Dementia, Depression and other Behavior Changes.  Threatened by what would transpire, NFL executives pull out all of their tricks to pacify Omalu’s findings.

Starring:   Will Smith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alec Baldwin

  • Original release date: December 25, 2015
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Genre: Sport/ Drama
  • Director: Peter Landesman