I also did a little news article on these little “Dweebs” https://candycrashtest.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/retro-candy-from-yesteryear-part-two/ It’s a shame Nerds were the popular ones. These were a childhood favourite of mine…
Dweebs (Willy Wonka Company, 90s)
Dweebs were a “cousin” of the candy Nerds. Dweebs were larger, softer and chewier than Nerds. Dweebs came in boxes with three compartments and three different flavors than Nerds’ two. Dweebs flavors were punch,
cherry and strawberry.
They were introduced in the early 90s and disappeared after a few years. Despite the different texture and appearance, Dweebs didn’t establish enough of a separate identity from Nerds. That was its downfall.