Willy Wonka Chocolate Comes to Real Life! Golden Tickets Sold Separately

Willy Wonka bars

What I wouldn't give to be one of those lucky children who walk into the candy wonderland at Willy Wonka's factory. Oh, why can't that exquisite place be real?

Nestle, which owns the Wonka brand, already sells its best guess at the real (fake?) thing in terms of the candy: Nerds (though they don't fall from trees), Runts, and Gobstoppers (what happened to the "everlasting" part?).

Now the candy company has (finally!) produced Wonka Exceptionals chocolate bars!


Wrapped in regal purple paper that makes you think that there might, just might, be a Golden Ticket inside, all three varieties sound equally delicious: Chocolate Waterfall (milk and white chocolate swirled), Domed Dark (dark chocolate with dollops of milk chocolate on top), and Scrumdiddlyumptious (milk chocolate bar filled with cookie, toffee, and peanuts).

Now that's what I'm talking about! But the company still hasn't made it round to covering all the Wonka favorites ... yet. Never fear because I, self-proclaimed candy lover that I am, have conducted my own experiments and devised this list of other Wonka-worthy alternatives for the candy featured in the original film:

The movie candy:

Wonka's Lickable Wallpaper."The blueberries taste like blueberries, the strawberries taste like strawberries, the schnozberries taste like schnozberries!”

My alternative:

Real Scratch and Sniff Wallpaper. Okay, so the blueberries may not taste like blueberries, but wallpapers from Flavor Paper's Fruit Cocktail collection will smell like them!

Scratch and sniff wallpaper

The movie candy:

Willy Wonka's Three-Course Dinner Gum. Who wouldn't want to chew tomato soup-flavored gum? As long as we didn't turn into a blueberry after the third course.

My alternative:

Real Stride Shift Gum. It may not substitute for a meal, but Stride Shift gum goes from citrus to mint, or berry to mint. Not the biggest variety, but hey, it's a start.

stride mint gum

The movie candy:

Wonka's Fizzy-Lifting Drink. Damn you, Grandpa Joe, peer pressuring your grandson like that! But those Fizzy-Lifting Drinks sure did look fun.

My alternative:

Real Fizzy Lizzy Drinks. Super-bubbly drinks that, unfortunately, don't make you fly, but they will make you burp. If you're really wanting to float, I suppose you can always mix them with vodka for a similar sensation.

Fizzy Izzy Drinks

Which candies from the world of Willy Wonka would you want to have in real life?


Image via YouTube.com, FlavorLeague.com, StrideGum.com, FizzyLizzy.com


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