- Holidays and Celebrations
Willy Wonka Candies Which Can Be Made Or Bought
Willy Wonka was originally a fictional character in Roald Dahl's 1964 book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" which was turned into 2 films one made in 1971 and the other made in 2005. He was a chocolatier that was more like an innovator and inventor of sweets.
With the help of the Oompa-Loompas, he would create sweets that were beyond a person's imagination. In the film, you seen Willy Wonka dropping strange objects like a clock, shoe and a coat in the candy mixtures to create the candy but in the book he did not show his guests what he made his sweets out of. Of course none of these sweets were made from dropping clocks, shoes and coats to make them but there a few sweets listed here that have some interesting methods in which they were made that would make even Willy Wonka proud.
There are 3 Wonka Chocolates that are featured in the film. The first is the Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight that Charlie would get every year for his birthday that looks similar to a moon pie. He also bought 2 bars of chocolate, they were the Scrumpdiddlyumptious bar and the regular Wonka bar. The regular Wonka bar was the bar of chocolate with the golden ticket and was the second bar of chocolate he opened.
These chocolates including others could be found in Bill's Candy Shop according to the movie: Triple Cream Cup, Squelchy Snorter, Sizzler, and Ficklegruber's Fudges.
Regular Wonka Bars can be bought, but I believe Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights have to be made yourself. There are many recipes for the Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights.
3 Course Dinner Gum
In the film, the gum was located in the Inventing Room. According to Wonka, there are many 3 course dinner gums, but what was shown was the tomato soup, roast beef with a baked potato and blueberry pie. The gum had the appearance of a gray thin strip that looked like cardboard. It is the gum that Violet Beauregarde ate to turn into a human blueberry.
3 Course Dinner Gum Alternative:
You can either have the Thanksgiving version which contains flavors Turkey, Cranberry and Pumpkin Pie or the TV Dinner version with Buttered Corn, Roast Beef and Apple Cobbler.
Strawberry Flavored Chocolate Coated Fudge
Strawberry flavored chocolate coated fudge Alternative:
You can either buy it or make it. There are more recipes online than there are places to get the fudge. This is just an example of a recipe:
This particular recipe requires: Coconut Butter, Sliced Strawberries, Salt, Cinnamon, Either Agave or Pure Maple Syrup and a Chocolate Coating which you can find out how to make on the site.
Sugar-coated Pencils That You Can Suck On
Edible Pencils - This recipe is by Youtuber GlitterForever17 and she makes edible school supplies, edible accessories and edible decor such perfume, makeup and phone stands.
All Creams (Violet Creams)
All Creams Alternatives:
Violet Cream - You can either buy them or make them. Here is a recipe:
Make Violet Creams
There is Pineapple Cream which you can probably make with marshmallows or whipped cream. I didn't list Whipped Cream for obvious reasons, everyone knows where you can get that. Hair cream you can't eat.
And the others are too boring to list, but I'll list them anyway: Coffee Cream, Dairy Cream and Vanilla Cream
Luminous Lollies for eating in bed at night
You can easily get lollipops that light up online and you could possibly get them in stores. There are Lollipops with LED lights, cotton candy Glo cones, battery operated glow pops, glow stick lollipops, etc.
You can make edible teacups yourself and put your own flavor of liquid candy inside. You can make the cups out of ice cream cones, jello, chocolate, cookies, hard candies such as jolly ranchers. You can make all kinds of edible cups such as regular cups, shot glasses, and teacups. There are many videos on Youtube on how to make edible cups.
In the book, swudge was described as grass that is made from soft minty sugar.
Edible Grass is easier to find in stores during Easter. If you can't find it in stores you'll have to find it online. The grass comes in a variety of flavors and usually comes in pnk, blue and green. If you want the green grass it comes in green apple. Although, if I remember correctly the texture and taste reminded me of cardboard. Although, It may have been the brand. Who knows.
Hot Ice Creams for Cold Days
In the book, this ice Cream was made to warm you up during the winter time.
Hot Ice Creams for Cold Days Alternative:
Believe it or not there's a such thing as Hot Ice Cream. It might not warm you up during the winter, but what it does is actually cooler. It's a molecular gastronomy recipe that gels when it's hot and melts when it's cold.
In the book, it's located behind a bright red door in the Inventing Room. You can suck on the gobstoppers for a long time and they'd never get smaller.
Note: Did you know that gobstoppers are a type of jawbreaker? Hmm, You probably did. Anyway, moving on.
Wonka Everlasting Gobstoppers - they exist they just won't look like the ones in the movie. The everlasting gobstoppers in the book looked like green marbles, so the gobstoppers we eat look somewhat closer to the book version.
Mint jujubes for the boy next door -they'll give him green teeth for a month
Alternative: Painterz Gag Gum
There are a lot of gag candies that will dye your mouth, but there have been some controversy about the dye in some candies especially concerning children so do your homework if you want to use it.
In the book they were located behind a yellow door in Storeroom number 77. All the beans, cacao beans, coffee beans, jelly beans and has beans.
All the Beans Alternative:
There are different brands of Wonka jellybeans such as Laffy Taffy, Nerds and Sweetarts. Has beans don't exist. Cacao beans? Are you eating chocolate? There you go. Coffee beans? Unless you live on mars you've seen them before. Basically, you can easily find all the beans listed except for has beans. So nothing new. Next.
Alternative to Rainbow drops:
There are different types of candies that call themselves Rainbow drops. There are some made of chocolate, some that are from maize and rice and this one which uses oil to make the candy. You won't spit in 7 different colors but the technique to make the candy is pretty cool.
This recipe is by Youtuber Bryton Taylor who has a whole Youtube channel dedicated to food from literature. She has recipes with foods inspired by from Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and so on. You can check out Bryton Taylor's other recipes such as Fizzy lemonade swimming pools, Butterscotch and soda, Eatable Marshmallow Pillows and Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights (mentioned above) at Bryton's Youtube channel.
Fizzy Lifting Drinks - In the story, the drink had gas in the bubbles. When you drank the Fizzy Lifting Drinks, you get filled up by these bubbles and you start to float and you continuously float until you burp. In the book, Wonka gave this drink to an older Oompa-Loompa outside and the Oompa-Loompa floated away.
There are other carbonated drinks mentioned in the film. The carbonated drinks mentioned were used to power the Wonka Wash. The drinks mentioned were Gingerale, Gingerpop, Gingerbeer, Beer Bubbles, Bubbly, Bubble Cola, Double cola, Dubble Bubble and Burpacola.
Out of all of them, there are Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic), Double Cola, Bubble Cola and of course Ginger ale carbonated drinks that exist.
Giant Gummy Bear
In the movie, there was a tree that held giant gummy bears from it's limbs and Violet was eating on one of them.
Giant Gummy Bear Alternative:
There are actually Giant Gummy Bears that exist. The Giant Gummy Bear is approximately 5 lb. And most Giant Gummy Bears are said to be 90 times bigger than the original gummy bears that can fit in your hand.
You can have a giant gummy bear on a stick, it is sold in a pack and also individually. They come in a range of colors and flavors.
Chocolate Golden Eggs
Chocolate Golden Eggs
Golden Chocolate Eggs - uses an eggducator that can sift through good eggs and bad eggs. The geese were 4 times bigger than regular geese and the eggs they laid were times bigger than regular goose eggs.
Large Chocolate Golden Wonka Eggs - They have a chocolate egg shell and are filled with Sweetarts and wrapped in gold foil.
Candy that was known to be stolen by spies from other chocolate factories
Wonka invented a way of making chocolate ice cream not have to be refridgerated and resistant to melting in the sun which was stolen by Ficklegruber. He also invented a chewing gum that never lost it's flavor no matter how long you chewed which was stolen by Prodnose and made sugar balloons that blew up to huge sizes which was stolen by Slugsworth.
Alternative to the Ice Cream that doesn't have to be refridgerated and is resistant to the sun:
Freeze dried ice cream also known as astronaut ice cream is a good alternative.
Lickable Wallpaper for Nurseries
In the book and film, the flavors available when licking the wallpaper were banana, apple, orange, grape, pineapple, strawberry and snozzberry.
You can get the same design that is in the Willy Wonka film on Etsy The Studio by Never Forgotten Design or get creative and find another way to make lickable wallpaper with edible bodypaint, edible marker, or food.
Other Sweets Mentioned:
Exploding Sweets for Your Enemies, cavity filling caramels - no more dentists, Stickjaw for Talkative Parents, Wriggle sweets that wriggle delightfully in your tummy after swallowing, Invisible chocolate bars for eating in class, Magic hand-fudge - when you hold it in your hand you taste it in your mouth, and Hot Ices to make hot drinks hotter.
Square Sweets That Look Round - the door located in the pink corridor. They are square sweets that look like lumps of sugar and have a pink face painted on them. The square sweets only look round when they are looking around.
Strawberry Juice Water Pistols - You can easily buy a toy pistol and fill it up with a strawberry juice or soda. You can also just get the water pistols filled with candy.
Buttergin - The Oompa-Loompas liked drinking Butterscotch with soda and Buttergin with tonic. Wonka had claimed in the movie that the butterscotch was made of 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, 2% butterscotch ripple which equaled 105%.
- Television Chocolate - Wonka wants to use it to advertise his sweets in commercials on tv. He wants whoever sees the commercial to be able to physically take the chocolate from the television screen. This was called Wonkavision in the film.
- Enormous Spout - brown sticky stuff oozing out of the floor
- Great, Craggy Mountain made out of fudge
- Machine with white powder spraying out like a snowstorm
- Storeroom No 54 - In the book, behind a green door. In the film, behind a gray door next to the inventing room. All Creams are stored.
- Storeroom 77 - A yellow Where All Beans are stored
- Inventing Room
Machines, Rooms and Other Wonka Inventions Used To Store or Make Sweets:
- Chocolate River - Augustus Gloop fell in. This churns Wonka's chocolate.
- Storeroom 71 - Behind a black door off of the pink corridor whips of all shapes and sizes are stored to whip the whipped cream.
- Cows - but Wonka's cows give chocolate milk, located behind a door in the pink corridor.
- Rock Candy Mine - 10,000 feet deep
- Cokernut-Ice Skating Rinks
- Toffee-Apple Trees to plant in your garden in all sizes
- A lake made of hot caramel