Jelly Belly Founder Giving Away Candy Factory Like Willy Wonka With New Golden Ticket Hunt

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The founder of the infamous Jelly Belly is giving away a key to his candy factory as part of a new golden ticket treasure hunt… just like Willy Wonka did!

Who hasn’t seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

The classic children’s story by Roald Dhal is truly timeless and it has captured the imagination of millions of children over the last few decades.

The first being in 1971, starring the late Gene Wilder as the infamous chocolate factory owner, Mr. Willy Wonka.

And in a more gothic setting thanks to direction by Tim Burton, Johnny Depp took on the role of Mr. Wonka.

And there’s no denying that we’ve all dreamed about discovering one of Willy Wonka’s rare golden tickets!

Just imagine walking around a giant chocolate factory…

Are your mouths watering? Because mine is!

And you now have your very own chance to visit a real-life candy factory!

Jelly Belly is perhaps the world’s biggest jelly bean manufacturer and it has been around for a very long time.

Ranging from traditional flavors like orange, lemon, lime, and cherry, to more exotic ones like cinnamon, pomegranate, cappuccino, buttered popcorn, and chili-mango.

Including chocolate, gummies, candy corn, and licorice.

Jelly Belly’s creator David Klein, and his partner Stephanie, have just announced that they are launching a series of treasure hunts across the country where fans can find Golden Tickets.

A large cash prize is up for grabs, alongside a key to the original Jelly Belly candy factory!

Now, you’ll need to pay around $50 to receive a riddle that you’ll need to solve to aid in your quest, and if you actually find the Gold Ticket you’ll find a special code on it. Other than the $50 entry fee, there are no other requirements to participate.

But everyone will have a chance at winning.

“We’ve already hidden quite a few of them,” David said. “We’re going to be hiding them in every state across the country.”

They will be golden dog-tags on necklaces. Those who find a Gold Ticket will receive $5000 according to the official website, and then one grand prize winner will be given their own Candyman Kitchens candy factory.

“With The Gold Ticket Treasure hunt, our goal is to get people out and about with their families. Grandma and Grandpa can even join with the kids and grandkids,” he explained. “Take videos of your treasure hunt experiences for possible inclusion in our upcoming series.”

“We’re gonna have the ultimate treasure hunt where the winner will be receiving a key — a key to one of our candy factories. We’re looking for you, Charlie, out there.”

Even though a lot of people are excited about the treasure hunt…

And many are rearing to get involved, there is a high percentage of people who aren’t so keen.

Because for many of us, that’s a lot of money!

And not everybody has that kind of money lying around at the moment.

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