As a child, you likely had a shared passion with millions of other children around the world: A love of sweets. The 1971 classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” gave us a glimpse into a fantastical land of candy that would make any kid cry tears of joy in the titular Wonka’s factory, complete with a chocolate river, giant gummy bears, and trees full of hard candy. The film even inspired real-life versions of some of its most iconic treats, including everlasting gobstoppers and scrumdiddlyumptious bars.
Aside from the original “Willy Wonka” film, the magic was revisited in the 2005 remake titled “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and is soon to be explored yet again in the upcoming prequel film titled “Wonka,” which boasts a star-studded cast. Though these films are unique in their own ways, they all share the wonder that comes with childhood — along with a mouth-watering tour of Wonka’s creations.