15 Delicious Secrets You Didn’t Know About Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

1. The Taste Of Deceit

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Not everything in the chocolate factory was as delicious as it looked.

In the film, Willy Wonka assured us that everything in the factory could be eaten, but in reality, this was not the case.

In fact, even some of the props that WERE eaten were not meant to be eaten. Most people who’ve seen the movie remember the buttercup that Wonka drinks out of and then bites into with a satisfying crunch. It looked delicious, but the cup was actually made of wax.

We knew Gene Wilder was a good actor, but he really made biting into what was basically a candle look delicious!

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