Fictional Candy That Inspires Real Products - Willy Wonka and Harry Potter
Box Vox noted five products that were fictional at one point but turned into real life products. Two of them are candy, so we thought we'd show them to you. The first is the classic Willy Wonka chocolate bar. An entire Wonka brand has been developed in real life based on the movies and books.
Harry Potter also featured an unusual candy product: "Bernie Bott's Every Flavor Beans." Although introduced in the first book, it was apparently mentioned much more frequently in the movie.
From boxvox; Images from 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory movie and 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Goldenberg's Peanut Chews - Why Screw Up the Wrapper?
We recently picked up a pack of one of our favorites - Goldenberg's Peanut Chews. We got them at Cracker Barrel, but previously had only gotten them at the movie theater...and its been awhile since I'd had them. You can see, in perfect Cracker Barrel form, its a great, vintage label. As I mentioned, its been awhile, so I had only ever seen this candy with the vintage label and the slightly newer version (below).
But the following is the new wrapper, the one currently sold. We hate it. We're not opposed to updating a classic candy, but why wouldn't you evolve the original - refreshing it and giving it a face lift. Not some Saturday morning cartoon-looking logo.
What do you think?
Check out Goldenberg's Peanut Chews