Real Life Willy Wonka Giving Away Candy Factory

Real Life Willy Wonka Giving Away Candy Factory

Posted: 2020-09-27 11:39:16 By: thebay

The real-life Candyman, David Klein, is channeling his inner-child and the spirit of the fictional Willy Wonka character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

On September 2, a press release from Tricky Treasures announced that the founder of the Jelly Belly jellybeans is starting his road to retirement. But, before doing so, David is giving a candy-lovers the chance for a Hollywood-style experience.

David and his partner have begun hiding gold style tickets in the form of necklaces in places they find with interesting stories. The plan is to have multiple treasure hunts in each state across the United States of America – however, the terms and conditions mention that “you do not have to be a resident of the state” to participate in the hunt. For more information, visit: or

Anyone who joins at least one treasure hunt is eligible to search for The Ultimate Treasure which is the key to one of David’s candy factories and an all-expenses paid trip and education to a candy-making university.

The feature of an Amazon Prime documentary aptly titled Candyman: The David Klein Story, David is becoming the real-life Willy Wonka.

However, if at any point a group of Oompa Loompas arrive and start singing, everyone needs to run.

"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," said David, in a press release. "The "Take videos of your treasure hunt experiences for possible inclusion in our upcoming series."


By Chris Occhiuzzi, special to

When Chris isn’t writing stories for, Dockside Publishing or running, you can find him volunteering his time as a coach and board member for the Huntsville Soccer Club.