The Golden Ticket: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Recipe Book (Paperback)
It's been over 55 years since Roald Dahl's classic "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" hit bookshelves across the world and yet continues to be one of the most sought-after children's novels. The book was adapted into a movie in 1971 with Gene Wilder in the titular role. The story follows the adventures of five lucky children who win Golden Tickets to visit the magical Chocolate Factory set up by Willy Wonka. The factory is full of surprises and one that leaves onlookers amused Willy decides to open the doors of his factory to 5 young children for a once in a lifetime experience. Charlie Bucket, one of the main protagonists of the movie, lives with his parents and grandparents in a humble household. They belong to a financially backward community and have cabbage soup on most days. The Golden Ticket that Charlie wins is hidden inside one of Wonka's famous chocolate bars, leaving his grandfather ecstatic But before he wins his ticket, Augustus Gloop wins the first coveted Golden Ticket. He is an overweight kid who is often at the receiving end of jokes since he loves stuffing his mouth with food. The first girl who wins the ticket is Veruca Salt, an obnoxious kid who throws tantrums to get what she wants. Violet Beauregarde is the other one and an over-enthusiastic girl who ends up turning into a giant blueberry at the factory. Mike Teave is the fifth child to win the ticket and is eliminated from the factory after he jumps into the television. From chocolate fountains to wallpapers that taste like fruits, Wonka puts out brilliant chocolate/candy themed inventions. My personal favorite must be the three-course gum and giant Gummy Bears In case you are wondering what I'm talking about, read on to find out more.