Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Secret Ingredient

This is day three of the January writing challenge hosted by P. J. at the 'lilhoohaa blog. Let's join in and share a month of reading, writing and discovery.  Today's topic is Willly Wonka's greatest candy making secret.

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I saw this many years ago, but honestly don't remember much about it, so I Googled it. There are a lot of opinions ranging from those who think its a whimsical, fanciful movie for and about kids and that Wonka does no wrong, to others who are sure there is a dark, sinister sub-story playing out within the factory.  One reviewer went to far as to call it a "horror movie in disguise as a children's movie".

Apparently there is some secret ingredient or method that makes his confections superior to others. Let's use some imagination shall we.  It's 1971 and the Willy Wonka is offering factory tours to the children. Little kids flock by the hundreds, lured by dreams of endless chocolate...tempted by tasty treats offered by the master chocolatier himself.

So what's the secret?  Does he use the finest cocoa beans, or maybe his cousin's best friend's great-grandmother's recipe? Some folks even believe that it was the children themselves. Why else would he give special tours of the chocolate factory if not to steal their sugary goodness. You know they are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Wait, that would explain the girls, but what about the boys? Snips and snails, and...oh no...not puppy dog tails.  That's just awful-all those poor, tailless puppies running around, all in the name of great candy. That definitely leaves a bad taste in my mouth!



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10 comments:

  1. Well, the cocoa beans, if I am not mistaken, is what Willy paid the Oompa Loompas!

    I like the conspiracy theory ideas though!

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    1. It seems everyone has a theory. Is Willy Wonka wonderful or wonky?

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  2. I am SO glad someone "went there" like I did ha ha ha! Funny, several kids didn't quite make it through... it sure speaks to those kids being crushed in to the chocolate recipe!

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    1. It does seem like there was something strange going on, doesn't there?

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  3. It IS a horror movie. Willy Wonka is Wacky!

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    1. Could be...I don't really remember much about it.

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  4. Come with me, and we'll be, in a world of pure imagination.

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    1. Isn't that the fun of these challenges? You can create worlds of fantasy or intrigue.

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  5. This was a fun read. I don't think I've ever seen this movie, but I like your take on it:~)

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    1. This went into moderation and I missed it. Glad you liked my half fact, half fabricated take on this movie. I don't think it's something I'd watch again (either version).

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