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Sweeter than fiction! All of the candy in the latest Wonka film was edible, director reveals – after cast of the 1971 classic had to put up with ‘stinky’ and ‘disgusting’ fake chocolate.
Every sweet which is consumed in the latest Willy Wonka film can actually be eaten, its director has revealed – and there was even a full-time chocolatier on set.
Speaking to Radio Times, as reported by the Telegraph, Paul King, who also worked on the Paddington films, revealed that ‘everything consumed in the movie is properly edible and tasty, even the flowers and leaves’.
Wonka – which will be released in the UK on December 8 – will explore the origin story behind Roald Dahl’s whacky title character. And Mr King said an expert was on hand to make sure that – unlike previous adaptations where actors later recounted working with a fake ‘stinky’ and ‘disgusting’ chocolate river – the sweets in the film taste as good as they look.
Gabriella Cugno – a high-end pastry chef and chocolatier – gave her talents to bring the fantastical creations in the movie to life.