Willy Wonka Challenge

September 13, 2016 marked  100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller. Books written by Roald Dahl include James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!  In Dahl’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is a place where the rivers are chocolate, the trees are lollipops, and Oompa Loompas make everlasting gobstoppers; a candy that not only changes colours and flavours, but doesn’t shrink and can never be finished! No matter how young or old you are, who wouldn’t want to visit Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? It has to be the ultimate fantasy destination for the sweet tooths of this world!  Look at some evidence from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, of the fantabulous inventions from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

“Mr. Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow up to enormous sizes before you pop them with a pin and gobble them up. And, by a most secret method, he can make lovely blue birds’ eggs with black spots on them, and when you put one of these in your mouth, it gradually gets smaller and smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little pink sugary baby bird sitting on the tip of your tongue.”

wonka-cake-1For this month’s challenge, imagine you are an employee of the Wonka Factory. Your job is to create a new candy that will break all barriers of the traditional candy bar. What type of candy will you invent? Who is the candy for? A goodie, a baddie, your friend, your teacher? What happens when it is eaten? What is the name of your candy? Will your candy be sweet and sour like the Wonka Sweet Tarts?

Roald Dahl is famous for parts of different adjectives. Look at Roald Dahl’s use of adjectives and superlatives in this quotation: “It’s a stick of gum! It’s a stick of the most amazing and fabulous and sensational gum in the world! It’s sensabulous!” Sensabulous is “gobblefunk language” created by mixing the words sensational and fabulous. 

For this challenge you will ONLY design the wrapper of your imagined candy. You MUST include the following:

  • Your name and your teacher’s name.
  • The name of your candy.
  • A slogan containing “gobblefunk language”.
  • Who the candy was created for (a goodie, a baddie, your friend, your teacher)?
  • What happens when you eat the candy?
  • All candy packages entries are DUE January 27, 2017. No Exceptions!

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