The Wonka Chocolate Factory is a fictional candy factory founded and owned by Willy Wonka in the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It is known as the greatest factory in the world and is located near Charlie Bucket's house.
In the novel, the Wonka Chocolate Factory was founded by Willy Wonka, supposedly sometime between the 1920's and 1930's. Eventually, Wonka's amazing invention such as chocolate ice cream that never melts and bluebird's eggs that grow baby bluebirds sold so well (especially his Wonka Bars) that his factory grew 50 times as big as any other. However, other candy companies grew jealous, so many other companies started sending in spies to steal Wonka's secret recipes. Finally, Wonka was so furious that he closed his factory forever. After ten years, Wonka journeyed to Africa (later changed to Loompaland in later editions of the first novel) and came across the starving Oompa-Loompas. He hired them all after the Oompa-Loompas heard he owned millions of cacao beans (the one food they craved) and that he made chocolate. When they were all hired, Wonka began making the candies he was famous for again. However, he never reopened the factory. The large iron gates were still locked.
Finally, Mr. Wonka realized he was becoming elderly and he needed an heir to his factory. He decided against grown-up because a grown-up would not listen. He decided to open his factory to a small few amount of children of whom he would test to see who was the most well-behaved. He sent out five Golden Tickets hidden inside Wonka Bars all around the world. These Golden Tickets allowed entry into the factory. Five children found the Golden Tickets: Augustus Gloop, a greedy candy consumer; Veruca Salt, a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde, a bratty gum-chewer; Mike Teavee, a cowboy wannabe obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket,a well-behaved and humble poor boy who loved chocolate. After the Tickets were found, Wonka allowed them entry into the factory. Throughout the tour, Augustus, Veruca, Violet, and Mike were put in harm's way when they did whatever they wanted and ended up having to leave the factory due to their horrible behavior: Augustus went up a chocolate sucking pipe, Violet turned into a giant blueberry, Veruca fell down a garbage chute, and Mike Teavee was shrunken to a very small size. Charlie, due to his good behavior, won the factory.
"These rooms we are going to see are enormous! They're larger than football fields! No building in the world would be big enough to house them! But down here, underneath the ground, I've got all the space I want. There's no limit - so long as I hollow it out." - Willy Wonka, from the novel.
There are known to be hundreds, maybe thousands of rooms in the Wonka factory. These lists will show the full name of the rooms in the books, films, and commercials. Some rooms will have short descriptions next to them, but those that don't may or may not be lacking in information.
- Butterscotch and Buttergin: where a kind of liqour is made, supposedly out of butterscotch or butter.
- Candy-Coated Pencils for Sucking
- Cavity-Filing Caramels - No More Dentists
- Cows That Give Chocolate Milk
- Cokernut-Ice Skating Rinks
- Hot Ice Cream for Cold Days
- Invisible Chocolate Bars for Eating in Class
- Lickable Wallpaper for Nurseries
- Luminous Lollies for Eating in Your Bed at Night
- Magic Hand Fudge - When You Hold It In Your Hand, You Taste It In Your Mouth
- Mint Jububes For the Boy Next Door - They'll Give Him Green Teeth for a Month
- Rainbow Drops
- Square Candies That Look Round
- Stickjaw for Talkative Parents
- Strawberry Juice Water Pistols
- Television Chocolate
- The Marshmallow Room
- The Nut Room
- The Rock-Candy Mine
- The Testing Room
- Toffee-Apple Trees For Planting in your Garden - All Sizes
- Wriggle Sweets That Wriggle Delightfully in Your Tummy After Swallowing
- Storeroom 54. Creams
- Storeroom 71. Whips
- Storeroom 77. Beans
Seen in filmEdit
- An unnamed room where pink sheep wool is cut for cotton candy.
- An unnamed room where giant gumballs are used as cannons for an explosive target game.
Rooms seen in the ElevatorEdit
- Black Box of Frogs
- Cocoa Cats
- Honeycombs and Brushes
- Lickity Split Peas (possibly based on the same peas known as lickity-split peas, green and yellow split peas are commonly used to make pea soup or "split pea soup", and sometimes pease pudding, which was commonly prepared in Medieval Europe. The pease pudding nursery rhyme is not sung by the Oompa-Loompas.)