Wonka candies include Everlasting Gobstoppers, Rainbow Nerds, Laffy Taffy, SweeTarts and Runts. Tart-n-Tinys, Pixy Stix, Nerds Gumballs, chocolate Wonka Bars and gummy Randoms are other treats made by the Willy Wonka candy factory. The Wonka brand is on more than 100 different candies, as of 2015.
The Willy Wonka Candy Factory was originally a fictional creation by author Roald Dahl. The imaginary company first appeared in his children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Published in 1964, the book chronicles the adventures of Charlie Bucket. Two major movies were based on the book. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was released in 1971 and starred Gene Wilder. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came out in 2005 and featured Johnny Depp as the eccentric chocolatier. Willy Wonka candy brands are manufactured in Itasca, Illinois. The company is owned by the Nestlé corporation, which is based in Switzerland.