Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wonka Golden Egg

Wonka Chocolate Golden EggOkay, this isn’t a hollow chocolate rabbit, but it is hollow and it is chocolate and probably has bunny-shaped candies inside.

It’s the Wonka Chocolate Golden Egg. It’s Wonka because it’s made by Nestle. It’s chocolate because that’s what it’s made from. It’s golden because that’s what color the foil wrapper is and finally, it’s egg shaped.

It’s sold in a rather large box, which I suppose protects it well, but seems a bit of overkill for the amount of actual candy you get.

The whole confection clocks in at 4.5 ounces (the largest of my candy reviews in Hollow Chocolate Rabbit Week). What’s also different about this one is that it has something inside, a handful of SweeTarts Chicks, Ducks & Bunnies. The egg itself is 4.5” tall. The box that holds it is 7” tall.

Wonka Chocolate Golden Egg

The chocolate shell is woodgrained. Or maybe it’s supposed to look like a nut. I have no idea why it would be either. Eggs are smooth.

The chocolate itself is, well at least real. It’s very sweet, sticky and milky. It’s definitely not the wonderful Swiss milk chocolate that Nestle makes, but as novelty fare goes, it does pretty well.

Some pieces taste a little “fruitier” because of the SweeTarts.

My egg had eight SweeTarts Chicks, Ducks & Bunnies. Three red and five purple. I was spared the recent atrocity of the blue/tropical punch. I kind of hoped for more candy inside, but the amount matched the image on the box. Also, the candies rattle around inside and ding up the chocolate with little nicks and leave a SweeTart dust.

It’s fun, it’s well made (in Canada), but it’s a bit pricey at $7 to $8 retail (I haven’t found a store with them in stock, I got mine as a sample from CandyWarehouse.com). That ends up about $1.67 per ounce.

The Wonka Golden Egg is one of the few Wonka products that relates back to the 1971 movie adaptation. (And the best candy-themed musical rant ever.)

So if you have your own Veruca Salt at home, this might be the perfect featured item for an Easter basket.

Related Candies

  1. Palmer Bee Mine
  2. Wonka Golden Creme Egg
  3. SweeTarts: Chicks, Ducks & Bunnies (2006)
  4. Wonka Bar
Name: Chocolate Golden Egg
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Place Purchased: sample from CandyWarehouse.com
Price: $7-$8.00 retail
Size: 4.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 138
Categories: Chocolate, Chalk, Canada, Nestle, Easter, Novelty

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:37 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I’ve read fairy tales and other stories about people hiding or living in nuts, so maybe that’s what they’re going for. Those tales sounded strange to me at the time, but with the Chicks, Ducks & Bunnies to keep you company, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad.

    Comment by Russ on 2/28/08 at 11:44 am #
  2. I saw these and little miniature Wonka golden eggs (with the graham from the bars also mixed in) at Target at the Galleria mall in Glendale. Perhaps they carry a wider band of Nestle products with its corporate building just down the street?

    Comment by Wilson Swain on 2/28/08 at 12:00 pm #
  3. I love Veruca.

    Comment by Alicia on 2/28/08 at 1:01 pm #
  4. It’s funny that you can’t find these.  I was just visiting some family in a very rural area and I saw these in their local grocery store.  They had dust on them.  I saw the Wonka brand and glanced at them but didn’t think anything of it until you posted this.  How funny smile

    Comment by Tablebread on 2/28/08 at 1:23 pm #
  5. $7 or $8!?  I could think of so many better ways to spend that!

    Comment by April on 2/28/08 at 3:30 pm #
  6. So much money for something so silly and smallish?!

    Comment by Anastasia on 2/29/08 at 3:20 am #
  7. Thats a mighty smallish item for $8

    Cant say I like the look of the sweet too much either.

    I think its got to be a traditional Cadburys Creme Egg Easter Egg this year.

    Though After looking at your Lindt bunny review im rather tempted :D

    Hope your well Cybele

    Comment by James on 3/02/08 at 7:56 am #
  8. Great review. Thanks for the video clip, you made me want to watch the whole Willy Wonka movie!

    Comment by Hillary on 3/06/08 at 12:32 pm #
  9. My mother used to buy these at the gas station for me when I was very small. They were certainly not 8 dollars back then. Both of my parents have passed away since then. I hang on to memories of these chocolate eggs so fondly. I’m 15 years old now. I was only in 1st and 2nd grade when they used to see these. I keep looking online and in stores but I can’t find them anywhere in Louisiana. If anyone knows where I can buy one online please tell me. There isn’t a penny too much that someone could ask me for one of these.

    Comment by Josie on 8/23/14 at 2:58 am #

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