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The Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper is both a fictional brand of hard jawbreaker candy as imagined by Roald Dahl in his seminal fictional confectionery classic, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, and an actual confection currently manufactured by Nestle in Illinois, USA.
According to Roald Dahl's book, the fictional Everlasting Gobstopper is a sweet that not only changes colours and flavours but it can never be finished.
Magically it retains its flavour but never gets smaller. It is implied that they may also be indestructible. Factory owner and eccentric genius, Willy Wonka, explained that they were "for children with very little pocket money".
The real-life Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper may not have the supernatural powers of its fictitious predecessor and namesake but it’s still an incredibly delicious and enjoyable candy treat.
Originally, a confection called the Everlasting Gobstopper was introduced in 1976 by the Chicago confectionery company, Breaker Confections, which had licensed the "Willy Wonka" name in 1971.
The everlasting jawbreaker is composed of several discrete layers mirroring the color-changing effect of the everlasting gobstopper in Dahl’s book. The standard type has a porous, chalky centre similar to a Sweetart.
Everlasting Gobstoppers are spherical, single-coloured spheres. Unlike the everlasting gobstoppers from Dahl’s book, they are chewable once sucked long enough.
Wonka says you would break your teeth if you tried to chew his fictional gobstopper, but unlike their fictional counterparts, the modern day gobstoppers from Nestle are not "everlasting", all be it, they can last a very long time and it’s not recommended to try and crunch them. Their multiple colour layers and changing flavour make these gobstoppers a delectable and unusual sweet treat.
|Nutrition||Servings: 9 pieces (15 g) 1 pieces (15 g) 1 container (126 pieces (15 g) ea.) 0.5 ounce 1 ounce 15 gram 1 gram Calories 60 Sodium 0 mg Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 14 g Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 14 g Trans 0 g Protein 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0% Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%|
|Ingredients||Dextrose, Maltodextrin, Corn Syrup, Malic Acid, Anti-Caking Agent (Calcium Stearate), Glazing Agent (E903), Artificial Flavours, Colours (including E133, E132, E129, E102, E110). Warnings: May contain egg. E102, E110 and E129 may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.|