The founder of Jelly Belly, David Klein has been heavily inspired by the story of Willy Wonka and they are launching their own Golden Ticket hunt across the country! The Golden Ticket prizes range from a large cash prize to the grand prize which is the key to a Jelly Belly candy factory!
For anyone who wants to participate, you have to pay nearly $50 to receive a riddle that will lead you to the hidden golden ticket with a special code on it in their state. According to the official website, winners will receive $5,000.
It’s explained in a video that you can watch below that they’ve already hidden quite a few Golden Tickets and they’re “going to be hiding them in every state across the country.” All players will then be eligible to join. Slein says:
“We’re gonna have the ultimate treasure hunt where the winner will be receiving a key — a key to one of our candy factories.”
Each treasure hunt game will have a location and start date. Then in a nod to Willy Wonka, Klein added, “We’re looking for you, Charlie, out there.”
That “Charlie” will just have to find $50 in the gutter to be able to join in on the fun. Here’s the official description of the hunt:
“David Klein The Candyman and his partner Stephanie are hiding Gold Tickets nationwide. Once every state has had a chance to join a Treasure Hunt, each person who entered one will be eligible to search The Ultimate Treasure Hunt which will get the winner the key to his candy factory(the building), he also will pay for a candy making class. Of course you are welcome to sell it for the money…but he’d welcome the chance to give you some of his 55 years in the candy business advice.”
You can check out the video announcement below: