Today Puffin had twitchy flippers and wanted to venture into the West End, not to see the Charlie musical again – though it’s flipper-tappingly fantastic – but to see Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, made of biscuit . . .
No your eyes are not deceiving you; it’s true it’s true INCREDIBLY it’s true . . . if you go down to Waterstones Piccadilly today, you’re in for a sumptuous surprise. 100kg of biscuit dough, 200kg of sugar, glitter, chocolate and squirrels – those lovely Biscuiteers have been hard at work, spending 300 hours drafting and crafting the chocolate factory like you’ve never seen it before. But why we hear you ask, why? Well, why not? But also because it’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s whipple-scrumptious 50th birthday this year, and how better to celebrate than with a spot of baking wondrousness?
See how they did it here and if you get the chance, see it for yourself here. It’s Hansel and Gretel’s dream come true, though no one’s allowed to sneak behind that window and nibble those chocolatey gates . . . not even a peckish Puffin. He tried, but had to make do with a jam sandwich instead.
This year marks 50 Whipple-Scrumptious years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – to join in the celebrations download this scrumdiddlyuptious activity pack for your oompa-loompas and visit www.RoaldDahl.com to find out what’s happening all over the world.