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Choc horror: will Wonka turn the tide on sickly movie chocolate?

Hollywood can’t help making onscreen chocolate look disgusting. But can Paul King’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel raise the bar with a real-life chocolatier?

Even before most of the world has seen it, we can all safely assume one thing: Wonka has done chocolate better than any film in the history of cinema. This is for two reasons. The first is that, as director Paul King recently revealed, everything in the movie that looks like it could be eaten could actually be eaten.

During the filming of Wonka, a chocolatier was on hand full-time to make sure that every fantastical confection was authentic, and told the Radio Times that “Everything consumed in the movie is properly edible and tasty, even the flowers and leaves.” Gabriella Cugno, the chocolatier in question, estimates that she had to make five different versions of every confection in the script, along with chocolate cups and saucers and several hundred of the film’s centrepiece hoverchocs.

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