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Candy A to Z: Everlasting Gobstopper

October 19, 2017

It's tough to find a candy that starts with "E," but these classic jawbreakers are the only ones you need! Born inside the mind of author Roald Dahl, Everlasting Gobstoppers first appeared in his book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A few years later, a candy company started producing a real-life version of the super-hard sweets, and the rest is history! The candies you can buy in our store change colors and flavors as you eat them, making them almost as magical as the ones described in Mr. Dahl's book and depicted in the Willy Wonka and the Chooclate Factory films that have been adapted from it. Now, if only Nestle could perfect the "everlasting" element! 

Jimmy says: It's been a while since I've sampled one of these (Hey, you can't eat candy all the time!), but I'm totally fascinated by how hard they are. You really can't bite them! What are they made out of? Delicious cement? Can we crack one of these open and see what's inside?

Major components: Hard candy covered in hard candy covered in hard candy!

Primary texture: HARD 

Flavor profile: Fruity

Manufacturer: Nestle

Year introduced: 1976

Alternate Varieties: Chewy Gobstopper

Brand Brothers and Sisters: Too many to name! A few notable ones: Laffy Taffy, Baby Ruth, Goobers, Pixy Stix, Fun Dip, Butterfinger

Suggested uses: Everlasting Gobstoppers are smooth, shiny, and colorful, making them perfect for decorating. Just make sure nobody mistakes them for gumballs...OUCH!!! Because the name is instantly recognizable, these are a must for any candy or Willy Wonka-themed parties.

Are you wild about Everlasting Gobstoppers? Did you know about the candy before you read the book or watched the movie? Share your experience with these fantastic sweets below!

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