The factory was first started in the late 1950s, when a small, family-owned company started Breaker Confections in Chicago. in 1965, Sunmark Companies purchased Breaker Confections. The name was changed to Willy Wonka Brands in 1980, and to Willy Wonka Candy Factory in 1993. In 1988, the Sunmark Companies became part of NESTLÉ.
The name Willy Wonka came from the well-know book about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Charlie and the Glass Elevator also inspried the name. In 1971, the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was invented.
The Willy Wonka Candy Factory produces some of the most fun, innovative, high quality candies in the world. Willy Wonka's "scrumdidlyuptious" candy which was inspired by the famous books and movie, is unsurpassed in appearance, flavor and packaging. It provides a deliciously different eating experience that sparks the imagination in kids of all ages.