Jelly Belly distances itself from a Willy Wonka-style contest with a candy factory as the grand prize
Jelly Belly Candy Company on Tuesday sought to distance itself from a Willy Wonka-style contest that promises to award a winner the keys to a candy factory.The nationwide “gold ticket” treasure hunt was launched by Jelly Belly jelly beans inventor David Klein, as a way to “give back” before his retirement. It gained so much interest from wannabe winners that within days its Facebook page gained 38,000 followers.Jelly Belly, based in Fairfield, Calif., issued a statement clarifying that it is not involved in the contest.“David Klein, the sponsor of the ‘treasure hunt’ contest gaining attention ...
Will COVID-19 cancel Halloween?
CHICAGO — This year’s calendar was a Halloween-lover’s dream: Oct. 31 falls on a Saturday, and Chicago’s costume shops, haunted houses and candy companies were gearing up for a blowout season of spooky thrills.So what happens when the scariest thing on Halloween isn’t ghouls, witches or zombies, but the prospect of trick-or-treating in the middle of a pandemic?“Obviously it’s not going to be what it has been,” said George Garcia, owner of Fantasy Costumes, who has been selling costumes in the Portage Park neighborhood for more than half a century. “We waited six years to get Halloween on a Sat...