The minute I saw the movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory I thought, how great would that be to have someone give you a candy factory? Well, dreams do come least for someone they will.

David Klein, the founder of Fairfield, California-based Jelly Belly, has launched the most delicious contest ever. Participants can win cash prizes, but the winner gets the ultimate prize...a candy factory.

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According to a press release, Gold Tickets are being hidden worldwide for you to find, including Michigan. Klein, who is no longer associated with Jelly Belly, is doing the hunt a special way to usher in his retirement. The "Candyman" as he is known, will be giving one lucky winner the keys to one of his "Canyman Kitchens" factories.

According to release, Klein along with his partner, have started going across the county hiding gold style tickets in the form of necklaces in places they come across with an interesting story. Each hunt will be valued at $5000 with a chance at the grand prize.

"The biggest and best part of these treasure hunts is that anyone who joins at least one treasure hunt will be eligible to search for THE ULTIMATE TREASURE, which will be the key to one of his candy factories and an all-expenses-paid trip and education to a candy-making university," Klein said.

There is a cost to enter the hunt of  $49.99, with each treasure hunt having  a strict limit of 1000 participants, with no exceptions. If you are up to the task, you can join one of their treasure hunts which are launching right now at I did give it a try, but the site has been crashed most of the day. There is also a Facebook page with information on the contest as well.

Klein feels something like this is just what the world needs right now. "With The Gold Ticket Treasure hunt, our goal is to get people out and about with their families. Grandma and Grandpa can even join with the kids and grandkids," said David Klein, "The Candyman".

Good luck, and sweet hunting!


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