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Chocolate bars with hidden 'golden tickets' return to San Diego Comic-Con

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 20:23:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Are you ready to embark on your own Willy Wonka golden ticket scavenger hunt?

Then look no further than the return of one of the sweetest Comic-Con traditions as the San Diego Convention Center and Sodexo Live! teamed up to bring attendees the annual exclusive chocolate bars.

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For the first time since 2019, the convention center will once again create its own limited-edition chocolate bars to be sold during this year's Comic-Con. A total of 4,000 chocolate bars (1,000 of each flavor) will be made and sold for $7 each.

"We do four flavors," San Diego Convention Center Executive Chef Sufi Karaien said. "We typically like to keep a couple with white chocolate. We like to keep a couple with dark chocolate or milk chocolate, and we definitely like to keep the flavors themed to Comic-Con and make them really whimsical."

This year's mouthwatering creations include:

  • Misunderstood Villain: A zesty product of dark chocolate, local orange, Tajin and smoked paprika.
  • Recess: A rainbow blend of passion fruit, crispy mango, white chocolate, and Fruit Loops.
  • Sunrise S'mores: Made with dark chocolate, Golden Grahams, and Lucky Charms marshmallows.
  • Pixie's Garden: Made of white chocolate, hibiscus flower and elderflower ganache.

Adding to the chocolate goodness is a lucky surprise for four lucky fans.

The convention center has hidden four "golden tickets" inside the bars that can be redeemed for a $100 Starbucks gift card.

Comic-Con begins on July 21, running through July 24, 2022.