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San Diego Comic-Con chocolate bars have hidden 'golden tickets'

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 08:53:49-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — While Willy Wonka isn't expected to show up to San Diego Comic-Con, his famous promotion will appear before hungry fans.

For the fourth year, the San Diego Convention Center has created its own chocolate bars that will be sold inside the center during Comic-Con, the center announced this week. A total of 3,800 chocolate bars will be made and sold near Ballroom 20 for $5 each.

But the real surprise comes underneath the wrapper for four lucky fans.


The convention center has hidden four "golden tickets" inside the bars, according to the center. Those who find a golden ticket will be award a $100 Starbucks gift card — the perfect treat for an SDCC attendee.

This year's four themed flavors include "Stranger Smores" (milk chocolate, crispy waffles, and maple syrup marshmallows), "Battle Bar" (dark chocolate and raspberry crisps), "Dragon Smoke" (smoked dark chocolate and chipotle dust), and "50/30" (sprinkles, birthday cake, and white chocolate).

The last bar was named in commemoration of the 50th SDCC and convention center's 30th anniversary.

The chocolate bars will be made in-house by the convention center's food and beverage partner, Centerplate, in collaboration with Executive Chef Daryl O'Donnell and Pastry Chef Mathew Haven.

Comic-Con begins on July 17, running through July 21.