No, the Wonka float at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade won’t be edible

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Float Inspired by “Wonka” Film to Feature Edible Treats

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an iconic holiday tradition that combines commercialism with pop culture. It’s a spectacle that brings together beloved characters like Goku, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the Jolly Green Giant, all introduced by the cheerful Al Roker. One of the exciting aspects of the parade is discovering which characters make the cut. This year, the parade will include a float inspired by the upcoming film Wonka, starring Timothée Chalamet, called the “Deliciously Delectable World of Wonka.”

The “Deliciously Delectable World of Wonka” float will showcase intricately designed confections that adorn the shop’s counters, leading to a majestic cherry tree. Illuminated candy jars will be on display, housing approximately 592,000 pieces of prop candy. The term “prop candy” can be interpreted in two ways. It could mean fake candy – objects that resemble candy but are not edible. However, it could also imply real, edible candy being used as props, which would be fitting for the whimsical world of Willy Wonka.

Curiosity led me to inquire about the edibility of the prop candy. Unfortunately, I received disappointing news from a representative of Warner Bros. and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The prop candy is not edible. However, there will be edible treats available to the public from a cart accompanying the float.