The world has Roald Dahl to thank for the Wonka line of candy. It was, after all, in the pages of his book that Willy Wonka's chocolate factory was introduced to the world. Quaker Oats Company bought the rights to the book to create a movie, with which it planned a candy bar tie in. While the candy bars never hit shelves due to technical issues, the Wonka line was thus born. It's quite lucky that Quaker bought the book rights, because one of its signature products came right from Dahl's imagination: Everlasting Gobstoppers. Through the years Wonka has added many more brands of candy, both through acquisition and creation. They include Runts, Spree, Nerds, SweeTarts, and Laffy Taffy.