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Sweet! in Hollywood Brings Willy Wonka Candyland to Life

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We're pretty sure that anyone who has watched "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" has fantasized about winning a golden ticket and being invited to the sugar-fueled "world of pure imagination." Thanks to the newly opened Sweet! at the Hollywood and Highland complex, you don't have to dream any longer.

The massive 30,000 square foot sugar shack is made up of 12 boutiques, each with a unique theme: Tinseltown includes a glam collection of famous-character candies, chocolate Walk of Fame stars, and Hollywood's coolest gifts and souvenirs; the Peace of Candy boutique carries international assortment of unique lolly flavors and packages; the Route 66 shop displays American candy history with a collection of new and vintage brands; the Stay Puft boutique is wall-to-wall marshmallows; the Yucky shop tweaks the sweetness of candy and merchandise with fun, gross-out treats; and a Shop for Spoiled Girls is a couture candy collection that offers gourmet lollipops, Hello Kitty-licensed candy and custom chocolate high-heel “shoes” in vivid prints and colors. (Veruca would love that one!)

As if all of that weren't enough fantasyland for you, there are real live (little people dressed as) Oompa Loompas. Consider this your one and only reason to brave that horrific, tourist-laden shopping center.