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While jawbreakers have been known as gobstoppers in the United Kingdom for at least eighty years, the fictional Everlasting Gobstoppers first appeared in Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and later in its two movie adaptations (the 1971 musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the 2005 Tim Burton adaptation Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). In Dahl’s story, Everlasting Gobstoppers were designed by Willy Wonka, the owner of a massive chocolate factory, for children with “very little pocket-money”, and were purported to last forever, as the name suggests. If someone bit an Everlasting Gobstopper, the person would break their teeth. In the 1971 film, Wonka’s exact words on the subject were “You can suck ‘em and suck ‘em and suck ‘em, and they’ll never get any smaller”.
In the original novel, the Everlasting Gobstopper looked like a normal round jawbreaker which flashed with a variety of colors. In the 1971 film, it had a defined core with small colored bursts traversing the outside of the core, similar to kompeito or a bumble ball. The 2005 film showed Everlasting Gobstoppers as they were in the novel, as round jawbreaker-like candies.