Pop culture from Southern California and beyond.

Warren Buffett plays Willy Wonka, auctioning an all-you-can-eat tour through LA's See's Candy Factory

30th Anniversary of "Willy Wonka"

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A Wonka chocolate bar produced for the 30th anniversary of the film "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" on display Aug. 27, 2001 at the Warner Bros. Studio Store in New York City.

Warren Buffett Rings Opening Bell At New York Stock Exchange

Mario Tama/Getty Images

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after ringing the opening bell on Sept. 30, 2011 in New York City.

A prominent business owner is offering an all-you-can-eat tour through a gigantic chocolate factory. No, Willy Wonka isn’t real — it’s billionaire investor Warren Buffett, one of the world’s wealthiest men.

Buffett’s auctioning off an all-you-can-eat half-day tour of the See’s Candy Factory in Los Angeles, including a meeting with Buffett himself. Buffett owns See’s Candies.

The tour also includes the promise that, “Before or after your tour, Mr. Buffett will demonstrate the only acceptable way to eat a bonbon.”

Speaking of education, the tour is being offered through CharityBuzz.com, with proceeds going to Communities In Schools. The L.A. charity describes its mission as “[surrounding] students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.”

Bids are already up to $35,000, with the listed estimated value of the tour at $75,000. The auction closes on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The fine print reads, “We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz.” So don’t be a Veruca Salt, or you’re going to risk getting kicked off the tour.

The auction doesn’t include him singing “Pure Imagination,” but it couldn’t hurt to pull up this video on your phone and ask, right?

blog comments powered by Disqus