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For the First Time Ever ... Willy Wonka Is Searching for Kids Who Wanna B WONKA for a Chance to Create the Next One-of-a-Kind WONKA(R) Candy and Get a $25,000 Cash Prize.

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Wanna B WONKA Sweepstakes Announced, and New WONKA(R) Candy Inventions to Be Unveiled in New York City

The word is out! Willy Wonka is looking for kids who want to be Wonka. For those who dream of inventing the next "big" WONKA(R) candy, now is your chance! This May, the "Wanna B WONKA" national sweepstakes begins. One specially marked "Wanna B WONKA" candy package will be someone's ticket to "be" Wonka and help invent the next limited edition WONKA candy.

One grand-prize winner and his or her family will be flown to a sponsor-determined location where, he or she will help create an original, limited edition Wonka candy and collect a WONKA salary of $25,000 cash.

"Willy Wonka always produces the unpredictable and the unimaginable in candy and fun," said Tricia Bowles, Manager, Public Relations, Nestle Confections & Snacks. "This year, WONKA's imagination has inspired a factory full of surprises and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of being Wonka for a day! This is the dream of millions."

The grand-prize winner will be announced in February 2007.

Prizes also include 100 first prize WONKA-purple MP3 players with customized WONKA armbands or one of a 1,000,001 second prizes, a package of WONKA candy.

More Ways to Win With Wanna B WONKA

WONKA will also be teaming up with Radio Disney for a special Wanna B WONKA Podcast Sweepstakes in June, so listen to Radio Disney for details.

WONKA's Latest Inventions Unveiled in New York City this Summer

Willy Wonka is working around the clock to turn out two new, outrageous WONKA candies for WONKA's Wacky FUNday at Dylan's Candy Bar this June. The new items are not candy "bars," for a bar is ordinary and WONKA is not. Kids of all ages are invited to attend to witness Willy Wonka and his team of Oompa Loompas as they unveil WONKA's coolest new candy creations. Those who attend will be among the first to smell, touch and taste the new candies; visit the exclusive, rarely seen WONKAmobile; experience Wanna B WONKA; and meet Willy and the Oompa Loompas.

Even More Wanna B WONKA Fun on WONKA.com

The Wanna B WONKA experience makes every day a "FUNday" thanks to WONKA.com. The new Wanna B WONKA-themed game on WONKA.com lets kids of all ages become the inventor in the Wonka Factory by creating candy, having wacky interactive experiences, and challenging other WONKA fans for the highest scores.

WONKAmobile's Wanna B WONKA PhotoZone

New to the WONKAmobile is the Wanna B WONKA PhotoZone, a new WONKAmobile feature where Willy's camera curiously takes a wild turn and kids may creatively express themselves through WONKA-wonderful digital photography. Each Photozone picture can be customized at home while online at WONKA.com with WONKA's wacky candy features and cartoon formatting.

The 2006 WONKAmobile Tour will run from June through September appearing at kid-friendly locations across the U.S. Visitors can look forward to one-of-a-kind games, WONKA-rific prizes and WONKA-licious candy. A complete schedule of WONKAmobile event locations is available online at WONKA.com.

Wanna B WONKA specially marked candy include WONKA(R) NERDS(R), WONKA(R) NERDS(R) Rope, WONKA(R) SWEETARTS(R), WONKA(R) Shockers, and WONKA(R) LAFFY TAFFY.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. For a free wrapper/official rules, print your name and address on a 3" x 5" card, and mail it in an envelope to: Wanna B Wonka Wrapper Request, P.O. Box 72638, Rockford, MN 55572. Limit one wrapper request per postmarked envelope. Request must be postmarked by and game scheduled to end 1/31/07. Open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, 16 and younger. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Game subject to full rules at http://Wonka.com

ABOUT NESTLE USA

Named one of "America's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for the ninth consecutive year, Nestle USA provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with STOUFFER'S(R) LEAN CUISINE(R) to baking traditions with NESTLE(R) TOLL HOUSE(R), Nestle USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that enrich the very experience of life itself. That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about. Nestle USA, with 2005 sales of $8.1 billion, is part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland -- the world's largest food company -- with sales of $73 billion. For product news and information, visit http://Nestleusa.com or http://NestleNewsroom.com.

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