Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one in every of our funniest vacation traditions, a kitschy paean to commercialism that’s the solely place I can consider the place you will discover Goku, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the Jolly Inexperienced Large all in the identical place, cheerily launched by Al Roker. A part of the enjoyable is in seeing who made the lower, and who, sadly, didn’t. (Sometime, Vegeta…)
One among this yr’s additions will probably be a float impressed by the forthcoming movie Wonka, starring Paul Atreides Timothée Chalamet. The “Deliciously Delectable World of Wonka” float will function “delicately detailed and delectable confections adorning the store’s counters that line the best way to an imposing cherry tree,” with illuminated sweet jars that “include roughly 592,000 items of prop sweet.”
Prop sweet is an attention-grabbing phrase, and could be taken one in every of two methods. The primary, much less preferable manner, is “prop” as in “pretend,” that means candy-shaped and -colored objects solely appropriate for wanting. Nevertheless, it’s additionally doable that “prop sweet” on this context means “actual, edible sweet getting used as a prop,” which might each rule and be lore-accurate to Willy Wonka’s oeuvre.
Since I might stay awake a wink between at this time and Thanksgiving except I knew the reply, I reached out to representatives of the joint pursuits of Warner Bros. and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with one query: Is the prop sweet edible?
Mates, I’ve horrible information: Per a PR rep, it isn’t, “however the cart on the aspect could have edible treats for the general public.”
Picture: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade/Warner Bros.
Reader beware: In case you see the Wonka float anytime between now and Thanksgiving (or afterward, I don’t know what they do with these when the parade is over) don’t eat it.