DeBrand hosts “Wonka Tour” Sunday

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – DeBrand Fine Chocolates and the University of Saint Francis are hosting a “Wonka Tour” of the chocolate shop’s facility on Sunday afternoon that will feature Willy Wonka and other play characters in USF’s upcoming productions of “Willy Wonka.”

DeBrand staff members will lead tours as Oompa Loompas and DeBrand cooks in each kitchen will make samplings, including chocolate centers, ice cream and melted chocolate. Guests can take photos and get autographs from “Willy Wonka” characters and buy tickets for the USF play.

You can tour the facility anytime before 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday at the DeBrand Fine Chocolates shop at 10105 Auburn Park Drive.

Tickets are $10 and each guest will receive a voucher to redeem that day for $10 off a DeBrand purchase of $25 or more.

“Willy Wonka” will be performed on March 21-23 and 28-30 at USF’s Performing Arts Center. For more information on the show, click here. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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