Daily Archives: May 16, 2009

Are Things Finally Starting to Look Up for the Oompa Loompas?

In our last post we lamented that, after a very tough year last year, there was no love for the oompa loompa’s on Valentine’s Day. With the burning of the Sydney Chocolate Factory, the shuttering of the West Berkeley Scharffen Berger and San Franciso Joseph Schmidt Plants by Hershey, and the tainting of Private Selection with Salmonella, among other chocolate-related disasters that started off the year, Oompa Loompas have been having a very hard time.

Since then, we’ve learned that chocolate could one day be in short supply, the Maya nut can be prepared to taste like chocolate, and an oompa loompa spent the night in jail after a drunken ball with Spiderman and Tinky Winky.

But more recently,

It’s not much compared to all the harshness they’ve had to endure for the last couple of years, but it’s a start.