The Golden Ticket

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Crossing your fingers that you’ll get one of the 125 tickets to the Healthy Living Summit?  Well, my blog friends, look no further, because I’ve got one Golden Ticket right here!

Cue: Oompa Loompas. 


Here are the details:


  • What:  One free Golden Ticket to the Healthy Living Summit
  • Details:  This ticket covers your entrance to the Friday night ice-breaker party at a swanky Boston bar, entrance to the Summit itself on Saturday, breakfast + lunch of Saturday, and an amazing swag bag filled with healthy products for you to try! 
  • When: The Healthy Living Summit is on August 14 – 15.
  • Where:  Boston, MA
  • Why:  We wanted to give our 6 free tickets as a THANK YOU to our readers and follow bloggers.
  • Exceptions:  This Golden Ticket does not include transportation or hotel costs, which must be paid by the winner.  It’s just a spot at the Summit.
  • Obvious StatementPlease do not enter the contest if you are unable to come to Boston on August 14 – 15.  The Summit is expected to SELL OUT, so if you cannot make it, leave the Golden Ticket to someone who can.


Here’s how the giveaway will work:  If you intend to come to the Summit if you win a ticket, leave a comment below telling me what is your favorite part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (if you’ve never seen it, just say "the chocolate waterfall" LOL). 


If you win the Golden Ticket, you’ll get to spend the weekend with your closest blogging friends! Woo hoo!

And even if you don’t win the Golden Ticket, remember that general sales begin TOMORROW (Thursday) at 8 PM EST on the Healthy Living Summit website.  Check out the website for more information!


This event was made possible by our awesome sponsors, including Stonyfield, Zesty Cooks, and Foodbuzz


Good luck!  I will randomly pick the winner tonight at 10:00 PM EST.  Be sure to visit Kath, Tina, Jenna, Meghann, Heather‘s blogs for additional chances to win!


So, what’s your favorite part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?  Oh, and leave your blog address or e-mail address in the comment so I can reach you (feel free to write it as seebriderun at gmail dot com if you wish).



  • Thinspired June 24, 2009, 3:12 am

    I'm so excited! Pick me, pick me! πŸ™‚
    I'm making arrangements to come out for the summit on my way from London to California. I'm planning my whole CA trip around it πŸ™‚ I would LOVE to win a ticket!
    Thank you to you girls for working so hard on this!

  • Ada June 24, 2009, 3:23 am

    My favorite part of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory is when the girl chews the forbidden flavored gum and turns into a giant blueberry! I hope I win!!!

  • mamasweeds June 24, 2009, 3:29 am

    I want a Golden Ticket!!

    My favorite part would be when they got to try the Everlasting Gobstopper…. as a kid I always thought that would have been the BEST thing ever!

  • Kh June 24, 2009, 3:29 am

    Lickable wallpaper! I used to dream of being able to eat all that candy when I was little. I live in Boston and I'd love to come!

  • Michelle June 24, 2009, 3:32 am

    My favorite part is when the bratty girl starts turning into a blueberry. So weird, and hilarious!

  • KB June 24, 2009, 3:37 am

    The Three Course Dinner Gum! I would love to not have to think about what I am going to make for dinner once and while and just pop in a stick of gum.

    Plus, I am already in Boston. πŸ˜‰

  • Amanda June 24, 2009, 3:43 am

    i love the theme of this post! charlie and the chocolate factory was one of my favorite movies as a kid (and i like the johnny depp version too even though it was weird)…

    while i originally was going to comment that i loved the veruca salt parts, i think the glass elevator part at the end was the best πŸ™‚

  • starstruk June 24, 2009, 3:45 am

    I love the psychedelic nature of the whole story…people turning into fruit, chocolate waterfalls and parents as villains. There is something really wicked, slightly evil and scary that is woven into this story written for children.

  • Danielle June 24, 2009, 3:45 am

    Aw, I'm so excited. I always thought that the flavored wallpaper was the best πŸ™‚ how convenient!

  • Annie June 24, 2009, 3:54 am

    OH MY GOD PICK ME!!!!! I watched this movie EVERYDAY of my childhood, along with Pippy Longstocking, but my fac. part is definitley when Violent turns Violet and then into a Blueberry! I hope I win I live just outside of Boston!

  • Kate June 24, 2009, 3:56 am

    I like it when they are licking the wallpaper, lol

  • sloank June 24, 2009, 3:57 am

    Soooo excited!!! My favorite part of the movie is when Violet chews the gum and turns into a giant blueberry… I love gum too!!!

  • Deirdre June 24, 2009, 4:09 am

    I'm so excited for The Summit! My favorite part is when they are in the main room and everything in the whole room is edible. SO COOL!

  • Aimee June 24, 2009, 4:10 am

    I can't wait for the summit!! I love when Charlie finds the golden ticket. It is just a joyful moment!

  • Nicole June 24, 2009, 4:22 am

    The whole movie is great, but I loved when that snotty little girl ate the gum and turned into a blueberry. Haha.

  • Beth June 24, 2009, 4:23 am

    Ahh, I haven't seen Charlie & the Chocolate Factory in years! So for now I will say the chocolate waterfall. πŸ™‚ Pick me, I'd love to meet all you fabulous ladies!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) June 24, 2009, 4:26 am

    Favorite part would have to be when the kids were eating giant gummy bears! πŸ˜€ My mouth always drooled when I watched that part…haha.

  • Coco June 24, 2009, 4:32 am

    My favorite part would have to be when the Ooompah Loompahs sing their son. How could it get any better than a bunch of orange midgets singing a great song!!
    I am so excited for this!!!!!

  • Liz June 24, 2009, 4:33 am

    My favorite part of the movie is the flavored wall paper in the entrance when everyone first arrives at the factory. I also love Grandpa Bucket.

    What a great event! I hope I win!

  • cindy.j June 24, 2009, 4:34 am

    I just recently found all your food blogs and have learned so much, and would love to come to the summit. Thankfully, I live near Boston.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of my girls' favorites, and it was one of mine too. For me, I love watching my girls in awe as they are floating in the room and then giggle uncontrollably as they have to belch to get themselves down.

    Good luck with this whole summit- great idea!
    cindy dot j at comcast dot net

  • Christina June 24, 2009, 4:34 am

    I like when she turns into a blueberry πŸ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 24, 2009, 4:35 am

    I tried to leave this comment on my blackberry "Pick me! πŸ™‚ my favorite part is the happy ending when Charlie gets to ride through the glass elevator all over the town! His smile is so big you can't help but smile at such a happy ending!" but its not working! And blogs are blocked at work πŸ™ so hopefully that will work to enter the best contest ever! have a nice day!


  • colleen June 24, 2009, 4:37 am

    "you're turning violet, Violet!"

  • Kyle June 24, 2009, 4:38 am

    What a cute entry this morning! Now I have the "I've got the Golden Ticket!" song stuck in my head. πŸ™‚ I love the look on Charlie's face when he finds the golden ticket. You just want him to win so badly!

    Thank you for the giveaway. Have a great day!

  • NYgirl@heart June 24, 2009, 4:38 am

    In all honesty, my favorite part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are when the Oompa Loompas come out. I love them. They make me smile.

  • Ania June 24, 2009, 4:39 am

    I like the part when the girl decides to still the chew the gum and turns into a blueberry! Although the chocolate waterfall is great too! : )

  • haya (living and learning) June 24, 2009, 4:41 am

    i think my favorite part is when he finds the ticket.

    roald dahl rocks.

  • Jeff Allegi June 24, 2009, 4:42 am

    This is one of the best blogs in the blogosphere. The content and the personality of the author are enjoyable to read.

    Caitlin has talent!

    Since reading Healthy Tipping Point, I have never stopped. It has inspired me to eat healthy and excercise. She is real and therefore everything seems so doable.

    Normally, I feel completely intimidated or the exercise routine seems none maintainable for a working father/husband. Caitlin has showed me that instead of watching TV in my spare time….exercise…or exercise while watching TV. Just be active.

    Love this Blog!! Quit your day job! This is your talent!

  • Hannah Ruth June 24, 2009, 4:42 am

    I think my favorite part of the movie is watching Verucca Salt go down the garbage shoot as a bad egg!!!
    I would love to come to the summit because I read all of your blogs on a daily basis and pull so much from them! It would be incredibly exciting to meet everyone as well as other fellow bloggers and fans.

  • healthymadison June 24, 2009, 4:50 am

    My favorite part is definitely the scene where they are in candy land and can eat all of their surroundings!!!!

  • Greta June 24, 2009, 4:52 am

    My hands down absolute favorite part is when Willy Wonka/Gene Wilder sings "Pure Imagination." It's the song that makes me smile BIG.

    Also, I haven't been to Boston in years! I would L.O.V.E. to go back.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • itsawrapteacher June 24, 2009, 4:55 am

    I like the part when the grandpa gets out of bed and does a little jig when he finds out he's going to the Chocolate Factory! I'd get up and dance too!

  • Dori June 24, 2009, 4:57 am

    When I was little I would have said when the girl blew up into a blue bubble. Now that I am older and wiser, I would say when the kids get to run around eating everything made of CHOCOLATE!

  • Holly B June 24, 2009, 5:01 am

    I have never seen it all the way throug so….."the chocolate waterfall" !!

    Thanks for this op :o)

    hjbrzozowski at gmail dot com

  • chandra June 24, 2009, 5:02 am

    Honestly, I really like it when Charlie wins the ticket in the first place because he deserved something good to happen!! But as for once they're in the factory, I like the part where they drink the fizzy lifting drinks and have to burp to stop floating around!

  • Mariel June 24, 2009, 5:05 am

    I love when Charlie finds the golden ticket and runs home to tell his Grandpa!

  • ttfn300 June 24, 2009, 5:06 am

    hehe, LOVE the golden ticket/charlie chocolate factory reference πŸ˜‰ my favorite it when the girl turns into a blueberry πŸ™‚

  • .::.Veronica.::. June 24, 2009, 5:09 am

    the chocolate waterfall!
    I'm going to be coming from TX to MA if I can get a ticket….I'm so excited!

  • Casey @ Double Scooped June 24, 2009, 5:10 am

    Hands down – when Violet Beauregard blows up into a blueberry!!! I think when everybody thinks of Willy Wonka they think of that scene.

    I remember being terrified that it might happen to me too!

  • Sarah June 24, 2009, 5:11 am

    I love it when Violet turns into a blueberry. I would love to make the trip to Boston!

  • Kristine June 24, 2009, 5:13 am

    My favorite is Charlie and his Granpa drink the fizzy lifting drink and float up to the ceiling!

    Hope you pick me!

  • leslie June 24, 2009, 5:16 am

    i love the three course dinner gum. and every one of veruca's "daddy, i want…" comments. classic movie!

    thank you for doing this!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) June 24, 2009, 5:16 am

    Woo hoo!

    I love the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp. So colorful and cute!

  • Stephanie June 24, 2009, 5:24 am

    I would love to win a ticket to the summit. What a great opportunity to meet all of you and learn more healthy habits.
    My favorite are the Oompa Loompas!!!

  • caitlin June 24, 2009, 5:28 am

    Definitely my favorite is "I want it and I want it now!" (because that's how I feel about the ticket to Boston!) πŸ™‚

    My sister is coming home from 6 months in Argentina in July and she and I are planning a sister's weekend to catch up. We would LOVE to be able to do it at these events! (

  • Tami June 24, 2009, 5:30 am

    the room with the wall paper that has different flavors….can you imagine that?

  • Nina June 24, 2009, 5:35 am

    OMG!! pick mee!! lol. I am so excited for this summit, I cannot wait to *hopefully* meet all you lovely ladies in person! My favorite part is Veruca going into the bad egg machine!

  • Ashley June 24, 2009, 5:35 am

    In the original, the boat ride always seriously scared me when I was little. Even though it's scary, I think it's my favorite part. I love the part in the new one where Johnny Depp first comes out of the factory and the singing dolls catch on fire. That is hilarious.

    apashleyporter at gmail dot com

  • Meg C. June 24, 2009, 5:35 am

    My favorite part is when Charlie finds the ticket and some guy goes RUN HOME, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!! haha.

    I hope I win, too!

  • Melissa June 24, 2009, 5:39 am

    My favorite part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is when Charlie actually unwraps the golden ticket, it's so magical!!

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a ticket to the summit, I'm super excited!


  • Anna June 24, 2009, 5:40 am

    The part with the squirrels!

  • Meg C. June 24, 2009, 5:41 am

    oops forgot to leave my email address… it's megan.chapin at gmail dot com

  • Bridget June 24, 2009, 5:41 am

    That movie makes me want chocolate like its my job!!! I love the oompa loompas!!

    I am SO SO excited for the summit! With all that is going on this summer with me and the wedding (I get married like 3 weeks after the summit) I was SO hoping it would be on a weekend I could go (and that it was in Boston)Ò€¦seriously itÒ€ℒs like sheer luck that it #1 is in Boston and #2 is on a weekend I can go!!! I would be SO excited to win a ticket!!

  • Neely June 24, 2009, 5:42 am


    I am unfortunately unable to attend but felt compelled to thank you, Caitlin, for scaring the bejesus out of me first thing this morning. WWATCF is tremendously frightening. And the "best" part is watching the chicken get it head chopped off in the background of that "boat ride."

    Thanks for the nightmares. ;P

  • Alicia June 24, 2009, 5:44 am

    When they drink the bubbly elixar and float up until they burp bubbles! πŸ˜€ I'd love to go. I'll be in the area already anyway!

  • Allison R. June 24, 2009, 5:46 am

    I want a golden ticket! My fav part of Willy Wonka is when the Oompa Loompa falls in the chocolate river hahaha.

  • Daria June 24, 2009, 5:48 am

    My favorite part? "Violet, you're turning violet, Violet!"

    Thanks for doing the giveaway AND the summit – both are great ideas (and thanks for doing the summit in my city)!

  • Heather June 24, 2009, 5:50 am

    Favorite part of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory??? hmmm, either the snoozberry wallpaper or the giant gummy bear trees. Who wouldn't want one of those in their back year??!?

    Get me to Boston!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Brooke June 24, 2009, 5:52 am

    I'm so excited about this summit. I really want to be there…I've even cleared my calendar for those days!

    Anyways, my fave part is when they entire the edible room and willy wonka is singing and it looks just like paradise…with people eating icing out of the shrooms…or was that icing??? Ha ha!

  • Nicole ( June 24, 2009, 5:53 am

    I love when Violet turns into a blueberry! It gets me every time πŸ™‚

  • Kristen June 24, 2009, 6:00 am

    My favorite part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is when he finds the golden ticket and runs home to his grandpa to tell him, it always gets me!

  • whitsgettingfit June 24, 2009, 6:02 am

    ooohhh, too bad I never saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I will rent it this weekend. ;-). So for now…the chocolate waterfall!

    I'd love to win a ticket, I am so excited for the summit!

  • Betsy June 24, 2009, 6:04 am

    I just love the part when they all start eating everything, especially the giant gummi bears that fall from the tree!

  • Beth June 24, 2009, 6:06 am

    I love Willy Wonka! I must have watched that movie a hundred times when I was little. My favorite part was the room with the lickable wallpaper … even now a little voice in my head occasionally exclaims "The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!"

    So weird though that is… I live in Boston and desperately want to come to the summit!! Thanks, Caitlin!

  • Allie M. June 24, 2009, 6:06 am

    I haven't watched the movie in years, but favorite part and the only part I really remember is when the girl turns into a big blueberry πŸ™‚

    alliejmak at gmail dot com


  • katherine June 24, 2009, 6:08 am

    My favorite part is definitely the different flavored gum!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous June 24, 2009, 6:08 am

    My favorite part of Willy Wonka is when the the annoying bratty girl demands an oompa loompa "NOW!"…i think her accent is hilarious and it always sticks out in my head
    -Michelle C

  • Art Historical Runner June 24, 2009, 6:11 am

    Although this isn't a specific part per se, I always enjoyed the fact that both sets of Charlie's grandparents lived/slept in the same bed. Can you imagine your grandparents doing the same? I absolutely cannot, and as I child, I always found this entertaining. In fact, I still do!

  • Mary Beth June 24, 2009, 6:13 am


    Favorite Part – When the girl transforms into a blueberry!

  • Anonymous June 24, 2009, 6:17 am

    My favorite part of the movie is when all of the children walk through the candy garden, yum!

    Thanks Caitlin!!!

    — Marie

  • Quinn June 24, 2009, 6:18 am

    Oh, hands down the one where Violet chews the gum and blows up like a giant blueberry.

  • Kate Eckstein June 24, 2009, 6:18 am

    The everlasting gobstopper, of course! And maybe the candy that is the entire Thanksgiving dinner in one bite. So fun (and gross?!).

    I live in Boston and would DEFINITELY love to attend the summit. I hope I get it!

  • We Rise June 24, 2009, 6:19 am

    I love the scene where Charlie and his grandpa drink the fizzy drink and almost float away! maybe I'm a little morbid, haha…

  • Marissa June 24, 2009, 6:19 am

    This movie still creeps me out, but my favorite part is when Violet turns into a blueberry and gets rolled out!

  • Gretchen June 24, 2009, 6:20 am

    Oh my, the room where everything is edible! That's what I think heaven must be like. But how cruel is it that you can't touch the best part – the chocolate river?! Hope I get to meet all you guys here in Boston!

  • nancy June 24, 2009, 6:23 am

    I loved that movie! I mostly enjoyed just watching how they made everything into some type of sweets… like the chocolate waterfall.. seriously! lol

  • dena June 24, 2009, 6:25 am

    my favorite part is the opening when everyone is sleeping in the same bed. it's creepy, yet i have to watch. : )
    i want to go to there! (the summit, that is)

  • Melissa (fitnessnyc) June 24, 2009, 6:26 am

    when the girl turns into a blueberry! would love to win!

  • Meganerd June 24, 2009, 6:28 am

    I think this is a lot of people's fav… My favorite part of WW and the CF is when that bratty chick turns into a big fat blueberry! EEEW and when they lick the candy wall paper LOLZ.

    (pick me, pleeeeease!)

  • Emily June 24, 2009, 6:29 am

    Ahhh so excited!
    My favorite part is when Charlie's grandfather is first able to get out of bed and walk so he can go to the chocolate factory!

  • Paige June 24, 2009, 6:29 am

    When Charlie finds the golden ticket!

  • Susan June 24, 2009, 6:30 am

    I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! My favorite part is when Charlie gets the golden ticket…he's SO excited!

    Much like how excited I'll be if I get the golden ticket to the Summit!

  • Stephanie Shaeffer June 24, 2009, 6:31 am

    I looove the ooompa loompas, and I would looove to come to Boston!

  • Connie June 24, 2009, 6:31 am

    my favorite part is when charlie shares his birthday chocolate bar (without the ticket) with his family.

  • Amy June 24, 2009, 6:31 am

    I remember watching it back in the day…. and being traumatized. I haven't watched it since! πŸ™‚

    I'd loove to come to your summit. I visited Boston for the first time back in April and FELL IN LOVE.

  • Anne P June 24, 2009, 6:32 am

    I love when the girl turns into a huge blueberry! What a cute movie. πŸ™‚

  • Amy Pacheco June 24, 2009, 6:33 am

    Oh my word. I live in Boston and follow ALL of you ladies via your blogs so imagine my excitement when I found out the location of the SUMMIT! To be able to attend would be the greatest thing to happen to me — to date!!!

    Now, on to more pressing matters! Chocolate I mean Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! One of the best movies ever made! There are so many favs for me in this movie… however, if I had to pick a favorite part it would have to be: Oompa-Loompas! They will forever make me smile and it is totally awesome that in the movie Willy Wonka pays them in cacao beans =)

  • Christina! June 24, 2009, 6:36 am

    I love when Charlie wins the golden ticket and the funny things that happen when the kids do what they were told not to, like Violet turning into a blueberry. Such a great story and theme for this blog entry.

  • Melinda June 24, 2009, 6:39 am

    I'm so excited for the Healthy Living Summit and I really really want to go!! It's hard to pick a favorite from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- I love that movie!

    I love the part when they give Charlie the Chocolate bar even though they are so poor that they can't afford it- that is some serious unselfishness. I also have to say I love the part where Charlie gets upset because he thinks he doesn't win and then he finds out that he wins because of his honesty! Such great morals in this movie πŸ˜€

  • sweet26 June 24, 2009, 6:40 am

    i love the parts when the oompa loompas come out! oompa loompa doompda dee doo!

  • J June 24, 2009, 6:40 am

    I'm partial to the blueberry gum, although it's also pretty sweet (pun intended!) when Charlie gets the last golden ticket!

  • Lea June 24, 2009, 6:41 am

    i can't name just one fav part cause the movie itself is one of my favorites. who wouldn't want to live in a land of edible everything. ^^

  • Valerie June 24, 2009, 6:42 am

    My favorite part is when Charlie and his grandpa are in the bubble room! Thanks for giving away the free ticket, Caitlin!

  • Karley June 24, 2009, 6:43 am

    The boatride is my favorite part. I hope I win the ticket!

  • Rose June 24, 2009, 6:44 am

    I'm excited for this contest!

  • Carly June 24, 2009, 6:48 am

    E's a HUGE Willy Wonka fan, so we watch it practically every month! My favorite part is definitely when, during Pure Imagination, Willy Wonka picks up a buttercup tea cup and saucer, drinks from it, then takes a bite out of it – magical!

  • sweetandfit June 24, 2009, 6:48 am

    I would seriously loooooove to go!!!!! I have been thinking about this everyday and and so worried that I won't be able to buy a ticket!

    I have never seen the movie, so I am just going to say "the chocolate waterfall"

  • jen June 24, 2009, 6:50 am

    pick me! πŸ™‚ can't wait to take advice home to my training clients.

  • *One Step at a Time* June 24, 2009, 6:55 am

    The chocolate waterfall! Hehe! I would LOVE to win a ticket and was planning on coming anyways so this would be PERFECT!! I hope I win!

  • Audrey June 24, 2009, 6:56 am

    even though gene wilder gives me the CREEPS my fav part is the very end when he and charlie are flying around the town..hooray for boston!

  • karla nicole June 24, 2009, 6:58 am

    i'm so excited about the chance to win the "golden ticket!" my favorite part of the movie is when the hens are laying the golden eggs and there is a good egg/bad egg scale…b/c that one girl was clearly a bad egg!

  • Lindsay June 24, 2009, 7:02 am

    My favorite part IS the chocolate waterfall! I would love to go to Boston!!

  • Kristin P. June 24, 2009, 7:05 am

    "oopma loopma doopity do, i've got a perfect puzzle for you"

  • sarahdbelle June 24, 2009, 7:05 am

    I love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory (well, the old one that is- the new one freaks me out). My favorite part is when Veruca says, "I want an oompa loompa now, daddy." When my little sister was 4, she did a spot on, hilarious impression.
    At any rate, I'm dying to go to the summit. It sounds awesome!

  • Maren June 24, 2009, 7:09 am

    i'd love to come to the summit to actually meet all you great bloggers, and get to come try some fun foods! great giveaway! thanks!

  • Healthnutcutie June 24, 2009, 7:11 am

    HMMM, I would have to say my favorite part is that all the foilage? is edible- ha see what a true foodie I am!! Hope to win!!

  • katie June 24, 2009, 7:14 am

    i think my favorite part is when violet turns into a huge blueberry after eating the gum. i will admit i didn't see this movie until i was in high school cause my mom thought it was too dark for little kids to watch haha.

    the blogger summit sounds amazing – great job organizing it!

  • Cathy June 24, 2009, 7:19 am

    My favourite part of the movie is the soda that they drink that makes them float and then they have to burp to get down. haha!

  • platipus329 June 24, 2009, 7:23 am

    Hahaha, I'm just going to say the chocolate waterfall because that movie still gives me nightmares

  • charlotte June 24, 2009, 7:24 am

    i like it when veruca goes down the hatch!

  • Anonymous June 24, 2009, 7:24 am

    my favorite part is Jonny Depp, period. Even when he plays a weirdo he is still hot.

  • Beck June 24, 2009, 7:25 am

    When they are eating the candy garden…I had dreams about drinking that chocolate river!!!

  • Beck June 24, 2009, 7:25 am

    The chocolate river! I would seriously swim laps in that thing!

  • Amy June 24, 2009, 7:26 am

    I just love the movie – the original. I haven't seen the Johnny Depp one.
    My favorite part is when the annoying girl turns into a blueberry and is taken away. hahaha

  • Sarah June 24, 2009, 7:26 am

    Best movie!! Favorite part probably when they first walk into the edible wonderland and kids and parents start messily eating all the yummy looking grass, trees, mushrooms, etc. Such a fantasy of mine as a kid.

  • confessionsofablackbelt June 24, 2009, 7:28 am

    Hey Caitlin! I would LOVE to come to the Boston summit but ironically I just got back from vacation in Mass, near Boston! Darn!

  • Ryane June 24, 2009, 7:30 am

    Fun movie!

    My fave scene was when Charlie and his grandpa were floating from all the soda pop they drank and realized they just had to belch and burp a lot to keep from going through that crazy chopping device… my faaavorite because my weirdo talent is that I can belch on command… and say things. Yeah, I can burp talk. I am REALLY classy.

  • Shannon June 24, 2009, 7:31 am

    "Mommy, I want a squirrel!"

  • Katherine June 24, 2009, 7:32 am

    The buttercups! I always wanted tea out of a buttercup…

  • dailygoods June 24, 2009, 7:33 am

    when the girl turns into a giant blueberry!!! haha

  • mels! W June 24, 2009, 7:37 am

    i would def agree with the chocolate waterfall!!!
    or the part where she turns into a blueberry–that was great too!!!

  • Julia June 24, 2009, 7:39 am

    I'm not super keen on the movie, the Ooompah Loompahs were creepy looking and Willy Wonka was too dark. Loved the book though! My favorite part about the book is that it was my Daddy-daughter time, Dad would read a chapter every night before bed (cue mush). Of the story, I love Grandpa. He's so young at heart.

  • Rose June 24, 2009, 7:39 am

    Oops. I didn't say the chocolate water fall above! Because I haven't seen the movie…

  • Jaime (Embracing Balance) June 24, 2009, 7:55 am

    I WANT TO GO TO BOSTON!! Road trip!!

  • Jamie June 24, 2009, 7:57 am

    we are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams.

    pick me!

  • Paula June 24, 2009, 7:59 am

    I would LOVE to go to the summitt! My favorite favorite part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is that scene with the chocolate waterfall! Man, I would love to be in that room where everything is yummy and edible!

  • runnerskitchen June 24, 2009, 8:00 am

    I love the beginning of Willy Wonka when they show all of the candy being made – it makes me want to eat chocolate πŸ™‚ Pick me!!

  • Amelia June 24, 2009, 8:02 am

    I would love to come to the summit. I haven't seen the movie in a while but I like the golden tickets part!

  • Anna June 24, 2009, 8:05 am

    My favorite part of charlie and the chocolate factory is that growing up my best friend was terrified of the movie. I used to sing the oompa loompa theme song everytime I got mad at her!

  • rah9184 June 24, 2009, 8:11 am

    I want a Golden Ticket!

    My favorite scene is where they enter the factory candy land and get to eat everything they see. Mmmmm!

  • Gina June 24, 2009, 8:13 am

    Probably the lickable wallpaper, hehe.

  • Molly June 24, 2009, 8:15 am

    When Victoria (?) blows up into a big purple blob (just typed blog) and they have to roll her away. LOL!

  • Molly June 24, 2009, 8:15 am

    When Victoria (?) blows up into a big purple blob (just typed blog) and they have to roll her away. LOL!

  • Jen Papaya June 24, 2009, 8:15 am

    Veruca Salt is definitely my favorite character!! And I would wallpaper my whole house in flavored wallpaper!

  • Leslie Elizabeth June 24, 2009, 8:19 am

    Pick Me, Pick Me! My favorite part is when they are in the candy land place. That is seriously my dream. I want to live there. i want to eat the candy trees! i must be eating candy when i watch this movie just because of this part.

    I want to go to Boston!

  • Caitlin June 24, 2009, 8:20 am

    When she blows up into a giant blueberry!

  • lilveggiepatch June 24, 2009, 8:21 am

    I love when Violet blows up into a blueberry and has to be sent to the juicing room! Actually, that's sort of scary…

  • Lauren June 24, 2009, 8:24 am

    i would LOVE a chance to go to this summit ! i've been reading food blogs for probably two years now and think this is a great opportunity!

  • Help Meghan Run June 24, 2009, 8:28 am

    Uh…the chocolate waterfall. πŸ™‚ Would love to go!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) June 24, 2009, 8:32 am

    love the blueberry girl! muahaha

    Would LOVE to win a ticket!!

  • ALD June 24, 2009, 8:33 am

    Fun Comment Question!

    Favorite Part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…when Willy Wonka (old school version) – is singing in the edible park, and then takes a bite of out his daffodil teacup! Love that movie!

  • Sarah June 24, 2009, 8:33 am

    I love the part where the girl turns into a blueberry πŸ™‚ And I am VERY excited for the summit, yay!

  • trans phatt June 24, 2009, 8:34 am

    shoot, haha. i commented on the wrong post!

    my favorite thing about willy wonka (the original!) is that it didn't try to be overtly creepy, which tim burton was guilty of in the newer version. the original is just naturally creepy/disturbing.
    favorite part: "i want an oompa loompa. and i want an oompa loompa nowww."

    i'm free to go to the conference πŸ™‚

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) June 24, 2009, 8:37 am

    I am really excited about this awesome summit!!! My favorite part and least favorite part was when the girl turned into a giant blueberry. It freaked me out, but it always stuck with me!

  • Anonymous June 24, 2009, 8:39 am

    IÒ€ℒd love to come and meet you guys! I

  • Diana June 24, 2009, 8:41 am

    LOL I love the Willy Wonka theme. My favorite part is hands-down the whole scene where all the golden ticket winners are frolicking through the huge candy room and eating lollipops off trees and such… Hopefully that'll be me rooting through my swag at the summit in August! πŸ˜€

  • pennyk June 24, 2009, 8:46 am

    I would be so psyched to win! My favorite part is definitely the flavored gum – what a dream come true!

  • Anonymous June 24, 2009, 8:47 am

    girl, you looking like you have lost a lot of weight.

  • Jessica June 24, 2009, 8:48 am

    i like the cowboy tv scene!

  • Christie June 24, 2009, 8:53 am

    My favorite part of Willy Wonka is when the girl turns into the blueberry for eating the gum. I used to love that movie when I was younger!

    I can't wait until the blog summit and I hope I win!

  • Julie June 24, 2009, 8:58 am

    My fave parts are "Violet, you're turning violet, Violet", when Charlie and grandpa drink that soda that makes them float, and when Veruca falls down the shoot for being a bad egg, after singing the best song in the movie.

    Hi I'm a dork and may have seen the movie once or twice.

    julieavitale at comcast dot net

  • Melissa June 24, 2009, 8:59 am

    "I want a feast…a bean feast!" I love Veruca Salt's flipout. I also love the band Veruca Salt, but that's a different thing altogether. I want to go to the Summit so I can thank you ladies in person for the positive impact and daily inspiration you've brought to my life. A year ago I was depressed, overweight and at a loss for what to do. I came across Kath's blog, then yours and many others followed. I'd love to show you all my before and after pictures and also meet other blog readers and hear their stories. Thanks!

  • The Healthy Apple June 24, 2009, 9:02 am

    My favorite part of that movie is the umpa lumpas, that how you spell it? I would LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE TO WINNNNNN this free ticket…I am truly looking forward to this amazing event and meeting all of you bloggers face to face…you have inspired so many people all over the world and this event is going to be fantastic.
    I hope you pick me!!!!!
    Have a great day.
    The Healthy Apple

  • Allie June 24, 2009, 9:02 am

    My favorite moment is when they lick the wallpaper because when I was little I used to try that, although it sure didn't taste like candy!

    I am in Argentina right now and will be coming back to Boston that weekend after 6 months abroad. My sister and I are planning a weekend together there and would LOVE to attend the summit together!

  • Caitlin June 24, 2009, 9:05 am

    I wasn't allowed to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I was a kid… (My mother chose odd things to be strict about…) but, don't worry! It's definitely one of my favorites now! My favorite scene is probably when Charlie gives the golden ticket to his grandpa and they start dancing around the room!

    Best. Giveaway. Ever. Thanks!

  • LaughingLindsay June 24, 2009, 9:08 am

    Hey Girl! My favorite part of the movie is the oompa loompa's. I sang that Oompa loompa doompity doo song over and over when I was litte. I'm pretty much as short as them too! I always fit right in!

  • Courtney June 24, 2009, 9:21 am

    I love the scene where Charlie finds the golden ticket in the candy bar wrapper. It is such a sweet happy moment!

  • Ali June 24, 2009, 9:23 am

    I love the part when the girl turns into a blueberry- because that is my favorite fruit!

  • Boston Lisa June 24, 2009, 9:26 am

    Woo-Hoo! I love Willy Wonka (my favorite part is when Charlie finds the ticket and gets his grandpa out of bed to dance with him) and I love the idea of a weekend filled with health-focused fun!

  • peaceinmotion June 24, 2009, 9:27 am

    I love the part where they drink soda and start to float! As a child I really thought that would happen. Imagine my disappointment when my parents had to break the news…

    I can't wait for this summit. So much work has been put into it and the finished product is going to be just spectacular!

  • Ashley June 24, 2009, 9:30 am

    My favorite part is def. when the violet turns into a blueberry, can't beat it. Hope I win!

  • CARLY June 24, 2009, 9:32 am

    I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! I when Violet turns into a blueberry! So fun…would love to win the golden ticket πŸ™‚

  • kri June 24, 2009, 9:37 am

    Honestly, besides the idea of having lickable wallpaper (my parents spent months convincing me it didn't exist), my strongest memory of Willy Wonka was the fact that the Charlie and his grandfather (the only two not completely overcome with greed) won the big prize in the end. It taught me as a child that kindness and patience mean a lot more than having money.

  • Leanne June 24, 2009, 9:43 am

    Honestly, I always loved all the giant candy – esp the huge gummy bears. Love that you used the golden ticket as an analogy.

    I'd love to come to the summit. I am so excited that it is actually at a time and place that I can get to as I live all the way in Los Angeles. I've rescheduled my trip home to CT a bit so that I would be able to go. Now I just need a ticket and it seems like they will go very fast! Here's hoping…

  • Missy June 24, 2009, 9:48 am

    Willie Wonka is my favorite ovie of all time! My favorite part is, "Snozberry, who ever heard of a snozberry??"

    I would love to go to the summit!

  • cottchz June 24, 2009, 9:50 am

    my favorite part is when they go to the huge candy forest where they can try everything!! we used to recreate that in the sandbox when we were little. i wnat to go so bad!!!

  • Lisa D. June 24, 2009, 10:02 am

    hmm…my favorite part is when willy wonka opens the factory doors…yum yum yum

  • Jenna June 24, 2009, 10:30 am

    I love willy wonka and the choc factory such a classic!!

    :crossing fingers that I win a golden ticket:

  • Casie June 24, 2009, 10:33 am

    Oh I heart that movie!! My favorite part is when he opens the doors and your first see all the candy. I have always wanted a tea cup that i could bight into!!! HAHA

    Hooray for the blog Summit!

  • kateystrembel June 24, 2009, 10:35 am

    My favorite part is (of course) when Violet turns "violet"

  • Monjca June 24, 2009, 10:37 am

    For some reason, I get a kick out of "These shnozeberries taste like shnozeberries!" hehe. The new Willy Wonka freaked me out a little, even though Johnny Depp is always amazing. I think it was those new Oompa Loompa clones!

  • eatingtolivelovelaughtri June 24, 2009, 10:38 am

    I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. My favorite part is when Violet turns into a blueberry. : ) Great movie!

  • Monica June 24, 2009, 10:38 am

    Oh no!! that comment was supposed to have the name MONICA. I'm sorry!

  • Ashley June 24, 2009, 10:46 am

    You cannot beat Violet turning Violet, or the edible wallpaper! I hope I win! : )

  • Cat June 24, 2009, 10:50 am

    I love when Violet turns into a blueberry, & they have to roll her out of the room!

  • Meghan June 24, 2009, 10:59 am

    the chocolate river! mmm

  • julie June 24, 2009, 11:08 am

    when veruca salt plummets down the egg chute and charlie says, completely deadpan, "she was a bad egg." it still cracks me up!

  • Caroline June 24, 2009, 11:20 am

    Another fan of the Violet-blueberry transformation here!
    I am So excited for the Summit!

  • Lora June 24, 2009, 11:40 am

    ooooo excited to meet everyone! I love the golden ticket idea because I am obsessed with Willy Wonka! I love the part where they see the chocolate river and eat all the edible flowers, grass, trees etc..that would be the greatest experience ever.

  • Beth June 24, 2009, 11:41 am

    My favorite bit in that movie is when all the kids get to run around eating the entirely edible landscape! That is a little kids dream come true!! Hope I win!

  • eli June 24, 2009, 11:58 am

    i love when mr. wonka comes out for the first time, limping with the cane, and then busts out that somersault. that was my go-to cool move back in the day!

  • Grace June 24, 2009, 12:01 pm

    My favorite part is the relationship between Charlie and his grandfather πŸ™‚ So adorable!

  • mbh1122 June 24, 2009, 12:03 pm

    honestly..charlie and the chocolate factory gives me nightmares (esp the oompaloompas) but here's to hoping I get a free ticket!

  • Kati June 24, 2009, 12:06 pm

    I love the big blueberry girl!!! ah ha haha. Thanks for giving away a ticket!

  • semihealthy June 24, 2009, 12:10 pm

    I love when Veruca Salt sings "I want it now"
    I hope I win!

  • Maggie June 24, 2009, 12:22 pm

    I love… the chocolate waterfall. I've actually seen it, but I don't remember it that well. I'm not good with remembering movies.

  • Sarah June 24, 2009, 12:30 pm

    I love the girl that turns in a blueberry!

  • Melissa June 24, 2009, 12:52 pm

    Ummm,I know I've seen it but yeah, I don't remember so, the chocolate waterfall. ; )

    If I don't win, I'll do my best to get a ticket!!

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  • Poppy June 24, 2009, 1:07 pm

    My favorite part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would have to be Veruca Salt's I WANT IT NOW song…it's a song that until recently has represented my relationship with food…


  • Allie June 24, 2009, 1:44 pm

    My favorite part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is when they do into the candy store in the beginning…I always wanted to do that!

  • rainbow2004 June 24, 2009, 2:07 pm

    the giant blueberry girl is my fave part!!

  • rainbow2004 June 24, 2009, 2:08 pm

    the giant blueberry girl is my fave part!!

  • KatieF June 24, 2009, 2:26 pm

    I like the lickable wallpaper scene…"The schnozberries taste like schnozberries!"

  • Willie June 24, 2009, 2:28 pm

    Clearly, when the kid is swimming in chocolate. But before it gets all scary.

  • Elizabeth Jarrard June 24, 2009, 2:49 pm

    the chocolate river!! I really hope tickets don't sell out in the first minute!!!

  • Ashley June 24, 2009, 3:01 pm

    Favorite part: when Grampa Bucket starts to walk after being bedridden for so so long : ) He's so gosh darn cute.

  • Pam June 24, 2009, 3:15 pm

    Seriously singing the oompa loompa song over here…and thinking about Johnny Depp. Anywayyy, I would LOVE to attend the summit because I am obsessed with food, food blogs, food blogging, etc etc. Thanks!

  • sarah June 24, 2009, 3:19 pm

    i like the blueberry part, too! would love to attend.

  • Coley June 24, 2009, 3:45 pm

    Okay, so I've never seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I know, I know… who hasn't seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?! So I guess… the chocolate waterfall?

    Thanks for the contest, Caitlin!!!

  • traveleatlove June 24, 2009, 4:03 pm

    My favorite part is when Augustus falls into the chocolate river. How fun that would be! Except for the almost drowing part!
    I live in Boston and can definitely attend.

  • Amanda June 24, 2009, 4:11 pm

    Havent seen this movie in soooo long so I am just going to say CHOCOLATE WATER FALL and PICK ME!! πŸ™‚

  • Ashley June 24, 2009, 4:44 pm

    Willy Wonka and the Charlie Factory is one of my FAVORITE movies of all time! I love that you went with that theme πŸ™‚

    If I had to choose one scene, I'd say it is when they walk into the edible room with the chocolate waterfall, edible grass, jelly bean trees, etc. It's been a dream since I was little to walk into a room like that πŸ™‚

    -alapp15 at yahoo dot com

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements) June 24, 2009, 4:48 pm

    Loving the Willy Wonka reference! My fav part is that scene in the candy shop when the candy man starts singing and throwing chocolate bars around! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda June 24, 2009, 4:49 pm

    please please pleaseeeeeee pick me!

  • Junghwa June 24, 2009, 4:50 pm

    wow, I'll be SO happy to be picked as the lucky winner.

  • *Andrea* June 24, 2009, 4:52 pm

    my favorite part is the forbidden gum and how you can chew a meal in a piece of gumm;)

    i wouldloveeeeeeeeee to go to the summit!!!!!

  • Sofia June 24, 2009, 5:08 pm

    My favorite part is Veruca Salt's song "I Want it Now." PRICELESS!! Teaches me to never spoil my future kids!!

    "I want a bean feast!"

  • Elizabeth June 24, 2009, 5:36 pm

    It's chocolate! What's not to love? πŸ˜‰

  • Sammie June 24, 2009, 5:36 pm

    I love when Charlie and his grandfather find the room with the magic soda and they are flying around burping. They are having so much fun just being goofy. I am really looking forward to the Summit and meeting all you lovely ladies.

  • Amy@ What Do I Eat Now? June 24, 2009, 6:28 pm

    i would love to win one! boston is my hometown- it would be great to go!!

  • Granite Gourmet June 24, 2009, 6:57 pm

    I love the rivers of chocolate milk. I used to make mud rivers in my backyard as a kid and pretend they were chocolate milk. πŸ™‚

    (I never drank it though!)

    I would be so excited to go and meet all ya'll bloggies.

  • The Faux Foodie June 24, 2009, 7:03 pm

    the chocolate waterfall, gosh I feel so embarrassed, but I have never seen that or the Wizard from Oz…I guess partially the reason is I didn't grow up in the US….

  • HangryPants June 25, 2009, 2:36 pm

    just wanted to tell you how much i enjoyed your oompa loompa themed post.

  • Joy June 26, 2009, 1:17 pm

    Hi Caitlin,

    I loved the new video that depicked the history of your races. WOW it was moving and motivating. I just started "The first of May I started to fast walk a mile every day before work. Your example got me out there. Hopefully, by the winter I'll be at the "Tipping Point" and will continue even in cold temps and a little rain. Thanks!

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