If you've seen the movie or read the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and thought, "wow...how cool would that be to win a candy factory!" get ready...your chance is coming!

I've always wondered what it would be like to have access to some of the most innovative sweets.  You get to determine what flavors are sent out to the public and get as creative as you'd like with them.  Unfortunately, if you're a chocolate fan, it's not a chocolate factory, but it's a candy factory nonetheless.

David Klein, the creator of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans is putting on his own golden ticket promotion, and yes, he's willing to part with one of his many factories.  He will give you the keys and it will be yours.

But here's the catch...you're going to have to do some work to get it.  It's a golden ticket promotion, but it's really a scavenger hunt.  Instead of buying candy bars, he's going to have you buy your own ticket for $50.  That ticket will then give you a clue to where a necklace is hidden.  There's one in each of the 50 states.

If you are the lucky person to find the necklace in your state, you will be given a prize worth around $5000 to say thank you for your efforts.  And on top of that, once all 50 treasure hunts are complete, everyone who participated will be eligible to search for “The Ultimate Treasure,” which will be the key to one of Klein’s candy factories and an all-expenses-paid tuition at a candy-making university.

Want to get started?  Get your ticket at TheGoldTicket.com.  ((If the link is not working, it's because the website has been having some connectivity issues.)