By Sarah Langs
Do you have the golden ticket? What about the perfect bracket?
No, we aren’t in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, and yes, March Madness is over.
But NBC Sports is combining two fan favorites — chocolate and bracketology — for a Stanley Cup Playoffs sweepstakes.
NBC Sports will give away chocolate bars named with a nod to Willy Wonka, “Lord Stanley’s Cup Diddly-Umptious Bracket Bars.”
Wonka would approve of the flavoring decisions, as there are four options: sea salt, almond, milk chocolate and dark chocolate.
In the wrapper of each bar will be either a completed playoff bracket or an instant win “Silver Ticket.”
With 32,768 unique bracket possibilities, there will be just one perfect bracket winner. The chocolate-eating fan with the perfect bracket at the end of the playoffs will win a trip for two to the 2016 NHL All Star Weekend & get to spend time with the Stanley Cup. In other words, that’s Charlie’s lucky ticket.
Brackets that have the correct winning team, without the perfect entire bracket, will receive $25 gift cards to the NHL.com online shop.
Four chocolate bars won’t feature any sort of bracketology at all. Those instant winning bars will instead have a “Silver Ticket,” good for a trip to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final and again, time with the Cup.
Fans who want to request a bar can tweet at NBC Sports using the hashtag “#BracketBar.”
So start eating chocolate and crossing your fingers. You could win big time.
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 15, 2015