• The table read for this episode took place on October 23, 2015.
  • The title of this episode is a reference to the Laura Esquivel novel Like Water for Chocolate.
  • The font used for the title on the script cover resembles the font used for the title of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
  • An improvised audio outtake from this episode when Bob watches Teddy diving for balls was posted on Loren Bouchard's Soundcloud account in December 2015. A full fifteen months before this episode originally aired (March 12, 2017). (see Behind the scenes)
  • This episode has the year 2016 as the copyright year as opposed to the calendar year it aired in (2017).
  • A total of 1.82 million households watched this episode.[1]
  • Among the different candies made by Spratt's Sweets are; Chunky Blast Offs, Slappies, Midas Bar, Uncle Nuts, Gosh Darnet, Smudge Bar, Zozzles, Gummi-Tube, Chocolate Loaf, and Sprickle Sprackles.
  • The changing of the formula in Chunky Blast Offs mirrors that of The Hershey Company replacing the cocoa butter in some of their products with vegetable oil as an emulsifier to reduce costs without having to raise prices or decrease sizes. As well as Cadbury replacing the Dairy Milk chocolate on their Creme Egg with "standard cocoa mix chocolate". Both changes resulted in a large number of protests from consumers.[2][3]
  • Stop n' Spend, the convenience store where Gene discovers the change of formula in the Chunky Blast Offs was previously seen during the "Robo-stache" segment of "Sliding Bobs", Its appearance in this episode establishes that the store actually exists in the series canon.
  • Teddy carries his equipment in a Wonder Wharf Wonderdogs duffel bag.
  • The web address of Spratt's Sweets is, a site that doesn't exist in real-life.
  • The Gummi-Tube candy bar, manufactured by Spratt's, previously appeared in "Full Bars."
  • Ferdie Spratt has Moats and Lane Racer arcade games in his office, previously seen in numerous episodes.
  • When Gene decides to go to the factory tour and fight for what he believes in, Linda calls him her little "Erin Chocovich," a reference to Erin Brokovich, a real-life (but also dramatized in a movie) legal clerk who fought to get legal compensation for residents of a town where drinking water was contaminated by an energy corporation.


  • Julie is shown sitting in the third row in the first shot of Ms. Twitchell's class, but in the shot of the unimpressed students, she is sitting in the back row and has a completely different diorama.
  • Gene doesn't appear to know "what it's like to play basketball" despite playing the sport in PE in "Synchronized Swimming."

Behind the scenes

Bob and Teddy Diving for Balls (deleted audio outtake)


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