Charlie sees tables full of candies that look like sugar cubes, except that every cube has a face painted on each of its sides. The Oompa-Loompas in the room are painting more faces. Veruca says they look square. Veruca and Mr.
The Nut Room is where Willy Wonka has trained squirrels to get nuts out of their shells whole, because Wonka insists upon using whole nuts and squirrels are, according to Wonka, are the only creatures on Earth who can get nuts out of their shells without cracking them. There are tubes for each of the squirrels. These tubes spout nutshells for the squirrels to test the nuts and check if they are good or bad by tapping them on the table. If they are bad nuts, the nut will make a hollow sound when tapped on the table, and the squirrel will throw the nut into the giant garbage chute in the middle of the room that leads to the incinerator. It is not known who trained these squirrels. When Veruca broke inside the room to try and grab a squirrel to keep as a pet, 99 of the squirrels jumped on her limbs and pinned her down.