let these halloween tasties tickle your tongue, bookworm…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Ghosts are a-spooking. The dead are a-walking. Vampires are a-sucking. Soon, kids will be tricking and treating. But Halloween can be a stressful holiday for the bookish among us. All the sugar rushes, spooky costumes, and general social situations…it’s all too much.


But Halloween does have some treats for book lovers, if you know where to look. ORRR if you have a friend who knows where to look. Luckily, reader, you do have a friend. Me. Your friend Bookstr. These are the treats you crave. These are the Halloween goodies for you, dear bookworm.


1. Willy Wonka Chocolate Bars (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)


Wonka bar

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Handcrafted by a team of Oompa Loompas, shaped in their palms, you’ll love this one-of-a-kind chocolate bar. If you’re lucky, you may even find a golden ticket!


2. Everlasting Gobstoppers (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)



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Mmm. Delicious hard candies! Careful, though, once you start, you cannot stop. Don’t start something you’re not willing to finish!


3. Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans (Harry Potter)


Jelly Beans

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We’re in Harry Potter Land, booklover. You are on the Hogwarts Express, and the trolley is knocking at your door. Would you like to try your hand at the mystery jelly beans? You may gag!


4. Chocolate Frogs (Harry Potter)


Chocolate frogs

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Or maybe you’d like a chocolate amphibian? Again, careful with this candy. He may hop out of your grasp.


5. Pepper Imps (Harry Potter)


Pepper Imps

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Once more, so so delicious, and so so troublesome. Only eat in private, where it won’t matter if your ears and nose shoot out smoke.


6. Exploding Bonbons (Harry Potter)

Exploding bonbons

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Harry Potter Wiki describes these treats thusly: “They presumably blew up when eaten, although they likely did not cause a major explosion, given the injury this would cause.”




7. Turkish Delights (The Chronicles of Narnia)


Turkish delights

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Tell me you did not crave these when the White Witch first offered them to Edmund. Well, hopefully you end up better than him.


8. Green Eggs & Ham (Green Eggs and Ham)


Green Eggs and Ham

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While green eggs and ham are not the tastiest treat for Halloween, green chocolate Easter eggs served with a side of Percy Pigs are, indeed, tasty. So very tasty. Ignore the holiday mash-up. Or embrace it. Halloween is nothing to be afraid of, book lover. It is your time to dine!


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