Food plays a huge role in the lives of our favorite fictional characters (as well as our own) and often serves as an important literary device in books. In the Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins uses food to symbolize how great the disparity is between the 12 districts, with most surviving off bland finds from the black market while those in the Capitol can simply press a button to get an extravagent and delicious feast. The eccentric foods in Harry Potter, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, and other fantastical books add magical elements which further draw the reader into the book’s absurd world. Some fictional foods have gotten so popular that they have made their way into the real world, like Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans from Harry Potter and Willy Wonka’s Everlasting gobstoppers from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Other foods are too obscure to ever exist, but they are so much fun to read about. Can you figure out which books and series these fictional foods are from?
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