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9 Harry Potter Drinks and Candies You Can Enjoy in Real Life

When Universal Studios decided to bring the world of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series to life, they scoured the books for foods with which to populate their new Wizarding World. In particular, many of the beverages and candies described in the books, which had captured the imaginations of millions of readers, also inspired the magical fare at the theme park. Here are a few of Harry Potter’s favorite treats that you can find at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!


1. Butterbeer



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“Harry drank deeply. It was the most delicious thing he’d ever tasted and seemed to heat every bit of him from the inside.” (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, p. 137)



2. Pumpkin Juice


Pumpkin Juice

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“What would you like to drink?”


“What?” said Harry, quite sure he had misheard her.


“To drink, Mr. Potter,” she said, smiling still more widely. “Tea? Coffee? Pumpkin juice?” (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, p. 475)


3. Gillywater



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Next he saw another pair of feet, wearing sparkly turquoise high heels, and heard a woman’s voice.


“A small gillywater-“


“Mine,” said Professor McGonagall’s voice. (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, p. 138)


4. Firewhisky



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The firewhisky seared Harry’s throat. It seemed to burn feeling back into him, dispelling the numbness and sense of unreality, firing him with something that was like courage. (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, p. 65)



5. Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream


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Now he could sit in the bright sunshine outside Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, finishing all his essays with occasional help from Florean Fortescue himself, who, apart from knowing a great deal about medieval witch burnings, gave Harry free sundaes every half an hour. (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, p. 40)



6. Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans


Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans

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“You want to be careful with those,” Ron warned Harry. “When they say every flavor, they mean every flavor – you know, you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he got a booger-flavored one once.”


Ron picked up a green bean, looked at it carefully, and bit into a corner.


“Bleaaargh – see? Sprouts.” (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, p. 79)


7. Chocolate Frogs


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“What are these?” Harry asked Ron, holding up a pack of Chocolate Frogs. “They’re not really frogs, are they?” He was starting to feel that nothing would surprise him.


“No,” said Ron. “But see what the card is. I’m missing Agrippa.” (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, p. 77)



8. Fudge Flies


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Ron chose that moment to say loudly, “If Scabbers hadn’t just been eaten, he could have had some of those Fudge Flies. He used to really like them—” (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, p. 181)


9. Fizzing Whizzbees


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“—and massive sherbet balls that make you levitate a few inches off the ground while you’re sucking them,” said Ron […] (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, p. 58)




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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)


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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)


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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)


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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)


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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)

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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)


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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)


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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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Quiz: What Does Your Favorite Candy Say About Your Book Taste?

There’s a surprising amount of similarity between some of your favorite books and favorite candies. Books can be complex and layered, like a Snickers bar, or classic and to the point like a piece of luscious chocolate. Based on these popular candies, we chose books that fit well with them. Click on your favorite candy and see; what does your favorite (or second favorite if you can’t find your first) candy say about your book-based personality?


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