There are so many magical things about Harry Potter, and the food in the Wizarding World is definitely one of them.
For me this is the most iconic food item from the Wizarding World because it’s the one that first introduces Harry to Dumbledore. The frog is a solid lump of chocolate, which is a definite reason to buy one, but they also include Wizard Cards, with famous wizards and witches on them, including Dumbledore.
Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans
This has to be one of the most well-known food item from the Wizarding World because it’s the one that’s mentioned first in the Harry Potter books. Eating these is a lot of fun because you never know what you’re going to get! There are great tasting ones like candyfloss and blueberry, but be aware of the not so nice ones, such as earwax or vomit…
Honeydukes is the place to go for all your wizarding sweet needs, and you will find Peppermint Toads here. In the books, they are peppermint creams, shaped like a toad, which hop in the stomach, but for us Muggles, they are toad shaped peppermint creams, but they are one of my favourite Harry Potter sweets because of the great taste.
Fudge Flies are a sweet that Scabbers enjoyed and we all know how he turned out, so I’m not sure I want to like these, but I do! Each bite sized fly is made from fudge and coated in chocolate, making a yummy combination.
Exploding Bon Bons
Umbridge ruined everyone’s fun when she brought in her Educational Decrees, and number 67 banned Exploding Bon Bons. These are white chocolate truffles with a fruity flavour, but the exploding part comes from popping candy, so these bon bons become a lot more exciting!
Similarly to the bon bons, these are made with flavoured popping candy, but are prepared with milk chocolate and are moulded into bees. In the Wizarding World, Fizzing Whizzbees make the eater float slightly off the ground, but they can also make us Muggles float on a cloud of sugar.
Puking Pastilles are the genius invention of Fred and George Weasley. They created them as part of their ‘Skiving Snackbox’, which helps to get pupils out of class. The Puking Pastilles have 2 different coloured ends, one end to make you instantly start vomiting and the other to stop the vomiting. Unfortunately, the version we can buy is a 2 coloured hard-boiled sweet, with no instant puking properties.
These are pretty self-explanatory – they are quills made from sugar. The purpose is to allow students to eat something sweet in class without teachers realising. Us Muggles don’t use quills to write, so we can’t get away with that, but nevertheless, sugar quills are a very simple sweet to enjoy.
Not technically a wizard sweet, Sherbet Lemons are from the Muggle world, but Dumbledore is particularly fond of them. They are a hard-boiled lemon sweet with sherbet inside, and if they are good enough for Dumbledore, then they’re good enough for me!
Cauldron Cakes were one of the many items Harry ordered from the Trolley Witch on his first trip on the Hogwarts Express. Being a cake, they are good to try because they are different from the other sweets, and who doesn’t enjoy a bit of chocolate sponge?!
Florian Fortescue’s Ice Cream
You can’t be in Diagon Alley and not pay Florian Fortescue’s a visit. It was here that Harry would buy himself a strawberry and peanut butter ice cream, or sit and do homework, whilst being served free ice cream sundaes. I, of course, had to order strawberry and peanut butter and it was a delight to eat, whilst walking the streets of Diagon Alley.
Top tip: to make this experience even more like Harry’s exchange your Muggle money at Gringotts before purchasing.
The most famous drink from the Wizarding World is a sweet and indulgent one. Depending on where you’re trying this there are different versions: normal, hot or frozen. I’ve always chosen normal, but I’ve heard great things about frozen. This is consumed a lot throughout the Harry Potter series, so it is a must-try for any fan!
Pumpkin Juice is more refreshing than butterbeer because it’s not as thick, but it’s still sweet. This drink is especially popular with Hogwarts students, who drink it at anytime of the day. Although it’s very yummy, my favourite thing about Pumpkin Juice is the bottle it comes in because it’s a souvenir in itself.
This is one for the adults! In the Wizarding World it can’t be purchased by anyone under the age of 17 and is known to burn the stomach. Firewhisky is a strong cinnamon whisky, so it’s not for the feint hearted!