The dream of living in the world of Harry Potter didn’t just end at the chance to learn transfiguration with Professor McGonagall or play Quidditch with Oliver Wood (yes, please!). For those of us who are adventurous foodies, we couldn’t help but experience a little mouth watering at the description of the various dishes made by the Hogwarts house-elves or Molly Weasley. Here’s a list of some of the Harry Potter foods that we really wish were real– and some that actually are!
Chocolate Frogs Admit it. While Harry and Ron were fawning over the cards that came with the chocolate itself, part of you was always curious to try those Chocolate Frogs. Did the spell wear off when you ate the little guy? There’s just something both delicious and morbid about them.
Dragon Tartare Famous for making your breath smell ghastly, Hermione popped a few of these appetizers made of finely chopped Dragon meat when she wanted to dissuade Cormac McLaggen’s advances. You’ve gotta admit, something like this would be kind of perfect for that awkward blind date kiss that you’d rather avoid.
Flobberworm Fritter Enjoy cuisine of the insect variety? Well these fried critters may just be the Hogwarts cousin to the deep-fried Locusts or chocolate covered ants. You still probably will want to look up what a Flobberworm is first, though. WARNING: It’s not pretty, so we’ll skip the picture for this one.
Home Made Yummy Honey What could possibly be sweeter than honey made from the bees that live around the Burrow? A simple jar labeled “Home Made Yummy Honey” can be found on the Weasley kitchen counter next to Molly’s “Magnificent Marmalade.” Add a pumpkin pastie to the mix and you have yourself one delicious afternoon snack. (Now if only we could get the dish to wash itself too, right?)
No Melt Ice Cream Blink during Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and you might miss the Honeydukes sign advertising Ice Cream that is supposedly impervious to melting. While it doesn’t actually make a physical appearance during the film, the idea of a non-melting ice cream would totally revolutionize the summertime snack. Dripping cones, be gone!
Self-Propelling Custard Pie – Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes In true Weasley fashion, this treat has a trick to it. Made with a hint of mischief, this pie will automatically hurl itself at the face of your chosen adversary. It would be perfect for that cafeteria food fight you always wanted to have and, let’s face it, probably absolutely scrumptious. Fred and George are the offspring of a brilliant chef, after all!
Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans The Russian roulette of jelly beans! Lucky for us, Jelly Belly has their own version of the twisted treats available for purchase. So you can go ahead and roll the dice with that tan colored jelly bean to your heart’s content.
For more Harry Potter fun, check out this week’s episode of Co-Optitude! What magical treat would you like to try? Tell us in the comments!
By Analise Nelson. Follow her on Twitter!