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Crystallised Pineapple

"Horace formed a kind of club of his favorites with himself at the center, making introductions, forging useful contacts between members, and always reaping some kind of benefit in return, whether a free box of his favorite crystallized pineapple or the chance to recommend the next junior member of the Goblin liaison Office."
--Albus Dumbledore (HBP4)

Crystallised Pineapple

Crystallised pineapple, Horace Slughorn’s favorite sugary treat, is pineapple chunks soaked in sugar for days and coated with sugar crystals. Slughorn sometimes received crystallized pineapple as a gift from his collection of “favorite” people (HBP4).

Once Harry saw Slughorn buying it for himself at Honeydukes in Hogsmeade (HBP12). Crystallized pineapple symbolized his life-long love of luxury, even when Harry viewed him as a much-younger man and Tom Riddle's teacher: "sitting ...in the comfortable winged armchair in his office, his feet resting upon a velvet pouffe, a small glass of wine in one hand, the other rummaging in a box of crystallized pineapple" (HBP23).

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Pineapples are traditional symbols of wealth and luck.

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