Food and Drink


"Seen the Fizzing Whizbees, Harry? And the Jelly Slugs? And the Acid Pops? Fred gave me one of those when I was seven -- it burnt a hole right through my tongue. I remember Mum walloping him with her broomstick. Reckon Fred'd take a bit of Cockroach Cluster if I told him they were peanuts?"
-- Ron Weasley




magical candy
non-magical sweets
Hogwarts Express tea trolley
Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans

magical candy and sweets

  • Acid Pops (will burn a hole right through your tongue) (PA10)
  • PS6, PA10, GF23)
  • blood-flavored lollipops (for vampires, presumably) (PA10)
  • Canary Cream
  • Chocoballs - full of strawberry mousse and clotted cream (PA5)
  • chocolate (used as an antidote for contact with the Dark Arts)
  • Chocolate Frogs - come with a collectable card of a famous witch or wizard in each pack (PS6, GF23)
  • Cockroach Clusters (real cockroaches in them, apparently) (PA10) 1
  • Drooble's Best Blowing Gum (fill the room with bluebell-colored bubbles that refuse to pop for days) (PS6, PA5, PA10, GF23)
  • exploding bon-bons (PA10)
  • Fizzing Whizbees (massive sherbet balls that make you levitate) (PA5, PA10, GF23) 2
  • Fudge Flies (PA13)
  • Ice Mice ("hear your teeth chatter and squeak!") (PA10)
  • Jelly Slugs (PA10)
  • Licorice Wands (PS6)
  • Pepper Imps (tiny black candy that makes you "Breathe fire for your friends!") (PA5, PA10)
  • Peppermint Toads - peppermint creams shaped like toads ("hop realistically in the stomach!") (PA10)
  • sugar quills (suck on them in class and you look like you're thinking) (PA5, PA10)
  • Ton-Tongue Toffee
  • Toothflossing Stringmints ("splintery," Hermione bought some for her dentist parents) (PA10)
  • squeaking sugar mice - Flitwick gave a box of these to Harry after the interview was published in The Quibbler (OP26)

Non-magical candy and sweets

  • lemon drops / sherbet lemons (okay, these are Muggle candy, but Dumbledore likes them) (PS1) 3
  • Cauldron Cakes - sold on the Hogwarts Express (PS6, PA5, GF11)
  • chocolate gateau (GF12)
  • cream cakes, made by the House-Elves of Hogwarts (GF21)
  • éclairs, made by the House-Elves of Hogwarts (GF21, GF28)
  • peppermint humbugs (Hagrid had some in his pockets (PS5) and they were served at the welcoming feast in 1991 [Y11] (PS7))
  • Pumpkin Pasties (PS6)
  • treacle fudge (a specialty of Hagrid's; cements your mouth shut) (CS7)
  • treacle tart (GF12)

Chocolate has special properties. Not only does it make a wonderful treat, but it also serves as a particularly powerful antidote for the chilling effect produced by contact withDementors and other particularly nasty forms of Dark Magic. Lupin carries chocolate with him on the Hogwarts Express (PA5), which seems to suggest that he expected a problem with the Dementors, or perhaps that any Defense Against the Dark Arts specialist carries chocolate as a matter of course. Madam Pomfrey, when she heard thatLupin had given Harry chocolate after his encounter with the Dementors, nodded approvingly and stated that "at last we have a Defence Against the Dark Arts professor who knows his remedies." She herself uses enormous blocks of Honeydukes' best chocolate as an antidote in the Hospital Wing.

Honeydukes is the sweet shop in Hogsmeade. In addition to most of the magical candies listed above, Honeydukes makes their own fudge (PA8). They also sell creamy chunks of nougat, pink squares of coconut ice, honey-colored toffees, and row upon row of different kinds of chocolate.

The owners of the store live over the shop. There is a secret passageway from Hogwarts which opens in a trapdoor in the cellar.

on the Hogwarts Express tea trolley

  • Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans (PS6)
  • Drooble's Best Blowing Gum (PS6)
  • Cauldron Cakes
  • Chocolate Frogs
  • Pumpkin Pasties
  • pumpkin juice (ice cold)
  • Licorice Wand

(a bit of everything costs 11 silver sickles and 7 bronze knuts)


  1. "Cockroach Clusters" are borrowed from a Monty Python sketch which focuses on a candy-maker who specializes in disgusting chocolates. He argues that his "Crunchy Frog" chocolates, for example, are made with the "finest baby frogs, dew picked and cleansed and flown from Iraq..." The police inspector exclaims, "Don't you even take the bones out?", to which the man replies, "If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, now would it?" The idea for Chocolate Frog cards is also a tribute on JKR's part to Monty Python.
    "British comedy is an obsession of mine. I love Monty Python."
    -- J. K. Rowling (Sch2)
  2. One of the ingredients of Fizzing Wizzbees is dried Billywig stings (FB). Harry notes in his copy of Fantastic Beasts that, in that case, he won't be eating any more of those particular sweets.
  3. In the American edition of PS and CS, the candy Dumbledore was eating in Privet Drive and the candy name which he uses for the password to his office is given as "lemon drop." The original British version names this candy as a "sherbet lemon" which is not at all the same thing, but it was correctly decided that American readers would think of an icy dessert if they saw the word sherbet, so the substitution was made. In GF, however, the name was left as "sherbet lemon."


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