Thursday, April 3, 2014

C is for Chocolate Frogs

The candy of the wizarding world has fascinated me ever since the first train ride when Harry was on the train and the trolly came through with all the choices of candy. As an eight year old at the time of reading The Sorcerer's Stone the first time, my mouth was agape and watering just like Harry's!

"Not wanting to miss anything, [Harry] got some of everything and paid the woman eleven silver Sickles and seven bronze Knuts" (101).

These are just a few of the many sweets and treats Rowling created:

  • Acid Pops
  • Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans
  • Cauldron Cakes
  • Chocolate Frogs
  • Cockroach Clusters
  • Drooble's Best Blowing Gum
  • Fizzing Whizbees
  • Licorice Wands
  • Pumpkin Pasties
  • Sugar Quills
  • Ton-Tongue Toffee

I've always found Chocolate Frogs to be the most enticing, first of all because I love chocolate, but perhaps more importantly, the cards.
"Oh, of course, you wouldn't know - Chocolate Frogs had cards inside them, you know, to collect - famous witches and wizards.  I've got about five hundred, but I haven't go Agrippa or Ptolemy." (Ron, 102)
I grew up collecting Pokemon cards, Yu-Gi-Oh cards, and Harry Potter cards, so it's by no means a stretch to say I would be a collector of famous witch and wizard cards as well. Paired with my love for reading, I think I would really enjoy the snapshot description of the person's life, and to be honest, the moving picture would be pretty amazing.

So, what about you? Which wizarding treat would you be most interested in trying? Or what have you tried, if you've sampled some of the "muggle" versions?

Join me tomorrow for D is for...Deathly Hallows!


  1. Good luck with the A to Z Challenge.

    1. Thank you! Same to you. I enjoyed your Alamo post.

  2. Trying to lose a bit of weight, Michelle! You're not helping! :-) Good post.

  3. You think, as well, that all that Potter wizardry (playing cards that answer back and whatever else) is gonna be obsolete in a few years' time? We'll probably have playing cards that move by 2020! :-)

    1. Yeah it doesn't seem like it would be too hard to make cards like the ones described...I was actually just having a conversation about the lack of technology in Harry Potter (no cell phones....owls for communication) so I think that should keep it from getting outdated. But I think you're right that the cards won't seem so impressive in a few years!