The Food of Harry Potter: How to Make Drooble's Best Blowing Gum
By brytontaylor on October 10, 2013
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Honeydukes was so crowded with Hogwarts students that no one looked twice at Harry. He edged among them, looking around, and suppressed a laugh as he imagined the look that would spread over Dudley’s piggy face if he could see where Harry was now.
There were shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable. Creamy chunks of nougat, shimmering pink squares of coconut ice, fat, honey-colored toffees; hundreds of different kinds of chocolate in neat rows; there was a large barrel of Every Flavor Beans, and another of Fizzing Whizbees, the levitating sherbet balls that Ron had mentioned; along yet another wall were ‘Special Effects’ — sweets: Drooble's Best Blowing Gum (which filled a room with bluebell-colored bubbles that refused to pop for days), the strange, splintery Toothflossing Stringmints, tiny black Pepper Imps (‘breathe fire for your friends!’), Ice Mice (‘hear your teeth chatter and squeak!’), peppermint creams shaped like toads (‘hop realistically in the stomach!’), fragile sugar-spun quills, and exploding bonbons.
--Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
Image: Courtesy of Bryton Taylor
When we piled everyone's ideas together from Twitter and Facebook, we came up with what 'crazyberry' flavour would taste like. Thank you to everyone! Really I pretty much bundled the ideas together. We went for a fruity raspberry, blueberry, strawberry coating (a big moosh of berry is a must, since crazyberry must be a berry, yeah?), a super-sour lemon-flavoured centre, and right at the heart of it, popping candy.
Afterall, Drooble's Best Blowing Gum is bluebell-coloured gum (that's the colour it comes out when you chew and blow it, in our case), and is available in crazyberry flavour. We couldn't guarantee it would never loose its flavour, or make bubbles that wouldn't pop for days, but this is crazyberry.
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