10 delicious Wizarding World snacks every Harry Potter fan must try


Being surrounded by magic isn’t the only reason to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. There’s also the delicious food to consider.

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you probably know that food plays a major role in the magical world that J.K. Rowling built. And if you’ve ever read the books or watched the films, you’ve likely wondered what Butterbeer tastes like or wished you could try some magical candy from the trolly. Thanks to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you can.

There are plenty of great reasons to visit the Wizarding World at Universal Studios—from being immersed in the magic of Harry Potter to checking out all of the attractions and wizard-themed shops. But we’d be lying if we said the wizard-themed food wasn’t high on the list of reasons to visit, especially with all the snacks based off of fictional foods from the series.

Here are 10 treats we recommend trying while visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

1. Butterbeer

It’s not really a trip to the Wizarding World if you don’t grab some Butterbeer. If you’ve always wondered what this delicious drink tastes like while reading the Harry Potter books or watching the films, you can finally find out. After one sip of this drink, you’ll understand why Harry and his friends spent so much time at the Three Broomsticks.

And though you won’t be able to chat up Madam Rosmerta while you’re there, you can purchase some Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks restaurant at the Wizarding World. Fans who aren’t interested in a full meal can also grab some Butterbeer at carts scattered throughout the parks.

As if the regular Butterbeer isn’t delicious enough, Harry’s favorite wizarding drink is also available frozen or hot. Visitors can choose a Butterbeer for any season, and it’ll keep them as warm or refreshed as they want.

2. Butterbeer ice cream

Remember all those free sundaes Harry got at Florean Fortescue’s? Well, now fans can try the famous ice cream shop for themselves. Sadly, there won’t be any free sundaes. But there is Butterbeer-flavored ice cream, and what’s better than that?

A combination of vanilla ice cream and butterscotch, Butterbeer fans will devour this Wizarding World snack—especially on a warm day.

3. Cauldron cakes

Anyone visiting the Wizarding World’s replica of Hogsmeade Village needs to stop at Honeydukes candy shop. It’s everything J.K. Rowling described in her books, with colorful candy lining displays around the store. And on top of all the once-fictional candy, Honeydukes also sells baked goods at the counter.

Visitors can try any of these desserts with delicious results, but cauldron cakes should be at the top of fans’ lists. The icing and cake combination alone should sell dessert lovers looking for a snack, but these also come in a cute little cauldron.

4. Chocolate frogs

Chocolate frogs are an iconic snack from the Harry Potter universe, especially given that Harry and Ron bond over them when they first become friends. Year after year, the two purchase these candies from the trolly lady on the Hogwarts Express. They even collect the cards that come with them, something that even helps them solve the mystery of the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Sadly, the chocolate frogs you can buy in shops throughout the Wizarding World won’t jump around your train compartment. They do, however, still come with collectible cards featuring famous wizards from the Harry Potter series. Plus, they’re chocolate. If that isn’t reason enough to try them, we don’t know what is.

5. Pumpkin juice

Who needs pumpkin spice lattes when there’s perfectly good pumpkin juice to be had? If you’re not a fan of butterscotch, this is the second most common drink in the Wizarding World parks. It might seem an odd choice for an amusement park, but it’s a callback to all the pumpkin juice our favorite wizards drank while dining in the Great Hall. And it’s surprisingly refreshing.

You can buy pumpkin juice almost anywhere you can purchase drinks at the Wizarding World. And it even comes in an adorable, pumpkin-topped bottle.

6. Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans

Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans are another well-known treat from the Harry Potter world, and they provide quite a few comical moments throughout the books. How could anyone forget the time Albus Dumbledore thought he was safe with a toffee flavor, only to discover it was earwax?

Fans can now purchase Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans from multiple stores throughout the Wizarding World, although we recommend stopping at Honeydukes. There’s a whole Bertie Bott’s display there, and fans will actually feel like they’re purchasing the candy in Hogsmeade, just like Harry and his friends.

If you do decide to try some Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, just be wary. The dessert flavors are delicious, but there’s always a chance you’ll get vomit or earwax flavors. What’s life without a little risk, right?

7. Fizzing Whizzbees

Fizzing Whizzbees are one of those snacks Harry mentions throughout the series, usually on trips to Honeydukes or journeys on the Hogwarts Express. Candy stores throughout the parks sell them, and they’re surprisingly tasty.

Fizzing Whizzbees are coated in milk chocolate, and their insides contain “fizzy fruits.” Basically, they taste like chocolate-covered pop rocks in gummy form. If you do decide to try these fizzy snacks, be aware: It’s very easy to eat the entire box in one sitting. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly a Fizzing Whizzbee is, you can find out on the Harry Potter Wiki. Just know in the wizarding world, Harry was quite off-put by its ingredients. But you’ll find no such thing in the real-life treats!

8. Exploding Bon-Bons

As the packaging confirms, Exploding Bon-Bons are a “real BOOM” of a candy. The good news is, the explosion is mostly just happening in your taste buds. With a white chocolate coating and orange filling, Exploding Bon-Bons are nothing like fans imagined them—though they probably taste a lot better than whatever Harry and Ron were eating.

9. Skiving Snackboxes

Fans visiting the Wizarding World definitely need to check out Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes while they’re there. Based off of the joke shop Fred and George Weasley open during their sixth year, the store is a colorful and comical blend of

And if you’re really looking to embrace your inner Gryffindor, you can give the twins’ Skiving Snackboxes a try. Based off of the candy the Weasley twins use to get out of class during the series, Skiving Snackboxes can include Nosebleed Nougat, Fainting Fancies, Puking Pastilles, and Fever Fudge. And surprisingly, these taste way better than they look or sound.

Of course, you may want to wait until the Monday after your vacation to give these candies a try. They’ll help you get out of responsibilities, after all.

10. Fudge Flies

If you’re in the mood for chocolate, but don’t want to eat an entire chocolate frog, you could always try Honeydukes’ Fudge Flies. These are based off of another snack from the Harry Potter series, and though they sound disgusting, they taste just like any other chocolate candy. Once you buy a box, you’ll find yourself munching on them all day—and trust us, you’ll need the sugar rush while you’re navigating the parks.

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What treats will you be trying next time you visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?