“You want to be careful with those. When they say every flavour, they mean every flavour – you know you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he had a bogey-flavoured one once.” – Ron Weasley
Jennifer came back from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with some treasures for me: Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans! I was delighted, as I was curious about the unordinary flavors described in the books. Toffee pudding and toasted marshmallow sound so tempting. And pizza? Count me in.
The first bean I had was a pink one, which I decided was pink grapefruit. A little sweet, a little tart, all fruity. The second? It tasted like rice and beans, although I’m positive that’s not even a flavor, so I couldn’t tell you. After my “rice and beans”, I decided to look up more flavors. And you won’t believe some of the stuff that’s in here (although I’m sure some of you HP fans will):
- rotten egg (sincerely hoping I do not get this one EVER)
- farm dirt
- dirty sock
Is it wrong that I want to try almost everything? I feel like an 11 year-old boy who’s about to dissect a frog for the first time (“Cool! Guts and stuff!”).