Spotted Dick to Cockroach Clusters: Harry Potter's Ten Grossest Foods in the Universe
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premieres tonight in New York and opens around the country Friday. The end of an era is here. We've spent the last ten years prowling Hogwarts after hours and meeting freaky people.
In the last decade, we have discovered chocolate frogs, sugar quills, and Fizzing Whizbees. But some of the stuff that J.K. Rowling came up with was downright nasty. Here are the ten most disgusting things ever eaten in the books and films, from gross to "I wouldn't eat that if a Death Eater were pointing his wand at me."
10. Spotted Dick
While not technically gross (it's an English pudding), the name is revolting. Could you seriously put something in your mouth called spotted dick? We can't remember where in the books they ate it. But it was there. We can't ever forget this one. It makes for some great jokes at family functions.
Ron is desperate to try this from the grimy Hog's Head pub in Order of
the Phoenix. But quite frankly, it just sounds disgusting. Whisky
already burns - why in Merlin's name add more pain? We found a recipe
that calls for whisky and Tabasco sauce. Not
even if you begged us.
"Why are you worrying about You-Know-Who? You should be worrying about U-No-Poo - the constipation sensation that's gripping the nation!"
When Fred and George Weasley started selling U-No-Poo at their joke
shop in Half-Blood Prince, everyone loved it (and by everyone, we mean
those of us reading. We're sure we wouldn't have been so entertained if
we had actually eaten some). While the thought of candy that impedes
your bowel movements make us cringe, we're sure a couple shots of
firewhiskey would take care of the problem.
7. Blood Lollipops
Famously found at Honeydukes Sweet Shop in Hogsmeade in Prisoner of Azkaban, blood lollis are
actually made with blood. Sure, they're for vampires. But how would you
feel if sitting next to your packets of Drooble's Best Blowing Gum and
Chocolate Frogs was a melting blood pop?
6. Skiving Snackboxes
Another of Fred and George's ingenious inventions, these candies have
two ends - you bite one off to make you sick in class, then eat the
other to make you well again as soon as you're out of class (we're sure they'd be just as useful for work too). Introduced in Order of the Phoenix as a way to piss of Umbridge, they had Puking
Pastilles, Fever Fudge, Fainting Fancies, and Nosebleed Nougat. We like
the sound of a quick fever best, but at some point they give you
massive boils in terrifying places not visible to the public. So maybe
we'll pass on those.
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