Disclaimer: If this post makes you want to cheat on any 2020 diet plans you’ve set for yourself and you actually do so, please don’t hold me responsible! Thank you! (And this was meant to be a joke. I hope that comes across to someone otherwise I just sound like an idiot!)
If there is one place in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter that will put a smile on everyone’s face, it is Honeydukes Sweet Shop. This shop is probably the most brightly colored shop between Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, with Weasleys’ Wizards Wheezes being a very close second! Even f you’re not a fan of Harry Potter and somehow find yourself in the Wizarding World, this is one store you are sure to like because it’s full of candy and other sweet treats! And candy is a universally enjoyed snack, so this shop is sure to delight anyone and everyone!
Upon entering Honeydukes, you might become overwhelmed by the bright colors and all the candy, so it might be hard to choose where to look first! When I visited Honeydukes for the first time, I kind of went all over the place, which wasn’t a good idea. So I suggest start with the display closest to you and go from there. If you start with one of the middle display shelves, look over all of them first and then continue through the rest of the store. Many of the items will have a few locations throughout the shop, so don’t worry if you didn’t grab something when you first saw it because you’ll be able to grab it elsewhere in the shop.
Honeydukes is filled with many of the treats we read about and also see in the films. Chocolate Frogs, Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, Cauldron Cakes, and more are right at our fingertips and ready for us to buy and eat!
There are two options with the Chocolate Frogs. You can buy the cardboard packaging one with a frog and one Famous Witch and Wizards card in it for $12, but most of the time they have the 3 for $30 deal, which is great if you have several children or just want more frogs for later! The other option is a chocolate frog tin with one frog in it, but you get 5 Famous Witch or Wizards cards! The cards are always the same in these tins and the cards are of Albus Dumbledore and the four Hogwarts founders- Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin, Godric Gryffindor, and Helga Hufflepuff. The tin is $25 and might seem pricey, but as Ron tells us when we are first introduced to Chocolate Frogs- It’s the cards you want, really! They also have two options with the Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. You can buy the cardboard box or the collectible tin. But eat with caution! You might end up with a vomit flavored one!
I haven’t tried all the candies at Honeydukes, so I can’t give an accurate review of all of them. Besides the Chocolate Frogs and the Cauldron Cake, the only candies I’ve tried are the Fudge Flies, the Peppermint Toads and the Sugar Quills. The Fudge Flies taste like very cheap chocolate and I’m not very impressed with them. The Peppermint Toads taste like Andes candy, so I really like those. And I’ve only tried the blue Sugar Quill, but I really liked it plus you can actually write with it! But if you want to try some unique candy, then go crazy in Honeydukes!
Honeydukes doesn’t just sell candy, they also sell a few bits and bobs for your home such as mugs, candy jars, Christmas ornaments, and more. So if no sweets was a 2020 goal for you, you can still go into the store and take some of the magic home with you to enjoy for years to come! I plan on making my kitchen as magical as possible one day, so I have a feeling all of the decorative items at Honeydukes will end up being purchased by me one in the future.
So there you have it, the Honeydukes shop tour! What tasty treat would you be more interested in trying? I would love to know! Have a sweet week everyone!