Harry Potter Jelly Slugs came out after Harry Potter Bertie Bott’s Beans. Jelly Belly Company produced them around the same time as Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs. As Jelly Belly describes Harry Potter Jelly Slugs online, there are five different fruit-flavored gummis that delight every Harry Potter fan.
Unfortunately for me, many months expired before I found out about these delightful treats. And some time expired between learning about them and having the money to purchase any for myself. However, just a short-while ago, the knowledge and the money combined. Here are the top three reasons to try Harry Potter Jelly Slugs.
Reason One: Because Jelly Slugs are in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!
I’d rather not dwell on the issue that caused the curse, or how the curse backfired. But here is an excerpt on where Jelly Slugs originated from in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:
Flint had to dive in front of Malfoy to stop Fred and George jumping on him, Alicia shrieked, “How dare you!”, and Ron plunged his hand into his robes, pulled out his wand, yelling, “You’ll pay for that one, Malfoy!” and pointed it furiously under Flint’s arm at Malfoy’s face.
A loud bang echoed around the stadium and a jet of green light shot out of the wrong end of Ron’s wand, hitting him in the stomach and sending him reeling backward onto the grass.
“Ron! Ron! Are you all right?” squealed Hermione.
Ron opened his mouth to speak, but no words came out. Instead he gave an almighty belch and several slugs dribbled out of his mouth onto his lap.
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Poor, poor Ron had intended to defend Hermione’s honor, only to shame himself. However! Thanks to his backfired curse, Harry Potter fans can now enjoy Harry Potter Jelly Slugs!
Reason Two: Because Harry Potter Jelly Slugs Come in Five Delicious Flavors!
Jelly Belly Company does its best to hide the flavors from buyers. But since I’ve bought a package, I’ll share them with my readers. There are five flavors:
- Pear – a light green slug
- Sour Cherry – a red slug
- Tangerine – an orange slug
- Watermelon – a dark green slug
- Banana – a yellow slug
When offered to my father, he picked a sour cherry. To my amusement, he said it tasted like a cough drop from the olden days. Alex agreed, but he said it was a good taste. And I agreed with Alex, for the slug tasted delectable, as did all the variously flavored slugs.
Reason Three: To Spread Joy to All Harry Potter Fans!
I was wrong! Jelly Belly Company has locations all throughout the United States! And the company will ship anywhere! Therefore, if any reader wishes to indulge in the Harry Potter world, or immerse his or her friends in it, then visit the local Jelly Belly store.
The Harry Potter product line serves well to engage the Millennial generation and their children’s imagination. Bertie Bott’s Beans, Chocolate Frogs, and Jelly Slugs also serve well as gifts. So, go ahead! Indulge in a little British-inspired candy!