Famous Candies from Literature

Posted by Sandra Woolf

We here at Quirk Books revel in all things tasty and bookish. That’s why we’re making a list of our favorite confections from literature. Some of these yummy sweets are just pure imagination, while others you can go buy for yourself!

Chocolate Frogs from Harry Potter

Harry Potter gave fans more than just a love for magic, it also gave them a hankering for magical candy! The HP series features many delectable sweets, such as Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, treacle fudge, Fizzing Whizzbees, and the list goes on! But the one that captured our attention the most were the lively (but not actually alive) chocolate frogs. These popular treats even came with a collective trading card that featured a famous witch or wizard!

Turkish Delight from the Chronicles of Narnia

In the land of Narnia, food is described in delectable detail. But, hands down the most popular confection from the entire Chronicles of Narnia series is, Turkish delight. In the book the White Witch enchants a box of Turkish delight to trick one of the children (poor Edmund) into telling her valuable secrets. Honestly, we’d give up a few secrets of our own for the perfectly squared candies, lightly dusted with sugar. Magic enchantment or not.

The Everlasting Gobstopper from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, also gave young readers a new world of fictional sweets! Willy Wonka invented candies such as Wonka Bars, Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight Bars, and Cavity-Filling Caramels to name a few. But the one candy that tops them all is the Everlasting Gobstopper. The candy that changes colors and flavors the more you suck on it, but most importantly, it will never get any smaller or disappear. We’ll forgive the breaking of the laws of physics in order to get our hands on an Everlasting Gobstopper!

Sugar Plums from The Night Before Christmas

Christmas might be over, but the holiday indulgences continues! In the popular children’s book, The Night Before Christmas, the sleeping children are dreaming of dancing sugar plums. In this case, sugar plums are hard candies in the shape of ovals with nuts or spices in the center. This was in ye’olden times, so people had to improves when it came to sweets. Sugar plums have been a Christmas stable since the 1800’s. Make some for yourself in preparation for this year’s festivities!

Sandra Woolf

Sandra Woolf

Sandra Woolf lives in the PNW where she haunts bookshops and library sales. Freelancer by day, horror movie lover by night. Writing inquires can go to what lovely books at gmail or just to ask her how her hairy is so bouncy.