I bought a bit of Harry Potter merchandise for Wump’s birthday, trusting to Amazon’s “people who bought this” feature to set me up with some fun stuff.
As a result, we ended up with a remote-control wand for the TV, DVD and blu-ray; a notepad and wand-pencil for spells; and some assorted candies.
This included a box of Bertie Botts’ Every Flavour Beans, which anyone who has read the books (or the box the candy comes in) will tell you means bad flavours as well as good.
On seeing the box, I assumed this whole thing was just an outrageously expensive way of buying Jelly Belly beans, which – let’s face it, they’re worth paying a premium for because they’re amazing. They just had some funny names to make them a bit of a novelty.
But then, last night, Wump ate a dirt-flavoured one. Or rather, she half-ate it, then we all had to try.
It really did taste like dirt. Well played, Jelly Belly.
I was pretty sure the “earthworm” one I tried was just a different name for a regular bean, but now I’m curious. And since there are only about 10 beans in a box, I may need to go back to Amazon and get more.
Just as well the pound’s in the crapper!