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Confirmed sighting: Mars Harry Potter Dragon Eggs
Posted: 14:34 Tue 04-03-2003. Price: 35p. Location: London. Sub-flavours: Swedish Short Snout, Chinese Fireball, Welsh Green, Hungarian Horntail (all identical except for wrapping). Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
Piers Beckley reports: "One half of the egg is filled with green polystyrene-tasting gunk, while the
other half is filled with orange polystyrene-tasting gunk and a wine-gum-style thing that purports to be a dragon.
Although I really didn't like it I now want to eat another one. Which scares me slightly." Certainly the most unusual entrant to the bulging Creme Egg market, this must be the first ever product in this field to include an imitation foetus. (Has anyone surgically extracted the jelly bit? Does it actually look like a baby dragon? Are Mars literally "trying to lay their foul eggs in our mouths"?) It of course follows previous Harry Potter abominations like the "Fizzing Whizbees" and the "Honeydukes Best Chocolate Bar", though I've heard better things about "Every Flavour Chocolate", despite not being able to find it in the shops anywhere.
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Posted: 11:52 Wed 05-03-2003 by "Neil Armitage"
I went for some sweets at lunchtime with the Mrs and she picked up said
chocolate bar [Honeydukes Best with blue-green raspberry flavoured caramel "mystery filling"], whilst I sensibly opted for the metric equivalent of a
'Quarter' of Toffee Bon Bons. In the car on the way back to work I
request a bite and she duly obliges, 2 seconds later we're both
declaring it the most hideous thing ever with neither of us feeling even
vaguely inclined to finish it.
So err yes, we agree. Foul.
Posted: 22:26 Sun 16-03-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Here's a guy who reports that extracting the embryo is both "challenging" and "messy" (under the heading "Rowling subverts Easter"), though he did discover that he had twins: http://www.ciao.co.uk/Harry_Potter_Dragon_Eggs__Review_5322281 (caution: site spawns popup windows like a hell-lizard itself...)
Posted: 22:35 Fri 28-03-2003 by "Roly Birkin"
Comment: Dragon eggs, possibly the sweeetest and most revolting thing ever. In a scientific test three five year olds said they tasted "of sick" and left them. In my usual human hoover style I did my best to eat them but gave up. A truly vile confection.
Posted: 15:01 Sat 12-04-2003 by "Robin"
Comment: harry potter liquorice wands
The liquorice bit isn't too bad (i'm a liqurice fiend though, and like the dutch stuff best, sweet english liquorice just isn't the same)BUT it has a thoroughly bizarre purple "fruit" (vomit) flavour fillng, with a wierd semi-crunchy texture. All in all, a wholly disgusting confection!
Posted: 14:32 Tue 15-04-2003 by "the eleventh dimension"
Comment: I had Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans in New York. They're made by those mortgage-your-house Jelly Bean people. Believe me the vomit and grass and earwax flavours are absolutely authentic.
Posted: 21:05 Tue 15-04-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Ah, the "Harry Potter" curse strikes again:
"Harry Potter Stones (Series 1&2):
The Manufacturer of this Product, Enesco, has decided to Recall all stock from the UK after concerns were raised about this product looking like sweets, Children under 3 Yrs of age could swallow the Stones and Choke. If you have purchased this item from Poundland Please return it to your nearest store for a full refund.
(Source: http://www.TradingStandards.gov.uk , 18th January 2002)
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