Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans

Those of you familiar with the Harry Potter series of books or films may remember a line of sweets called Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans. The magical twist was that they were literally every flavour you could conceive of, with earwax and vomit sitting alongside apple or blueberry.
Jelly bean makers extraordinaire; Jelly Belly, have sought to bring the world of Harry Potter closer to us muggles with a licensed range of jelly beans based on Bertie Bott's. A close inspection of the box revealed flavours such as bacon, booger and rotten egg waiting inside. There was no way I was eating that stuff, so I roped in some work colleagues to do it for me.
Stepping up to the plate were my good friends Chase, who has a sense of adventure where his stomach is concerned and John. John's recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, so some iffy flavoured sweets should be a walk in the park for him. I rounded it up to a trio by forcing the work experience boy, Danny to participate.
I poured the beans into a cup and hid the box. Each volunteer had to remove a bean and without looking, eat it. Things went quite pleasantly at the start with some decent flavours being pulled out; cherry, popcorn, lemon drop etc. But then Chase's face wrinkled up as he coughed "Urghh...it's earwax", soliciting a sympathetic round of guffaws from the rest of us.
Things went swiftly downhill from there with participants reeling from dirt, soap and sardine flavour beans. Poor Danny on just his second day working in the office, managed to get the only dreaded vomit flavoured bean in the pack.
The general concensus was that these are horribly authentic and the disgusted faces that I witnessed seem to second that. These are great for gags or dares, but probably not if you've just got a sweet tooth.


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