After dropping $50 our first visit and $70 our second at Honeyduke’s (easy to do- everything here is pricey), I’m something of an expert on candy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I highly recommend you go into Honeyduke’s and Weasley’s with the right expectations, so here’s the run down:
Solid milk chocolate, with a collectible holographic card (Dumbledore and the four Hogwarts house founders). The quality of the chocolate is on par with Hershey’s, so don’t expect amazing things. However, you get a lot of chocolate for your dough and the packaging is beautiful.
Exploding Bon Bons
White chocolate with Pop Rocks in the center and a dry crumbly filling flavored like pineapple and orange. If you like fruit and white chocolate, this is up your alley.
By far our favorite. Small milk chocolate bees with Pop Rocks inside and a slight raspberry flavor. I dare you not to giggle like a six year old when they melt and start exploding on your tongue.
Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans
You can find these outside of the park, although the packaging is best and most authentic here. As expected, these are jelly beans that will surprise you….sometimes with deliciousness, sometimes with the flavor of vomit. Eat at your own risk.
Hollow milk chocolate with green-colored white chocolate on top, three wee marshmallows and sprinkles. Did I mention its hollow? We were told it’d be filled with marshmallow fluff, so this one was sadly disappointing.
Dumbledore’s favorite candy is a more-sweet-than-tart hard lemon candy. Pretty basic and tasty. Be aware, these absorb moisture in the air rapidly, and will go stale after a week.
Starts out as tart green apple, then goes into just sweet green apple. Aside from being green in color, I’m not sure why they’re called acid pops (aside from the book reference). I expected sour, but apparently not.
White chocolate discs with caramel flavoring. Not actual caramel. These are one-note in texture although they have a pretty cobweb pattern on each disc.
These have a bit more texture than jelly candies usually do, and a firmness to them that I actually enjoyed. The flavors are….well, generic gummy candy. Mostly that tastes like plastic to me, but Fedora swears they’re fruit flavored. He’s got better tastebuds than I do, so there ya go.
A thick pretzel dipped in milk chocolate, with the top being pure chocolate and gold coloring at the tip. This one is fun to eat, and is definitely dense for what you spend on it.
A brownie cauldron with chocolate mousse filling and chocolate accents (handle, stir, feet, etc.) This is super rich, even for being so wee.
Very, very dense and more like treacle than pumpkin pie. Tasty, but so dense they’re practically a meal in themselves.
The only dark chocolate in all of the WWoHP. Also contains cayenne pepper. Don’t worry, it’s not that spicy, more just warming. If you like Trader Joe’s Fireworks Bar, this is exactly like that, without the Pop Rocks.
Another misnomer- there’s no fudge to be found. These are solid milk chocolate flies, about 1″ long each. Not anything remarkable.
There are other packaged and at-the-counter sweets to be had: large candy apples, Fainting Fancies (citrus gumdrops covered in sugar), Fever Fudge (waxy fudge with spicy jellybeans in it), Puking Pastilles, Nosebleed Nougat (milk chocolate covered marshmallow), licorice things, Love Potion (rose flavored corn syrup), U-No-Poo (M&Ms), Peppermint Toads (milk chocolate with peppermint flavoring mixed in), fudge in a variety of flavors, cookies, and more.
Sadly, they discontinued Ton Tongue Toffee and a few other things we might’ve tried.
In all, the chocolate is low quality but the gummy treats vary in a range. Nothing here is gourmet, so I suggest spending your money on the souvenir factor of their packaging. My expectations on the candy were set too high (after being surprised at how good the food and drinks in the park are).