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Crystallised Pineapple was a sweet sold at Honeydukes Sweetshop. It was sold as small pieces of pineapple cooked in sugar syrup and encrusted with sugar crystals. It was a well known favourite of Horace Slughorn; Tom Riddle may have bought this sweet to sway Slughorn into giving him information he needed on Horcruxes.
Behind the scenes
- Crystallised pineapple is also a sweet found in the real world.
- Since pineapples are very perishable, and modes of transportation to bring them stateside from the Caribbean Islands were relatively slow centuries ago, fresh pineapples were a rarity that became coveted by the early American colonists. While glazed, sugar-coated pineapples were a luxurious treat, it was the fresh pineapple itself that became the sought after true symbol of prestige and social class. In fact, the pineapple, because of its rarity and expense, was such a status item in those times that all a party hostess had to do was to display the fruit as part of a decorative centrepiece, and she would be awarded more than just a modicum of social awe and recognition.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Wizard's Challenge
Notes and references
- Wizard's Challenge at the Scholastic Site
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 23 (Horcruxes)
- Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films