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George Weasley: "We could try the Fever Fudge, no one’s seen that yet —"
Ron Weasley: "Does it work?"
Fred Weasley: "Well, yeah, your temperature’ll go right up — "
George Weasley: "But you get these massive pus-filled boils too, and we haven’t worked out how to get rid of them yet."
— A discussion regarding Fever Fudge[src]

Fever Fudge was a type of sweet made by Fred and George Weasley for their Skiving Snackbox.[1]

Description

Fever Fudge was designed to make the one who ate it to get a high fever within seconds of eating it, but the side effects were large, pus filled boils, which appeared at places that the twins did not "generally display to the public", and they made "sitting on a broom a right pain in the" said place.[1] These boils may have been eliminated with some Murtlap Essence.[2] This side-effect was only mentioned for an in-development version of the sweet, and may have been eliminated prior to its final release to the public.

History

During the 1995–1996 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, while the twins were still at school, this was one of the many Skiving Snackbox sweet variety they sold and tested on students,[1] and they were used to allow students to skip classes, but mainly as part of the Umbridge-itis disease to annoy the tyrannical Dolores Umbridge.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Fred and George drug Argus Filch with chocolates that might have contained Fever Fudge, as he is shown in Umbridge's office with large, pus-filled boils on his face. Although, displayed in one scene of the fifth film, there was a student with pus filled boils on his face. Fever fudge symptoms were seen on another student not long after. Therefore, the substance used to drug Argus Filch may have been a different product in the Weasley's line.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 18 (Dumbledore's Army)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 26 (Seen and Unforeseen)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 30 (Grawp)
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