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Hot chocolate (alternatively hot cocoa[1] or simply cocoa)[3] is a drink made from cocoa powder, or, in the case of luxury versions, from melted chocolate.

History[]

PM BlueMonday Dumbledore's mug of hot chocolate

Dumbledore's large, steaming mug of hot chocolate

Conjure Cocoa was a brand of instant wizarding hot chocolate sold in the United States in the early 20th century.[4] Tina and Queenie Goldstein served some to Newt and Jacob Kowalski when the men visited their apartment in December 1926.[5]

Poisoned cocoa

Hepzibah's cocoa laced with poison

Around 1946, Tom Riddle killed Hepzibah Smith by spilling a little known poison into her evening cocoa, in order to take Hufflepuff's Cup and Slytherin's Locket from her. He utilised a False memory spell on Smith's house-elf, Hokey, to make it appear as though the elderly servant accidentally mistook the poison for sugar while preparing the beverage for her mistress, which the Ministry accepted without further investigation.[6]

Molly Weasley served this on the evening of 31 August 1992, following Fred and George Weasley giving an exhibition of Dr Filibuster's Fabulous Wet-Start, No-Heat Fireworks.[7] The drink was also made at Hogwarts, as Albus Dumbledore was going downstairs to get a cup one night in early 1992, which led him to discover a Petrified Colin Creevey.[8] Later that year, Dumbledore suggested that Ginny Weasley should have some, after her encounter in the Chamber of Secrets, saying "I always find that cheers me up."[9]

It was served on the Knight Bus. While Harry Potter was on the bus in 1993 he ended up spilling his hot chocolate before he was able to drink it.[2]

After the 1994 Quidditch World Cup match was over, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and the Weasleys (minus Molly) had hot chocolate before going to bed, during which Ginny ended up dozing off and spilt her hot chocolate all over the floor.[10]

Ambrose Turner made hot cocoa with mint during winters for his daughter Lottie when she was young.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

  • "Dumbledore's large, steaming mug of hot chocolate" is one out of the thirty-two options generated by an old feature[11] on Pottermore, "Wonderful wizarding world happiness generator", which was about things that could cast away the Blue Monday blues.[12] The description for Dumbledore's large, steaming mug of hot chocolate was "Perhaps second-best to a mug of tea with Hagrid would be a mug of hot chocolate with renowned sweet-tooth Professor Dumbledore. It's a tough contest, though".[13]

Appearances[]

Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter: Magic Awakened - Lottie's Christmas story (see this image)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 3 (The Knight Bus)
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, "THE LOST PROPHECY" Achievement
  4. MinaLima Store - Wizard Packaging
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 20 (Lord Voldemort's Request)
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 5 (The Whomping Willow)
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10 (The Rogue Bludger)
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 18 (Dobby's Reward)
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 9 (The Dark Mark)
  11. Features: "Wonderful wizarding world happiness generator" at Pottermore (archived)
  12. "Introducing our 'Wonderful wizarding world happiness generator', which is ready and waiting to cast away those #BlueMonday blues. Click here to receive your very own piece of wizarding world happiness, and let us know what you got… pottermo.re/Happiness" - @pottermore on Twitter and Facebook
  13. Image by @TaYMcCarthaY on Twitter
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