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"Not much use for casting spells, but perfect as a tasty treat."
— Description[src]

A Liquorice Wand was a wizarding sweet that was shaped like a wand and made of liquorice; they may or may not have come in a variety of flavours. Liquorice Wands were sold in abundance on the Hogwarts Express food trolley,[2][3] and at Honeydukes sweet shop in Hogsmeade.


A Liquorice Wand

On 1 September, 1991, Harry Potter bought every sweet available from the food trolley on the Hogwarts Express, including some Liquorice Wands, as he had never had wizarding sweets before and wanted to try everything he could.[2]

On the Hogwarts Express in 1994, Ron thought about buying one, before realising that it was too expensive for him to afford.[4]

In 1995, "Liquorice wand" was one of several password guesses Harry Potter made when he wanted to gain entrance to the Headmaster's office, so that he could tell Albus Dumbledore about a vision he had involving Lord Voldemort.[5]

On 1 September, 1996, Horace Slughorn invited several students to his compartment on the Hogwarts Express, in order to find new members for the Slug Club. He told his guests that he had brought his own lunch, as he recalled the trolley being "heavy on Liquorice Wands," and felt that such things would not sit well with "a poor old man's digestive system."[3]

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Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6 (The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 7 (The Slug Club)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) - Chapter 5 (The Triwizard Tournament)
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 29 (The Dream)