Mint humbugs, or Peppermint humbugs (also known as "Everton Mints" after the Liverpool suburb which is one place they were made), is a peppermint-flavoured Muggle confectionery, often eaten in winter, given the fact that many people get colds and Tonsillitis. They have a distinctive black-and-white striped pattern on them.[2]

History

During the Welcoming Feast at Hogwarts in 1991, a bowl of mint humbugs were part of the main course.[1] Rubeus Hagrid, a half-giant, Keeper of Keys and Grounds and Care of Magical Creatures Professor with very little knowledge of Muggles, owned a few mint humbugs which he kept in the pocket in his jacket.[3]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat)
  2. WP favicon.PNG Humbug (sweet) on Wikipedia
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 4 (The Keeper of the Keys)
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