A sherbet lemon is a hard, lemon-flavoured Muggle sweet that is filled with fizzy powder. Albus Dumbledore was particularly fond of these sweets, so much so, in fact, that he brought some along with him on the night he and Professor McGonagall went to leave infant Harry Potter with the Dursleys in 1981. He offered McGonagall one, but she refused, thinking it an inappropriate time for eating sweets. Dumbledore's liking of the sweet evidently continued, as years later, during Harry's time at Hogwarts, he used "sherbet lemon" as the password to his office.
Behind the scenes
- The UK versions of the book call it a Sherbet Lemon, while the US versions call it a Lemon Drop.
- In the Portuguese version it's translated as Limonada (Lemonade) in Philosopher's Stone and Refresco de Limão (Lemon Drink) in Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire. In the Danish version of Philosopher's Stone it's mistranslated as "citronsorbet" ("lemon sorbet") due to the fact that "sherbet" is also an alternate way of spelling sorbet.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)