05/30/2004: Thought for the Day:
[I]t seems you can get a box of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans per Harry Potter. It was somebody's bright idea at Jelly Belly.
The box has your basic flavors. Cinnamon, Toasted Marshmallow, Grape Jelly as well at the advertised dirt, spaghetti, black pepper, soap, earthworm, grass, & yes, vomit.
What I want to know is who the heck was it that knew what ear wax tasted like well enough to reproduce it and why are they allowed to work in a place that makes things people eat?
Also what might all this say about people who will be able to say if they got the flavor right in the first place or not!!??
--Terry McCombs [God of the Month Club mail list owner, on fantasy/fictional foods]
Len on 05.30.04 @ 09:06 AM CST