Kids Revisit Harry Potter Jelly Belly Tasting 5 Years Later

Five years ago I came across a box of Harry Potter Jelly Bellies. I was taken back by these as they didn’t contain your standard bellies. In fact they included some very unsavory sounding flavors including booger, earthworm, dirt, grass, ear wax, soap and vomit. The first thing that came to mind was whether I could get my kids to eat them.

So I took these home and decided to film my kids eating them. In retrospect with the possibility of social services knocking on my door, this may not have been the best idea. But after all was said and done, the laughing, the crying, I decided to finally post the video for all to see.

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The kids and I watched this for the first time in years today and we really got a kick out of it. Then the lightbulb went off in my head wondering whether they still made these gems. So we went on the hunt and found a new version of them called Bean Boozled. I guess the Harry Potter license ran out. Nonetheless these are similar but with a new twist. They put in two identical colored bellies, one tastes good, the other blah! There were some newly added flavors including skunk spray, rotten egg, baby wipes, pencil shavings, toothpaste, and moldy cheese. So I turned on the camera 5 years later to capture the kids tasting these again and not surprisingly had very similar results.

Disclaimer: Kids, please dont try this at home :)

Alex & Jaclyn Eat Harry Potter Jelly Bellies for the First Time

Alex & Jaclyn Eat Harry Potter Jelly Bellies Five Years Later

Bonus: I came across this rather amusing tasting review of the beans which I thought I’d share if you’re curiousity is still captured by these.

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  1. They didn't really make them taste bad did they? Cute kids, BTW. They must take after their Mom. Kidding of course….
    …30 minutes later…
    ….Guess what? I have an Intense Debate account now. That was a lot of fun! I don't why I receive emails from them regarding comments I've made if I never had an account there, but at least I do now. BTW, they support Facebook connect now, but you need to add it yourself. Ironically, they don't allow people to sign up with it there. Here's the link http://blog.intensedebate.com/2009/07/01/intensed

    Have a very Happy 4th of July!!!

  2. They didn't really make them taste bad did they? Cute kids, BTW. They must take after their Mom. Kidding of course….
    …30 minutes later…
    ….Guess what? I have an Intense Debate account now. That was a lot of fun! I don't why I receive emails from them regarding comments I've made if I never had an account there, but at least I do now. BTW, they support Facebook connect now, but you need to add it yourself. Ironically, they don't allow people to sign up with it there. Here's the link http://blog.intensedebate.com/2009/07/01/intensed

    Have a very Happy 4th of July!!!

  3. O.K., it gets better. I decide I'm going to ask them why they don't except Facebook connect for their own site, if it's good enough for everyone else's, and when I get back to their blog, I find out that they now support twitter too. Here's the link for that too. bit.ly/sIIa9 . Almost forgot, I watched the second video which I planned on doing after signing up and realized that they did make the candy taste nasty. That's really gross. Your kids are brave though. I thought maybe it was like cough syrup or something similar in the first video. No wonder the first company went out of business; there’s not much there to draw anyone back for the repurchase. Your kids might be the exception on this one. I think I’ll stick with my regular jelly beans for now

  4. O.K., it gets better. I decide I'm going to ask them why they don't except Facebook connect for their own site, if it's good enough for everyone else's, and when I get back to their blog, I find out that they now support twitter too. Here's the link for that too. bit.ly/sIIa9 . Almost forgot, I watched the second video which I planned on doing after signing up and realized that they did make the candy taste nasty. That's really gross. Your kids are brave though. I thought maybe it was like cough syrup or something similar in the first video. No wonder the first company went out of business; there’s not much there to draw anyone back for the repurchase. Your kids might be the exception on this one. I think I’ll stick with my regular jelly beans for now

  5. Michael. They really do taste very bad. Go ahead and give them a try and report back…I dare you ;)

  6. Michael. They really do taste very bad. Go ahead and give them a try and report back…I dare you ;)

  7. They didn't go out of business – they just don't own the Harry Potter franchise. Jelly Belly are the premier gourmet jelly beans. Try their good flavors, and I mean it when I say when I eat a pear-flavored one, I taste the fuzz on the pear. It's uncanny how identical their flavors are to the real item. 99% of what they sell are good flavors. These are just for fun.

    The bad ones are accurate too. I asked a friend to identify one bad one I handed him, and when he ate it, he laughed and said, "That's dirt!" I don't know how it is everyone knows what dirt tastes like, but everyone identifies that one correctly. They're meant to be fun :)

  8. They didn't go out of business – they just don't own the Harry Potter franchise. Jelly Belly are the premier gourmet jelly beans. Try their good flavors, and I mean it when I say when I eat a pear-flavored one, I taste the fuzz on the pear. It's uncanny how identical their flavors are to the real item. 99% of what they sell are good flavors. These are just for fun.

    The bad ones are accurate too. I asked a friend to identify one bad one I handed him, and when he ate it, he laughed and said, "That's dirt!" I don't know how it is everyone knows what dirt tastes like, but everyone identifies that one correctly. They're meant to be fun :)

  9. Great post but honestly the amount of advertisements really make the readers experience much less.

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