Those of you who are fans of the Larry Potter books will be familiar with this delectable treat. Today’s entry is from the Flying Cauldron on Dragon Alley… Butterscotch Beer! I’m sure you were jealous when Larry, Jon, and Calliope enjoyed this brew in the Four Broomsticks, The Hogs Shed, or the previously mentioned Flying Cauldron. Be jealous no more, because the Flying Cauldron has broadened its sales region to include us Huggles… that’s humans to you non fans. There’s even a brief history on the back of the bottle. It reads:
Since 1374, the Flying Cauldron has been making this magical brew for under aged wizards or wizards who are young at heart at their brew pub in Hogsbreath England. The recipe has changed little over the centuries. It has the perfect combination of spells and quality natural ingredients. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to create our Giggle Potion.
Then it’s signed by one Reed’s Inc. I must say that their inclusion of the Giggle Potion is highly irresponsible as you may know with the wrong dosage you could easily laugh yourself to death which is no laughing matter… after you die… from laughter. Well I won’t be creating any of the dangerous Giggle Potion today; I’m just going to drink this straight out of the bottle. Upward!
Remember that candy jar your grandparents used to keep all their butterscotch in? As far as you know it was filled with butterscotch for its entire existence. That’s what this brew smells of… a very potent butterscotch aroma hits you in the face like a troll. Since butterscotch is one of my favorite candies, hopefully this will be one of my favorite sodas. Accio-Butterscotch Beer!
Liquid butterscotch. The review is complete. Buy all of it. No, I mustn’t do that to my readers or my editor Rita Skeeta would hang me with a wizard rope or something. Seriously though, this tastes like liquid butterscotch. When it first hits your tongue, as I’ve now said twice, you get the taste sensation of butterscotch except the flavoring of the brew isn’t quite as rich as the candy. I’m curious if that’s because it’s in liquid form. The flavor seems watered down a bit, but I’m unsure if it’s even possible to achieve 100% butterscotch flavoring in a liquid with this viscosity. Let’s see how much sugar is in here. Wait… what black magic is this? There’s stevia in this brew and I didn’t even catch an aftertaste? I see that it’s also sweetened with 30 grams of cane sugar, but I would never have expected stevia. At least they were smart enough to not sweeten with the sweetener that shall not be named.
Butterscotch Beer carbonation levels are medium and it isn’t really noticeable until midway through my sip then it ramps up just a bit as the beverage completes consumption. Thankfully it’s not a very heavy beverage so this “Reed’s Inc.” did a good job in what I believe would be a difficult task. If I had to compare it to a Huggle beverage it would most compare to a rich cream soda that you’ve dropped several butterscotch in. Maybe those of you who hate wizards, or wizardists as I call you, should try that approach instead of making trouble in Dragon Alley… OH WAIT, you can’t even go to Dragon Alley! Incendio!
So a big thanks to the folks at the Flying Cauldron for creating this soda. Your spells were on point and though you endangered millions by leaking the Giggle Potion recipe I’ll buy from you in the future.
Verdict – Buy a Pallet
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