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From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Comments and suggestions, please

The post-War period is a time of suddenly unleashed invention as well as of recovery and restoration.  I’d like your opinions, please, of the following possible sweets, and of Neville’s new cultivars.





Scottish Firewhisky Fudge

Balefire toffee

Crups Icefloe Mints


Damson drops

Auror and Navvy

Cowpoke bars

Jelly basilisks / Fizzy jelly basilisks

Rye sugar

Pearmain bootlaces

Mallow Nogtails

Blackcurrant brooms

Pumpkin pencils

Vrasta violets

Foam toadstools

Rose crystals

Ottoman delight

Dandegriffin and burdock

Cream gums

Grimberry whips (cables, and so on)

Fairy fudge



Candied cherry

Meddling medlar  

Cheese medlar



Hesperian quince

Keening peach  

Goldgage plum; brandy plum  

Jam apricot  

Mane pear; crocodile pear  

Brazen apple; treacle apple  

Kissing geranium  

Watch-stem ginger  

Trumpeting daffs  

Obsessive lovage  

Romantic lovage  

Maternal lovage  



Mage sage  



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aillil From: aillil Date: June 11th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, inventions. V. nice. *licks lips*
Now, dear sir, please tell me what I should expect when trying crup cropps. And what is rye sugar? It sounds rather bland. The rest of them I love. Oh, the fairy fudge! *sniggers*

Candied cherry? Eww, much too sweet. But I hear there are certain characters in book 6 who like candied pineapple, so I guess it's edible -- for some. I'd much rather go for the cheese medlar, and the kissing geranium sounds lovely. You win my stomach with mage sage, though!
wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 11th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)


Your basic boiled sweet, similar to the Muggle Kop Kopps.

And I have no control over the fruits Nev is coming up with.
aillil From: aillil Date: June 12th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Crup-cropps?

Oh, I see. Just found a picture of them at an online sweetshop.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 12th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ah. Good.

Shaw's, in Dundee?
aillil From: aillil Date: June 13th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ah. Good.

Not at all. *looks again* I just clicked on the first sensible hit that popped up at google, which was A Quarter of. Could it be that Shaws doesn't have a website? *is floored* However, their pictures on a visit-Dundee site seem awfully appealing. *g*
From: tree_and_leaf Date: June 11th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damson drops sound delicious. And I love the new additions to the lovage family!
wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 12th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

That's Our Nev.

Lovely lad that he is.
nineveh_uk From: nineveh_uk Date: June 12th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll have a quarter each of mallow nogtails and vrasta violets, please.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 12th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

There y'are, love. Any other sweeties, then?

No? Well, mind how you go, then, and straight off home with you, your mam'll be looking for you to come to your tea.
themolesmother From: themolesmother Date: June 12th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Scottish Firewhisky Fudge




wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 12th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Will that be with raisins, or without?

Now, don't be greedy with it, save some to share out with the others, hen.
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