• Turkish Delight from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis: When Edmund enters Narnia through the wardrobe and encounters the White Witch, she feeds him magical Turkish Delight. Each piece was sweet and light to the very center and Edmund had never tasted anything more delicious. He was quite warm now, and very comfortable.
• 3-course dinner chewing gum from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: Bubble-gum-obsessed Violet Beauregarde chews a piece of prototypical gum that gives the sensation of eating a three-course meal, which she loves — until she swells up like a giant blueberry. "It's changing!" shouted Violet, chewing and grinning both at the same time."The second course is coming up! It's roast beef! It's tender and juicy! Oh boy, what a flavor!"
Though horehound candy and Turkish Delight are real-life creations, I have to admit I've never tried them. Part of me wants to keep the imaginary experience of these sweets undisturbed in my memory, because I have a feeling the reality will never come close.
What are your favorite children's book sweets?