Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Expanding Heads

Good prevailed over evil and we were able to make our trip to Florida and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week. There were many highlights of our trip and it may take a few posts to cover them all. Today I am focusing on a new treat that we love and a new spell that we learned.

For you Potter fans, you know that Butterbeer is the drink of choice in Hogsmeade, a wizardy concoction that is served up in wizard pubs. I had a hunch that I would love Butterbeer. What wouldn't I love about the combination of two of my favorite food groups? The combination of butter and beer sounds as divine as dark chocolate olive oil or Starbucks pizza. You just wait; I am sure those combos are undergoing consumer research studies as we speak.

But back to the Butterbeer. We have had Butterbeer now and we know why the wizards love it so much. It is rich and creamy and sweet.

Sadly Luckily, it's non-alcoholic. So no worries about the boy enjoying a pint.

It tastes like a cross between cream soda and homemade root beer. It is topped off with a frothy buttery, whipped creamy head that gets bigger as you drink. Literally, the inch high head expanded to fill the cup as you emptied it of the drink. Wizardy stuff. Must have been some sort of expansion spell. Expecto Expanso!

Got Butterbeer?

The creamy top of the Butterbeer wasn't the only thing that expanded that day. Did you notice my hair in the Got Butterbeer image above? Scroll up and look again. It's pretty big, right?

Well, this is the way my hair started the day.

Normal size.

I'm not sure who conjured the expansion spell but if it was only intended for the Butterbeer, it landed on another head as well. Now I know, when in Florida  - Expecto Humidify!


  1. Glad you guys finally made it there!

  2. Laughing my head off! I experienced a similar spell recently... went to St. Simons looking like Justin-Bieber-head and came back looking like Frodo. Expecto Humidify, indeed!

  3. That is hilarious! Must've been humid, huh?
    Sounds like y'all had a great time!


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