‘tiny black Pepper Imps (“Breathe fire for your friends!”)’
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
While it’s assumed Pepper Imps are peppermint flavour, I have to agree with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, cinnamon really is the best flavour to make you feel like you’re smoking at the mouth. I feel any menthol flavour (peppermint, spearmint) makes you feel fresh and cool. Much better suited for ice mice! I had tried black pepper as a flavour, don’t knock it, but I found it was too bland for what should be a fire-breathing sweet. My one adjustment from the Wizarding World version, is they’re supposed to be small black candies (gotta keep it authentic!), so I headed to the kitchen to make our own version.