If a miniature dragon in a wizarding vending machine was to roast nuts and pop them out to you, this is what the nuts would taste like.
Weasleys’ Dragon Roasted Nuts was a coin machine outside the Weasley store found on Diagon Alley. How cute is that! The dragon roasted chestnuts, but since they weren’t easily available (both the dragon and the chestnuts) when I went to the shops, we opted for almonds roasted in our oven. This sweet concept was found in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie, but wasn’t mentioned in the book.
The packaging was designed based off of the machine seen at The Making of Harry Potter, and printed onto brown paper sandwich bags. I’ve turned the design upside down (I’ve make the design available to download for free at the bottom of this page), as I printed with the bottom of the bag first. I found the printer could grab hold of the bag’s bottom better than the top (because it could open and tear).
The nuts recipe is a mix of spices, but with a good kick of cayenne and chilli. The chilli will add that ‘heat’, like a dragon has recently roasted them.
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