Now, wait a minute. Universal announced its one-millionth rider on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey several months ago. And the attendance gains at Universal Orlando make clear that several million people have visited the Wizarding World since it opened. So today's announcement seems to confirm that many visitors to the new Harry Potter "theme park" have chosen not to buy a Butterbeer when they visit.
As someone who's consumed, uh, several of those one-million Butterbeers to date, what the heck? This stuff is awesome. It's liquid candy crack.
Okay, then, maybe the folks who chose not to imbibe a Butterbeer were the smart ones. They don't have to live with the addiction that causes me to drool onto my keyboard now when I see photos like this. And don't tell me I can make one at home. I've tried, but it just doesn't taste the same as when I'm sitting in the Hog's Head Pub. (By the way, if you are visiting the Wizarding World, don't queue to buy your Butterbeer at the cart. Slip into the pub for your drink, instead.)
Let's put it to a vote:
Butterbeer discussion - in the comments.
And to anonymous, my endorsements are earned. I'm a sucker for butterscotch-type flavors. My Scottish heritage, I guess.
And, Robert...two words:
Callard and Bowser.
My family has been going to a traditional Scottish/Irish restaurant called the Argyle in Kearny, NJ for four generations. Best fish and (sometimes so-so) chips I've had. But my mom used to ALWAYS stop in their gift shop for C and B butterscotch candies, and she got me hooked.
Tried to go there just before Christmas for some fish and chips. I had a show to attend at 3pm, and hit the Argyle at 1..little did I know they opened at 2. Dammit.
You ever come to Jersey, Robert, let me know..we'll meet there! They even serve haggis during their Robert Burns Celebration once a year...
Anyone doesn't know what haggis is, google it..you won't be disappointed...
Next time for sure.
The souvenir mug is optional--you can get the same size serving in a disposable cup for about half that price.
Same goes for the Pumpkin Juice and the Fish & Chips. The Pumpkin Juice is awesome for about 3 sips - then it's too much. The Fish & Chips are good but they are SO rich we couldn't finish a platter between two of us.
I much preferred the pear nectar, that was sweet but not sickeningly so.
But the treacle puddding..now that was good. I would happily pay for that.
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