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One of my Christmas gifts this year was a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Yes, I am nerdy enough that I am thrilled and have been waiting since December for this mini-excursion (mini because it is only two days). Really – I had a shirt made to wear to the midnight showing of the final movie.

Can you guess what the back says? (yes, it does.) Yes, I will be wearing this in the park. Although this trip is a gift to me and entirely paid for, I always prefer to pack healthy (or healthy-ish in this case) snacks when I travel rather than spend too much for food, especially since there are rarely any good-for-you options in airports. While I would have loved to have made butterbeer cupcakes, those do not pack well, so I settled for Honeyduke’s Special Wizard Treat Mix.

After-Easter discounts made the candy items affordable. I think I was able to entirely avoid transfats, high fructose corn syrup, and gluten. Lindt chocolate frogs, Jelly Belly, Hershey’s Eggs, gummy worms, sunflower seeds, and honey nut Chex became  Chocolate Frogs, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Dragon Eggs, Flobberworms, Puffapod seeds, and Honeyduke’s crunch. You could certainly switch out other candies to create more magical ingredients.

I found a printable label on Pinterest, but I didn’t make the bags overly fancy since I did not want to embarrass the other adults traveling with me. I suspect they will smile at the bag, quickly lose the label, and happily enjoy their snacks.


We also have bags of almonds, and dried blueberries and cranberries for healthier meal alternatives, rather than our Honeyduke’s snacks which truly are snacks.