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Is anything mentioned in the series that could explain how these 'sweets' were made?

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    I'll guess that there may be magic involved. – TGnat Jan 28 '17 at 20:08
  • harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/… – Valorum Jan 28 '17 at 20:20
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    Is there a particular reason to assume that they aren't made in precisely the same way as mundane jelly beans? – Valorum Jan 28 '17 at 20:21
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By accident

The Chocolate Frog Card included with the Hasbro Chocolate Frog Candies included a bit about the genesis of the 'sweet'.

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Bertie Bott
Inventor
Bertie Bott was born in 1935. He invented Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans quite by mistake. His original purpose was to create tasty candies from food. He accidentally included a pair of dirty socks in his experiment!

However, there is no evidence that Rowling wrote the cards for the Hasbro candies. Some of them don't even fit with Rowling's characters.

Rowling is known to have written the cards in the Chamber of Secrets video game, but those cards don't really give much inforamtion about the candy.

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Bertie Bott
1935-present
Inventor of Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans.

  • Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the case of Gwenog Jones a contradiction between two non-canonical sources? Neither the cards nor the films were written by Rowling. – Adamant Jan 29 '17 at 1:49
  • @Adamant - Gwenog Jones appears in Rowling's Daily Prophets from the 90's as well as the ones from 2014. She generally is described as the polar opposite of someone who "relaxes with friends after a game". – ibid Jan 29 '17 at 1:51
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    @Adamant - Also, I'm not that familiar with the films. What do they show about Gwenog Jones? – ibid Jan 29 '17 at 2:39
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We don't know.

It's not mentioned anywhere in the main series, tcc, fantastic beasts, or Pottermore as far as I can tell. On Bertie Botts' chocolate frog card, it states that he created them by accident, but that's all we know.

  • The card that you linked to doesn't say anything about being created by accident. – ibid Jan 29 '17 at 0:39

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