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Chocolate Frogs are a popular confection that are sold throughout the wizarding world. They are packaged with collectible cards portraying famous wizards and witches. Many of the pupils at Hogwarts collect and trade these cards. The frogs are made of seventy percent Croakoa. Presumably, this substance is what allows them to act like an actual frog.

Chocolate Frogs also come in a white chocolate variety. A popular game for Hogwarts students is to let a bunch of Chocolate Frogs hop around, and to grab the normal ones while avoiding the white ones.[1]

Chocolate Frog cards

The Chocolate Frog collectible cards played an important role in Harry, Ron, and Hermione's first year at Hogwarts, as Dumbledore's card enabled them to ascertain the identity of Nicolas Flamel.[2]

Some notable cards are: Albus Dumbledore, Morgan le Fay, Ptolemy, Circe, Paracelsus, Merlin, Cliodna, Hengist of Woodcroft, Alberic Grunnion, and Agrippa.

History

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Harry with his first Chocolate Frog box

In 1991, a chocolate frog was seen on a table in the Great Hall at the Sorting Ceremony.

When Harry Potter was in the Hogwarts infirmary after his skirmish with Professor Quirrell and Voldemort in 1992, he received many treats from his friends and admirers. Whilst Harry was unconscious, someone consumed all of the chocolate frogs. During his bedside visit, Dumbledore posited that Ron Weasley had done it, so Harry could have the cards without going through the "trouble" of eating the frogs.

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A Chocolate Frog.

Hermione gave Harry a large box of Chocolate Frogs for Christmas his first year. In January 1994, after Harry's first attempt at summoning a Patronus, Professor Lupin gave him a Chocolate Frog to eat.[3] Hagrid gave Harry Chocolate Frogs for Christmas in his fourth year. Ron got Chocolate Frogs for Christmas in his fifth year and in the Hospital Wing after he was injured in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries .

Later on, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger were placed on Chocolate Frog cards for their efforts in defeating Lord Voldemort[4]. Both Ron Weasley and Albus Dumbledore considered being put on Chocolate Frog cards as their proudest moment.[5][6]
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Chocolate Frogs you can get at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Behind the scenes

  • In some of the video games, chocolate frogs can be found and used to heal damage taken during the
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    A Chocolate Frog plush from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in addition to the edible ones.

    game. However, in some versions of the games, mainly the PC and console versions, the frogs do not come included with the cards, oddly enough, as both items are collected separately.
    • The GBC and GBA version of Philosopher's Stone video game and the GBA version of Prisoner of Azkaban are the only Harry Potter games so far that have Chocolate Frogs included with the cards as a single item, or to have cards received from a Chocolate Frog in some way.
      • The GBA Philosopher's Stone like with many of the console version games also enables the player to case a Knockback Jinx on them to turn them over, though this only works with the frogs not discovered from chests opened by the Unlocking Charm.
      • In both the GBC Philosopher's Stone and GBA Prisoner of Azkaban, Chocolate Frogs count as items that give Wizard Cards if they are selected to be eaten from the inventory, and only in GBA Prisoner of Azkaban do all cards, even if found from chests, have their sprite included with a Chocolate Frog.
  • In the real world, Chocolate Frogs are sold by Hasbro and the Harry Potter Alliance as novelty candies.[7] [8]
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    An alternate packaging for Chocolate frogs, found in candy stores in the USA.

  • Chocolate Frogs may be an obscure reference to a Monty Python sketch, "Crunchy Frog". The sketch involves a sweet with a small frog in it as opposed to a frog shaped confection.
  • J. K. Rowling has said that Chocolate Frogs would be her favourite sweet.[9]
  • Sometimes in the series, in the Danish translation, it is known as Platugler. Plat is a slang word for someone that is stupid, and ugler means owls.
  • One of the last shots in the final scene of the film, where a chocolate frog leaps into Rose Weasley's hand, shows that she has a fondness of food like her father.
  • At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, chocolate frogs are sold at Honeydukes. Each frog contains one of the four founding members of Hogwarts.
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A Chocolate Frog and the Albus Dumbledore card.

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