"There were shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable. Creamy chunks of nougat, shimmering pink squares of coconut ice, fat, honey-coloured toffees; hundreds of different kinds of chocolate in neat rows; there was a large barrel of Every Flavour Beans, and another of Fizzing Whizzbees, the levitating sherbet balls that Ron had mentioned; along yet another wall were ‘Special Effects’ sweets: Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum (which filled a room with bluebell-coloured bubbles that refused to pop for days), the strange, splintery Toothflossing Stringmints, tiny black Pepper Imps (‘breathe fire for your friends!’), Ice Mice (‘hear your teeth chatter and squeak!’), peppermint creams shaped like toads (‘hop realistically in the stomach!’) , fragile sugar-spun quills and exploding bonbons."

Honeydukes is a legendary wizarding sweets shop famous for its chocolate and many, wonderful and wild sweets[1]. It is located in the wintry, all-wizarding village of Hogsmeade, in Scotland, and is frequented by students and teachers alike; indeed, one can barely move due to the crowd of visitors throughout the Christmas season[1]

Honeydukes was first established in 1641.[2]



The shop is run by Ambrosius Flume, a rather large, bald man, and his wife, who watched over the shop when he went to the cellar to retrieve the sweets that the main shop was running out of[1].


Customers are reminded that until further notice, Dementors will be patrolling the streets of Hogsmeade every night after sundown. This measure has been put in place for the safety of Hogsmeade residents and will be lifted upon the recapture of Sirius Black. It is therefore advisable that you complete your shopping well before nightfall.
Merry Christmas!
—Notice on the Honeydukes door during the escape of Sirius Black[src]

A worker refilling a jar with sweets

Honeydukes also houses the entrance to a secret passageway from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry directly into the cellar of the sweet-shop; however, it is advisable only to use it to go from Hogwarts Castle to Honeydukes and not the other way around, due to the presence of a stone slide at the Hogwarts end.

In the Gunhilda of Gorsemoor Corridor on the third floor of Hogwarts Castle, one can find a large stone statue of Gunhilda. By tapping the back of the statue with one's wand and incant "Dissendium", one will open up the secret passageway in the statue's hunched back, leading down a short, cool stone slide[1]. They will land in a very low, very narrow earthy passageway that twists like a rabbit's burrow, rising after an hour or so and reaches a large, worn stone staircase after ten minutes of steep ascent[1]. There are over two hundred steps on this staircase, and those climbing it will usually be surprised when their head hits the hard, cold trap-door[1]. This trap-door leads into the cellar of Honeydukes, and matches the dusty floor perfectly[1].

Inside the shop

The cellar of the shop is full of wooden crates and boxes, with a very dusty floor and a large wooden staircase leading up to the main shop[1]. In the cellar, one could hear the opening and shutting of the sweet-shop door, as well as the tinkling of the bell above it[1].


Honeydukes maintains and supplies the Honeydukes Express, a large food trolley which sells sweets to the staff and students riding the Hogwarts Express. It is driven about, and the candies are dispersed, by a kind, wizened old lady.

Sweets sold

Honeydukes sweets

Other sweets in Honeydukes

"Important Allergy Information: Our products may contain Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Macadamias, Pecans, Walnuts, Wheat, Milk, Egg, and Soy Products"
—Allergy warning regarding Honeydukes various products, posted in the shop.[src]

Behind the scenes


Honeydukes at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Notes and references

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