- "When everyone had eaten as much as they could, the remains of the food faded from the plates, leaving them sparkling clean as before. A moment later the desserts appeared. Blocks of ice cream in every flavour you could think of, apple pies, treacle tarts, chocolate eclairs and jam doughnuts, trifle, strawberries, jelly, rice pudding…"
Behind the scenes
In the U.S. edition, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, "jelly" is instead referred to as "Jell-O," which is a brand name for a specific type of gelatine marketed by the U.S.-based Kraft Foods. Though the term has passed into somewhat generic usage in the U.S. and Canada, it is not in common usage in Great Britain. The term "jelly," however, would likely have confused U.S. readers, as in the United States it is normally used to refer to a fruit spread for spreading on sandwiches that in Great Britain is most commonly referred to as "jam."
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)