Snozzberry

Meaning

What does Snozzberry mean?

A berry that is first mentioned in Roald Dahls adult novel “Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen”, as the main food source of some people-shy gremlins.

It also appears in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” as well as its movie adaptation, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, in the scene where the children can lick and taste the wallpaper, and all the fruits pictured on the wallpaper, tastes just like the actual fruit.

However, many years later in his career, he mentioned it in his book “My Uncle Oswald”, as a reference to a man’s best piece, causing discussion regarding the children licking the “Snozzberry” wall in his previous book.

Origin

What's the origin of Snozzberry?

The “Snozzberry” is an imaginary fruit from the world of the famous author Roald Dahl (1916-1990).

It is mentioned in multiple of his books, normally referencing to an edible fruit, but one time also to a man’s genitalia.

The first mention of “Snozzberry” was in “Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen”, which was first published in 1948.

It was also featured in several other novels of the author, including the iconic “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, published in 1964.

Spread & Usage

How did Snozzberry spread?

The “Snozzberry” became famous when fans who had read several of Roald Dahl’s book became aware of children licking the “snozzberry” in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, and a man’s genitalia being called a “snozzberry” in “My Uncle Oswald”.

The connection shocked some people, and was taken as a nasty adult joke by others, as is often found in numerous children’s stories.

However, the long time between the books being written has somewhat disproved the theories among fans.

Despite this, in hindsight, many people nowadays remember the quote “What’s a snozzberry?” with a slight flinch.

Regardless of the controversy, “Snozzberry” remains a popular fruit among people: despite the fact that it’s not real, there are countless “Snozzberry” flavored beverages, including the soda of “Batch Craft Soda”, in circulation since 2013, as well as various other ciders and shots found in the United States.

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