Harry Potter Butterbeer mystery solved: We had it tested

What's in a Butterbeer? We have the nutritional information
What's in a Butterbeer? We have the nutritional information

For the many thousands of muggles who've gulped down Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter without knowing what they were drinking, Consumer Ally has unlocked the closely-guarded secret of the magical drink's nutritional content.


Neither the wizards at Hogwarts nor the folks at Universal Orlando have revealed the nutritional information. Uninformed and undaunted, tourists wait in long lines and fork over up to $11 a mug for the pleasure of consuming the concoction J.K. Rowling's characters love to drink. The thirst for knowledge about this drink at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter area at the Islands of Adventure theme park has spawned dozens of copycat recipes and plenty of chatter about what exactly park goers are drinking.

WalletPop dispatched someone to the theme park to collect a sample of the popular drink and sent it to Kappa Laboratories in Miami, where it was analyzed so we could get down to the bottom of this nutritional conundrum.