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 is mentioned again in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, when 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 penis, causing discussion regarding the children licking the “snozzberries” in his previous book.
Origin of the term
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 was in “Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen” in 1948.
Spread of the term
The snozzberry became famous when fans who had read multiple of Roald Dahl’s book became aware of children licking the “snozzberry” in “Willy Wonka 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.
- Urban Dictionary – Snozzberry
- Foodbeast – Roald Dahl Trolled Us All: Wonka ‘Snozzberries’ Are Not What You Think