The BFG comes out in theaters today(July 1, 2016). I few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking my son to see a media preview of the movie. He and I both really loved it. It was extra fun for him because he read the Roald Dahl book that the movie is based on with his class in second grade.
Here’s a short synopsis of the movie if you aren’t familiar with the story.
Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming. Together they have some adventures and come up with a plan to thwart the other not so friendly giants.
The movie itself was visually stunning. I am always in awe when real actors are combined with computer animations and it looks so life like and realistic. It’s just fantastic. The other really amazing thing about the BFG is the fantasy and adventure in the story. Giant Country has some definite quirks that make it different than the world we are used to. They also have their own vocabulary. For instance, human beings are called human beans. You’ll really get a kick out the whole set of giant vocabulary.
One of the pecularities of Giant Country is Frobscottle. It’s the BFG’s favorite drink. It’s a green liquid and what makes it really special is that the bubbles go down instead of up. That makes for some interesting reactions to drinking it and some hilarious potty humor jokes in the movie. This still from the movie is the Queen of England about to try out some Frobscottle.
To celebrate BFG hitting the theaters I got the most delightful package which included my own bottle of frobbscottle and a recipe to make it yourself. I’m going to share the recipe with you because trust me after seeing the movie, your kids are going to be talking about frobscottle.
- 8 kiwi fruit, peeled
- 1½ limes, juice
- 8 fl oz lemonade
- 4 fl oz raspberry drinking yoghurt
- 12 fl oz cream soda
- 1 tablet Redoxon effervescent vitamin C (plain)
- Green food coloring
- In a food processor, liquidise the kiwis with the squeezed lime juice.
- Push the pulp through a sieve into a large jug.
- Add the drinking yogurt and mix.
- Gradually mix in the lemonade.
- Finally pour in the cream soda and mix. Add a drop of green food coloring if desired.
- Let the children drop the Redoxon tablet into the jug. Watch and then serve immediately.
You can substitute regular yogurt for the drinking yogurt. Just add it in to the food processor in step 1. You can also substitute the kiwi with canned gooseberries in syrup. 2 oz of gooseberries = 1 kiwi fruit.
It’s a nice long holiday weekend, so the perfect time to take the family out to see BFG. Have a great weekend and enjoy your Frobscottle!
Disclaimer: I saw a free media screening of BFG and received a fun gift package. All opinions are my own.