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- "The fruit was so plentiful that young hobbits very nearly bathed in strawberries and cream..."
- ― The Return of the King, The Grey Havens
- "...he ate three wild strawberries that he found on its bank, but it was not much good."
- ― The Hobbit, Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
J.R.R. Tolkien's adventure in Switzerland in 1911 was his inspiration for the journey from Rivendell to the other side of the Misty Mountains, and it is quite possible he consumed strawberries during this time. (Letter 306). In Michael Coren's biography on Tolkien, he notes, "For dessert he liked a trifle or, in summer, strawberries with lots of cream." (J.R.R. Tolkien, "End Times") In J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator, No. 23 contains an illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien of a strawberry.