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A character is partly defined by a Trademark Favorite Food that he or she craves and eats, all the freakin' time. Usually in a way that makes you suspect that they're addicted to the substance. If they're a One-Note Cook, they'll typically be good at making it.

Sometimes justified if the item is a Power-Up Food for the character.

When a character exhibits an obsession for food that corresponds with a stereotype for his race or culture, it is usually considered a Discredited Trope unless played to lampoon the stereotype.

See Also: Stock Animal Diet, which applies this to an entire species of animal. Also Must Have Caffeine, the coffee-specific version; for Brits as often depicted, this is Spot of Tea. If the answer is "every food", you have a Big Eater. If it is "everything, no matter if food or not", you have an Extreme Omnivore. A specific, sometimes overlapping version of this trope is someone who has a Sweet Tooth. For a darker and more specific version look at I'm a Humanitarian. See also Impossibly Delicious Food. May overlap with Comfort Food in cases where the comfort food is the character's TFF.

Compare Your Favorite and Drink Order. Contrast with Does Not Like Spam.

Examples of Trademark Favorite Food include:


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  • Pretty much the bread and butter (pun intended) of breakfast cereal mascots:
    • Sonny, who is (say it with me now) Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs! Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo!...
    • Trix are for kids, because life's just a bitch sometimes to innocent cartoon bunnies.
    • The Cookie Crisp dog/wolf thing, who used to have a human robber companion.
    • Lucky, the Lucky Charms leprechaun.
  • Gackt and e-ma. Seriously, I don't think there has been a single commercial for it that he hasn't been in.
  • The Frito Bandito robbed people of their "Frito corn cheeps" until he was deemed an offensive racial stereotype.
  • See also The Power of Cheese.
  • McDonald's: Several of the McDonaldland characters were associated with a particular food, most famously Grimace with milkshakes, Hamburglar with (guess what) hamburgers and the Fry Guys (and later, the Fry Girls) with (you guessed it) french fries. Birdie the Early Bird was best-known for her love of breakfast sandwiches.
    • Lesser-known in McDonaldland were Captain Crook (who tried to steal Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, the chain's fish sandwich), Uncle O'Grimacey (Grimace's uncle, who also loved milkshakes, only of the mint-flavored kind that was sold on St. Patrick's Day), and the Griddler (a short-lived character who helped promote the restaurant's McGriddles line of breakfast sandwiches).
  • Cheetos, the favorite food of Chester the Cheetah.
  • Hostess snack foods: The characters enjoy pitching (and apparently, in a nod to cannibalism) eating the foods shaped like themselves. These include the Happy Ho Ho, Captain Cupcake, Fruit Pie the Magician and most famously, Twinkie the Kid. Twinkie the Kid was so associated with the food that when schools began anti-junk food campaigns and thereby banned the popular snack cake from the classroom, several newspapers ran cartoons of Twinkie the Kid hanging himself.

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  • In general, a lot of anime and manga series will list their characters' favorite foods/drinks in their profiles in supplementary materials and bonus chapters in manga.
  • Naruto: Ramen in all of its many, varied and wonderful forms. Also, Choji loves barbecue crisps, and Rock Lee is inordinately fond of spicy curry.
    • Naruto's mother Kushina also loves ramen. The only difference in this is that she loves a specific flavor of ramen above the others.
    • Lots of characters have favorite foods, though mostly only revealed in data books. For example, Sasuke and tomatoes.
    • No one mention Anko's love of Dango. So much that in one of the videogames, there's a mission where she goes into withdrawal and asks you to get her some.
    • Sea Salt Ice Cream, yes, THAT Sea Salt Ice Cream. The trend first started with Jiraiya and then it was employed by Iruka, both to cheer Naruto out of a funk.
  • The fairies from Mirumo de Pon! They're all pretty much tied to their favorite snacks, especially Mirumo and Murumo, to the point were all you need to do to get them to do what you want is offer them a large enough amount of the treat in question. Mirumo and chocolate, Murumo and marshmallows, Rirumu and cream puffs, Yashichi and karintou. Although Yashichi is known more for his penchant for panties than his choice snack, come to think of it.
  • The favourite food of Doremi from Ojamajo Doremi is steak, and one of her image songs was even about her love of steaks. Unfortunately for her, it's a Running Gag that someone always eats her share of steak on the rare occasions it's served at the Harukazes' home, so she's only ever actually had a single bite of steak onscreen. There's also Aiko's more understated love for squid dumplings, and in Motto, Hana-chan has a Sweet Tooth for pudding.
    • Also Momoko with her strawberry tart sweetness and sourness.
  • Inuyasha is addicted to Ramen Instant Noodles, while Shippo likes lollipops. Both were introduced to said foods by Kagome, who brings them from home on a regular basis.
  • Lapis of Detatoko Princess is addicted to pudding. This need drives the story much of the time.
  • Doraemon and Dorayaki, a Japanese pastry.
    • Nobita and the Salisbury steak.
    • Shizuka and roasted sweet potato.
    • The doraemons also have there own way of eating Dorayaki: Dora the kid eat with mustard and ketchup, while Dorami prefers melon flavored bread.
  • Konata Izumi of Lucky Star and chocolate cornets.
  • Several characters in Death Note had a special interest in certain foods:
    • Ryuk adores apples and goes through withdrawals when forced to go without them. Since Shinigami don't actually need to eat, apples are more like a drug to them than food. The postscript chapter suggests that all shinigami (or at least the Shinigami King) are the same: In the main story, he wouldn't give out any more Death Notes because of Ryuk... in the postscript chapter, he'd trade one for a couple apples.
    • L has a pronounced sweet tooth and gorges himself on various sweets. He burns off the excess calories by thinking really hard. Actually justified, since about 50% of blood sugar is used by the brain...
    • Mello is a chocoholic. In the anime, the snapping sound he makes when biting into a bar of chocolate is practically his Leitmotif. In the manga, a huge delivery of chocolate is the clincher to pinning down his hideout.
    • The Encyclopedia, 13, says that Light prefers to take Barbecue-Flavored potato chips... AND EAT THEM.
  • In the Mega Man NT Warrior (Rockman.EXE) Anime, main character Lan/Netto's favorite food is Curry. This is relevant to the point that WWW uses it to lure him into a trap.
    • Also of note is Yai/Yaito's love for Strawberry Milk.
  • Each of the mascot characters in Yes! Precure 5 has a different favorite snack. Coco likes choux a la creme, Nuts likes mamedaifuku (which can be sold at his girlfriend's family's store; this is made out to be a sign that they're destined), Milk likes chocolate, and Syrup likes (appropriately enough) pancakes.
  • Ellis and Nadie from El Cazador de la Bruja loved tacos.
  • As became the focus in one Newtype article during the remake's airing, each of the five main girls of Kanon has a favorite food associated with her:
    • Ayu: Taiyaki - to the point of stealing it, although she is usually regretful about that.
    • Nayuki: Strawberries (especially her mom's strawberry jam... not to be confused with the other flavour)
    • Shiori: Ice cream
    • Makoto: Pork buns
    • Mai: Beef bowls
  • In Galaxy Angel, Millefeuille loves pastries and sweets in general, Ranpha loves anything that's extremely spicy (And the others dread allowing her to cook), Mint adores junk foods such as potato chips and jelly beans, Forte has a soft spot for Oden stew, and Vanilla will eat just about everything (Including making a literal Chew Toy of Normad when starving), but prefers vegetarian dishes.
  • Shana: Melon Bread. (Which is also one of the few things she can cook and make edible.) Her omake counterpart in the DVD specials, Shana-tan, even fires an endless stream of them out of Hammerspace as a weapon at one point.
  • All variants and incarnations of Desty Nova (except the uber-evil Super Nova as of the moment) of Battle Angel Alita have an infamous love for flan. It goes to such lengths that Super Nova apparent lack of a flan-eating habit has become the indication of his evilness.
  • Digimon:
    • Digimon Savers's Agumon and fried eggs, Sarah/Sayuri's if at all possible.
      • The Bridge Bunnies are fond of manju (though it doesn't come up as much as Agumon and fried eggs.)
    • In Digimon Tamers, bread is pretty much Guilmon's favorite. He likes it so much that Takato's parents, who own a bakery, make him special bread shaped like his head and named after him. At least in the dub, he also likes peanut butter a lot.
    • And in Digimon Adventure 02, Veemon's favorite food is chocolate and Hawkmon is absolutely nuts about pickled gourd rolls. Armadillomon's favorite is the ohagi Iori's mom makes, but he's just happy to have any food at all.
    • There's a scene in the original where the kids discuss their recipes to cook eggs. Each Digidestined has their favorite, though Mimi grosses everyone out when she explains hers. (I believe it includes sugar). Aside of that, Mimi loves tuna and mayo riceballs and goes googly-eyed in 02 when Miyako gives her some.
  • C.C. of Code Geass and pizza, but especially Pizza Hut.
    • Hell, it's pretty much everybody's favorite food in the world of Code Geass. There is even an attempt of cooking the world's biggest pizza in Episode 21 and another in R2 Episode 5.
  • Yue Ayase of Mahou Sensei Negima likes odd and unusual beverages, and is almost never shown drinking the same one twice. Might explain why she once was so desperate to go to the bathroom...)
  • Yayoi Asuka of Koi Koi 7 and crab bread. Since she's The Ditz, this makes it even easier to distract her with the food.
  • Lucia Nanami of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch, being a mermaid, should not surprise you by liking shrimp. Hanon and Rina prefer cheesecake and vegetarian food, respectively.
  • Miharu from Da Capo craves bananas, both in her human and robotic form.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha's Vivio loves her caramel milk. It even gets a special mention in her character page. Also, Admiral Lindy and green tea... with two lumps of sugar and milk.
  • Kinniku Mantaro/Kid Muscle of Kinnikuman Ni-sei/UltimateMuscle loved kalbi-don (Korean style grilled short-ribs and rice) so much, he had a song for it. And his dad Kinniku Suguru / King Muscle loved gyuudon (beef and rice) and also had a song for it. Like father, like son.
  • In one episode of the Pokémon anime, Pikachu was crushed when a Scyther slashed apart a bottle of ketchup that he was eating out of. Too bad that particular episode was filler, though it did make its way into a number of fanfics.
    • Pokémon is only loosely based off its source material (the games), thus even things in filler are canon (though some things are contradicted later in the series due the writers' forgetfulness).
    • Was subtly shown again, early in the Hoenn arc. In a small throwaway scene Pikachu can be seen holding a bottle of ketchup again, and this time it looked like he was sucking at the contents with a straw.
      • To be fair, ketchup does completely dominate the taste of anything it's put on, (which is why it's in a category with chili and ranch dressing as "things you put on bad food to make it edible"), so Pikachu eating it straight could just be him cutting out the hassle.
    • Pikachu also seems to like apples.
    • Thanks to Max, chocolate has become the Trademark Favorite Food of Lucario, when he gave the Fish Out of Temporal Water Lucario his first chocolate bar during the eighth movie. This was referenced in a later Diamond and Pearl episode, where Jessie tried bribing Maylene's Lucario to join them with a chocolate bar.
    • Ash really enjoys hamburgers, they're usually the first thing he wants when he comes across a new town.
  • Afro Samurai has a preference for lemonade. His first drink of it was a high point in his generally crappy childhood.
  • All the main characters in D.Gray-Man have had their favorite foods listed at one point, but Kanda takes it to the extreme, eating soba noodles for all three meals.
  • Madlax: "Yeah...pasta!"
  • Genta of Detective Conan always wants eel with rice.
    • Also, more than one murder centers around the victim's favorite food or drink being laced with poison. So far some of the poisoned foods/drinks are: lemon tea, chocolate and cream cake, rice balls, soda, cherry pie...
  • Churuya of Nyoron Churuya-san: Smoked cheese, nyoro~n!
  • Saki: Yuki pretty much worships tacos and derives her Mahjong power from eating one (or, as a substitute, something that sounds like "taco") before a match.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia - which is based on the idea of each country being an actual person - is filled with this trope. Closely related to Hollywood Cuisine.
    • North Italy: PASTAAAAAAAAAAAA
    • Germany: Wurst and potatoes
      • Also, beer. Which is also Prussia's favorite drink.
    • Japan: Sushi
    • America: Hamburgers
      • His female counterpart is often seen with hotdogs.
    • England: Tea and scones
    • Russia: Vodka and pirozhki
    • Finland: Salmiakki
    • Sweden: Surströmming
    • Canada: Maple syrup on everything
    • Cuba: Ice cream (Though it may be noted that Canada and America like ice-cream, too.)
    • South Italy and Spain: Tomatoes and churros
    • South Korea: Kimchi
      • His female counterpart is often portrayed with carrots, but she also seems to like kimchi.
    • Denmark: Not stated directly, but hinted to be beer.
    • Belgium: Waffles and chocolate.
    • Poland: Paluzki, among other polish snacks.
    • Austria has that thing for cake.
    • Hong Kong: Judging from a chibi image, pork buns.
    • Macau: Tea, according to another chibi
    • Bulgaria: Yoghurt, according to Hetalia Bloodbath 2011
    • Turkey: Anything sweet, but specially Ashure pudding.
    • Taiwan: Bubble tea and tofu, according to her Image Song.
  • Yotsuba&! can always be bribed with ice cream. She also has an affinity for curry (Super-delicious, indeed).
  • Urd and Skuld from Ah! My Goddess can both recharge their powers via their comfort food of choice: ice cream for Skuld, sake for Urd. Belldandy loves sodas, but avoids it because one sip can get her roaring drunk.
  • Ciel from Tsukihime loves curry.
  • The eponymous character from Space Battleship Yamamoto Yohko likes pocky. Her Montague Counterpart similarly likes sausages of any flavor, and rice cakes; pretty much anything phallic, really. That somehow hints the fact that he's actually a girl, but due to Phlebotinum Breakdown later, she became a he.
  • Karin from Diamond Daydreams can't go a day without her beloved cream puffs. Shoko from the same series has a thing for pastrami sandwiches.
  • Shiho from Zettai Karen Children is seen consuming pocky at least once per episode.
  • Gash Bell likes his yellowtail tuna, preferring to eat it live... while he strips down to his birthday suit, much to Kiyomaro's consternation.
  • Ren of DearS is utterly addicted to melon bread. To the point she saves old melon bread wrappers for the smell.
  • Kululu of Keroro Gunsou loves curry so much, he bathes in it. Natsumi, meanwhile, seems to be rather fond of baked sweet potatoes.
  • Dr Pepper for Okarin in Steins;Gate. He drinks it all the time.
  • Honey in Ouran High School Host Club eats so much cake that his brother thinks he's an alien. Also, though she never gets to have any, Haruhi's longing for fancy tuna is a minor Running Gag.
    • The gag went as far as Tamaki buying her an ootoro-shaped ring during New Year's! Tamaki also has a well-known love of commoner's food and never turns down the chance to try some. The character pages at the end of volume one state each character's favorite foods.
    • The entire club is fascinated by Instant Coffee, which they think is an absolutely brilliant invention if one doesn't have time to grind actual beans (like commoners). They've more or less made it the "official drink of the Host Club".
    • Also, Kuze and his oranges. Especially the peel.
  • Inverted with Fai in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. One extra-chapter Omake has the cast eating sushi, and Fai is completely repulsed by the idea of eating raw fish. Even though it never comes up again, Fandom has latched onto this and it's become the basis for quite a few Kurogane x Fai Fan Fiction.
  • In Eyeshield 21 Monta loves bananas, Mamori loves cream puffs, Marco loves cola, and Hiruma gets pissy if he doesn't have sugarless gum to chew.
  • Horo of Spice and Wolf gets excited over a lot of food, but none more so than apples, preferably straight. Her love of apples is even played up in the ending theme song.
  • Bob Poundmax in Gungrave loves fried chicken drumsticks. It's very rare for him to be seen without a chicken drumstick in his hand. Although he doesn't so much as chew the drumsticks as he just inhales them by the bucketful.
  • In Hand Maid May, Cyberdoll Sara loves ramen.
    • And don't forget Milk.
  • Half-alien teacher Mizuho Kazami of Please Teacher eats pocky (or, actually, the similarly-named-but-not-trademark-infringing "Pochy") because it reminds her of her father, who was human. In the sequel Please Twins, Miina Miyafuji has a similar attachment to Pretz (or, as it's called in the show, "Prech"), though her preference isn't similarly explained.
  • In School Rumble, much is made of the various male characters' preference for curry vs. beef-and-potato stew. Karasuma, the oblivious target of main character Tenma Tsukamoto's love, is the most food-obsessed, at one point stating he prefers curry to poor Tenma.
  • The eponymous Ponyo from Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea loves ham.
  • Not exactly a food, as opposed to a drink, but Rika from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni really does like wine. We see her a lot with a bottle of it, in front of her friends, in omakes and official art.
    • Of course, this serves a very specific purpose: If you were stuck in her situation, you'd drink heavily too. Also, she always drinks Bernkastel brand wine.
    • Cream puffs for Hanyuu.
  • Tenma in Monster loves soy sauce, as Lampshaded by Heckel.
  • Eiichiro Oda, in his SBS Question Corner, once listed each main One Piece character's favorite food:
    • Monkey D. Luffy—Meat. To the point that when he prepares to take back everything that was stolen from them on Thriller Bark, he prioritizes them as "meat, Nami, and shadows". This did not go unlampshaded. The One Piece-Toriko crossover shows that Luffy's perfect meal consists entirely of meat—including the dessert and the beverage.
    • Roronoa Zoro—White rice, sea king meat, and anything that compliments ale
    • Nami—Mainly oranges as well as other kinds of fruit
    • Usopp—Pike from an autumn island as well as other fish of the season, hates mushrooms
    • Sanji—Spicy seafood pasta and food that compliments black tea
    • Tony Tony Chopper—Cotton candy, chocolate and other sweet food and drink
    • Nico Robin—Sandwiches, cakes that aren't too sweet and food that complements coffee
    • Franky—Hamburgers, french fries and food that complements cola
    • Brook—Tea and takoyaki
  • In Kimi ni Todoke, Chizuru Yoshida's affection for her childhood friend Ryu Sanada led her to spend much of her youth at his family's ramen shop, to the point that she jokingly says she might want to "be a ramen" when she grows up.
  • Viewtiful Joe, in the anime, is nigh-obsessive about cheeseburgers.
  • Plue from Rave Master and sweets, with lollipops being the highest on his list.
  • Yuuko and the black Mokona from xxxHolic are often asking for more liquor. Doesn't seem to impact their ability to run the shop, though.
  • In Sailor Moon All of the senshi have a favorite food (listed in their character profiles, but they don't show up in the manga or anime):
    • Moon/Usagi loves sweets (like cake and ice cream) so much, she even lists it as a hobby.
    • Chibi-Moon/Chibiusa loves Pudding and Pancakes.
      • The Manga profiles also list the food they hate the most. Ironically, Chibi-Usa and Usagi both list this as Carrots. (Usagi means Rabbit...)
    • Mercury/Ami loves Sandwiches and anmitsu (A Japanese Desert).
    • Mars/Rei loves Fugu (a blowfish which is highly toxic and considered a delicacy in Japan).
    • Jupiter/Makoto loves All foods, cherry pie and meatloaf in particular.
    • Venus/Minako likes curry rice and ramen.
    • Uranus/Haruka: Salad.
    • Neptune/Michiru: Sashimi (A type of Raw fish often cofused for sushi in the west)
    • Pluto/Setsuna: Green Tea
    • Saturn/Hotaru: Soba (buckwheat) noodles
    • Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask: Never really got one, but the anime frequently showed him drinking coffee. It was even used in a joke where in a romantic moment alone with Usagi he suddenly abandoned her to go to the kitchen and drink more coffee.
  • Sage/Seiji of Ronin Warriors is sometimes heard mumbling about wanting to eat pumpkin during group songs. It shows up in doujin and art books with some regularity.
  • Alice in Pandora Hearts loves meat.
  • Cooro from +Anima adores apples.
  • Tasuki from Fushigi Yuugi loves sake. And he also seems to love peaches.
    • Miaka is a Big Eater who loves all types of food, but she seems to specially like pork buns.
  • Yugi and hamburgers.
    • Yami Bakura really, really likes rare meat.
  • Judai in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX loves fried shrimp.
    • In the 4kids dub, Chumley has a noticeable obsession with grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Following in his predecessors' footsteps, Yusei Fudo can't shake his connection with milk after that one episode.
    • Jack Atlas has two; Blue-Eyes Mountain Coffee and cup ramen.
      • Cup ramen appears to be a favorite for multiple characters, Jack, Yusei, Crow and Jeager are all shown to adore the stuff.
  • The title character in A Little Snow Fairy Sugar loves waffles. In fact, her Catch Phrase is "Waffo!", which her mispronunciation of the food's name.
  • Only in Gintama can a character consume revolting quantities of mayonaise and still be badass. Hijikata's lighter is even shaped like a mayo bottle.
    • Also, Okita's sister Mitsuba loves super spicy crackers. Considering Gintama is a Gag Series, this particular gag was used very effectively for humor and drama.
    • Kagura and her sukonbu (pickled seaweed).
    • Yamazaki and AN-PAN AN-PAN ANPANANPANANPANANPANANPANANPANANPANANPANANPANANAPAN...although that may just a recent thing.
      • Yamazaki actually hates anpan. He only eats it when he is on mission, because he thinks that it is what a spy should eat.
    • Sa-chan and natto (fermented soybeams. They look icky), to the point of being named the "natto ninja" in one chapter.
    • Don't forget the protagonist himself; Gintoki and Chocolate Parfaits, and pretty much any sweets. To the point that his parallel to Hijikata's Special consist of red bean paste on rice.
  • Tomie demands foie gras and caviar a few times, although it is uncertain whether she likes it or just wants to have the most expensive things, seeing as she at one point in the series says that she's grown tired of eating it.
  • Erza from Fairy Tail loves strawberry cake; when someone makes her drop it, RUN.
    • Natsu loves anything that's covered in fire. Justified as it's his Power-Up Food.
  • Most characters in Bleach are listed as having a favorite food. Most notably are Yachiru and Rin's obsessions with candy and sweets and Aizen's infamous affiliation for tea.
    • Orihime loves red bean paste, and buttered potatoes. But the first one is what you'll usually see in fandom... along with the most random thing the author can think of to mix it with. Just see what she puts on ice cream in canon.
      • Orihime has actually "settled down" for more "mundane" tastes after the most recent Time Skip, though. One scene has her pretty much drooling when she sees Riruka eating donuts and hilariously pesters her for some. She later is seen eating hotdogs... for breakfast.
    • As mentioned above, Riruka's favorite food is donuts; she's seen eating them in the last OP of the anime. In the meantime, her companion Ginjou Kugo seems to prefer ramen soup.
  • .Hack//Sign has BT... Who likes BLTs without the lettuce, hence her character name. One episode as a whole scene devoted to characters discussing this.
  • Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!! likes milk (and dairy products in general, according to his profile) probably far more than is healthy. Not only is he known to down around six bottles of it during a meal, but it's one of the few things that's managed to avert one of his trademark Unstoppable Rages entirely. Understandably, he needs it for his Required Secondary Powers, that is, bones that are Made of Iron that can handle his Hair-Trigger Temper-induced Super Strength.
  • The eponymous character from Oruchuban Ebichu loves camembert cheese and ice cream.
    • She's also extremely fond of syrup.
  • Ferris Eris of The Legend of the Legendary Heroes really loves dango (a type of Japanese dumpling). She asks for them as payment from Sion to help track down the person trying to kill him, and later (earlier from the audience's perspective perspective, since that happened in a flashback) refers to him as a "devil" for not paying up.
  • Subverted in Darker than Black with Burger-kun. He has a renumeration of eating a hamburger after each use of his super speed. He may have liked them before, but now he is just sick of them.
  • Satellizer from Freezing loooooves burgers.
  • Aisa from To Aru Majutsu no Index, also loooooves burgers and both are voiced by Mamiko Noto.
  • Even Extreme Omnivore Kirby has a favorite food in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!: watermelons. Though this is probably because of the size and shape rather than the taste, seeing as how he swallows them whole.
  • Chieri from The Cherry Project is seen eating chocolate-covered bananas all the time. Her not-boyfriend comments:

"You're Cherry but you like bananas? You're weird."

  • Yukari-Sensei from Azumanga Daioh REALLY likes Snow crab and Matsusaka beef, so much so that she will beat the shit out of you if you've had it before her.
  • Trigun's Vash has a fondness for doughnuts. Early parts of the series frequently used the running gag of him "accepting" them as a gift when they really were meant for someone else. Even in the latter part of the series, he still manages to joyously gorge himself on them.
    • The doughnuts were intended as a peace offering for Vash. Milly just didn't know he was the Vash the Stampede they'd been looking for.
  • Yumekui Merry is also addicted to doughnuts. The first time she bites into one, she declares it the best thing she's ever eaten in her life and calls them "Reality's treasure"... which gives one to wonder what sort of things, exactly, they usually eat in Dream Land.
  • Kekkaishi's Yoshimori loves his coffee-flavored milk, in part because of his Triple Shifter lifestyle. He also has a Sweet Tooth, and loves to bake his own cakes.
  • Ika Musume, being a squid, loves shrimp.
  • Doesn't come up in the series proper (she dies pretty quickly), but secondary materials state that Charlotte of Puella Magi Madoka Magica loves cheese, despite having the power to make as many sweets as she wants. Within fanworks, where she is quite popular, this is used to it's fullest.
    • Acutally, it does come up in the series. The translation of some certain phrases in German seen in the episde is this: "I'm Charlotte. I love cheese. I want only cheese. There's no cheese anywhere!" Understandably, it's hard to catch until you know your German.
  • Hazuki from Ame Nochi Hare enjoys chocolate so much that he will always keep some with him all the time.
  • Bamboo shoots is the favorite food of Sei from Koihime Musou. It's almost taken to insane levels about her obssession with bamboo shoots. For example, don't insult bamboo shoots, or eat spoiled ones without asking, or YOU WILL PAY!
  • Shinsuke Maki from Future GPX Cyber Formula is quite fond of sandwiches, as he would make anything into one. Karl Lichter von Randoll absolutely loves black tea, to the point he would drink tea in pit, during pit stops and even in the middle of the races.
    • Most of the characters have their favorite foods described in their profiles: Hayato and curry rice, Asuka and cake, Shinjyo and rice balls (particularly Miki's rice balls), Osamu and Asuka's cooking (which is rather odd as Asuka's a Lethal Chef), Miki and rice, tea and rice crackers, Kyoko and Italian cuisine, Henri and all kinds of sweets and pastries, Clair and pie, Gudelhian and ice cream and almost all Japanese foods, Heinel and kaiseki (traditional Japanese multi-course meals), Bootsvorz and anything spicy and super-sweet, Phill and his caregiver's cooking, Leon and his mother's stew, Marie and fish and vegetables.
  • Special A lists all the characters' favorites, but the one that's most notable is Kei Takishima, who prefers the cooking of his crush Hikari Hanazono over everything else in existence. He's quite literally blind to the fact that she's actually a Lethal Chef; everyone thinks he's insane when he says that she's the best cook in the world.
  • There are quite a few in Metal Fight Beyblade: Ginga and hamburgers, Yuu and ice cream, Doji and orange juice, Tobio and his ever-present blue lollipop, Masamune and those spicy sticks he's always munching on...
  • 'Spaceburgers' are only food we ever see Tiny eating on Battle of the Planets.
  • According to the preview of episode 4, Tiger and Bunny's protagonist Kotetsu puts mayonnaise on everything he eats. But because he consumes a disproportionate amount of fried rice - either because he really likes it, doesn't know how to cook anything else, or both - Barnaby assumes that to be his favourite; in the second-to-last episode, he admits that he's been learning to make the dish so he could cook for Kotetsu.
  • Ryo-Ohki from the Tenchi Muyo! series is a major carrot addict; in one ending sequence, she manages to harvest one the size of a car and eats it whole.
    • As the local Ladette, Ryoko adores drinking sake.
  • Majin Buu from Dragonball Z really loves candy. Unfortunately, his main source isn't the candy store, but people, which he uses to turn them into various sweets.
    • Chiaotzu's favorite food is tenshindon. Tien Shinhan's favorite food is Jiaozi. Consider the alternate spellings and pronunciations for those foods.
  • Mawaru Penguindrum has Ringo and curry. There's another reason behind it, though.
    • also, the Creepy Twins Shirase and Souya like drinking carrot juice. Even in their bunny forms.
  • Anita King of R.O.D the TV loves milk, and has been known to power chug it by the quart.
  • Diedrich in Black Butler is always eating sandwiches.
  • Rocket Girls: Matsuri puts ketchup and mayonnaise on everything.

Comics and Newspaper Comics[edit | hide]

  • Dennis the Menace US: He sure loves pizza, but hates vegetables of any kind with a passion ... once to the point where he turns up the oven to 550 degrees on Thanksgiving Day, just so the family would be forced (in haste) to order pizza as their Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Popeye
    • Popeye: Spinach
    • Wimpy: Hamburgers
    • Olive Oyl: Olives
  • The Martian Manhunter of The DCU ran into the vagaries of this with his addiction to Oreo cookies. By the time that his solo series did a whole issue about his addiction, the chocolate cookies had become "Chocos" to avoid any legal difficulties.
    • J'onn was even buried with one.
  • Garfield and lasagna - the joke being that such a time-consuming and intricate meal is being served to a housecat. I think they even have licensed Garfield lasagna.
    • The official Garfield website had an entire archive of lasagna recipes that fans had submitted for our favorite feline to enjoy.
    • In the earlier strips, Garfield used to absolutely love whole roasted chickens, until this [dead link] strip where he never ate it again after Jon forbade it.
  • Ghost Rider: Red and yellow jelly beans.
  • Jughead of Archie Comics may love to eat every type of food, but he has a special place in his heart, um, stomach for burgers.
  • Hellboy is very fond of pancakes (which he calls pamcakes due to a childhood mispronunciation). This is extreme to the point that when he first ate them at the age of 2 all the demons of Hell started lamenting, with an Infernal archduke stating that Hellboy would never return to them now, and Astaroth saying it was their darkest hour.
    • Hellboy also loves nachos, and Abe is very fond of rotten eggs.
    • Hellboy loves Baby Ruths, chili and beer as well.
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Snoopy of Peanuts and cookies (and root beer, when he's in "Flying Ace" and "Joe Cool" modes).
    • Oh, but his favourite food is pizza. It's the only thing that could lure him out from under an icicle (he was afraid to make the slightest movement in case it fell on him).
  • Green Arrow of The DCU has had a thing about chili for decades.
  • Captain Haddock of Tintin loves Loch Lomond Whisky, until Prof. Calculus does something about it.
  • An old Monty (in its Robotman days) strip where Monty decides that he needs a trademark food, and spends much of the strip eating pork chops, before discovering that he doesn't really like pork chops that much.
  • Rorschach of Watchmen is often seen eating sugar cubes, but given his personality, it's hard to know if he eats them out of like of the taste or simple need for something to give him energy easily.
    • He also seems to be fond of raw eggs.
      • And beans straight from the can.
  • Breaker from G.I. Joe is constantly chewing gum. He's literally never seen without it and is willing to ignore direct orders to discard it.
    • All of the Dreadnoks are inordinately fond of grape soda and chocolate donuts. It's pretty much all they talk about, and sometimes the only thing they can ever agree on. Though if donuts are unavailable, chocolate anything else will do. Sometime after the fall of Cobra, Torch eventually went into the business of making the stuff himself with the wildly successful "Uncle Winkin's Hard Grape Soda Company". He probably did this solely to get it for free and just the way he likes it.
  • In Asterix, while roast wild boar is the staple diet of most of the Gauls, Obelix in particular obsesses over it. Being a Big Eater, he will have an entire boar, if not several.
  • According to Bronze Age comics, Superman's favorite food is beef bourguignon with ketchup.
    • Recent Comics vary on whether he's a vegetarian or not, and if he is he prefers peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, possibly a Shout-Out to a licensed Superman peanut butter from the 60s and 70s.
    • Post-Crisis, he frequently mentioned that he liked his mom's rhubarb pie.
  • Traditionally, Dagwood of Blondie has favored tall, multi-layered sandwiches (hence the term "Dagwood sandwich"), but in recent years he's expanded his palate to include stuff like pizza.
    • For awhile it was stated that his favorite food was spare ribs.
  • Reversed with Mafalda and her mom's soup as her anti-favorite food. On the other hand, her brother Guille absolutely loves soup.
    • It's actually implied that Mafalda loves pancakes. The only thing that can convince her to eat soup is the premise of having sweet pancakes as dessert.

Raquel: Fine, if you don't eat your soup I won't give you dessert!
Mafalda: I won't have it! Ever! And no blackmail can ever make me back off my principles!
Raquel: ... Pancakes.
Mafalda (gulping down the soup): Man do I squick myself so much at times!

  • Groo the Wanderer walks the land in search of Cheese Dip.
  • Agent Graves of One Hundred Bullets seems to drink nothing but vodka. He's also fond of various sweet foods, like pie. Cole Burns' favorite drink is Cuervo Gold with limes.
  • Galactus's ex-herald Firelord absolutely loves pizza.
    • For that matter, Galactus really, really likes planets.
      • And Twinkles too. But any true believer knows Galactus doesn't drink milk!
  • The Maxx loves Pez.
  • Opus the Penguin loves herring.
  • Brittany in Gold Digger is a very big fan of tuna.
  • The two stupid rat creatures from Bone like their quiche, though they don't get it often (and one is in denial).
  • Deadpool likes Taco Bell chimichangas.
    • Not so much eating them, mind you. He just enjoys saying "chimichanga".
  • Uncle Scrooge's favourite food is stated to be lentils in Carl Barks and Romano Scarpa's "The Lentils from Babylon." He manages to eat 7 plates (6 as part of a bet, over who would pay the check, between him and his nephews, and one more of the "Lentils from Babylon"), and appears to be willing to eat another six. He amazingly declares that he ate the latter for "marketing reasons", since the renowned lentils were actually mixed with linseed oil by the Beagle Boys, who, after packaging them at Duckberg (the linseed and their tampering with the ads ensuring that sales were kept low), bought them back at exceedingly low prices and, pricy export after pricy export from one country to another, cleaned them when they returned to Babylon, and so forth. Scrooge also seems to favor lettuce and tomato sandwiches, but that might be because they're cheap. It is also stated in other stories that 176-167 has a great fondness for prunes.
    • Scrooge's favorite drink is nutmeg tea.
  • Batgirl Stephanie Brown seems to have a thing for waffles.
  • The Robins also have their favorite foods.
    • Dick loves cereal.
    • Jason loves chili dogs and bread.
    • Tim loves doughnuts.
    • Damian also appears to enjoy cereal.
  • At the end of each Nero album the characters eat Belgian waffles.
  • Banks of Barkeater Lake and bacon - to the point where he couldn't give it up even after having a hypertension-induced stroke.
  • Swedish comic character Bobo prefers to eat cucumbers.


Fan Fiction[edit | hide]

  • Stephen Ratliff's Marissa Picard, the youngest person to become Captain of the Enterprise (at age 9!) loves everything strawberry flavored. Jelly, ice cream, sodas, anything. She is particularly fond of strawberry juice.
  • Kyon and milk in Kyon: Big Damn Hero.
    • Later, Kuyou and cookies.
  • In many Iron Man fics, Tony loves cheeseburgers.
  • The term "pepperjack" came from a Harry Potter fic in which Hermione was given a taste for pepperjack cheese because it was the author's favourite.
  • In Naruto Veangance Revelaitons, Ronan's favorite food is In 'n Out burgers, but with a rather disturbing "in and out" twist. Sakura inserts a knife into her vagina and then puts what comes out on the burger.
  • Deconstructed in Princess Celestia Hates Tea. Everyone in Equestria and beyond adamantly believes tea is Celestia's favorite beverage. When she tries to come clean and admits that she actually hates the stuff, her subjects refuse to believe it and accuse her of being the Changeling Queen or being Discorded.
  • Chiaki Matsuda from Magical Girl Noir Quest likes pancakes [1], especially if Mami made them.

Film[edit | hide]

  • Pauly Bleeker of Juno and orange Tic-Tacs, his "only vice."
  • Shoot'Em Up's Mr. Smith hates a lot of things, but seems to really like carrots. This is largely part of an extended Bugs Bunny reference. It also makes sense in that he has no money to speak of, but can grow them in an abandoned greenhouse for next to nothing. He also makes a crack that they're "good for your vision," going toward his superhuman aiming skills.
  • The Proposition has Charlie Burns, eater of kangaroos.
  • Darryl Zero of The Zero Effect stockpiles Tab soda and canned tuna, amongst several other strange food obsessions.
  • Mirror Mask: Valentine is ready for dessert, but did not hog those cakes. The Sphinxes like books.

Hungry. Still hungry.

  • Frank Booth of Blue Velvet is very vocal about his choice of beer: "HEINEKEN?! FUCK THAT SHIT! PABST! BLUE! RIBBON!"
  • James Bond has his trademark vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred.
    • In the original Ian Fleming novels, Bond really liked scrambled eggs. The short story 007 in New York even includes Fleming's recipe for "Scrambled Eggs James Bond.
  • In the Errol Flynn movie They Died With Their Boots On, George Armstrong Custer loves his onions.
  • The alien refugees of District 9 love their cat food. Another mentioned favorite is tire-rubber.
  • Zombieland - Tallahassee just wants a goddamn Twinkie. He eventually gets one.
  • In The Big Lebowski, the Dude is rarely seen without a White Russian. And never seen consuming anything else.
  • Napoleon Dynamite loves his tater tots.
  • Norman Bates in Psycho is often seen munching on candy corn, a habit created by Anthony Perkins for the character.
  • Theodore Rex loves "COOKIES COOKIES COOKIES!"
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:
    • Captain Barbossa is frequently shown with an apple in hand. In the first movie, he claimed the first thing he would do once his curse was lifted was eat a whole bushel of apples. After his resurrection at the end of "Dead Man's Chest", he finally eats a green apple after The Reveal.
    • Captain Jack Sparrow loves rum. Sadly, the rum is always gone.
      • WHY?
  • In Joe Versus the Volcano, the islanders are known for their love of orange soda—to the point where its cans become part of the national costume.
  • Garth's red rope licorice in Wayne's World 1 and 2. He even built a licorice dispenser inside the Mirth Mobile.
  • In the 2010 The A-Team, an angry Baracus can often be calmed by coconut curry with toast points, especially when prepared by Murdock.
  • In Léon: The Professional, Leon drinks nothing but milk, and is often shown going to the local store to buy more. It's part of his portrayal as a curiously innocent and childlike assassin. Part of Mathilda's training ivolves drinking lots of milk, which she does not care for.
  • In G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Duke really likes Dubble Bubble gum, and reluctantly gives his last piece to Breaker before the Paris chase scene begins. Breaker's love of the bubblegum is a carry-over from the comic character's trademark trait.
  • In Branded To Kill, the antihero is obsessed with rice and constantly orders it, but it's the aroma that he loves.
  • Donny, one of the characters in Cornered, was nicknamed "Donny Donut" since he's almost always chowing down on them. In the end, the killer force feeds him them until he chokes.
  • Mystery Team: "Chocolate milk just tastes better than regular milk"
  • Agent Sands from Once Upon a Time In Mexico loves his puerco pibil, and will order it in any restaurant that he comes to in Mexico. Sometimes he'll eat a dish of this that he considers too good, prompting him to go around back and shoot the cook. In one of the extras for the movie, the "10-Minute Cooking School," Robert Rodriguez actually lays down how to make it.
  • In Zodiac, the lead police officer loves animal crackers.
  • Karl from Sling Blade loves his "french-fried potaters."
  • Alex of A Clockwork Orange with his Milk Plus, which he drinks in preparation for a bit of the old Ultraviolence.
  • Harry Knuckles and bananas.[context?]

Literature[edit | hide]

  • Ax of Animorphs and cinnamon buns. Considering his adoration of chocolate, chilli, and cigarette stubs, establishing one thing as his trademark favorite food is quite a feat. One of the subtle differences in the AU book Back to Before was that Ax was never introduced to cinnamon buns, and instead fixated on Oreos (possibly as an Homage to the Martian Manhunter) as they were given out at the mental institution he was in. (Don't ask.)
  • In The Dresden Files universe, the lesser fae (wyldfae) are absolutely insane for pizza. In fact, in "Small Favor", they have even formed a Pizza Guard for Harry because he's given them so much pizza, and refer to him as the "Za Lord". And in the next book, Turn Coat, he raises a militia of the little guys. With only the promise of a large pizza for every fourscore lesser wyldfae to flock to his "banner".
    • Also, Harry loves his Coke. Sometimes it seems like he runs exclusively on it. He even has a cap with a silver-on-black Coca-Cola logo. He also really likes Burger King.
  • In the Discworld novels featuring Susan Sto Helit, Quoth the raven is obsessed with eating eyeballs, but he tends to mistake vaguely eyeballish foods like pickled olives and walnuts for his favored treat.
    • Rincewind and potatoes. This started as a Running Gag in Interesting Times, but has become a fundamental part of his character since. In Science of Discworld II, when the Elf Queen tries to find his deepest desire (dismissing the "stupid tuber"), he comes up with "sour cream topped with chives". This stems from an extended time Rincewind spent marooned on a desert island. He was safe and had food, but the two things he lacked were female companionship and potatoes. Some wires got badly crossed in his head.
    • Archchancellor Ridcully will never eat a meal unless it's slathered in seasoning, particularly his family's ancestral Wow-Wow Sauce, a seasoning so pungent as to be downright dangerous.
    • Tiffany's little brother Wentworth really, really likes sticky candy. Tiffany herself is quite fond of cheese, enough so to feel tempted when it shows up in a dreamworld where she will be trapped forever if she eats or drinks anything.
    • Senor Enrico Basilica (from Maskerade) is assumed by everyone to really love Brindisian pasta, and is given it at every opportunity. Since he lies about being from Brindisi, this is not actually his native food and he's, at that point, sick to death of it.
    • On the other hand, Bengo Macarona, a Genuan transplant in Unseen Academicals, actually does like pasta, not to the point of bringing it up frequently but certainly requesting it during one of the wizards' extended food-ordering sequences. He also keeps dried reheatable pasta in his room for emergencies.
    • Sam Vimes likes a BLT, with plenty of extra-crispy bacon and so little L and T that you could miss the fact they were there at all.
    • Susan's mother, Ysabelle, had a chocolate addiction so strong that Death considers it one of two character traits worth mentioning to her daughter. Susan herself seems to be developing one in Thief of Time
    • Nanny Ogg's Cookbook strongly implies that ham rolls are Gytha Ogg's party food of choice, as she drops numerous hints that having a few of these on hand for any surprise-guest witches who might happen by would not be amiss. Sometimes more than once in the same paragraph.
    • Even though he doesn't need to eat, Death likes curry, to the extent that the Curry Gardens in Ankh-Morpork now recognizes Death's trusty steed Binky on sight.
  • Redwall. Most groups seem to have one:
    • Moles: Deeper N' Ever Turnip N' Tater Pie!
    • Otters: Shrimp and Hotroot Soup!
    • Skilly and Duff!
    • October Ale!
  • Nate of the Nate the Great book series is very fond of pancakes.
  • Winnie the Pooh and his hunny.
  • Paddington Bear and marmalade.
  • Harry Potter
    • Harry loves anything with treacle (basically molasses) in or on it, as long as it's not made by Hagrid. He also seems to have a thing for sandwiches. At the end of The Battle of Hogwarts, what he really wanted was to sleep and have a sandwich made by Kreacher
    • Dumbledore and sherbet lemons (or lemon drops depending which edition you're reading) as well as candies in general, except for Every Flavor Beans.
  • Karen Traviss's books in the Star Wars EU, any and every character who has ever tried this one dense syrupy cake made by Mandalorians has it as their absolute favorite. They say something along the lines of "It's good, but it's not uj cake" approximately every time they eat any other food. It looks like Traviss uses uj cake as shorthand for how incredibly awesome and superior Mandalorians are supposed to be.
    • Same universe - the X Wing Series has Corellians and ryshcate, which is only for special occasions; traditionally it's shared to remind Corellians of their homeworld and to smooth out grievances. It's hard to get the right ingredients, which are expensive, so it only shows up a few times. While Corellians really like it and so do the people they share it with, it isn't uj cake.
    • In The Thrawn Trilogy, Luke Skywalker mentions that Lando introduced him to an exotic beverage called hot chocolate, which he enjoys. Later-written books and comics will, if they don't make up a new drink, also have him ordering or making hot chocolate, and he liked it enough to stash some of the pods needed to make it in his brother-in-law's freighter. His wife, family, and various friends also come to like it. But it isn't uj cake.
  • Enid Blyton's Famous Five get through a lot of ginger beer, though never lashings thereof.
  • Nero Wolfe goes through a lot of beer, while his assistant Archie is a dedicated milk drinker.
    • While their house diet is of course extremely varied, Archie regularly eats out to get one item never available at home: a corned beef sandwich on rye.
  • Harriet the Spy insists on taking a tomato sandwich for lunch every day, and having cake and milk when she gets home from school.
  • In Treasure Island, when Ben Gunn is finally rescued, he says the thing he has missed the most about civilization is cheese.
  • In Clifford Simak's Hugo Winner Way Station, the alien called Ulysses is nuts about coffee.
  • Stationery Voyagers: Crepes!
  • The Kid from The Stand, is obsessed with Coors beer and Rebel Yell whiskey. Interestingly, in the story he drives right down I-70 in Colorado, which would take him practically within sight of the brewery itself, but it's not mentioned.
  • Rhiow in Diane Duane's Feline Wizards trilogy has a fondness for pastrami. She's also been known to gorge herself on cream (she's a cat), to the point of becoming overweight.
  • Alcoholic Mook Krager in The Elenium has a trademark favourite wine, Acian Red.
  • Whether it's the bones, or served buffalo style, in ramen, or katsu, Malik ibn Ibrahim from "Wandering Djinn" always seems to be eating chicken.
  • Dexter is a big fan of good food in general (he heaps praises upon Rita's cooking), but has a thing for cuban sandwiches.
  • Shows up a few times (of course) in the Honorverse. Vieing for "most notable" are Honor's predilection for hot chocolate, and the absolute adoration of celery that Nimitz shares with his entire (carnivorous!) species. Other noticeable standbys are Old Tillerman Ale (seemingly the only beer Manticoran officers ever share) and "The Delacourt", the vintage of wine that Honor breaks out to celebrate any really special occasion.
  • In The Canterbury Tales, the Summoner likes garlic, onions, leeks, and strong red wine.
  • In A Song of Ice and Fire:
    • Strong Belwas frequently demands liver and onions. He also loves locusts, which ends up getting him poisoned.
    • Sansa loves lemon cake.
    • Roose Bolton seems to invariably drink hippocras.
  • Stephanie Plum loves cake. Her mother bribes her with it sometimes.
  • The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries: Bubba loves cat blood.
  • Beverly Cleary's Ralph S. Mouse loves peanuts and by extension peanut butter. This is Truth in Television about mice.
  • Pumuckl: The kobold protagonist of a German children's series craves chocolate (but who doesn't?)
  • Maximum Ride developes a near-obsession of chocolate chip cookies after having some home baked by Ella and her mom. To a point where she'll evaluate a cookie after eating it and is still trying to find some as good as the ones she had.
  • In Ranger's Apprentice, all of the Rangers have an addiction to coffee and manage to get a few of their non-Ranger friends hooked on the drink as well.
  • Adrian Mole has a fondness for Mars bars and Lucozade, at least as a teenager.
    • Bert Baxter and pickled beetroot. In fact, Bert will only eat beetroot sandwiches, scrambled eggs, boil-in-the-bag curry, and butterscotch flavour Angel Delight.
  • Born to a family of bakers, Peeta in The Hunger Games takes a strong professional interest in bread, which the fandom has amped up to Crack Pairing levels, fed by the fact that Katniss' narration refers to him as "the boy with the bread" several times.
    • Katniss once ate lamb stew and mentioned how much she liked it. She is then given stew several times throughout the books.
  • Sam in A Tale of Time City loves Forty-Two Century butter pies. Actually they seem to be everyone's favourite food, but Sam will cheerfully hack into the banking system in order to steal enough credits for hundreds of butter pies, then gorge himself sick. It's implied that his father is also addicted.


Live-Action TV[edit | hide]

  • Happy Days: Richie's favorite meal is meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy; for breakfast, he most enjoys blueberry pancakes and freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • The Brady Bunch:
    • In several episodes, it appears the Bradys are partial to pizza. Several episodes have the kids taking their dates to local pizzareias (including, most famously, "Peter and the Wolf," where in the climatic scene two girls try to seduce a fake-mustachioed Peter to get back at Greg ... only to nearly cause Mike to lose an important business deal to his conservative-valued client), while Greg buys his sweetie Rachel a pizza to share during the drive-in scene of "Greg Gets Grounded" (but it's the jumping frogs who get to feast). The Bradys eat pizza during a dinner scene in the episode "Bobby's Hero," and in "The Cincinnati Kids" Bobby and Cindy talk about going to a pizza stand after they get tired out looking for Mike's blueprints.
    • Other food-related favorites: Jan enjoys Cinnamon Spice cookies, while Peter spits up his fudge brownie cookies upon discovering they are sold by the Sunflower Girls (the Girl Scout-type club he was strongarmed into joining in "The Liberation of Marcia Brady"); Peter also hates broccoli. Greg enjoys sandwiches, including balonga (in "Is There a Doctor in the House") and a Dagwood sandwich (in "Welcome Aboard"). The most famous meal was porkchops and applesauce, served in "The Personality Kid" and announced by Peter, Humphrey Bogart-style!
  • All in The Family: Archie always directed Edith to put a Twinkie in his lunchbox before going to work.
  • Full House: Stephanie eats Oat Boats cereal for breakfast (and did a TV commercial for them once); and for lunch might enjoy pizza and frozen strawberry yogurt. Michelle loves Honey-Coated Fiber Bears for breakfast, while Jesse's favorite peanut butter is the Hunka Hunka Chunka-type Elvis Peanut Butter. Michelle is also very fond of ice cream.
  • What's Happening: Dee Thomas uses part of her $1 weekly allowance to buy strawberry milkshakes.
  • Webster: The tyke-sized title character eats Sugar Sweeties and Farina Pops cereal for breakfast; and he and George enjoy chili cheese dogs at Sloppy Eddie's, and pizza at Angelo's Pizza.
  • Seinfeld; Newman's favorite snack is Little Debbie coffee cakes. Giving him one is a surefire way to convince him to get lost.
  • Mr. Belvedere: When daughter Heather Owens gets upset over losing a boyfriend, she takes her sorrows out on a pint of rocky road ice cream ... before going shopping.
  • Step by Step: Brendan loves double-stuffed Oreo cookies as a snack, while spaghetti and meatballs is his favorite dinner.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard: Boss Hogg loved any high-calorie dish he could get his hands on, especially extra-greasy fried chicken. His voracious appetite was once exploited in the episode "Cool Hands, Bo and Luke," the episode where the Duke boys, Boss and Rosco are kidnapped by a land baron wanting to blackmail Boss out of his holdings by tempting him with fattening dishes. However, in the first ever episode, it is revealed that he loves coffee...and raw beef liver.
  • Family Matters: Urkel would do anything for some cheese, and has other wierd food tastes including frogs legs and anchovy paste; reflecting Jaleel White's real-life favorite food, the nerd also loves ice cream. Carl (the police officer) enjoys the stereotypical cop favorite, doughnuts!
  • The A-Team: B.A.'s favorite beverage was milk ... and it was the team's favorite way to slip in a sleeping pill to carry the bruiser onto an airplane (whenever a mission required them to travel long distances quickly).
  • El Chavo del Ocho: Ham sandwiches.
  • Married... with Children:
    • Peg is very fond of bon-bons, and in one episode, she makes her own, which takes whoever eats one a while to chew it enough times to swallow.
    • Al rarely eats, but he has professed his love for Weenie Tots. Where in one episode he gladly went to prison after it was revealed the prison meals consisted of them.
  • Kenan and Kel: Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda!
  • "WHO LOVES ORANGE SODA?! KEL LOVES ORANGE SODA!! Is it true?...I KNEW IT I KNEW IT I DO-OOOO!!"
  • Spinelli of General Hospital, like any good hacker, can't function without his orange soda and barbecue chips.
  • Beans from Even Stevens and bacon.
  • Doctor Who
    • The Doctor of and Jelly Babies back in the day, mainly associated with the Fourth, but several of his other incarnations had a liking for them. In a Shout-Out, the Master offered his wife a jelly baby right before decimating the world's population.
    • Ten has a liking for chocolate, as well.
    • And tea pops up many times over the series. Originally a Gallifreyan habit, or just another of those things the Doctor enjoys about Earth?
    • Eleven spends a whole scene trying to figure out his favorite food. He decides on fish fingers dipped in custard, which becomes a little moment of bonding between him and his future Companion.
    • Eleven also mentions Jammie Dodgers a few times. It becomes a bigger Running Gag in the books.
  • iCarly: Spaghetti tacos. More of a meme associated with the series than one character's fave, though. Fat Cakes, and ham, for Sam. Horrible crap like Cucumber Cups with unflavoured yoghurt for Mrs. Benson.
  • Sesame Street.
    • Cookie Monster and cookies.
    • Mr. Snuffalupagus's favorite food has always been cabbages.
    • Big Bird's is, not surprisingly, bird seed.
    • Bert is partial to oatmeal.
  • In Power Rangers SPD, it doesn't come up every episode, but Bridge loves his toast. Extra buttery. And he can't help but wiggle his fingers a certain way whenever he says "buttery." It came up once again at the end of the 15th anniversary episode two seasons later in Operation Overdrive.
  • Lost: much of Hurley's flashbacks revolve around chicken. In one episode he tells Libby he's had a lot of jobs, "most of them having to do with chicken." He worked at, then owned, Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack. In one flashback, when asked what he liked about himself, one was "I like that I like chicken."
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • Picard: Tea, Earl Grey, hot.
    • Worf developed a taste for prune juice, which apparently tastes just like really strong Klingon Blood Wine of exceptional quality... or just tastes really nasty. Klingon tastes are strange. A group of Klingon warriors picked a fight with Worf in a bar, ostensibly for this, but also because he was serving in Star Fleet instead of the Klingon military.
    • And Deanna Troi loves chocolate. Especially chocolate sundaes.
  • Deep Space Nine,
    • Miles O'Brien's drinks Jamaican blend coffee, double strong, double sweet.
    • Sisko likes "Raktajino," the Klingon version of coffee. Raktajino eventually becomes the beverage of choice for almost the entire crew of DS 9.
  • Star Trek: Voyager:
    • Captain Janeway: Coffee, Black. This helps show that she's a tough customer. Coffee is apparently her Berserk Button. She'll demand coffee whether you're capable of serving it or not.
    • B'Elanna Torres is known for enjoying Banana Pancakes.
    • Seven of Nine is especially fond of strawberries.
  • In Star Trek: Enterprise:
    • Inverted for Malcolm Reed. During one episode, the cast persists in trying to figure out his favorite food so they can present it on his birthday, but he doesn't seem to have one. He likes pineapples, and takes injections to control his allergies to them.
    • Played straight with Trip and his pecan paah, though not to excess.
  • In an example of Product Placement gone out of control, the main character of Kyle XY had a slightly disturbing addiction to Sour Patch Kids for much of the first season. Thankfully, this was averted by season 2.
  • Michael Westen from Burn Notice: yogurt. In one episode, he did a job simply because he was offered free yogurt.
  • JJ from Good Times loved unsweetened Kool-Aid (refered to as "Kool-Aid Sour")
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 - The Bots love their "ram chips".
    • Trumpy and potatoes. Or really, anything as long as he pretends it's a potato.
  • Stargate SG-1
    • Samantha Carter has a thing for blue Jell-O. In fact, the whole team seems to be rather fond of the stuff, as well as Teal'c looking daggers at anyone who approaches his ice cream.
    • Mitchell and macaroons. Expanded into somewhat of a Running Gag in the last season and the movies.
    • Vala and pie.
  • Stargate Atlantis has Teyla's inexplicable obsession with popcorn.
  • Joey on Friends loves sanwiches, particularly meatball subs. He even started carrying around a bag for the express purpose of keeping a sandwich with him at all times. He also enjoys jam and pizzas.
  • Charlie Crews on Life loves fruit. Any kind of fruit. This is because he could never get it when he was in prison.
  • Heroes: Hiro loves waffles with a burning passion. Sylar loves pie so much that he'll clean out an entire one by himself.
  • To say that Dave Lister of Red Dwarf enjoyed the odd curry would be an understatement on scale with the very planets he once played pool with. He loves curry to such an extent that his early morning pick-me-up is a glass of chilled vindaloo sauce.
  • NCIS has two examples:
    • Gibbs and his coffee
    • Abby and her Kaf-Pow! soda.
  • Mulder (X Files) and sunflower seeds. There is an episode in which he reveals that his father also ate sunflower seeds. The sound of his father crunching often comforted him after he awoke from nightmares.
  • In The Pretender one of the few obsessions of Jarod's that carried over into other episodes was his love of Pez.
  • Manuel of Fawlty Towers and his paella.
  • Brenda Johnson of The Closer and her Ring-Dings, although it kind of extends to sweets in general, and she's been trying to quit. At one point, when she was stressing about a case (while trying to quit sweets), Lieutenant Tao handed her two eclairs wrapped in a napkin with these words:

Tao: "Please. For all our sakes."

  • Psych: Shawn Spencer, pineapples.
  • Jeeves and Wooster: Tuppy Glossop has a thing for steak-and-kidney pie. Gussie Fink-Nottle is a fan of orange juice.
  • Columbo: Chili.
  • Kaylee of Firefly has a... thing for strawberries, probably exacerbated by the fact that fresh fruit is hard to come by in space.
  • Dean loves his pie. Jimmy Novak and cheeseburgers.

Dean: See if they got any pie! [Beat] I'm gonna get me some pie.

  • In The Cosby Show, Cliff loves "hoagies" but can't eat them because they upset his stomach. Theo loves his dad's recipe for "bacon burger dogs."
  • On Laverne and Shirley, Laverne loves milk and Pepsi. Mixed together. Yes. And, to a lesser extent, Scooter Pies.
  • In It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Charlie mentions in a few episodes that he's eaten cheese, which makes his breath reek. The Mc Poyle family is obsessed with drinking milk, among other creepy habits.
  • The Teletubbies subsist entirely on Tubby Custard and Tubby Toast.
  • On Three's Company, each of the landlords had his own drink obsession. Roper always wanted cocoa, and Furley's favorite poison was root beer. Of course, there was also Mrs. Roper's constant desire for (and denial of) sex, but that's another story.
  • Patrick Jane of The Mentalist loves tea.
  • Bones probed new and strange levels of Troperifficness when it was suggested that Booth's constant attempts to get Brennan to eat fruit pie were his form of seduction. In the seventh season premiere, Brennan actually ate Booth's pie while they discussed living together. Sweets may have been onto something. Don't tell Brennan.
  • Radar O'Reilly from M* A* S* H loves his Grape Nehi.
  • Kids in The Hall - In a sketch, a man is stuck in a dead-end job at the sausage factory because his father can't get enough of them.
  • On Leverage Hardison fills his fridge full of orange soda.

'Hardison: And my gummy frogs. I need my gummy frogs.

  • Fist of Fun's "Rod Hull" really loved his jelly.
  • Blakes Seven: Vila sure loves his Adrenaline and Soma!
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    • Buffy and Willow both like mochas for the caffeine and sugar.
    • It's not mentioned often, but Buffy likes cheese quite a lot: enough to be part of the information that the Buffybot has on her.
    • Spike and Andrew: onion blossoms.
  • Shake It Up has Flynn and his bacon. At the end of the pilot, he came home with several pounds of it.
  • Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks is completely enamored of the cherry pie and coffee at the local diner. It's unclear whether he's always so enthusiastic about these dishes or if he thinks the diner is just that good. It's often said that Kyle MacLachlan either hated both from the start, or grew sick of these during the course of filming. Rumors are conflicting.
  • Monica from Touched By an Angel loves coffee so much she tried to put it in everything, much to Tess' horror (she once made coffee-flavored biscuits). Her 100th-case party had the following edibles: coffee ice cream, coffee cake, coffee cookies, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and mocha latte with whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkles.
  • Glee
    • Santana and Mercedes will break the law for breadsticks and tater tots respectively. And Will is shown eating a cookie in almost every episode.
    • Will also has an appreciation for beer, having at least one in several episodes and its mentioned that he always stocks up on the good stuff.
    • Emma and her grapes.
    • Coach Beiste eats a Rotisserie chicken with every meal, apparently.
  • Alf Ventress in Heartbeat and his hard boiled eggs. He always has two in his lunchbox, and breaks the shells by tapping them together. Stopped for a while after some joker replaced them with raw eggs, but took it up again later on.
  • Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad has a thing for Funyuns.
  • Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation has sugar in general and waffles with whipped cream in particular.
  • Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother can be constantly seen drinking Red Bull energy drinks. In fact, because of the amount of free advertising he has given them, Neil Patrick Harris now gets free Red Bull for Life. And they also gave him a mini fridge.
  • Omar of The Wire loves his breakfast cereal, especially Honey Nut Cheerios, which he can never seem to find. In one scene he walks out in his bathrobe to the local store to buy a new box, even though he's got a price on his head. His reputation is so fearsome, however, that the local pushers who do see him toss out their stashes rather than risk a fight.
  • Supernatural has Dean and pie explicitly stated. However, he very rarely enjoys it, as Sam forgetting to buy it is a Running Gag. In the background, there's also Sam and salads and Ruby and french fries. Castiel's host Jimmy Novak had a love of red meat used to comic effect by Famine, who drove Castiel to being compared to the Hamburglar and eating handfuls of raw meat.
  • Fringe's Walter Bishop seems to develop a new favorite food Once an Episode, although his love of ice cream in various forms (most often strawberry milkshakes and root beer floats) remains constant.
  • Jimmy from Raising Hope really enjoys fruit, mostly because his parents told him he was allergic to it. The reason? When he was a kid, Jimmy would eat all the fruit in the house.
  • Rex Dynamo from Pixelface is obsessed with apples.

Music[edit | hide]

  • Insane Clown Posse has a funning theme of Faygo, a regional brand of soda pop, which they work into lyrics: "Send yo mama straight out to the sto'/Tell that bitch to bring home a Faygo". Members of the audience often douse themselves and the band in the stuff. As a family-friendly company, however, the makers of Faygo have, on multiple occasions, clarified that they are in no way affiliated with the hyper-violent Insane Clowns.
  • All the Vocaloids have a favorite food, decided by the fans. The most famous is Hatsune Miku's, whose character item is leeks/negi, which was a result of this video
    • Kaito: Ice Cream
    • Meiko: Sake
    • Len: Bananas
    • Rin: Oranges
    • Luka: Tuna
    • Gakupo: Eggplant
    • Haku: Sake
    • Teto: French Bread
    • Gumi: Carrots
    • Kiyoteru: Iced Coffee
    • Yuki: Apples
  • Kid Rock manages to work in a reference to shrimp at least once an album. ("Devil Without A Cause" had one practically every other song.)
  • Barenaked Ladies has a running theme of Macaroni & Cheese (Kraft Dinner) to the point that they were often pelted by it.
    • When it was still in the box when it was thrown at the stage, it was donated to the local food bank.
  • The Beastie Boys mention White Castle a lot especially on their earlier songs (Licensed to Ill alone featured a reference to the burger joint on every other track).
  • Starting with this film UHF, Weird Al has been known for his love of Twinkie-Weiner Sandwiches (a twinkie, split downt he middle with a hot dog inserted. Topped with easy cheese). Since becoming a vegetarian, Al has switched to tofu dogs.
  • All of the members of They Might Be Giants love coffee enough that it gets mentioned at least once per album, and an entire segment of their Rockumentary was about how much coffee they drank.
  • Captain Beefheart with "Abba Zabba", based on his affection for the peanut butter filled taffy of the same name.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the Coffee Cantata, which tells the story of a young woman who really likes her coffee.
  • Morning Musume's Sayashi Riho has a special liking for Cider. Which is a soft drink in Japan, which is good, considering that Sayashi is 13.

Mythology[edit | hide]

  • The Dagda of the mythological Irish clan of gods the Tuatha de Danann had such a liking for porridge that the one of the four mythological treasures the gods were said to have given mankind (other than a spear, a sword and the Lia Fáil) was his magic cauldron that sated even the harshest of critics. He was even incapacitated by the enemy who made him so much porridge he was unable to resist until he crawled away with an embarassingly large belly.
  • Kappa in Japanese mythology love cucumbers. One way to keep someone safe from Kappas was to carve their name into a cucumber; if a Kappa accepts it, they won't harm that person. The maki roll with cucumber in it is even named kappa maki after them.


Tabletop Games[edit | hide]

  • One Paranoia mission introduces two Gamma-clearance citizens (cloned from two of the original programmers of The Computer) who maintain the core systems - and occasionally organize missions to the Outdoors to go scrounge up more Twinkies and Coke.

Theatre[edit | hide]

What the hell can't they do?


Video Games[edit | hide]

  • Xiba from Soul Calibur loves steam buns. Many of his lines nod to this, such as "Now bring me some steam buns. Lots of them!"
  • The Super Mario Bros.: Mushrooms and pasta. This was especially true in the cartoons. Each episode had Mario mentioning pasta at least once, while pizza was the only thing the live-action segments ever showed Mario and Luigi eating. Lotsa spaghetti!
    • Mario's soul assessment by the Star Gate in Partners in time reveals that Mario's diet is filled with much alfredo sauce, and that he needs to cut down on carbonara. However, it also recommends puttanesca, for that stuff is great.
    • If you don't move Mario in Super Mario 64 for five minutes or so, he will sleep in the floor and dream of spaghetti and ravioli.
    • Similiarly, Yoshis like all sorts of food, but honeydew melons are their absolute favorite in Yoshi's Story. For the best score, you have to find 30 of them in every level.
      • Each Yoshi also had a particular favorite among the regular fruits, which were twice as many points worth as the rest.
    • Wario: Garlic cloves, which is apparently the 'evil' counterpart to Mario's mushrooms. (Hey, they both appear on pizzas...)
    • To go with his purple theme, Waluigi has eggplant instead of garlic.
    • The mushroom even acts as the replacement for the meat-on-a-bone for Mario in Super Mario XP
  • Cotton from the series of games of the same name has candies called Willows as her favorite food.
  • Donkey Kong has an obsession with bananas, going so far as to hoard them and go to great lengths to recover them.
  • Link of The Legend of Zelda is very fond of milk. He's also so hungry, he could eat an Octorok!
    • In Wind Waker Link absolutely loves his grandma's soup (which also recovers HP, magic AND doubles his attack power!).
  • All three games in the Earthbound/Mother series ask for your favorite food at the game's start. You could either use your own or canon favorites of the characters.
    • Ninten: Prime Ribs. (Steak is often used but Ribs was confirmed in the MOTHER encyopedia)
    • Ness: Steak (specifically Salisbury steak)
    • Lucas: Omelets (is also the favorite food of his whole family)
    • Also, Fassad of Mother 3 loves bananas and is often seen eating them at the most impromptu times and leaving the peels on the floor. The last part comes back to bite him later.
    • Dr. Andonuts and, well, donuts.
    • Flint LOVES cheese!
      • Don't forget Duster! He LOVES cheese too!
  • Sie Kensou of The King of Fighters: Meat Buns. He eats one in his taunt. There's even a variation in his usual intro where he chokes on it, turns blue and then finally gets it down.
    • Taokaka from BlazBlue also loves her Meat Buns. She and Kensou would probably get along if she wasn't so damn crazy.
    • Yunsung of Soul Calibur got distracted from Soul Edge by Meat Buns in the Good Ending of Soul Calibur 3.
  • Carl Clover from the same game as Taokaka has a love for cookies according to his official profile.
  • Jubei Yamada of Fatal Fury loves Sembe rice crackers. Which he also uses as a weapon. Geese Howard's favourite is rare steak.
  • Kain R Heinlein of Mark of the Wolves loves apple pie/
  • Leon Magnus of Tales of Destiny loves strawberry flans, and this is used a lot for comedic results.
  • Cecilia of Wild ARMs can polish off many servings of Burgers/Curry in one sitting. Lilka of Wild ARMs 2 instead gets jelly rolls.
  • Gig of Soul Nomad and The World Eaters and hotpods. In one memorable cutscene, he even said that when he destroys the world, hotpods are the only thing he'll spare.
  • Every character in Star Ocean and [[Star Ocean: The Second Story]] has a favorite food which you can cook, which restores all their HP and MP. They generally make sense and/or poke fun at the character. Brooding Joshua likes the high-class escargot, perky Millie and Precis are partial to sugar-filled fruit parfait and chocolate crepes, and cat-people Perisie and Noel like tuna. Manly Cius and Iria, and boozer Opera, like various alcoholic drinks. Main character Claude likes good old steak.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater seems to decide for Naked Snake's trademark food to be Snakes and Frogs (the former allowing for his Mission Control to call him a cannibal) - to the point where the latter is referred to in the theme tune.
    • Hell, the subtitle of the game is Snake Eater.
  • Most of your potential marriage partners in the Harvest Moon series have a particular favorite foodstuff that will raise their affection levels much faster than normal. (Ex: Muffy in HM DS is inordinately fond of apple pie).
    • In particular, Rick from Friends of Mineral Town loves Spa-Boiled Eggs, and in one of his Heart Events, he tells you this and shows you how to make them.
    • Unique among the Loads and Loads of Characters in the series is the Harvest Goddess, who has the same favorite food (strawberries) in every game she's appeared in.
  • In Psychonauts, Ford Cruller's favorite food is bacon. He loves it so much, just waving a piece of bacon around is enough to mentally summon him for advice.
  • In the Magi Nation card game and video game, Evu, Elder of Naroom, loves jellybeans. Yes, in a fantasy world with more-or-less Medieval Stasis. Don't question it.
    • Given his senility, it might be a reference to Ronald Reagan.
  • A general example in Fable 2. Everyone in the game has things they like, most of them have an object/gift they like, and about half of those are food. (Doing things people like will make them like you more, and thus give you better discounts at stores)
  • Ike of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn has a fondness for meat - this does come up a few times in the games, but the way Japanese fan artists depict him constantly eating caveman-style slabs of it would make you think it was the meaning of his existence.
  • Kirby loves Maxim Tomatoes in the games. In the anime, he's obsessed with watermelons, to the point that it was his first word. If Kirby Squeak Squad is anything to go by, he also loves cake, and will do whatever it takes to get it back!
  • The Jansen Family of Baldur's Gate. Turnips.
  • GlaDOS of Portal likes cake a bit?
  • Sonic the Hedgehog is fond of chili dogs in the western cartoons, to such an extent that it's found it's way into recent games.
    • Similarly, the AOSTH interpretation of Robotnik / Eggman was known for having a diet that contained nothing but eggs. It was noted by Grounder in one episode that "He's had eggs everyday for the last ten years."
    • Supplementary materials note that Tails likes Mint candies in the original games. More obvious in one of his limelight games, Tails Sky Patrol where mint candies serve as health power ups.
    • The older game manuals also mentioned Knuckles being partial to fruit. Grapes being his favorite.
    • In Sonic Unleashed, there was Professor Pickle, who had a thing for Cucumber Sandwiches.
    • The Fairy Companion from Sonic Unleashed, Chip, had a thing for chocolate.
    • The British continuity (Sonic the Comic etc) retains the thing with Robotnik and eggs, but has Sonic, Tails and all their friends have an obsession with all fast food that is hilariously (possibly deliberately) dissonant with the theme of them coming from a green natural zone as opposed to Robotnik's industrialism.
      • Sonic himself seemed quite fond of (bean) burgers.
  • Minori from Brass Restoration loves rice. That might be partly because that's all she can cook.
  • According to the manual, Lemeza from La-Mulana claims "curry" as one of his favorite things in the world, period. The pause animation for the game has Lemeza's sprite gorge himself on curry, then take a nap. This is actually an in-joke/reference to the fact that when they needed a last name for the character, they settled on "Kosugi" when they saw a commercial for premixed curry where that is the name of the mascot.
  • The Heavy from Team Fortress 2 sure loves his sandwiches.

"YOU NOT TOUCH SANDVICH!"

    • The BLU Soldiers' apartment is littered with empty tomato soup cans and boxes of ribs.
    • Of course, there's the Demoman's infatuation with scrumpy.
  • Pop from Luminous Arc 2 and her crabs and anything made with crabs. Yes, even crab gelato.
    • Luna loves her water.
  • Jack in MadWorld is often soon chowing down on onions, they even restore him to full health in-game.
  • Fandom has taken Roxas from Kingdom Hearts 2's fondness for Sea-Salt ice cream and run with it.
    • Considering that in 358/2 Days, he eats it with his friends EVERY. SINGLE. DAY...
      • But that's mostly because Roxas doesn't really understand the concept of friendship, he believes that eating ice cream with someone = being friends with them
        • Are you suggesting it's not?
    • Canonically, though, Ansem the Wise's favorite food is, in fact, Sea-Salt Ice Cream. To the point where it is the password that unlocks the alternate Twilight Town.
    • Seasalt ice cream has shown up in many places throughout the series, and stated to be liked by many, though Roxas is definitely the most notable example; it's apparently become something of a Running Gag.
  • The World Ends With You uses this as a gameplay mechanic, how much a character likes a certain meal effects the Sync Boosts you get. Of the four beginning ramen types, Neku likes Shoyu Ramen, Shiki likes Miso Ramen, Beat like Tonkotsu Ramen, and Joshua prefers Shio.
    • Shiki and Beat both like fast food. Joshua is disgusted by it. Neku likes ramen, mexican food and coffee.
  • The Demon King Mike of Arcana Heart can be bribed by Yoriko with doughnuts. Where he puts them away since he's trapped in the form of a Simple Staff is anyone's guess.
  • In the Japanese version of Rockman EXE, Netto is a Big Eater, and his favorite food is mentioned to be curry, specifically tonkatsu curry rice. The anime in particular shows him eating curry very often, and he completely pigs out on it in one episode, going as far as curry-flavored ice cream. Fan works tend to take his love of curry and crank it up to 11.
  • Doc Louis in the Punch-Out!! Wii game loves eating chocolate bars, and apparently has tickets to a chocolate bar convention. He also gives strange sayings and metaphors about chocolate. Probably explains why he seems to have gained weight...
  • You get to input your favorite food in Contact. Yes, as in your personal favorite food, since you the player are a character in the game. You'll see it referenced many times by other characters; in particular, the "soda" item will always be "#FOOD flavored." If you favorite food is apples? OK. If your favorite food is fish 'n' chips? Um, ewww.
  • Anti-Guy from the original Paper Mario just loves lemon candy. A piece of lemon candy is enough to bribe him to give you his treasure chest. What happens if you don't have any lemon candy on hand? Well, good luck with that!
  • Fat Princesses love cake.
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky--Guildmaster Wigglytuff is absolutely crazy for Perfect Apples. Apples are also the main food source in the game, used to replenish your energy (other items replenish a little bit, but not much).
  • In the PSP version of Pangya, Uncle Bob says he eats at least three meals of fried chicken per day, because that's where he gets his strength.
  • Kimmy Eckman of Backyard Sports loves candy.
  • The genie in King's Quest VI: mints. Doubles as I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!, as eating a lot causes him to act drunk and giddy.
    • Expanded Universe material for the series explains the genie's addiction as saying that the creatures always have a weakness for something. The one in the manual had cravings for mistletoe berries. Expanded Universe material also mentions Graham's got a sweet tooth.
  • Zell Dincht and the cafeteria hot dogs, which are always sold out...
    • These were filled breads in the Japanese version, explaining that big pile of them he has at the end.
  • In Simon the Sorcerer, dwarves like beer a lot. They like it so much that "beer" is the password to their mine.
  • Every character in Touch Detective has a trademark favorite food. Though most of them are only listed on the website.
    • Penelope's love for bananas on the other hand is made very apparent. She loves Banana's so much that she hangs a stuffed pair of them from the ceiling of her room and also owns a banana stand for keeping them fresh.
  • Jasper Gein of Silent Hill 4 acts as a Broken Bridge, mumbling about how thirsty he is and how he could use some chocolate milk, refusing to move until you give him some.
  • Etna from the Disgaea series has a fondness for a special pudding that comes from the Sea of Gehenna. She gets into fights when Laharl,[1] or anyone else, tries to steal it.
    • Valvatorez of Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten loves sardines, a food he developed a fondness for in place of blood after deciding to stop drinking the stuff due a certain incident. He's quite prone talking about how great they are, especially in the "On the Next..." segments, and "Sardine power!"is one of his catch phrases.
  • For Persona 3's Akihiko Sanada, it's beef bowl. This is used to obliquely announce his official arrival on the scene late in Persona trinity soul when Shin, delivering take-out to the police station, wonders who the beef bowl ramen is for and a couple of women instantly volunteer to deliver it for him.
      • According to Shinjiro, he only eats "That protein shit"; supplemented with ramen. This is supported by his segment of a series of fetch quests that require the Main Character to talk to each of their party members; they must get protein powder from Akihiko, whom goes into great detail about it.
    • Not to mention Chie's STEEEEEEEAK! Or possibly fsteak.
    • And for that matter, don't get between Kanji Tatsumi and his animal crackers. Especially the penguin ones.
    • Don't forget about Teddy's Topsicles either
  • Violet from |Atelier Violet loves carrots. Flanderized even further in Trinity Universe, her only appearance outside Japan.
  • Sharlie Lunoille of Super Robot Wars NEO loves donuts so much, she is called Donut Girl.
  • Rorona from Atelier Rorona loves eating and baking pies. Her Trickster Mentor, Astrid, has barred her from using the alchemy workshop for baking, but when she hands the workshop over, Rorona is able to make as many pies as she wants (without her master's permission, of course). One of the endings has Rorona becoming the "Pie Master".
  • Pizza with no olives for Dante from Devil May Cry. In the first novel tie-in that occurs before the first game but gets booted out of canon because of the third game, he also loves strawberry sundaes. The strawberry sundae becomes a Discontinuity Nod in the anime.
  • Mist from Rune Factory loves turnips. A lot. It's her favorite gift, thus making her the easiest person to become close too. Later games in the series have a new variety called Pink Turnips, and it's implied she bred them into existence.
  • From the Edutainment Game series Eagle Eye Mysteries: Most of the local kids in the first game love pizza, and in particular Mark Moriarty and Dave Grant are noted for having eaten a Pig Lovers' Pizza which is made with ham, sausage, and Canadian bacon.
    • From the same game, Melinda Joost likes ice cream.
    • Nigel Eagle in the sequel enjoys fish and chips.
  • The Commodore in Guilty Party is an obsessive lover of pudding. He spends most of his vast fortune on it. This is actually a plot point, as the golden artifacts left by his archnemesis Mr. Valentine end up being pudding-related...
  • As the lead-up comics to The Sacrifice DLC point out, Zoey from Left 4 Dead loves peanut butter. So cue squeeing when she finds out that the army base the group is being held in contains huge jars of the stuff.
  • P.B Winterbottom of The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom really likes pie. He broke time and space to get pie. He created clones to get pie. He destroyed buildings. He eats nothing but pies.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the evil Yiga Clan has an ironically healthy favorite, bananas. It's rare for Link to slay one and not get a Mighty Banana as a drop, and one of them outside their hideout will even sell him up to 99 of them before attacking. A rather stupid move on that cultist's part, as Link can use them to heal himself during combat.

Visual Novels[edit | hide]

  • Fate/stay night gives us Kirei and mapo doufu.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney:
    • Phoenix: Grape Juice (oddly enough, not a case of Frothy Mugs of Water).
    • Maya: Hamburgers (Mayoi liked noodle soup, which created a Dub-Induced Plot Hole in the fourth game.)
      • A Yonkoma from the Official Casebook fan-manga collection mocks this, in which Maya remarks that she could really go for a burger, but is forced to eat ramen as well, "for the sake of Maya fans around the world".
    • Ema Skye: Karintou Snackoos. (They make good projectiles too!)
    • Gumshoe: Instant noodles. (Though this has less to do with how much he likes it so much that it's some of the only food he can afford.)
    • Godot: Coffee. One of the rare cases where he appreciates the taste more than the caffeine (although he still despises decaf).
      • Truth in Television: People who appreciate coffee for the taste usually do prefer regular kind. The decaffeinating process adversely affects the quality of the bean (long story short, the caffeine gets brewed out), so, all other factors being equal, a cup of decaf will always be inferior.
    • Missile: Samurai dogs.
    • Maggey Byrde: Hot dogs
    • Edgeworth: Tea
    • Trucy Wright: Vanilla Pudding.
  • Tsukihime. Ciel. Curry. That is all.
  • Oko San, star pigeon of the track team, has an obsession with pudding. Not just any pudding, though: only the legendary True Pudding will do. Inferior varieties are a Berserk Button. He even literally crashes a party in search of it. If you get his extended ending in the paid version of the game, Oko San becomes a god of pudding.
    • Oko San has a Tumblr, which is predominated by pudding pictures and recipes offered by his fans.
    • The heroine tells Sakuya that her favorite food is udon along the course of his route. Though the game itself begins with her telling Ryouta she can't sit still in class unless she's had some red meat.
  • Katawa Shoujo:
  • In Devil World, Tamagon's favorite food is ice cream.


Webcomics and Web Animation[edit | hide]

  • In A Moment of Peace ice cream grows on bushes, never melts, and is highly nutritious.
  • Jenny Everywhere: Toast
  • George the Dragon: Pardon me, but do I smell nachos?
  • Homestar Runner: Flushy Push Marthmallows Fluffity Puffity Marshalades Fluffy Puff Marshmallows. He likes to eat about 147 of them before he drinks a tall, cold glass of melonade. Also, Bronco Trolleys (orange slice + peanut butter + Triscuit).
    • Speaking of melonade, some of his favorite flavors include Taco Annihilation, Athletic Berry Blast, Butt 1 Flavor, Quadruple Triple, Costa Latte Froth, and Sizzlin' Bacon Guava Quench.
    • Strong Bad: Cold Ones and Potate chips.
    • Marzipan: Tofu.
    • The King of Town: Butter.
    • The Cheat: Sudsuu (skim milk and gummy bears)
    • Dear God, the fandom went absolutely crazy with 1-Up (Homestar's Japanese anime reimagining) and his obsession with pudding.
  • Horndog: Faygo. See also: Insane Clown Posse.
  • Dominic Deegan and "mapvel candies". The threat of said candies no longer being available was enough to trigger a Heroic BSOD.
  • The favorite food of choice for Bob and George is/was ice cream. Well that, and beer. Many of the sub/fancomics got their own, too. One even went so far as to name the comic after it.
  • A handful of these exist in Charby the Vampirate: Charby likes chicken, Mye loves gummy bears and Crispo is obsessed with nachos. Menu will eat anything.
  • Thog from Order of the Stick only delays a boredom-driven rampage for fudge ripple.
    • Human Xykon is shown in Start Of Darkness to enjoy coffee. Discovering he can no longer drink it after becoming a lich makes him a little bit upset.
    • The hobgoblins' love for Gouda cheese is referred to a few times.
  • ROOMIES has Flinters and mints (or anything mint-flavored) and Alex and toast.
  • Weebl Bull of Weebl and Bob likes pie.
  • Black Mage of Eight Bit Theater also likes pie. Specifically, evil pie.
  • In early episodes of Kate Modern, Charlie was extremely fond of "sangas" (sandwiches).
  • Schlock Mercenary's eponymous character is fond of a drink mix called "Ovalkwik." The ingredient list is here.

Ch'Vorthq: "Sergeant, you will be drinking a very heavy stimulant cocktail cut with shampoo and high-tensile inert carbon."
Schlock: "I don't drink it, I eat it straight."
Ch'Vorthq: "And I suspect you're addicted to it."
Schlock: (aims plasgun) "Step away from the tub of happiness."

    • The cast of Schlock Mercenary are also fond of the noble 'Chupaqueso', which is, effectively, melted cheese, wrapped in fried cheese, traditionally garnished with cheese. It's not a good food for a prolonged lifespan, but mercenaries don't tend to live that long anyway.
  • Doc of The Whiteboard enjoys Mountain Dew so much, he brews his own extra-potent blend. He also uses Dew to brew coffee.
  • The title character of Weesh recharges his powers by eating licorice.
  • Rocky from Lackadaisy Cats loves his pancakes. They're at the forefront of his mind whenever he goes to a restaurant, and he has trouble figuring out a plan "B" when the place doesn't have them.
  • Eddie from Emergency Exit is famous for his love of Green Jell-O.
  • Beriah in Men in Hats enjoys turkey club sandwiches.
  • The Cubi race in DMFA scores double. They don't actually need to eat regular food and feed off emotions instead, and each Cubi has a favourite emotion. However, they can eat for pleasure, and typically eat nothing but one or two favourites. Of the main cast:
    • Fa'Lina seems to have a thing for muffins.
    • Dan loves ale and according to his sister has eaten almost nothing else in the last three years.
    • Abel is unusual for a Cubi, in that he eats regularly and eats a range of foods.
  • In Teh Gladiators, guest gladiator Leeroy Jenkins (of World of Warcraft fame) is seldom seen without his crab cakes. Made doubly funny because, in the actual game, crab cakes are a very low level food that would take an entire stack and several minutes to bring a max level character back to full health. True to this, the one time he actually fights on the heroes' side, he doesn't finish eating and get up to attack until after the battle is over.
  • In Sluggy Freelance, Aylee went through one stage of her life cycle where she would eat nothing but potatoes. During other stages, her tastes have not been as innocuous, however...
  • In Pokey the Penguin, the hero and most other penguins are obsessed with "Arctic Circle candy", which appears to be some sort of plant that only grows in the Arctic Circle.
  • Zebra Girl Sandra really likes coffee. She's not addicted, but she doesn't need to eat and she can't taste anything else.
  • PHD Comics: Don't try to eat Cecilia's chocolate. And of course Mike Slackenerny will eat anything that's free.
  • Both Helens' Trademark Favourite Drink in Narbonic is pink boxed wine. Dave has two: Guinness and Mountain Dew.
  • Josh from Hijinks Ensue really likes bacon.
  • Bob and George inverts this. Everyone loves ice cream. So much that X gets All of the Other Reindeer when Dr. Light programs him to not like it.
  • Darkmoon from Castlevania RPG likes barmaids.
  • In Homestuck, John loves Fruit Gushers, WV loves TaB, and Bec loves irradiated t-bone steaks.

You dial up a thick T-BONE STEAK, which you are sure Becquerel is in the mood for because he is in the mood for steak every day and is never in the mood for anything else.

    • Gamzee, as a nod to Insane Clown Posse, also has a thing for Faygo.
    • WV also likes to eat things that are green. Anything green, compulsively and apparently subconciously.

Inside the box, there are 12 pieces of CHALK in every color of the...
10 pieces of chalk. In most colors of the rainbow.

    • Terezi likes things that are red. Anything red.
    • John has a bit of a Heroic BSOD when he discovers that Fruit Gushers are a Betty Crocker product, since he rightly believes that Betty Crocker is an evil monster.
  • About 1/3 of all Scandinavia and The World strips featuring Norway also include him holding a fish.
  • According to his son, Baron Wulfenbach of Girl Genius "really loves waffles."
  • Neurotically Yours: Foamy the squirrel loves bagels and cream cheese.
  • As an amphibious nonhuman, the title character of Selkie has a pronounced fondness for fish. Especially the eyes, which she eats raw. Other characters usually think this is disgusting. Usually.
  • Ricky from Ratfist loves chili. No, maybe you're not understanding here: Ricky loves chili. He finds a bowl of fresh chili, prepared[2] exactly the way he likes it, in the middle of the street. So he eats it. Bonus points: It was left there by his ex-boss, who mixed in a little cat feces because he needed to infect Ricky with Toxoplamosis gondii.
  • The title character in Microsoft Sam Reads Funny Windows Errors seems to love tacos quite a lot.
  • A statistically absurd number of characters in Irregular Webcomic describe frozen yoghurt as the best thing ever. Curiously, this does not include the resident Big Eater, Professor North Dakota Jones, whose favourite food is "whatever's pricey, yet available in large quantities". W Ith someone else paying.

Web Original[edit | hide]

  • Rachel from Yukari Is Free loves Mustard. She puts it in everything. Even cereal.
  • Santa Christ : Pancakes
  • Dracula apparently really loves pot roast. At least that explains why Belmont would find it hidden in random walls...
  • Mr. Plinkett seems to have a thing for microwavable pizza rolls, oftentimes interrupting a movie review to whip a batch up and offer to mail some to people who ask. And sometimes they tell him to do things...
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd loves a bottle of Rolling Rock.
  • Something Awful Goons like bacon. A lot. Experiments in goon cookery have led to such creations as baconweave, meathouse and finally the 17,000-calorie meatship, complete with bacon sails and little hotdog sailors. WE LOST BACON YOU DICKS!
  • Zero Punctuation's Yahtzee Croshaw apparently loves Branston Pickle. He's also mentioned Jacob's Cream Crackers quite a bit, as well as Cadbury Creme eggs. An attempt to remove the fillings to Cadbury Creme Eggs and replace it with Branston Pickle apparently did not go so well.
  • Brad Jones absolutely LOVES Crystal Pepsi. He loves it so much that he's trying to start a letter campaign to bring it back.
    • Good news: It's back, or as near as makes no difference. Bad news: he can't drink it with his Jewish friends, because the brand is "Not See Kola".
  • Walkerton from the Walkyverse has an uncanny obsession with doritos, which in the Walkerton games served as a common in-game pickup.
  • EPICMEALTIME's chefs add Bacon to a lot of their recipes.
  • Niclas Lundberg of Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time and his pre-dinner Mayonnaise.

"Mmm, it's good for you."

  • Simon of the Yogscast loves jaffa cakes.
    • He and Lewis also seem to drink tea quite a bit. Then again, they're British.
  • Tom from Echo Chamber seems to have an affinity for rice and salt.

Dana: Do you have any food here?
Tom: I have some rice. You could add salt, if you're feeling adventurous.
Dana: Oh, well as lovely as rice and salt sounds, I think I'm going to go out and eat...anywhere else.

    • Episode 6 has Tom making rice while he and Dana talk in the kitchen about Shannon.
      • He's also eating rice in a later scene, when they're discussing how Tom has started sleeping with Shannon again, though he's added bread crumbs and parmesan rather than just salt.
  • In the various Mr. T Versus comics, Mr. T's exhortations for kids to drink their milk has been transformed into a full-on obsession with the drink, with him getting into many fights over milk, and the easiest way to get him on a plane is to drug his milk.
  • As parodies of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Mangolin' Pangolins loved burgers.
  • Tobuscus has a thing for biscuits. And nuggets. And dipping them in mashed potatoes, which is memorialized in his single, "Nugget in a Biscuit".
  • Agent Logan from the Protectors of the Plot Continuum is addicted to iced tea, deprival of which sends him into a homicidal rage.
  • If you're on Gaia Online, don't get between Rufus and his fish.
  • Common in Mall Fight:
    • Eric can't get enough Chinese food, and eats it as much as he can. He loves it so much is the one and only exception to his pecitarianism. One of the first things he did in Mall Fight 3 was go to a Chinese restaurant.
    • Connor loves Yoo-hoo, guzzling it down alcohol.
    • Waffles has Vernors.
    • Tox has 7-UP and Subway sandwiches.
    • Diablo, on the other hand, drinks enough vodka to put the Heavy to shame.[3]
  • In Always A Hero, you'd better have a glass of orange juice waiting for Cora when she comes to visit. The pulpier, the better!
  • The characters of Space Beasts often have favorite foods, Even if the Majority of them are Big Eaters in general, Marzipan is fond of Hamburgers, Jim likes Apple Pie, Edward Green likes Coffee and so on and so forth.


Western Animation[edit | hide]

  • Family Guy: James Woods, the occassional antagonist of the Griffin family, can't resist Reese's pieces ("Oooh, a piece of candy! Oooh, a piece of candy! ... .")
  • The Smurfs: Smurfberries (a round, red berry) and sarsaparilla leaves are the primary foods of the Smurfs.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar: Rico and fish. Also, Private and Peanut Butter Winkies (chocolates stuffed with peanut butter).
    • Private has a thing for sweets in general - especially cotton candy butterscotch lollies.
    • All the penguins: Snow cones
    • King Julien: Mangoes
    • Burt: Peanuts
  • The Extreme Dinosaurs had Mexican food, especially salsa.
  • Transformers: You could probably bribe an Autobot or Decepticon with energon, especially in Transformers Generation 1, where the starting premise of the show was collecting energy. Energon remains important throughout the franchise since it is their only food source, but G1 was particularly bad in that it established that energon makes one drunk, too. This had two effects. One, fans love writing fanfics where Megatron is wasted. Two, it makes G1 seem like the story of rival gangs nearly wasting Earth in their competition to produce a drug. This epically done parody certainly makes that case.
    • The Constructicons in Transformers Animated are also near fanatical oil-drinkers, most likely because they are New York construction worker parodies and they treat oil like beer. This gets into a weird place when they find delicious-tasting oil on the ground that seeped out of Bumblebee's arm earlier in the episode.
    • A gag rewrite of an Armada comic had Hot Shot acting like a crackhead obsessed with a jar of jAm (it gets spelled differently throughout the comic, as he's talking in Lolcat-speak the whole time. "JaAm" is about the only permutation we never see.) - which was originally a jar of Technicolor Science-afflicted Applied Phlebotinum.
      • It's since slipped into canon; at least one character profile says the other Autobots are puzzled by what "JaAm" is.
    • Megatron Eats Protoforms.
  • Richie of Static Shock was once bribed out of important information for cheeseburgers. "With grilled onions!" He later bemoans.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Pizza, the Totally Radical foodstuff.
    • The black & white comic version of the Turtles had a taste for beer.
    • In their official profiles, most of the Turtles have other favorite foods, while pizza is Michelangelo's ONLY food choice:
      • Don: sushi
      • Leo: rice, fish, salads, apples
      • Raph: cereal (strangely, pizza isn't on his list)
      • The fourth film attempted to give Splinter one (although the scene was cut another one referencing it left in): Cake.
        • He's also quite fond of fresh vegetables, soups, tea... and cheese.
  • The 1990s version of the Biker Mice From Mars had hotdogs, root beer, and occasionally Snickers.
  • Elisa Maza from Gargoyles has hot dogs as her favorite food
  • Monterey Jack, of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, has cheese, of course. The sight, smell, or mention of "chEEeeEEeeEEeeEESE" is enough to trigger a phenomenon known as a "cheese attack". The lengths Monty goes through to sate his desire for cheese can get him into trouble... or out of it. This was exaggerated to G-Rated Drug-esque porportions on "Mind Your Cheese & Q's" when Monty vows to quit cheese after yet another cheese attack nearly gets Gadget injured by a runaway kite and even suffers withdrawal in one scene.
    • In one cartoon, Monty claims that his absolute favorite cheese is brie '87 (as in a brie with a vintage of 1987). Nonetheless, in the same episode, he is successfully able to resist a villain tempting him with one.
    • Another time, Jack and the Rangers kept a local cafe open while its owner was on vacation and Jack's recipe for "cheese chowder" proved popular enough to keep the cafe busy and save the owner from having to close for good(as well as foiling a bank heist, as the bank robbers planned on tunneling through the abandoned cafe to get to the bank next door).
  • Another character who's nuts for cheese is Plagg from Miraculous Ladybug, who is rarely seen doing anything but scarfing it down when not helping Adrian's heroic identity. He has a special fondness for Camembert, a type traditionally made with unpasteurized milk and known for for its strong (and sometimes unpleasant) smell.
  • Scooby Doo: Scooby Snacks.
  • Homer of The Simpsons: Donuts, porkchops, and Duff Beer in earlier seasons.
    • During the show's beginnings as animated shorts on The Tracy Ullman Show, the family would often celebrate good times by going out for Frosty Chocolate Milkshakes. This didn't carry over to the full-length episodes, however. (Except for the occasional reference.)
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy: Jawbreakers. Ed seems inordinately fond of buttered toast and gravy as well.
    • "Fond of"? Ed has a BATH filled with Gravy for no apparent reason. He even goes out of his way to protect it when Eddy tries to use it as a "gravy grave" when he temporarily becomes a supervillain of some sort.
  • Ron of Kim Possible: Nacos. "Taco meets nacho. I call it the Naco". Kinda strange, because "naco" in Mexico is used to describe someone or something that's tacky, trashy, or sleazy.
    • Both Ron and Rufus like cheese in general.
  • Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender and his tea. Also, Sokka and meat. Any meat, apparently.
  • South Park:
    • Early seasons had Cheezy Poofs and pot pies as Cartman's favorite snacks. In later seasons, he's just a Big Eater and gets obsessed over any kind of fatty junk food that the plot requires.
    • In the bonus material of one season, Stone and Parker introduce each episode while performing a fake show called "Makin' Bacon with Macon," in which they feed pig parts to a pig. Macon loves bacon!
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Everyone on the show loves Krabby Patties.
    • Squidward likes canned bread, and Plankton likes meatloaf.
    • And Patrick seems to really like ice cream.
  • Wallace and Gromit: Cheese. In fact, their first film, A Grand Day Out, revolves around their going to the moon because they have no cheese in the house.
    • A Close Shave ends with Wallace losing his new love interest because she is allergic to cheese.
    • Wallace and Gromit are credited by the manufacturers as preventing the extinction of Wensleydale cheese. See the notes on the page for The Red Stapler.
    • In the latest short, Wallace and Gromit are real big on bread.
  • Bugs Bunny: Carrots. Often he takes a bite of one just before he says his Catch Phrase.

Babs: It's a rabbit thing.

    • Taz: tigers, lions, elephants, buffaloes, donkeys, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, bears, giraffes, octopuses, moose, ducks, and especially rabbits. And kiwi birds.
      • Which is odd, because NONE of those animals are native to Australia, let alone Tazmania. (Well, Ducks exist basically everywhere and octopi can probably be found in the ocean near Tazmania and Rabbits are ferrel pests in Mainland Australia, but otherwize, all the other animals exist only in zoos in Australia.
      • And he washes it down with a nice frothy glass of orange juice. Blah, blah, blah. Yakety-smackety.
  • Beavis and Butthead mainly subsist on gas station Mexican food, especially nachos and tacos. Sometimes they'll eat other junk food like pizza (in "Prank Calls") or burgers (any episode where they're shown working at Burger World).
  • Gravity Falls; Stan's favorite snack food is Toffee Peanuts.
    • Everyone on the show loves Pitt Cola, a peach-flavored soft drink which is seen in almost every episode.
  • Cow and Chicken: Pork butts is the favorite of both characters. (Yeah, it's that kind of show.)
  • Lickety Split with ice cream on My Little Pony
    • The original Applejack and apples. Her My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic counterpart owns an apple farm, but it doesn't seem as though it's necessarily her favorite food.
  • Yogi Bear: anything in a "pic-a-nic" basket. Beats the alternative. "Nuts and berries? Yeech!"
  • The horse from Sleeping Beauty loves carrots.
  • Beast Boy from Teen Titans is borderline obsessive about tofu. Cyborg is equally keen on meat, causing vast amounts of pointless arguing over pizza toppings. As Raven put it in The Abridged Series: "Oh yeah, THIS won't get repetitive!" Pizza also has a very special place, but everyone on the team loves it.
    • Beast Boy is down on meat in general since, as an animal-based shape-shifter he has "Been most of those animals" and the thought of eating them squicks him out.
    • Starfire is seen sipping mustard from a straw more than once.
  • Angelica from Rugrats loves cookies of any sort, one episode dealt with the other rugrats trying to break her cookie addiction so she won't get sick.
    • Phil and Lil love to eat creepy crawly things. Worms are preferable.
  • The Street Sharks mainly ate hotdogs and metal.
  • Altivo the horse from The Road to El Dorado loved apples.
  • Gir from Invader Zim loves those little taquitos. He loves them good. But he needs tacos. He needs them or he will explode. That happens to him sometimes.
    • Don't forget WAFFLES! And he really wants to make biscuits.
    • Let's not forget Gaz and her pizza, or the Tallest and their snacks.
  • The Weebles in the 2005 direct-to-DVD series like macaroni and cheese.
  • The Tick (animation) and Arthur both love BLTs.
  • In The Flintstones, Pebbles Flintstone and grape juice.
  • The Fairly OddParents: Wanda and chocolate.
  • Heffer from Rocko's Modern Life loves chicken.
  • Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and chocolate. In fact, when he accidentally turned himself into chocolate he couldn't stop eating himself.
  • Bobby from King of the Hill will do anything for a fruit pie.
  • Quick Draw McGraw's dog Snuffles is obsessive about dog biscuits, going into wild throes of ecstasy whenever he gets one, and becoming surly and uncooperative whenever he is denied one.
  • Chocolate Boy from Hey Arnold! is addicted to... yeah. In one episode, Arnold helps him get over his addiction, and he ends up getting addicted to radishes instead.
  • The Wild Thornberrys: Nigel loves kippers, and Darwin loves Cheese Crunchies.
    • Strangly enough, kippers are depicted as whole, gray coloured fish. In reality they're smoked fillets with a distinctive dark orange colour.
  • Entrèe from Spliced really loves mayonnaise.
  • Coop in Megas XLR loves his Philly cheese steaks.
  • Pickles the Drummer of Metalocalypse loves cinnamon buns, Nathan Explosion is crazy for chips (he'll eat them nonstop if you let him) and Toki Wartooth adores candy. Also, Charles Foster Offdensen has quite a taste for pie- fandom will usually portray him having varying degrees of ravenousness for the flaky-crusted, fruit-filled dessert.
  • Bump in the Night: Bumpy loves socks. He even sings a whole song about it.
  • The Cartoon Network Wedgies have Nacho Bear, who loves... well, nachos.
  • From Jackie Chan Adventures, Uncle's mung bean sandwiches.
  • Popeye is strong to the finich 'cause he eats his spinach.
  • Mark from Ugly Americans is a big fan of eggs, even subscribing to a magazine on the topic.
    • Let's not forget he broke up with pretty much the perfect girl because she was allergic to eggs.
  • Numbuh Two from Codename: Kids Next Door absolutely loved chili dogs.
  • Spike from My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic absolutely loves eating gemstones, at the point that his love for them has been used as a little plot device now and then.
    • Pinkie Pie loves sweets in general, but cupcakes are most commonly seen as her favorite, thanks to the cupcakes song in Ep. 12.
    • According to Fanon, Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo really likes muffins. This was born from a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in "Applebuck Season" where she hungrily says, "Muffin," from the background - not only blatant Flanderization, but not even wholly reliable due to the fact that two other ponies mouth the word at the same time, calling into question whether Derpy even spoke the audible line in the first place. Nevertheless, this is such a pervasive and universally accepted component of her fanon characterization that it got a nod from the production staff in "Putting Your Hoof Down," where Derpy's bag is seen with a muffin clip.
    • Big Good Princess Celestia, who is practically a Physical God, seems to have a fondness for cake.
  • In both Sonic the Hedgehog and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic loves chili dogs.
  • The Harbourmaster in the bookends of Theodore Tugboat enjoys peanut butter and seaweed sandwiches.
  • Jake the dog from Adventure Time loves spaghetti, even dreaming about having pillows full of the stuff.
  • The Emperors New School has Kuzco's love for Mudkas Meat Mugs, to the point where he tried to eat nothing else in one episode, and Kronk's affinity for spinach puffs, which he is borderline obsessed with.
  • The Mayor in The Powerpuff Girls really likes pickles; he's rarely shown eating anything else. He often calls the Powerpuff Girls on their hotline to get help opening pickle jars.
  • Kick Buttowski seems particularly fond of Cheetah Chug (made with sweat from real cheetahs!) as do Gunther with anything lingonberry related.
  • Clocks for Muzzy from Muzzy in Gondoland.
  • In Kong the Animated Series, Tann has only ever been seen eathing and craving a Pineapple Pizza.
  • Samantha of Time Warp Trio loves onion rings so much she travels back in time to eat them.
  • In Word Girl, the sinister plans of Dr. Two Brains usually involve stealing cheese.
  • Ben 10 likes smoothies and chili fries. Smoothies tend to appear far more often, sometimes in strange flavors. His parallel universe counterpart Ben 23 likes gyros.

Other[edit | hide]

  • During the 2010 world cup, Walkers Crisps released a series of flavours based on trademark foods from each country. A few examples-
    • England – Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding
    • France- Garlic Baguette
    • Germany – Bratwurst Sausage
    • Spain – Chicken Paella
    • Italy – Spaghetti Bolognaise
    • America – Cheese Burger
    • Argentina – Flame Grilled Steak
    • Japan – Teriyaki Chicken
  • Anti-environmentalist strawmen: Spotted owls, or any other endangered species.
    • Meanwhile, straw environmentalists are usually eating either granola or something composed of tofu.
  • Like fish? Enjoy your kittens... sea kittens, that is!
  • LOLcats and "cheezburgers"
    • LOLdogs and hot dogs
  • At least Leeroy Jenkins has chicken.
  • Memetic Mutation says the entire community at Www/fark.com loves bacon. Then again, There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: those that like would kill for bacon, and those that can't eat it for religious reasons.
  • Also not sure where to put this, but kitsune are particularly known for loving abura-age (a type of sweetened, fried tofu), Inarizushi (pouches of abura-age, stuffed with vinegared rice and sesame seeds) and azuki beans. Abura-age, in fact, has become so well-associated with foxes that udon with abura-age is called kitsune-udon.
  • Kappa are notorious for cucumber cravings. They will sometimes spare hapless humans if bribed with them.
    • Leading to cucumber rolls being known as "kappa maki".
  • Not quite real life because it's more of general stereotypes, but stoners frequently eat pizza (specifically Domino's), and college students favor Taco Bell. These came from somewhat possible origins, Domino's delivers and Taco Bell is some of the cheapest food available.
    • Tabletop gamers, similarly, have Cheetos, Mountain Dew, and Twinkies.
    • A stoner's favorite food is whatever's handy.
    • One of the effects of marijuana is the rise of seratonin levels in your brain, making you feel hungry and enhancing your sense of taste, so pretty much anything with a lot of flavor, especially sweet or salty snacks, is most sought after by those of a stoned persuasion. Even something as bland as celery tastes good when you're stoned. Not that this troper has any personal experience, mind you.
  • Contrary to popular belief, although rabbits do like carrots, the food they will actually go nuts for the most is bananas.
    • Likewise with mice and peanut butter.
  • Order the same thing from a resturant every day (or as good as). They soon associate you with that food.


Real Life[edit | hide]

  • US president Ronald Reagan and jelly beans, to the point that there is a portrait of him at his presidential library made of Jelly Bellies (his preferred brand.) There's a duplicate at their factory too. He started eating them regularly to help him quit smoking and the habit never went away.
  • Tea for the British. To the point that one item of British military equipment is a vessel for boiling water that runs off the battery in armoured cars, enabling the British soldier to have hot fresh tea (in British parlance "having a brew") literally anywhere their unit is not actually being shot at. During WWI, the common British infantrymen rarely had access to vehicles, so they used the water from their water cooled machine guns, often firing off shots pointlessly just to produce the water for tea.
    • There is actually logic in that beyond simple taste. With an empire to run it was likely that British will get assigned to places where boiling water was a requirement. Furthermore tea leaves are light and carry easy.
  • British guerilla Orde Wingate was famous among his other eccentricities for eating raw onions like apples.
  • Various cultures often have a stereotypical food associated with them, which is often fodder for slurs.
    • English sailors were once known for eating limes to fight scurvy. This is the origin of the slur "limey", and a British ship was called a "lime juice tub". They originally used lemons, but lemons were produced in French colonies and limes in British colonies, so they switched to the more patriotic (and less vitamin C rich) option. The French slur against the British is to call them "les rosbifs," due to the British stereotypical love of roast beef. To be fair, during the Napoleonic Wars, this was very much Truth in Television, as the British viewed French cooking as effete and wimpy, and took pride in eating "manly" dishes like beef.
    • The Northern English and their black pudding and tripe.
    • Londoners and their jellied eel.
    • The Welsh and leeks (vide Henry V).
    • French and frog's legs, sparking the slur "frog", which was later expanded to include French Canadians. They also eat snails.
    • Belgians and French fries (which has nothing to do with France, but with the verb "to french". Other Belgian dishes are mussles, sprouts, waterzooi and waffles.
    • Dutchmen, Swiss people and Frenchmen have a penchant for cheese.
    • Dutchmen and herring which is eaten by tilting your head back and putting the fish slowly down in your mouth.
    • Germans and kraut-based foods, hence a slur during World War II when Germans were called "Krauts" by American soldiers.
    • While in Russia, Germans (and Austrians) have been called kolbasniki (sausage-makers) for centuries, such as in Tolstoy's War and Peace.
    • In Russia and Ukraine Belarusians are sometimes referred to by the nickname/mild ethnic slur bulbashi - bulba is the Belarusian word for "potato" and potatoes are a staple of their cuisine. The most well known example of Belarusian cuisine is draniki - potato pancakes.
    • Ukrainians are well known for their love for salo - cured slabs of pork fat.
    • Irish people have also been stereotyped as eating nothing but potatoes, which comes from the sudden influx of Irish immigrants to the US because of the Potato Blight.
    • Racist depictions of African Americans people invariably feature a love of fried chicken and watermelon, rustic foods from the South. Collard greens are another stereotyped food. The entire "Soul Food" style of cooking is based around foods that are actually popular in the black community.
    • Southerners are also associated with certain foods, such as corn pone, mint juleps, moonshine whiskey, and of course peanuts, immortalized in the song "Goober Peas" popular with the Confederate Army and the mileage comedians all over the world got out of President Jimmy Carter owning a peanut farm.
    • Scots and their haggis and porage (recall Samuel Johnson's dictionary definition of oats).
    • "Spaghettis and "Macaronis" can be used as anti-Italian slurs in German-speaking countries.
    • East Asians are considered synonymous with rice.
    • Depictions of Americans from other cultures will often feature a love of burgers and fries.
    • Scandinavians are commonly stereotyped as eating nothing but fish, cooked in the most repulsive ways they can imagine, all day, every day.
    • Mexicans are often slurred with the term "Beaner," referring to the black, pinto, and refried beans common in Tex-Mex food.
    • For Puerto Ricans, it would be "Arroz con habichuelas" or Some Tostones and Mofongo.
    • Hawaii is one of the only places in the world where you'll be able to find SPAM in a McDonald's or Burger King. They even make sushi out of it!
    • Australians will put another shrimp on the barbie!
    • Swedes and the rest of Scandinavia, consider pickled herring a delicacy, and it is eaten at Christmas, Easter, Walpurgis night, and Midsummer's eve. Surströmming however, is only a trademark food.
    • 22 out of 23 dishes on a Romanian restaurant's menu probably contain pork, with the 23rd usually being a salad.
    • There is also the tradition, which drives the straw vegetarians nuts, of sacrificing the pig for the Christmas meal, which has to include roasted pork, pork sausages and pork bacon.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte loved potatoes and onions cooked in olive oil before every battle.
  • Based on a few "about the author" blurbs, Neil Gaiman appears to really like sushi.
  • Dave Kellett (creator of the webcomic Sheldon), is extremely fond of Hobnobs, which aren't readily available in the US. Bringing him boxes of them at conventions has become something of a Running Gag.
  • Ulysses S. Grant was famous for eating coffee and pickles for breakfast. It's actually Better Than It Sounds.
    • He is even more famous for his whiskey.
  • According to some sources, eggs are the Trademark Favorite Food of the Parsi (Indian Zoroastrians) community. There is an authentic Parsi recipe out there for eggs on potato chips. It's reportedly Better Than It Sounds.
  • Persians have always made a big deal about pommegranite. In point of fact they have long had a varied and sophisticated cooking tradition that influenced cultures round them. But pommegranite is prominent.
  • Elvis Presley had a few, being a Big Eater later in life.
    • He loved fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches for lunch, sometimes with bacon.
    • He also really liked the Fool's Gold Loaf, an extremely rich and expensive sandwich made by the Colorado Mine Company (which is in fact a five-star restaurant in Denver) consisting of a hollowed out loaf of Italian bread, a full jar of peanut butter, a full jar of jelly, and a full pound of bacon. He and two Colorado police officers were discussing the sandwich late at night on 1 February 1976 at Elvis' Graceland Ranch in Tennessee. Just talking about the sandwich made them all very hungry for one. What did they do? They hopped on Elvis' private jet, landing in Denver two hours later, where they found 22 Fool's Gold Loaves (Elvis having made arrangements with the owner of the Colorado Mine Company, a personal friend) and ate all of the sandwiches between him, the policemen, and the pilots of Elvis' plane over the course of three hours (that's 4-5 sandwiches=4-5 pounds of bacon per person in three hours), washing them down with Perrier and Dom Perignon. After the sandwiches were gone, Elvis, the police officers, and the pilots flew back to Memphis without ever leaving the airport.
    • When feeling less ambitious, Elvis would often "settle" for a simple Monte Cristo, a ham and cheese sandwich batter-dipped, pan-fried, and served with a side of syrup for dipping. When Bob Zmuda asked a man who had been one of Elvis' personal assistants if he thought Elvis was still alive, the man responded, "Nobody can eat that many Monte Cristo sandwiches a day and expect to live."
  • The Trobrian Islanders of Papau New Guinea - Yams. To the Trobrianders Yams aren't just a food source, they're a major way of economic and political life. For them, trading yams is like trading money. A chief's power is usually symbolized by how many yams he has in his yam house (yam houses are like bank accounts to the Trobrianders), which is the result of marrying many wives and the families of those wives tending his yam gardens. A slight subversion to this trope is that unless out of hunger or for a truly special occasion (like marriage, with the sharing of yams creating alliances and social obligations), the Trobrianders rarely eat their yams because eating them is like eating their own currency.
  • After John Glenn was reported to have eaten steak and eggs for breakfast just before becoming the first American in orbit, it became tradition for all NASA astronauts to have a steak and egg breakfast on the morning of a lift-off. Glenn also confessed to smuggling some bologna sandwiches with him on board.
  • Salvador Dali apparently ate copious ammounts of camembert cheese every night in order to have the dreams that he later painted.
  • Paula Deen loves butter. She puts it on every dish she makes. She even made a dish accompanied by shots of melted butter. The "Ross Report" segment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno turned this into a drinking game: everytime Jay high-fived Ross, they would roll the clip of Paula Deen downing the melted butter shot.
  • German chancellor Helmut Kohl had Saumagen. Which he used to eat with other heads of government, including Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was known for his enormous appetite. His advisor Asaf Shariv says that Sharon's favourite meal was "meat in every way". When Sharon first went into a vegetative coma in 2006, doctors attempted to use the smell of roasted meat to wake him. It did not work, and Sharon is still in a coma to this day.
  • Interactive Fiction writer Emily Short makes no secret of her fondness for cheese, once writing a list rating Interactive Fiction games according to cheese content. In one rather charming IF game, there was a puzzle featuring tyromancy (divination by cheese). The game featured about 30 different cheese varieties, all with full descriptions of sight, smell AND taste.
  • Don Gorske takes this to an extreme: not only are Big Macs his Trademark Favorite Food, but he (quite literally) eats almost nothing else (not even the fries).
  • Try to find a Bobby Flay recipe that doesn't call for chili peppers in any form. This applies, in a way, even when he appears on Iron Chef America, as not a battle goes by where Flay doesn't make his two signature oils as part of his dishes.
  • Good Eats host Alton Brown has his kosher salt.
  • College students are known for living on ramen, which is easy to make and cheaper than food.
  • Richard Nixon—Cottage Cheese and Ketchup
  • Gerald Ford liked Cottage Cheese and A-1 Steak Sauce
  • Shigesato Itoi loves croquette rolls, so inevitably they were a regular feature of the MOTHER trilogy.
  • When he was coaching the Washington Redskins in the 1970s, famously quirky head coach George Allen had the same thing every day for lunch. A Peanut butter & jelly sandwich and a glass of milk, made by his secretary. This prompted NFL Films President Steve Sabol to say once "Thanks to him, I'll never look at a jar of peanut butter the same way again."
  • During the late 1960s, Eric Clapton was a huge fan of Machintosh chocolates.
  • Frank Zappa with the "Burnt Weeny Sandwich", which involved splitting a hot dog lengthwise and roasting it over an oven flame, then eating it with two slices of bread and mustard. He also liked to eat Hormel Chili with Beans cold right out of the can.
  • Dwayne Johnson sure does love pie. He also implied John Cena likes Fruity Pebbles, though whether that's true or not is unknown to me. Then there's Sheamus's apparent obsession with potatoes and CM Punk's Pepsi Globe tatoo.
  • Writer and food critic Anthony Bourdain LOVES pork. He even said he went on heart medication because he refused to give it up.
    • He also loves anything spicy, as well as durian.
  • Vlog Brothers John and Hank Green make a big fuss about their favorite foods: Pizza and corndogs, respectively. The former even has a shirt in honor of his love for pizza.
  • Comedian Gabriel Iglesias and chocolate cake. Fans often send him cakes backstage at his shows - a practice he encourages.
  • Auburn University linebacker Cassanova McKinzy admitted that he chose the school over Clemson because the former had a Chick-Fil-A right on campus. After his statements, many news sources noted that Clemson actually does have the chain on campus. Oops.
  • Rodents love cheese, except that they actually don't. It's an old wive's tale that has been debunked.
    • A more practical thing to bait rodent traps with is peanut butter, since it's less likely to spoil and more attractive to rodents than cheese.
  • Cats love milk, except that it's not good for them. Don't feed your cats milk.
  • Bunnies are supposed to like carrots, and though some do, others prefer bananas and grass hay.
  • Gamers with Mountain Dew and Doritos

...Damn it, these are all good, but the uj cake is gone.

  1. he's done so twice, in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories and Disgaea Infinite
  2. almost
  3. Not that this is at all difficult.