Sometimes you watch a movie like Tampopo or Chocolat and can't help but want to eat everything on the screen. But there is another type of movie food too, the kind that doesn't actually exist. Some of these are from the future, some are disgusting, and some could potentially destroy the planet. Without further ado, we present our favorite fictional food and drink from the world of movies.
10. Perri-air from Spaceballs
This one sneaked onto the list as an odd aberration, as it is neither eaten nor drunk. From a Brooksian sci-fi world, where air is at a premium, people will occasionally require a fresh can of fine, sparkling French oxygen to get them through the travails of outer space.
9. Soylent Green from Soylent Green
In the far-flung dystopian future of 2022, soylent green is a processed food ration through which the massively overpopulated human race manages to survive. It probably tastes a lot like a frozen Jimmy Dean chocolate chip pancake and sausage on a stick.
8. The Ole 96er from The Great Outdoors
Yes, there are 96 oz. steaks in the world, like the one John Candy eats at the restaurant Paul Bunyan. In fact, Brand Steakhouse in Las Vegas has a 120 oz. porterhouse steak, free of course, if anyone manages to eat it by themselves. But we're pretty sure they don't stand over you with a bloody apron and require that you eat all the fat and gristle too.
7. Spaghetti Twister from Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Is it bad that even a spaghetti tornado makes us hungry for Italian food? There is a lot of comically over-sized food in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, but there's no topping a meatball spitting carbo-loaded unnatural disaster like this one.
6. Ink Gum from Pee-wee's Big Adventure
While there's plenty of trick gum in the world, we've yet to come across any that makes a fountain of dark ink spew out of your mouth. Leave it to Tim Burton and Pee-wee Herman.
5. Big Kahuna Burger from Various Quentin Tarantino Movies
While this may just look like a burger, the Big Kahuna Burger gets bonus points for a few reasons. First, they are a full-fledged Hawaiian fast food chain existing throughout the Tarantino universe. Second, they have a website (with all of its locations in famous fictional towns). Third, Samuel L. Jackson just told you it was a tasty burger. Are you really going to argue with that?
4. Romulan Ale from Various Star Trek Movies
A quick Googling of Star Trek food and drink nets you a daunting amount of material. But Romulan ale is the clear winner because of its absurdly high alcohol content and bright blue color. We also found out that Romulan ale is so strong that it can even get Klingons drunk which, apparently, is a really big deal.
3. Cup O' Pizza from The Jerk
Cup O' Pizza is a ridiculous concept of course, and another great joke from one of the greatest comedies of all time. But what's more ridiculous is that not only can you buy Cup O' Pizza merchandise, but that somebody even bothered to figure out how to make the real thing.
2. Dehydrated Pizza from Back to the Future Part II
In the future according to Robert Zemeckis, Pizza Hut will start making tiny dehydrated pizzas which spring to life after mere moments spent in the Black & Decker rehydrator. Unfortunately, that Pizza Hut crust still looks as mediocre as ever.
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1. Snozzberry Wallpaper from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Without question, your best source for fantastical movie eats comes from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Between everlasting gobstoppers, soda pop that makes you fly and a chocolate river, there were a lot of options here, and really, any of them would have done wonderfully. But it's difficult not to be a fan of snozzberry wallpaper. The snozzberries, after all, do taste like snozzberries.