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29th Sep '16 7:07:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''{{ComicStrip/Foxtrot}}'' is another candidate for TropeNamer, as this trope was played with ''all the time'' during the comic strip's run. One strip shows Peter Fox gagging and retching before passing out at the dinner table, while Andrea Fox declares it "The Irony of Health Food". Other comic strips show the family complaining about her cooking, sabotaging the cooking so they wouldn't have to eat it, or Andrea cooking up such delicacies like beet and cheese subs, curry loaf, and tofu turkey in ginger sauce. The cooking tastes so bad that one strip even shows Roger accidentally tasting a sealant for the driveway and saying it was much better than her cooking.

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* ''{{ComicStrip/Foxtrot}}'' ''{{ComicStrip/Foxtrot}}''
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is another candidate for TropeNamer, as this trope was played with ''all the time'' during the comic strip's run. One strip shows Peter Fox gagging and retching before passing out at the dinner table, while Andrea Fox declares it "The Irony of Health Food". Other comic strips show the family complaining about her cooking, sabotaging the cooking so they wouldn't have to eat it, or Andrea cooking up such delicacies like beet and cheese subs, curry loaf, and tofu turkey in ginger sauce. The cooking tastes so bad that one strip even shows Roger accidentally tasting a sealant for the driveway and saying it was much better than her cooking.


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** Andy has been known to give out Almond Soys and veggie bars for Halloween too. In one such strip, after the kids found them scarier than any costume Roger thought up, she grumbled, "I don't know why I want everyone to live longer, they'd just keep mocking me.)
29th Sep '16 7:05:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Murlynd's Spoon in TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is a magic item that can create gruel, which is filling and enriched with vitamins and other nutrients, and can save a lot of gold on rations, but has a taste that the rulebook compares to warm, wet cardboard.
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30th Aug '16 9:50:42 PM SilentStranger
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* In a ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Treehouse of Horror episode, broccoli killed Homer when he choked on it.

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* In a ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Treehouse of Horror episode, broccoli killed Homer when he choked on ate it.



** Homer actually dies ''TWICE'' from the same piece of broccoli. He's returned to Earth to perform a good deed to make up for a lifetime of selfishness and immediatly tries eating the broccoli again, killing his ghost form and sending him back to heaven.
--> '''Homer''': Uh, I tried the broccoli again.
--> '''St Peter''': *sighs* You have 12 hours to complete your task.



* ''Completely'' {{subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Due to the [[MundaneMadeAwesome exaggerated]] KidsVersusAdults theme, children's opposition of broccoli, asparagus, spinach, brussels sprouts and like gets escalated into a KryptoniteFactor to them. Hell, not only do ''they'' hate it, ''everyone'' does, and according to Mr. Boss the only reason adults make kids eat it is so ''they'' won't have to. However, [[BigEater Numbah 2]] and [[ButtMonkey the Toiletnator]] manage to like veggies.

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* ''Completely'' {{subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Due to the [[MundaneMadeAwesome exaggerated]] KidsVersusAdults theme, children's opposition of broccoli, asparagus, spinach, brussels sprouts and like gets escalated into a KryptoniteFactor to them. Hell, not only do ''they'' hate it, ''everyone'' does, and according to Mr. Boss the only reason adults make kids eat it is so ''they'' won't have to. However, [[BigEater Numbah 2]] and [[ButtMonkey the Toiletnator]] manage to like veggies. One particular episode is a FantasticVoyagePlot where Sector V has to travel inside Numbuh 5's body and retrive a piece of brussel sprouts he absentmindedly ate while listening to his father drone on about some meaningless work story, which ended up making him violently ill. At the end of the episode, [[HereWeGoAgain he does the same with a piece of liver]].



* One of the gags in ''WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}}'' involved Peter Griffin trying out a new cereal and initially seeming to enjoy it before Lois tells him that it's healthy. He then chokes in agony.

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* One of the gags in ''WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}}'' involved Peter Griffin trying out a new Totel (a brand of cereal thats marketed as both well tasting and initially seeming to enjoy nutritious). He likes it before at first, but when Lois tells him mentions that it's healthy. He then chokes in agony."its also good for him", it immediatly ruins it for him and he pushes it off the table like a ManChild.
5th Aug '16 7:39:40 PM SgtFrog1
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*** Of course, if the persistent little creatures do get their hands on the stuff, the cure is booze. No seriously. The dangerous ingredient in anti-freeze is ethylene glycol, which crystallizes in the bloodstream and shreds your kidneys to pieces. Ethanol, the alcohol in booze, is digested preferentially, which means that having it in your system prevents the ethylene glycol from crystallizing, and it's harmlessly passed through the system (one man in Australia who had drunk antifreeze was given an I.V. drip of pure vodka.) Large amounts of very potent booze isn't the most appealing thing in the world to most people, but in this very specific circumstance, it can save your life.

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*** Of course, if the persistent little creatures do get their hands on the stuff, the cure is booze. No seriously. [[SincerityMode No, seriously.]] The dangerous ingredient in anti-freeze is ethylene glycol, which crystallizes in the bloodstream and shreds your kidneys to pieces. Ethanol, the alcohol in booze, is digested preferentially, which means that having it in your system prevents the ethylene glycol from crystallizing, and it's harmlessly passed through the system (one man in Australia who had drunk antifreeze was given an I.V. drip of pure vodka.) Large amounts of very potent booze isn't the most appealing thing in the world to most people, but in this very specific circumstance, it can save your life.
2nd Aug '16 5:24:23 AM thatother1dude
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** There's also "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?", where Homer becomes a food critic and antagonizes all the chefs in Springfield. They plot to kill him using an extremely fat-loaded pastry... and poison, of course. Lisa finds out about this, but notices her father about to eat the pastry. She tries to warn him that it's poison, only for him to assume she's speaking figuratively. She then tries a different approach and tells him it's low-fat. Homer acts like it's poison to him (which the pastry actually is) and throws it away, causing the pastry to explode.

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** There's also "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?", where Homer becomes a food critic and antagonizes all the chefs in Springfield. They plot to kill him using an extremely fat-loaded pastry... and poison, of course. Lisa finds out about this, but notices her father about to eat the pastry. She tries to warn him that it's poison, only for him to either assume she's speaking figuratively.figuratively or [[SkewedPriorities figure the taste was more important]]. She then tries a different approach and tells him it's low-fat. Homer acts like it's poison to him (which the pastry actually is) and throws it away, causing the pastry to explode.
27th Jun '16 8:26:45 AM Khrunwahl02
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* ''Completely'' {{subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Due to the [[MundaneMadeAwesome exaggerated]] KidsVersusAdults theme, children's opposition of broccoli, asparagus, spinach, and like gets escalated into a KryptoniteFactor to them. Hell, not only do ''they'' hate it, ''everyone'' does, and the only reason adults make kids eat it is so ''they'' won't have to. However, [[BigEater Numbah 2]] and [[ButtMonkey the Toiletnator]] manage to like veggies. Of course, there are some vegetables the kids can tolerate.

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* ''Completely'' {{subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Due to the [[MundaneMadeAwesome exaggerated]] KidsVersusAdults theme, children's opposition of broccoli, asparagus, spinach, brussels sprouts and like gets escalated into a KryptoniteFactor to them. Hell, not only do ''they'' hate it, ''everyone'' does, and according to Mr. Boss the only reason adults make kids eat it is so ''they'' won't have to. However, [[BigEater Numbah 2]] and [[ButtMonkey the Toiletnator]] manage to like veggies. Of course, there are some vegetables the kids can tolerate.
19th Jun '16 10:15:27 PM DrFraud
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* On ''Series/IDidntDoIt'', the characters invent a spray that makes healthy food taste good. They succeed too, and take their invention to a ''Shark Tank'' style TV show. Unfortunately they decided they needed to do one more thing to guarantee their success: make their spray blue, because kids love colourful things. Whatever they added to turn it blue causes a VomitIndescretionShot.

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* On ''Series/IDidntDoIt'', the characters invent a spray that makes healthy food taste good. They succeed too, and take their invention to a ''Shark Tank'' style TV show. Unfortunately they decided they needed to do one more thing to guarantee their success: make their spray blue, because kids love colourful things. Whatever they added to turn it blue causes a VomitIndescretionShot.VomitIndiscretionShot.
16th Jun '16 8:38:41 PM nombretomado
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* On an episode of ''{{That 70s Show}}'', Red must go on a diet after having a heart attack, and when Kitty serves the usual meat-and-potatoes fare to the rest of the family, she gives Red a plate of what looks like overcooked green vegetables. Red looks at it with disgust and says, "this isn't food, this is what food eats!"

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* On an episode of ''{{That 70s Show}}'', ''Series/That70sShow'', Red must go on a diet after having a heart attack, and when Kitty serves the usual meat-and-potatoes fare to the rest of the family, she gives Red a plate of what looks like overcooked green vegetables. Red looks at it with disgust and says, "this isn't food, this is what food eats!"



** Subverted on ''IronChef US: Battle Broccoli'', when the challenger was a vegetarian who swore up and down that healthy food could be tasty... but in practice, used so much butter ''her kitchen ran out of it'' during the contest.

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** Subverted on ''IronChef ''Series/IronChef US: Battle Broccoli'', when the challenger was a vegetarian who swore up and down that healthy food could be tasty... but in practice, used so much butter ''her kitchen ran out of it'' during the contest.
24th May '16 11:25:50 PM SilentStranger
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* Subverted in ''ClassMenagerie'', an early strip has health nut Mikey complain about how the dorm cafeteria food both tastes bad AND is unhealthy, with high salt content, wilted and unnutritious vegetables and bad fat content. However, when he rallies the other students to seek out proper sustenance, they end up at a fast food restaurant.
--> '''Mikey''': THIS IS NOT WHAT I MEANT AND YOU KNOW IT!!
14th May '16 8:01:27 PM SamCurt
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* In ''Manga/ThreeLeavesThreeColors'', Kou seems to believe in that, and tends to put allegedly healthy, but unappetizing foods such as natto into anything she makes. This is why her food is incredibly bad.
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