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29th Feb '16 7:11:27 AM StFan
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* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Nanny Ogg's]] chocolate pudding in ''Maskerade''. All you need to know about its effects is the phrase "My boots caught fire on the second lap."
** Most of her cooking seems to have a somewhat...enhancing effect. It's never explicitly stated what the Surprise of her "Bananana Soup Surprise" is, but apparently glancing at a ruler will help you visualize it.

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* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Nanny Ogg's]] Ogg's chocolate pudding in ''Maskerade''. All you need to know about its effects is the phrase "My boots caught fire on the second lap."
** Most of her cooking seems to have a somewhat... enhancing effect. It's never explicitly stated what the Surprise of her "Bananana Soup Surprise" is, but apparently glancing at a ruler will help you visualize it.



** The Uberwaldean heroic remedy, ''splot'', which is a strictly herbal drink containing mineral extracts and therefore health-giving and invigorative. [[note]]Belladonna qualifies as a herb and arsenic salts are certainly minerals[[/note]]. It is non-alcoholic because no alcohol can hope to survive in it.

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** The Uberwaldean heroic remedy, ''splot'', which is a strictly herbal drink containing mineral extracts and therefore health-giving and invigorative.invigorating. [[note]]Belladonna qualifies as a herb and arsenic salts are certainly minerals[[/note]]. It is non-alcoholic because no alcohol can hope to survive in it.



** Moist von Lipwig, who knows about ''splot'' the hard way, is given a goblin beverage in ''RaisingSteam'' that turns him into a fearless berserk warrior for just long enough.
** And KlatchianCoffee would certainly qualify as a Screwball Serum: it not only induces instand sobriety, it pushes the drinker a long way out on the other side into the ''Knurd'' state of being anti-drunk.

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** Moist von Lipwig, who knows about ''splot'' the hard way, is given a goblin beverage in ''RaisingSteam'' ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'' that turns him into a fearless berserk warrior for just long enough.
** And KlatchianCoffee would certainly qualify as a Screwball Serum: it not only induces instand instant sobriety, it pushes the drinker a long way out on the other side into the ''Knurd'' state of being anti-drunk.
14th Feb '16 10:25:41 AM WillBGood
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** Probably illegal? Try probably ''[[UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife poisonous]]''...
21st Nov '15 8:38:35 AM nombretomado
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* In ''BloomCounty'' Oliver's father mistakenly drinks the extract of dandelions that Oliver was about to experiment on. It causes him to hallucinate that Erik Estrada is coming out of his belly button and later, while chewing Oliver out, envisions Brook Shields' head on his son's body.

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* In ''BloomCounty'' ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' Oliver's father mistakenly drinks the extract of dandelions that Oliver was about to experiment on. It causes him to hallucinate that Erik Estrada is coming out of his belly button and later, while chewing Oliver out, envisions Brook Shields' head on his son's body.
8th Nov '15 7:19:57 PM Willbyr
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* Anthy's curry in ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena''--not only explosive, but causes the people who eat it to [[BodySwap swap bodies]].
* In one episode of ''SgtFrog'', Keroro attempts to make a traditional New Year's soup by combining a bunch of different recipes, but the resulting concoction turns Angol Mois into a smiling maniac who forces the soup down everyone else's throats, even when it proves nearly-lethal to Keronians.
* Akiko's special jam in ''{{Kanon}}'', so much so that it received a [[ContinuityNod nod]] in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} After Story''.

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* Anthy's curry in ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena''--not ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''--not only explosive, but causes the people who eat it to [[BodySwap swap bodies]].
* In one episode of ''SgtFrog'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Keroro attempts to make a traditional New Year's soup by combining a bunch of different recipes, but the resulting concoction turns Angol Mois into a smiling maniac who forces the soup down everyone else's throats, even when it proves nearly-lethal to Keronians.
* Akiko's special jam in ''{{Kanon}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', so much so that it received a [[ContinuityNod nod]] in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} After Story''.
8th Nov '15 8:17:44 AM Prfnoff
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* Akiko's 'special' jam in ''{{Kanon}}''. Its contents and recipe known only to her, side effects on non-Akiko eaters include a distorted sense of reality, a visible aura of discolouration, and the violent urge to run away screaming at the sight of more of the stuff. To be completely fair, though, she's otherwise a very good cook.
** Akiko's jam even makes an appearance in ''EternalFighterZero'' as Akiko's Final Memory attack. Characters from ''Kanon'' that already know how horrible her jam is have special reactions during the attack; other characters simply eat it unwittingly.

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* Akiko's 'special' jam in ''{{Kanon}}''.''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''. Its contents and recipe known only to her, side effects on non-Akiko eaters include a distorted sense of reality, a visible aura of discolouration, and the violent urge to run away screaming at the sight of more of the stuff. To be completely fair, though, she's otherwise a very good cook.
** Akiko's jam even makes an appearance in ''EternalFighterZero'' ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'' as Akiko's Final Memory attack. Characters from ''Kanon'' that already know how horrible her jam is have special reactions during the attack; other characters simply eat it unwittingly.



* Making one of these to escape the BodyHorror inflicted on you by the titular character is the entire point of ''TheSecretIslandOfDrQuandary''.

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* Making one of these to escape the BodyHorror inflicted on you by the titular character is the entire point of ''TheSecretIslandOfDrQuandary''.''VideoGame/TheSecretIslandOfDrQuandary''.
24th Sep '15 1:14:06 PM Berrenta
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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' gives us the Nogginfogger Elixir [[IncrediblyLamePun diet drink]]--as in, it shrinks the ingester, makes them lighter than air, or turns them into a skeleton.
** Then you have Deviate Fish (no, not THAT [[AccidentalInnuendo deviant]]) , which can heal or buff the ingester--or shrink him, make him sleepy, or make him feel like throwing a party. Savory Deviate Delights, which are cooked versions of this fish, turn one into a [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything pirate]] or a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]].

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' gives us the Nogginfogger Elixir [[IncrediblyLamePun diet drink]]--as in, it shrinks the ingester, makes them lighter than air, or turns them into a skeleton.
** Then you have Deviate Fish (no, not THAT [[AccidentalInnuendo deviant]]) , which can heal or buff the ingester--or shrink him, make him sleepy, or make him feel like throwing a party. Savory Deviate Delights, which are cooked versions of this fish, turn one into a [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything pirate]] or a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja ninja]].
2nd Sep '15 7:03:00 PM nombretomado
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* The cast of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' invented the Killer Shrew, a drink that combined about twelve different types of sugar in a blender (chocolate ice cream, Captain Crunch ''with Crunchberries'', peanut M&Ms, Mrs. Butterworths syrup, circus peanuts, Mr. Pibb, Marshmallow Peeps, Sweet Tarts, vanilla cake frosting, Good'n'Plenty, and "garnished with a wind-up shrew"). Joel had one taste, went into diabetic shock and passed out; Frank, on the other hand, had one sip and went hyperglycemic, singing "Ladies' Night" and attempting to dance with Dr. Forrester.

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* The cast of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' invented the Killer Shrew, a drink that combined about twelve different types of sugar in a blender (chocolate ice cream, Captain Crunch ''with Crunchberries'', peanut M&Ms, Mrs. Butterworths syrup, circus peanuts, Mr. Pibb, Marshmallow Peeps, Sweet Tarts, vanilla cake frosting, Good'n'Plenty, and "garnished with a wind-up shrew"). Joel had one taste, went into diabetic shock and passed out; Frank, on the other hand, had one sip and went hyperglycemic, singing "Ladies' Night" and attempting to dance with Dr. Forrester.
14th Jul '15 12:15:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* The 1950's screwball comedy ''Monkey Business'', where a scientist's lab monkey accidentally creates a youth serum (or at least, it makes the drinker ''act'' like a kid again).

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* The 1950's screwball comedy ''Monkey Business'', ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'', where a scientist's lab monkey accidentally creates a youth serum (or at least, it makes the drinker ''act'' like a kid again).
14th Jul '15 12:14:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[Film/TheATeam Murdock's]] "special sauce". Two of the key ingredients are Cordite and anti-freeze, and it has been known to cause temporary facial paralysis.

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* [[Film/TheATeam Murdock's]] ''Film/TheATeam'': Murdock's "special sauce". Two of the key ingredients are Cordite and anti-freeze, and it has been known to cause temporary facial paralysis.
14th Jul '15 12:13:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''DrZitbagsTransylvaniaPetShop'' -- the doctor mixes up a potion with "enough E-numbers to drive anybody loopy" so that Zombunny will actually get up and go deliver Easter eggs,instead of just sitting there. It works a little too well, as it's transformed into an egg-throwing whirlwind that pelts everyone with chocolate.
* To transform into cartoon hero ''SuperChicken'', millionaire playboy Henry Cabot Henhouse ingests Super Sauce (served up by sidekick Fred from a martini glass) - he goes through wild contortions in the 'transformation', but doesn't make any notable change.

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* ''DrZitbagsTransylvaniaPetShop'' ''WesternAnimation/DrZitbagsTransylvaniaPetShop'' -- the doctor mixes up a potion with "enough E-numbers to drive anybody loopy" so that Zombunny will actually get up and go deliver Easter eggs,instead of just sitting there. It works a little too well, as it's transformed into an egg-throwing whirlwind that pelts everyone with chocolate.
* To transform into cartoon hero ''SuperChicken'', ''WesternAnimation/SuperChicken'', millionaire playboy Henry Cabot Henhouse ingests Super Sauce (served up by sidekick Fred from a martini glass) - he goes through wild contortions in the 'transformation', but doesn't make any notable change.



* In the ''BuzzyTheCrow'' cartoon, ''Cat-Choo'', Buzzy makes a concoction of mustard, black pepper, hot sauce, and other spicy foods for a "remedy" for Katnip's cold. When Buzzy finishes stirring it, the spoon has completely melted. After drinking it, Katnip's tail shoots out fireworks like a cannon.

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* In the ''BuzzyTheCrow'' ''WesternAnimation/BuzzyTheCrow'' cartoon, ''Cat-Choo'', Buzzy makes a concoction of mustard, black pepper, hot sauce, and other spicy foods for a "remedy" for Katnip's cold. When Buzzy finishes stirring it, the spoon has completely melted. After drinking it, Katnip's tail shoots out fireworks like a cannon.
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