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->'''Malcolm Tucker''': "Right, I'm off to deal with the fate of the planet. [[CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough Be gentle with them]]."
->'''Jamie [=MacDonald=]''': "Oh, you know me, Malc, kid gloves -- but made from real kids."
-->-- ''Film/InTheLoop''

Sometimes it really ''is'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, only it really shouldn't be. This is when you find out that innocuously named product is in fact PoweredByAForsakenChild, or the strange man who just [[DrinkOrder ordered a Black Russian in a bar]] is a vampire with very specific tastes. See also HumanResources. Most commonly played for [[{{Squick}} horror]] or a kind of [[BlackComedy shock-comedy]]. The basic joke plays on the double meaning of words, making it a non-sexual DoubleEntendre. The term comes from a children's joke popular around the girl scouts/bake sale/fund-raising circuit.

See also HavingAHeart. For actual cannibalism, see ImAHumanitarian. The title of ToServeMan invokes it, but is not related. A subtrope of LiteralMetaphor.
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* An unintentional example comes to mind in the slogan "The eggs are from real chickens. The milk is from real cows. The sausage is from Jimmy Dean."
* In a commercial for Wonka's Loompas (the same company that makes Nerds, named after the candy maker in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''), Wonka gives credit to the Oompa Loompas for inventing these fruit snacks, and ends by saying, "There's a little Oompa in every Loompa." This almost becomes literal in the commercial, as one of them is caught in the machine that makes them and turned into one. He turns out okay, however.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler:Soul Gems, the transformation trinkets of the magical girls, are made with real souls. Particularly, the souls of the {{Magical Girl}}s.]] [[DarkerAndEdgier Yeah, it is that kind of series.]] And on top of that [[spoiler:they essentially [[HumanResources are harvested to power the universe]].]]
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard told of how, when his second wife divorced him, "She took my naugahyde couch. We had to kill over 150 little [[{{Pun}} naugas to get that much hide]]." The company that created Naugahyde, in fact, had a whole mythos about the Naugas and their hides (removed from them only to grow back, much as sheep are shorn).
* SteveMartin had a similar joke in one of his routines -- "How many polyesters died to make that suit?"
* Creator/BillEngvall mentions the Jimmy Dean ad listed above and cites it as the reason he can now no longer eat sausage.
* Creator/BillHicks had a bit about eating at a Vietnamese restaurant:
-->'''Bill:''' Hey, can I get a doggy bag?\\
'''Waiter:''' You want another one?\\
'''Bill:''' ''({{beat}})'' What the fuck [[IAteWhat did I just eat]]?
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Linkara's review of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' #1 in ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall''. His comment on Nightwing's monologue, specifically.
-->'''Nightwing:''' There's these Cuban meat sandwiches at a dump called Ibano's.\\
'''Linkara:''' Admittedly, it's hard to get the Cubans to go into the meat grinder, but....
* superdickery.com presents: [[http://www.superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=805:make-this-squirrel-lamp Squirrel Lamp]] ads. Yes, sir, out of a real squirrel! Not from squirrel fur, just a stuffed one.
* One of the many, many things SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker did after getting [[RealityWarper Mr. Mxyzptlk's]] [[ComicBook/EmperorJoker power]] was to make Chinese food from the entire population of China. "I guess someone should have yelled, 'Peking... duck!'" *burp*
* Shriek made an [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor evil parody of]] Wednesday's joke during the ''Maximum Carnage'' storyline in the SpiderMan comics, cuddling up to Carnage and then asking if he'd like some Girl Scout cookies, then saying, "Of course, we'll have to kill a few dozen Girl Scouts fist. I ''hate'' to bake without fresh ingredients!" (And for all we know, [[AxCrazy she may have done it if she found any.]])
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* There's a ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' cartoon where Calvin asks him mom if hamburgers are made out of people from Hamburg.
-->'''Mom:''' Of course not! It's ground beef.\\
'''Calvin:''' I'm eating a ''cow''?\\
'''Mom:''' Right.\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Calvin:''' [[{{Irony}} I don't think I can finish this.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Lio}}'' ripped off the trope-naming joke once, and has had other jokes based on the same general idea.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* A mild example appears in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', where a mosquito at an insect bar orders a "Bloody Mary, O-Positive." A moment later the waiter produces a big red drop of blood...
* In ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis'', Coco [=LaBouche=]'s boss tells her that the person he wants running his theme parks must have the heart of a child. Coco mutters (too quietly for him to hear -- but Angelica hears it) that she thinks she has one in a jar somewhere...
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The trope first entered the mass media in ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' movie, in a gag involving Girl Scout cookies.
-->'''Girl Scout:''' Is this made from real lemons?\\
'''Wednesday:''' Yes.\\
'''Girl Scout:''' [[GranolaGirl I only like all-natural foods and beverages, organically grown, with no preservatives.]] Are you ''sure'' they're real lemons?\\
'''Pugsley:''' Yes.\\
'''Girl Scout:''' Well, I'll tell you what. I'll buy a cup if you buy a box of my delicious Girl Scout cookies. Do we have a deal?\\
'''Wednesday:''' [[TropeNamers Are they made from real Girl Scouts?]]
* In ''Film/SkyHigh'', the students' gym class involves a game called "Save the Citizen", which involves saving a mannequin that's being dropped into a shredder. Mr. Boy offers this reminiscence to Mr. Medulla: "Remember when we used to use real citizens?"
* Part of a FridgeBrilliance moment in ''Film/TrickRTreat''.
-->"I ate some bad Mexican."
* The exact same joke occurs in ''Film/VampireInBrooklyn''.
* A non-cannibalistic version appeared in ''Film/LethalWeapon 4'', after Riggs went up against a Chinese mobster (played by Jet Li):
--->'''Riggs:''' Had some bad Chinese, really disagreed with me.
* Playfully mentioned in ''Film/InTheLoop'':
-->'''Malcolm Tucker:''' ...be gentle with them.\\
'''Jamie [=MacDonald=]:''' Oh, you know me, Malc. Kid gloves... but made from real kids.
** An example (no doubt unintentional) of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, since kid gloves ARE, or historically were, made from real kid: the leather from young goats, which is very soft.
* In a trailer for ''Hitchcock'', a biopic about the making of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', Creator/AlfredHitchcock announces at a dinner party, "Try the finger sandwiches. Made with real fingers."
* Played with in one of Film/TheNakedGun movies, when Frank Drebin just goes "give me the strongest thing you got". The barkeep brings in a burly man. "On second thought, give me a Black Russian." The barkeep has a "not-gonna-go-there" expression.
* In ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' Mrs. Lovett sings of serving "Shepherd's pie peppered with actual shepherd on top."
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[[folder:Folklore]]
* A false [[http://www.snopes.com/business/market/babyfood.asp urban legend]] tells of a company selling baby food in Africa that horrified the illiterate locals because they saw a picture of a baby on the front and assumed it to be the main ingredient.
** A slightly different version: In a famine-stricken region of Africa, relief supplies were mostly in the form of canned or jarred goods with pictures of the contents on the labels. Then the baby food jars showed up, and the natives were utterly baffled.
* A similar urban legend tells of a Chinese (or sometimes Korean) student in London who complains that he is unable to buy fresh dog in the supermarkets, only tinned. The tinned dog doesn't taste right so he has started catching his own.
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* It is traditional to assert that the shepherd's pie in school/military canteens tastes of real shepherds.
** A similar joke is made about "Sailor beef" in Swedish canteens.
** And in England, "Manchester Tart".
** And, you know, [[TropeNamers Girl Scout Cookies]].
** Canada makes also makes a related joke about "Brownies", which are a junior branch of Girl Guides (who also sell cookies).
*** And there's the joke about getting thrown out of the Boy Scouts for eating brownies.
** The German "Hunter Steak". Or "Zigeunerschnitzel"[[note]]Gypsy Schnitzel[[/note]]
* There's a joke that goes: "If beef sausage is made out of beef, and pork sausage is made out of pork, what is Mennonite sausage made of?" (you can replace Mennonite with Ukrainian or any other group that has a type of sausage named after them).
** The sausage example is generally used more as a sexual DoubleEntendre, with German and Italian being the most used
** And similarly: "You know where they make mineral oil and olive oil? If you're not quiet, I'll take you where they make ''baby'' oil!"
*** The same joke can be made with "baby powder", or "Crime fighters fight crime, Fire fighters fight fire - [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters so what do Freedom Fighters fight]]?"
* A man in a restaurant complains that his shrimp salad does not have any shrimp in it. The waiter points out that there are no Italians in the Italian salad either.
* A German joke goes like this: A man comes into a bakery and complains: "Your apple cakes don't contain any apples!" The baker then replies sharply: "Yes and? Dog biscuits don't contain dogs either."
** [[FridgeLogic So they're supposed to be cakes that only apples eat?]]
* "I tried a vegan diet once. Turns out vegans are harder to catch than cows."
* "Are hot dogs made of real dogs?"
* There is one where a Chinese person visits America and upon being offered a hot dog answers "Interesting.....that's the only part of the dog we don't eat".
* Starbucks used to sell [[http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/monster-cookies-recipe/index.html monster cookies]] -- a type of oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips, M&Ms (or Smarties), raisins, and occasionally other things.
* Should you eat your pizza with your fingers? [[spoiler:No, you should eat your fingers separately.]]
* Another old chestnut involves a judge questioning three people in a disturbance at the zoo. The first two said, "We were just throwing peanuts at the elephants." When the judge questioned the third person (who had a cast on his arm and was on crutches), he answered, "I'm Peanuts!"
* An old Yakov Smirnoff line:
-->"On my first shopping trip, I saw powdered milk -- you just add water, and you get milk. Then I saw powdered orange juice -- you just add water, and you get orange juice. And then I saw baby powder, and I thought to my self, "What a country!"
* A half-translatable sketch from German comedians Badesalz has a man sitting in the restaurant trying to cut his steak, but whenever moving the knife, the steak says "Mommy". He calls the waiter and complains about the steak, but the waiter answers: "I don't know what the problem is; didn't you order Kinderschnitzel (children schnitzel)?" In a rare example of a double punchline, the guest then replies: "I know, but why isn't it tender?"
* Have you heard the one about the cannibal who dumped his girlfriend? ''Think about it.''
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''
** The famous "Crunchy Frog" sketch.
-->'''Milton:''' We use only the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose.\\
'''Praline:''' That's as maybe, it's still a frog.\\
'''Milton:''' What else?\\
'''Praline:''' Well, don't you even take the bones out?\\
'''Milton:''' If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?
** A better example from the same sketch is the Spring Surprise, which is a chocolate containing a coiled spring which gives the person eating it free facial piercings. It fits this example perfectly, since the ingredients are clearly printed on the box. If you don't read them, that's your own fault.
* There's a background joke in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' pilot: As Book approaches the ship, you can see a food stand's sign behind him advertising "Good Dogs!" No, they were not selling hot dogs. Actually, ItMakesSenseInContext.
* A futuristic reality-TV fashion show in ''Series/DoctorWho'' features a face-off section. No, it's not a section comparing how well two different people carry off the same outfit, it's when they move from clothes into plastic surgery.
* The ''Dooper'' chain of concession stands in ''TheAmandaShow'' serves snacks that are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what they say on the tin]] -- including Electric Zaps and Oatmeal [[FireBreathingDiner Del Fuego]].
* In the short-lived series ''Cafe Americain'', one of the regulars is the widow of a deposed third-world dictator, constantly scheming for money with which to raise an army and retake her country. One of her plots involves getting into the ice cream business. She tries a number of disgusting flavor combinations before hitting on one everyone likes: Mint Chocolate Chip. Offhandedly, she mentions that it's made from all natural ingredients: mint, chocolate, and Chip.
-->'''Diner:''' Wait a minute. Who's Chip?
* Joked about in an episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'' when Jill was trying to cheer up Mark: "Would you like a piece of angel food cake? I made it myself... It was real hard to find fresh angels this time of year."
* A wardrobe variant in an episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Artode, a demon guest at Wolfram & Hart's Halloween party is wearing what appears to be a green leather jacket.
-->'''Lorne:''' Love the jacket, by the way.\\
'''Artode:''' It's Pylean.\\
'''Lorne:''' Oh, made in Pylea, my home dimension.\\
'''Artode:''' Not made in, made from. I skinned it myself. ''(pause)'' Anybody you know?
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[[folder:Literature]]
* {{Averted|Trope}} in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Harry is sufficiently {{squick}}ed by the name ''Chocolate Frog'' that he hesitates to eat one until he's reassured that it's only chocolate in the ''shape'' of a frog, and not an actual chocolate-covered frog. This is a reference to the Python sketch, as is another Wizarding candy, Cockroach Clusters.
** However, the chocolate frogs, being the product of a magical world, do in fact ''act'' like real frogs (in {{the movie}}s only). The real thing (brought to you by {{Defictionalization}}) sadly does not try to escape while you eat it, but it does happen to be deliciously crunchy.
** Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, on the other hand, really are "every flavour". There's a reason people don't try to eat most things... The defictionalized Every Flavour Beans (made by candy mad scientists Jelly Belly) delivered on many fronts as well. Some flavors were surprisingly good (spinach, black pepper, grass, ''sardine''); some (dirt, vomit) were even worse than they sounded. That's right, fans, the vomit-flavored jelly beans were ''worse'' than expected.
*** The real life vomit flavor was made from a rejected "Pepperoni Pizza" flavor with citric acid added. They were rejected for being gross in the first place before the citric acid was added.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** From the novel ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', a conversation between a teetotaler and a vampire:
-->'''Margolotta:''' Do you fancy a Bull's Blood?\\
'''Vimes:''' Is that the drink with the vodka? Because--\\
'''Margolotta:''' No. This, I'm afraid, is the other kind.
** Similar to a line from ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'':
-->Biers was where the undead drank. And when Igor the barman was asked for a Bloody Mary, he didn't mix a metaphor.
** On the [[IndestructibleEdible merits]] of dwarf baking:
-->When they make "rock cakes," no metaphor is intended.
* ''{{Nightside}}''
** Similarly:
-->''In the corner, a vampire was drinking a bloody Mary, and going by the look on her face Mary was really getting into it.
** Also, in ''Hell to Pay'', John Taylor buys a particularly sleazy informant a glass of Angel's Urine (not a trade name) and an order of Pork Balls (serving size: 2).
* The ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' has the galactic standard military ration colloquially known as the [[IndestructibleEdible rat bar]]. These were widely rumored to be made with real rats, and, given the state of agriculture on most of the planets, they probably were. Though Sergeant Taurra, who ''has'' eaten raw rats, would like to point out that rat bars taste better than rats.
* ''Literature/TheAlphabetOfManliness'' uses this and InsaneTrollLogic: What makes beef jerky so awesome? It's made from little girls. Beef jerky is made from the highest quality ingredients, and girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. So "highest quality ingredients" can be seen as a subset of "everything nice," so beef jerky is made out of little girls. QED.
** If "highest quality ingredients" are a subset of "everything nice" then the ingredients for little girls would include beef jerky. For beef jerky to be made out of little girls "highest quality ingredients" would have to be a superset of "everything nice."
* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Sky Pirates!'', when Benny wants a drink to fortify her against the cold, the Doctor offers her something called Bartle and Critchlowe's Patented And Very Efficacious Horse Oil Lineament, made from genuine horses. She declines.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Cthulhu'' expansion ''The Unspeakable Vault'' has a Cultist T-Shirt item, made from the skin of an actual cultist.
** The original ''Munchkin'' game (or one of its expansions, at least) had the item "Baby Oil", depicted as [[BlackComedy a baby in a blender]].
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': All of the song "A Little Priest" involves this trope, but most apropos is the reference to a [[ImAHumanitarian "humanitarian"]] treat of "shepherd's pie peppered with actual shepherd on top". Considering the song is a tribute to this, it would be appropriate to have the [[http://www.lyricsondemand.com/soundtracks/s/sweeneytoddlyrics/alittlepriestlyrics.html lyrics.]]
** If you look carefully, there's some cleverly hidden SelfDeprecation in there.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''
** Vrishika describes the nature of the "Baby Oil" she's selling:
-->'''Vrishika:''' Interested? It's the real thing, of course. Thousands of mewling, mortal babies went into the making of the stuff.
** Vrischka also sells a chocolate mephit, which is a real mephit magically transformed into pure chocolate.
* ''Videogame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'' has hurthling (halfling/hobbit equivalent) cakes -- cursed ones contain real hurthling and stun non-troll characters.
* Alluded to in ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland''. Guybrush examines a bottle of "baby seal oil" and says "I'm assuming that this oil is meant to be '''used''' on baby seals, rather than..."
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', Elfland's defenses includes a giant cannon. It is loaded with [[AbnormalAmmo actual giants]].
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' has a brief interlude to introduce the character of Bee-Man, who uses a "[[BeeBeeGun Bee Shooter]]" that is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Parodied with him forgetting [[ForgotToFeedTheMonster how long it had been since he loaded it]].
* Butch from ''Webcomic/ChoppingBlock'' [[http://choppingblock.keenspot.com/d/20101220.html doesn't like]] recipes of gingerbread men that inexplicably omit the obviously most important ingredient.
* Gigz from ''Webcomic/DarkLegacyComics'' shows you how to make her [[http://darklegacycomics.com/233.html Boiled Link Sausages]], made from 100% real [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link!]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has one of these in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0117.html strip #117]], when Xykon offers to get the Monster in the Darkness a kid's meal with real kids. This one gets made into a BrickJoke by the punchline to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0549.html #549]], also riffing on EatsBabies.
** Malack offers Durkon a cup of bloodwart tea. It turns out that the tea is not made from the herb bloodwort, but is actually a blend of blood and warts.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', in Aylee's [[IAmAHumanitarian earlier days]], had these kind of jokes by the boatfull.
* Similarly, from the ''WalkyVerse'', Monkey Master's guns shoot real monkeys. This is more effective than it sounds, unless he hasn't [[ForgotToFeedTheMonster reloaded]] in a while.
* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120917 The battering ram]] from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is of the sheep variety.
** Fun fact: this pun also works in Latin (and several other Romance languages). "Aries" can mean either variety of ram.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The main character of ''WebVideo/TheHookerWithAHeartOfGold'', while indeed a HookerWithAHeartOfGold, has also undergone an experimental surgical technique involving replacing her heart with one made of gold.
* On the SCPFoundation wiki, [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-918 SCP-918]] is a group of {{Delivery Stork}}s [[spoiler:[[InvertedTrope that actually kidnap babies]] [[EatsBabies and grind them up into baby powder Made From Real Babies.]]]]
** Another item was a drinks vending machine that gave you anything you asked for, but had a strange sense of humor. A requested "cup of Joe" led to a cup of suspiciously non-coffee liquid and a co-worker named Joseph landing in the infirmary with bits missing.
* An often seen image on the Internet (usually with a GrammarNazi commenting on the importance of commas) is a picture of a woman holding up her dog, with the caption reading "[she] finds joy in cooking her dog and her family".
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: Bender's Big Score'', "[[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo's]] Executive Powder" is ground-up network executives. It's ''ever'' so useful...
* Inverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', where Elmyra thinks whale oil is made ''by'' whales rather than ''from'' whales.
* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}''. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Plankton]] is looking for the final ingredient to his Goo-goo Gas (which ''should'' make anyone a baby). He then finds baby powder in the shopping market. [[HilarityEnsues Guess what.]]
-->'''Plankton:''' Is this made with real or artificial baby?
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' has the gang trying to cut back on expenses, which includes buying discount dog food. The can's label is in a foreign language, but has a picture of a dog. Judging from their pet dog's reaction, the meat isn't so much intended for dogs as made from them.
* In a "Literature/HanselAndGretel" episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', Carl finds a cook book for German Chocolate Cake in the Witch's house. The recipe is chocolate, cake, and Germans.
* Inverted in a Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. A pumpkin is brought to life, and when Millhouse offers him some pumpkin bread, he assumes that it's bread made especially for a pumpkin. When Millhouse tells him that it's made out of pumpkins, he goes on a murderous rampage of revenge.
* In the animated spinoff of Magazine/{{MAD}} there is a phony advertisement for a new bubblegum for Pokémon fans, Particularly fans of Pikachu.In light of this, the product is dubbed "Pika-Chew" but we soon discover that this name is appropriate in more ways than one when the announcer states that it is actually made with shredded up Pikachu.
* A dinner scene in ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf has Dracula mention one of the menu items; finger sandwiches made with real fingers.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' had the heroes discover that the "kids meals" at the new burger joint included an actual kid. (Their customers were sharks, you see)
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