[[quoteright:350:[[TabletopGame/{{Rifts}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SausageExpert_806.jpg]]]]

Food used as [[ImprovisedWeapon melee weapons]]. Be sure to take note of the fact that a GenreSavvy criminal will realize that they can EatTheEvidence if the weapon was used to commit a crime without having to suffer horrific indigestion as a result.

BaguetteBeatdown is a SubTrope. See also EdibleAmmunition, ProducePelting, ShamuFu, FoodSlap, BadWithTheBone, and ForkFencing.
----
!!Examples:

[[AC: {{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* In ''RanmaOneHalf'', foods, such as Okonomiyaki, Ramen, and Takoyaki, are used as a weapon a number of times.
* In ''[[Anime/DigimonSavers Digimon Data Squad]]'', Raramon uses Sausages as Nunchucks in the movie. AND IT IS AWESOME.
* In ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', CanonForeigner Sanae Dekomori's "Mjolnir Hammer" bags on the ends of her hair are filled with candy.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* In ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAndRobinAdventures'' #5, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker attempts to beat a henchman to death with a bunch of bananas for welshing on a bet. He later regrets this -- not for any moral reason, just the fact that bananas aren't sturdy enough to be an effective truncheon. The next time he attempts this, he uses plantains instead.
* {{Deadpool}} beat up Bullseye (who was dressed as Hawkeye) with a giant ham. While decked out in a meat armor.

[[AC:Films -- Animated]]
* Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has a brief scene played for laughs when an offended and mildly drunk King Hubert tries to attack his host King Stefan with a very large fish. However, since the fish isn't frozen it goes all floppy in a few hits against a metal serving tray used as an improvised shield. The absurdity of the situation makes them engage in some tension-lifting laughter.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'': during his fight with the Phantasm, the Joker reaches a cutting board behind him. He ignores the [[KnifeNut knife]] laying there, and instead grabs the giant hunk of salami.

[[AC:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Not sure if this goes better under ProducePelting, but in ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' there is a scene at the pool where Daniel, in full Doubtfire costume, wings a lime at the back of his rival Stuart's head. Stuart turns and sees Mrs. Doubtfire standing all by herself next to the fruit stand. Daniel claims it was a poolboy angry at Stuart for an inadequate tip:
-->'''Mrs. Doubtfire:''' "Oh, the terrorists! They run that way. It was a run-by fruiting."
* Smith from ''Film/ShootEmUp'' uses carrots almost as much as guns, most often for stabbing.
* In ''Film/BeverlyHillsNinja'', where Haru wields two large tuna.
* Thanks to Bowdlerization, we have Michelangelo in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'' using a couple joints of sausage in place of his nunchucks.
-->'''Michelangelo:''' (Grabs sausages) Combat coldcuuuuuuuts!
* In ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'', Clyde shivs his cellmate with the bone from his T-bone steak.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* The TropeCodifier is Creator/RoaldDahl's ''Lamb to the Slaughter'', in which a frozen leg of lamb is used as a murder weapon. [[spoiler: The killer gets the police investigators to ''eat the evidence''.]]
* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', Dwarven Bread is well known to be a backup weapon. It's fairly good at this, because it's not required to be so much ''actually'' edible as ''theoretically'' edible (if you're hungry, think about eating some dwarven bread, and then you won't be hungry anymore).
** It's also mentioned in passing that a young Nanny Ogg, when she was working as a servant in the Royal Palace, dissuaded the King of Lancre from forcing himself upon her with "a large leg of lamb wielded in both hands, ending her career below stairs and putting quite a lengthy crimp on his activities above them." (And yes, it is pointed out that [[ReallyGetsAround all he had to do was ask nicely.]])
** Cohen, an [[AffectionateParody Affectionate Parody]] of the below, bites his shield because ''it's made out of chocolate''.
* Several examples of ''ConanTheBarbarian'' using a leg/joint of meat to bludgeon someone in a pinch, typically because he's been stripped of weapons after being imprisoned.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* Classic example is the leg o' lamb from ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'', adapted from the aforementioned Creator/RoaldDahl story.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
** The sketch "Self-defence against fresh fruit" must fit somewhere.
-->'''DrillSergeantNasty:''' Now, it's quite simple to defend yourself against the banana fiend. First of all, you force him to drop the banana, next, you eat the banana, thus disarming him. You have now rendered him helpless.
** The Fish-Slapping Dance. Light slaps to the cheek with mackerel (or some similarly sized fish) are replied to with the piscine equivalent of a truncheon, knocking Creator/MichaelPalin straight into the river. No-one actually eats any of the fish, but they ''could'' have.
* Discussed with Jose Jalapeno [[XOnAStick on a Stick]] in ''[[Creator/JeffDunham Controlled Chaos]]''.
* The ancient Lancastrian martial art Ecky Thump featured in ''Series/TheGoodies'' mainly involves hitting people over the head with a black pudding. It's devastatingly effective.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{QI}}'', BillBailey suggests a prisoner on death row should request a stale baguette and a pineapple as part of their last meal, then craft them into some sort of medieval mace and use it to fight off the guards.
* In ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', a pervert flashes a group of {{Action Mom}}s and they reply via squirting him with their baby bottles full of breast milk. [[spoiler: The perv grabs one [[{{squick}} and drinks the contents]]... too bad that the lady had eaten peanuts (so the milk had some traces of peanut in it) and the pervert had a peanut allergy, [[HoistByhisOwnPetard which ends up killing him]].]]
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Schooled in Murder", the first VictimOfTheWeek is pinned beneath a set of shelves and has a large wheel of cheese dropped on her head.
* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'' has an entire episode dedicated to ThoseTwoGuys discussing their latest ingenious martial art: {{Improvised Weapon}}s made from food. [[http://www.kaamelott.info/livre-4/48-unagi-iv.html The high point]] is the extended demonstration on how to fight using [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fenouil.jpg fennel.]]
--> '''Karadoc:''' Step one, learn to recognize punt objects.\\
'''Arthur:''' Punt?\\
'''Perceval:''' Punt objects, ones that do damage. Is that the right word?\\
'''Arthur:''' No, no, sorry, I misheard, punt objects. Carry on.\\
'''Perceval:''' So, sire, do you think a fennel is a punt object?\\
'''Arthur:''' Well, [[DeadpanSnarker I'm not an expert on fennel combat,]] but instinctively, I'd say it's not.\\
'''Karadoc:''' Trick question.\\
'''Perceval:''' In this case, the answer is yes and no.\\
'''Karadoc:''' The newbie sees it, he grabs it by the stem and tries to hit you with the sporadic part, right?\\
'''Arthur:''' The ''[[FlatWhat sporadic]]'' part.\\
'''Perceval:''' Yeah, sporadic, when it's ball-shaped.\\
'''Arthur:''' [[SureLetsGoWithThat Uh huh.]]\\
'''Karadoc:''' You'd have taken it by the stem, right?\\
'''Arthur:''' This is still in the event that I find myself having to fight with a fennel, yes?\\
'''Perceval:''' [[SarcasmBlind Yeah.]]\\
'''Arthur:''' Possibly, yes.\\
'''Karadoc:''' And that's where you're wrong, because if you look closely, the sporadic part has no prosperities, and therefore, is smooth.\\
'''Perceval:''' So, you need to grab it by the ballian part-\\
'''Karadoc:''' -Or sporadic-\\
'''Perceval:''' -and fight with the stem.\\
'''Karadoc:''' The stemian part.\\
'''Perceval:''' Whose tip can be considered punty.\\
'''Karadoc:''' You still following, sire?
* In an episode of ''Series/MurderSheWrote'', a frozen fish was the murder weapon (the murder took place in a restaurant; the restaurant's accountant confronted a stealing employee and ended up using the fish in self-defense). And yes, [[EatTheEvidence it got eaten]], but not intentionally.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' when trapped in a Virtual Reality world, Rembrandt asks asks the ally hacker for a hammer to fight the bad guy's empowered minions. He gets a ''ham''. Still useful as he throws it hard enough to knock the minion out.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* In "Benny The Bouncer" by Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, Benny uses a frozen meat pie in his fight with Sid The Greaser.
* The song "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)" by BennyHill features a fight between Ernie and his rival Two-Ton Ted who drives the bakers van using wares from their vans. Ernie is killed by rock cake underneath his heart followed by stale pork pie in the eye.

[[AC:NewspaperComics]]
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'': Opus, the mime, and the olive loaf.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': In one strip Garfield offers a loaf of French bread to Jon so he can flatten a weird lump under the tablecloth.
-->'''Jon:''' Wait a second. Where's Odie?
-->'''Garfield:''' Odie? Who's Odie?

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* Ogres in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', being a race of [[ExtremeOmnivore Extreme Omnivores]], will eat their clubs, but only in desperate situations.
* ''[[TabletopGame/{{Rifts}} The Rifter]]'' had a joke issue with a section devoted to "Food Manipulation" powers, with abilities like turning sausages into clubs or [[{{Pun}} pineapples into grenades]].

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* The Scout in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a mackerel wrapped in newspaper.
** He also has a candy cane. The description notes that while its not practical, it sure is humiliating.
** Subverted with the Pyro's Lollichop, which looks like a lollipop to... [[AmbiguousGender them]], but is actually an [[AxeCrazy axe]].
** The [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Ham_Shank Ham Shank]]
* One of the melee-weapons available in ''VideoGame/NaughtyBear'' is a whole ham. It packs a mean whallop...
* In the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, Farfetch'd uses a leek as a weapon.
* The trolls in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic 3'' hold big thigh bones with the meat on them for bludgeon weapons, scrolling the mouse cursor over them makes them take a bite out of the meat.
* Several of the [[JokeWeapon joke weapons]] in the SoulSeries are foods, such as shiskabobs and a giant sausage.
* A few of the joke weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|358daysover2}}: 358/2 Days'' are food-related as well. Zexion gets an enormous sandwich, Axel gets a pair of pizzas with one slice missing from each, and Saix can swing around a giant banana peel in place of his usual sword.
* Some of the improvised weapons used by Joachim and Frank in the ''ShadowHearts'' series are technically edible. Specifically, a tuna, a swordfish, and a shish-kebab.
* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'' have "fun" weapons that include edible things like lollipops, shish-kebabs, and baked potatoes. Their actual equipment stats are generally close to non-existent, but they all possess useful secondary abilities.
* In ''PhantomBrave'', bread and fish are among the items you can use as weapons.
* ''{{Elona}}'' has equipment that can be either candy or raw, that can then be eaten.
* In ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara 2'', we have the joke weapons of [[OnlySaneMan Kojuro]] (a leek used as a katana), [[ProngsOfPoseidon Toshiie]] (a swordfish), Ranmaru (a chocolate banana), and [[BladeOnAStick Ieyasu]] (a giant shrimp).
** Hideaki from ''Sengoku Basara 3'' can throw food carrots and lobsters at enemies.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' has Janice, a [[DemiHuman half-rabbit]] monster trainer that attacks enemies with a giant carrot.
* In ''[[BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', pink and blue Flatsos use sausages and candy canes, respectively.
* ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'': The Frozen Tuna.
* ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' has several examples, including [[VideoGame/MediEvil Sir Daniel]] tossing a drumstick of chicken at his enemies, [[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet Sackboy]] launching a cupcake as a projectile weapon, and the sturgeon from the market scene in ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'' being used as an item pick-up.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Veggies in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' can be plucked from the ground and thrown at enemies. In fact, throwing veggies (and other non food objects) is the only way to defeat enemies in the game.
** The veggies return in ''VideoGame/CaptainToadTreasureTracker'', where they are one of a limited number of ways for Captain Toad to defeat enemies.
* In ''DontStarve'', you can make a Ham Bat, which is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike all the other tools and weapons in the game, it has unlimited [[BreakableWeapons durability]]. ''Also'' unlike all the other tools and weapons in the game but very much like foodstuffs, it slowly spoils over time.

[[AC:VisualNovels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', one of the possible {{Improvised Weapon}}s that can be used in a fight is an eel pie the characters use to whack the other battler. It isn't very good, though, and after each attack it has a random probability of bending in half, which weakens its damage potential for the rest of the match even further.

[[AC:WebAnimation]]
* ''Webanimation/{{RWBY}}'': The FoodFight in episode 1 of Volume 2 has food such as breadsticks, turkeys, [[XOnAStick watermelon on a stick]], sausage links, leeks, etc. used as weapons by Team RWBY and Team JNPR.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', one cook was [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100528 threatened]] by his own granddaugh--''Aaah!'' Not with the schlognwurst! It's ''expensive!''. It promptly is used against the Jäger. Other implements include a barrel of pickled herrings and a jar of olives.
** BilingualBonus too: "schlogn" is yiddish for "hit".
*** Or, if you will, slugging.
* In ''Webcomic/NotQuiteDailyComic'', characters use [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?130 carrots]] for dagger practice. Then eat them.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Insecticomics}}'', Prowl tells a class of would-be ninjas that anything can be used as a weapon; smart-ass Lazorbeak picks a six-foot party sub. Prowl promptly assembles one and takes her down with it.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketRobinHood'' featured fight scenes in which a hambone and a sack of flour would be used as weapons.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Harley Quinn once knocked out a thug with a cod. [[CrazyAwesome While telling him to grab his own hostage.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', Joker sets up an ambush for a vigilante targeting super-villains. His henchmen are armed with pies. Granted it's silly, but since this is the Joker we're talking about, chances are they aren't safe for consumption.
* An episode from the 90s cartoon adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' involves a battle between the heroes and the Shredder in the kitchen of a pizza parlor. HilarityEnsues.
* In the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution's'' third season, Wolverine and Rogue evade capture by authorities by using a small convenience store's grocery items to blind and disorient, but not hurt them...too much...before making their getaway.
* Broadway uses one in an earlier ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' had [[MadScientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] and Perry dueling with hotdogs and bratwursts. Doubles as a homage to StarWars.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Bart once tormented Principal Skinner with peanuts (Skinner has a peanut allergy). Skinner eventually retaliates when he discovers that Bart is allergic to shrimp. They end up fencing each other, with Bart wielding a peanut on a stick and Skinner wielding a shrimp on a stick. [[spoiler: They both wind up falling into a vat full of peanut shrimp.]]
* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', Kevin clubs an ogre in the head from behind with a ham leg.

[[AC:Real Life]]
* There is a story about a deli owner breaking a would-be robber's nose [[http://www.dumbcriminals.com/robberies/broken-nose-and-a-salami with a salami.]]

----