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Food used as [[ImprovisedWeapon melee weapons]]. Be sure to take note of the fact that a smart 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.

{{Sub Trope}}s include:
* BadWithTheBone: Bones used as weapons and weapons made from bones.
* BaguetteBeatdown: Long, French-style bread used as bludgeoning weapons.
* EdibleAmmunition: AbnormalAmmo where food products are used as ammunition.
* FoodSlap: Indignation at someone else's actions displayed by throwing food or drink in the offending party's face.
* ForkFencing: Kitchen silverware used as improvised melee weaponry.
* ProducePelting: Audiences showing their displeasure with a performance by pelting the performer with fruit and vegetables.
* ShamuFu: Fish and other sea life used as weapons.
** SwordfishSabre: Fish or other sea animals with long, pointy projections on their heads used as fencing weapons.

Not to be confused with LargeHam, even if a piece of ham is used as a weapon.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/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.
* In ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', CanonForeigner Sanae Dekomori's "Mjolnir Hammer" bags on the ends of her hair are filled with candy.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAndRobinAdventures'' #5, ComicBook/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.
* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} beat up Bullseye (who was dressed as Hawkeye) with a giant ham. While decked out in a meat armor.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''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:''' Who's Odie?

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''The Killer Dame'' (a parody of the ''Voyager'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E17TheKillingGame The Killing Game]]") Neelix has been brainwashed by the Hirogen into thinking he's a Gestapo agent, so proceeds to [[PerpSweating beat up a captive Harry Kim]] with the contents of his kitchen.
-->"I ASK THE QUESTIONS!" Neelix roared, picking up a bowl of sauerkraut with diced pork and breaking it over the ensign's head.
* In ''Fanfic/AndTheGiantAwoke'', [[MomentOfAwesome Tyrion Lannister successfully kills Gregor Clegane]], in part due to a cunning strategy involving a shield made of toffee.
* ''Fanfic/TheMLPLoops'': In one Loop, Twilight comes into Mac's bar sporting a huge grin after having beaten a robotic Tirek with a six-foot party sub. Even the ever-stoic Mac gets a laugh out of that one. (Word of the Loop's author is that it's a ShoutOut to the Webcomic/{{Insecticomics}}.)

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* 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.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* 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 nunchaku.
-->'''Michelangelo:''' (Grabs sausages) Combat coldcuuuuuuuts!
* In ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'', Clyde shivs his cellmate with the bone from his T-bone steak.
* ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'': Daniel Hillard, under the guise of Mrs. Doubtfire, does not take kindly to his ex's boyfriend Stu Dunmeyer calling him a loser, and pelts him in the back of the head with a lime.
-->'''Mrs. Doubtfire''': Oh, sir! I saw it! Some angry member of the kitchen staff! Did you not tip them? Oh, the terrorists! They ran that way! It was a run-by fruiting! I'll get them, sir! Don't worry!
* In ''Film/TrickRTreat'', Sam attempts to stab Mr. Kreeg with a sharpened lollypop. He later (or rather earlier due to the AnachronicOrder) uses it to murder Emma.
* During the fight in the grocery store in ''Film/MyBloodyValentine3D'', Sarah clubs the miner in the head with a lump of frozen meat.

* 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 ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' using a leg/joint of meat to bludgeon someone in a pinch, typically because he's been stripped of weapons after being imprisoned.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* 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]]''.
* ''Series/TheGoodies''
** The ancient Lancastrian martial art Ecky Thump featured in "Kung-fu Capers" involves just hitting people over the head with a black pudding. It's devastatingly effective.
** "Invasion of the Moon Creatures". Super-intelligent rabbits from the Moon are launching an AlienInvasion, including [[TheAssimilator turning Bill and Tim into giant rabbits]] whereupon they dress up like droogs from ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' and go around beating up people with giant carrots.
* ''Series/ImAlanPartridge'': Whilst judging the vegetable show at the county fayre, Characters/AlanPartridge comments on how you can beat someone to death with an onion and then eat the evidence.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{QI}}'', Music/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.
* ''Series/DCIBanks'': In "What Will Survive", DI Morton subdues a suspect in a fishmonger's by clocking him with a bag of frozen cockles.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In "The Gone Dead Train", the VictimOfTheWeek in the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting B plot]] is murdered with a pork chop; stabbed in the neck with the bone, to be precise.
* Perhaps inspired by the Lamb to the Slaughter example in the Literature section above. There was an episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'' where Brian was staying for a short time a Fey's house. While there he was watching an "America's Most Wanted" TV show and saw a story about a woman who years before took in boarders then murdered them. One such was beaten to death with a frozen leg of lamb. The aged composite photo shown looked very much like Fey and Brian spent the rest of the episode convinced that she was a murderer who was now out to get him for discovering her secret. She even had a leg of lamb in the freezer that was "for him", and ends up accidentally flooring Joe with it during the climax.
* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': In "The Call of the Void", the VictimOfTheWeek is bludgeoned to death with a frozen leg of lamb in a restaurant freezer.
* ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'': In the Odyssey episode, Odysseus's son uses a large ham as a club while driving the freeloading suitors out of Odysseus's home.

* 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 Creator/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.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* 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]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** The Scout has a mackerel wrapped in newspaper. He also has a candy cane -- the description notes that while it's 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]].
** Don't forget the Ham Shank
* One of the melee-weapons available in ''VideoGame/NaughtyBear'' is a whole ham. It packs a mean whallop...
* In the ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' series, there are weapons like the Veggieblade (A carrot), the Yam Spear (a roasted yam on a stick), the Dekash (a tuna), the Dual Leeks and the Daikon Staff. The only materials to craft them are produce you've grown or caught, meaning you are literally just grabbing them and using them as weapons. [[LethalJokeItem They're also surprisingly effective]].
* 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 VideoGame/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 unpeeled banana in place of his usual sword.
* Some of the improvised weapons used by Joachim and Frank in the ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', bread and fish are among the items you can use as weapons.
* ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'' has equipment that can be either candy or raw, that can then be eaten.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'':
** In ''Sengoku Basara 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 ''[[VideoGame/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.
* 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.
* Some of of the joke weapons in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' include candy bars, ''daikon'' radishes, stale bread, etc.
* ''Videogame/MonsterHunter'' has the [[ShamuFu Frozen Speartuna]] and it's upgrades. Unusually for a swordfish it is held [[ViolationOfCommonSense by the nose.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MarioSuperSluggers'', Baby DK uses a banana instead of a bat to hit the baseball.
* In ''{{Smite}}'', Bacchus carries a leg of lamb that he wields like a club.
* In the boxing game ''VideoGame/{{ARMS}}'', Min Min's ''arms'' are made of Ramen noodles.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* 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.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''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. Also overlaps with EdibleAmmunition.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* 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".
* 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.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''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.
* ''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 (as if they were lightsabers, complete with ''Duel of the Fates'' playing). [[spoiler: They both wind up falling into a vat full of peanut shrimp.]]
** The Season 29 premier HighFantasy episode "The Serfsons" has Homer convince the peasants to revolt against the rich. Everyone takes up the nearest weapon they can find. Nelson grabs a couple of baguettes, which he uses to easily decapitate one soldier and stab a giant gaping hole through another's armored chest with zero effort.
* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', Kevin clubs an ogre in the head from behind with a ham leg.

[[folder: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.]]