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Sweet Tooth

Ukita: Hey, how many sugar cubes did you put in there?!

A character who really, really likes their sweets. Everything they eat could be classed as a dessert and if they drink tea it's got so much sugar in that the smell alone could kill a diabetic.

Sometimes identified as fuel for a hyperactive character. Another common version is for the Genius (see Gadgeteer Genius, Genius Ditz, Teen Genius) to require lots of sweets- they burn the sugars by thinking extra hard. Something of a Truth in Television: the brain uses glucose as its primary source of energy and not getting enough is bad. Real Life examples of the Sweet Tooth heed warning, however, because having too much sugar is also bad - not to mention the risk of cavities.

With adult characters, the same effect can be achieved with much lower doses—after all, most kids are nuts about the stuff to begin with. One frequent shorthand is to show someone adding huge amounts of sugar to tea or coffee (sometimes to the extent of an Overly Long Gag), with a bystander looking on in horror. Another reason for an adult being obsessed with sugar can be to emphasise their immaturity (or more positively, "being in touch with their inner child").

May have some of the tendencies of the Big Eater. If they particularly enjoy lollipops, you may have an Oral Fixation on your hands. In kids' shows, may lead to An Aesop about tooth decay.

See also Genius Sweet Tooth, a subset of this Trope, which reflects the tendency smart people have for it.

If you were looking for that other Sweet Tooth, click here.

Compare and contrast with Real Men Hate Sugar. See also Mascots Love Sugar. For the audio / visual version, go to Tastes Like Diabetes.


Examples:

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     Anime and Manga 
  • Ranma ˝, specially in the anime:
    • Ranma Saotome is such an ice-cream lover that he's perfectly willing to use his much-hated Gender Bender curse to go with Akane to the local ice-cream parlor and gulp down all the parfaits he can without being recognized by others.
    • Nabiki, too. She's seen eating ice cream pretty often. And then there's the first season anime episode where she buys, and clearly intends to finish off in one sitting, a dish of pudding ala mode, a chocolate parfait, a serve of cheesecake, a strawberry tart and a slice of pumpkin pie.
    • Ranma's father Genma also has a sweet tooth in the anime; in fact, he actually threatens to disown Ranma after Ranma eats some sweets that Genma was saving (he won't really go through it, though; he's just throwing a temper tantrum in hopes of intimidating Ranma into apologizing. It doesn't work, as Ranma knows Genma too well).
    • Hinako Ninomiya is seriously obsessed with candy while in her child form.
  • Count D (Petshop Of Horrors). Leon regularly gets information out of him by bribing him with chocolate.
  • In Death Note, one of L's many Bunny-Ears Lawyer characteristics is his fondness for an enourmous amount of sweets. He thinks so hard that his brain burns up all the calories and allows him to stay lean. Mello takes after him in this regard, but only for chocolate. His calling card is biting into a chocolate bar, which makes a snap like a thunderclap... To Memetic Levels.
  • Tsuzuki Asato in Yami No Matsuei is rather infamous across the Bureau for his cake addiction.
  • Clow Reed and his guardian/daughter Nakuru Akizuki aka Rubymoon. Subverted with Spinel Sun aka Suppi, who can't eat sweets because MY GOD, the sugar highs he goes through...
  • Abel Nightroad of Trinity Blood is a slightly milder version. He drinks tea with 13 sugars in it, but he'll eat pretty much anything regardless of its sugar content.
    • And IIRC, the tea thing was because it was the only food or drink he could afford at the time, so he put lots of sugar into it to make it more substantial.
  • Ah! My Goddess: Skuld, of the Gadgeteer Genius variety. She adores her ice-cream and cookies.
  • In Futaba-kun Change!, Misaki has an extreme sweet tooth and when she switches from swimming club to wrestling club so her new friend "Futaba-Chan" won't be the only girl in it, there is a joke about how it turns out that none of the other swimmers actually know how to swim in regular water that isn't filled with dissolved sugar from Misaki's sugar-filled body.
    • Understatement. This is a girl who starts with a container full of sugar and adds tea.
  • Suzu from Nagasarete Airantou will do almost anything for mame daifuku, a type of dessert.
    • On one notable occasion, the mame daifuku had been spiked with some insanely beyond-the-tolerances-of-ordinary-mortals spicy seasoning. Despite the associated pain and agony, Suzu ate them all anyway.
      • She's been known to walk into obvious traps that have been baited with mame daifuku. Fortunately, since this is Nagasarete Airantou and not LOST, the consequences are annoying at worst.
  • Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka in Ouran High School Host Club, as if his nickname wasn't any major indication.
    • He eats so inhumanly much without ever gaining weight that his younger brother was convinced he's sort of alien (though the lack to weight is probably because of how much energy he regular exerts).
      • By "inhumanly," we're talking three whole cakes for desert after dinner. And every week he eats several cakes as a sort of feast. Note that these are huge cakes that probably wouldn't be out of place in a wedding.
    • In fact, his obsession with sweets is such that:
      • He chooses keeping his cakes and other sweets over reconciling his differences with the aforementioned brother.
      • When he is forced to abstain from sweets due to a toothache, he shows the rest of the club EXACTLY why they must Beware the Nice Ones. *shudders*
  • Legato in Trigun. Eating cheesecake has never been so creepy.
  • Buu from Dragon Ball Z actually turns people into candy and eats them. He gets this trait after he devours a Kai who is fond of sweets, but it eventually bites him in the ass with the Amazing Fighting Jawbreaker.
  • Yukino from Candy Boy loves sweets so much that she can be bribed with them — much to the dismay of her twin sister Kanade.
  • Lyrical Nanoha
  • Prime Minister Wong Yunfat from G Gundam. Always ready to eat his Pocky and drink his red wine as he plans his next move.
  • Gakushuu from Ikki Tousen, which is used to underline his Gentle Giant persona.
  • Gintama: The first thing we see Sakata Gintoki doing is violently knocking an Amanto dignitary unconscious... because said dignitary tripped Shinpachi, who spilled Gintoki's chocolate parfait. Yep. The man has the word "sugar" on a plaque on the wall of his...office.
  • Ryoko Kurosaki in Kemeko Deluxe!! really has a thing for sweets. This becomes very clear when the squeals of delight and visual effects used to show her enjoying the sweets she's mooching off Sanpeita make it seem like she's in the throes of lovemaking.
  • Shiro from Deadman Wonderland is constantly eating cookies and candies.
  • Skinn from D.Gray-Man is a poster boy for this trope. He's even seen beating the shit out of one of his minions because the dessert that was served wasn't sweet enough.
  • Sadiq aka Turkey from Axis Powers Hetalia. Justified Trope since Turkish desserts like ashure (which is, in fact, Turkey's Trademark Favorite Food) and baklava are very famous. And very sweet.
    • Also Belgium, who adores chocolates and waffles. This seems to apply to her gender flipped version too, as in the only sketch of him he appears with a chocolate bar.
  • Suomi from Diamond Daydreams consumes massive amounts of cream puffs. Luckily she is a professional figure skater, so she stays thin.
  • Bunta Marui from The Prince of Tennis, so much. He's often seen eating cake and sweets, under the excuse that as a very active and skilled tennis player he needs to have quick energy.
  • While Mahoujin Guru Guru's Kukuri likes sweets as much as any youngster, she had never in her life eaten chocolate, due to her foster mother convincing her chocolate was deadly to children to keep Kukuri out of her private stash. When she realizes this and finally tries some, she becomes addicted to the point of spending all her and Nike's cash on chocolate treats and can be seen munching on it off and on from then on. To be fair, Guru Guru being a Role-Playing Game Verse, the chocolate has a practical effect of replenishing MP.
  • Asagi and her mother from Yotsuba&! regularly fight over sweet food.
    • Yotsuba herself can always be bribed with ice cream. Of course, she's five years old.
  • In K-On, Yui's love for tasty sweets is abused without reservation by the members of the Light Music Club to make her join them.
  • Raichou, the magical butterfly girl from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, loves sweets but always finds her enjoyment frustrated by the rest of the cast.
  • Hiro of Hidamari Sketch. Like eating meal replacements with sweetened condensed milk.
  • In Real Drive, Minamo and her friends are often seen gulping down enormous parfaits at their favorite boutique. It helps explaining why all of them rather plump and healthy looking lasses.
  • The red-suited technician in Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex has a weakness for red bean jam sweets.
  • Xerxes Break from Pandora Hearts is a spectacular example: not only he can eat a dozen portions of cake at one scoop and never parts with his precious box of candies, but he steals sweets from other characters, and is capable of pushing into his mouth half of a saucer with cake remains on it - in order to lick it off.
  • Usagi of Sailor Moon has a sweet tooth combined with being a Big Eater, which is constantly mocked in Sailor Moon Abridged.
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple's Creepy Child Chikage Kushinada defuses into "child mode" at the promise of sweets.
  • Killua from Hunter × Hunter managed to spent several millions in sweets in DAYS. The chocolate shop couldn't keep up.
  • Anko Mitarashi of Naruto (whose name refers to ingredients used in dumplings), enjoys eating dumplings for lunch, often eating dozens of sticks in one sitting. In one of the video games, she goes into withdrawal when she is unable to obtain dumplings, leading to a mission to get some for her.
    • An early databook calculated that in one sitting she ate over 6000 calories worth of dumplings.
  • Hanyuu from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni has shown been shown to have quite the sweet tooth. In Daybreak Portable she ate so many sweets she couldn't pay for it. Her Trademark Favorite Food is cream puffs though.
  • Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru: Tsukumo.
  • Apart from (or perhaps related to) his apparent addiction to lactose, Durarara!!'s Shizuo Heiwajima also apparently has a Sweet Tooth. In fact, his first demonstration of Unstoppable Rage was in response to his little brother Kasuka stealing his pudding.
  • Blossom/Momoko from Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z.
  • Ciel, though it certainly helps that Sebastian is a very good cook.
  • Stocking from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt loves her treats like Panty loves sex.
  • Erza from Fairy Tail will snap if you mess with her and her strawberry cake.
  • Kyouko Sakura from Puella Magi Madoka Magica is always munching on something sweet, even in battle.
    • The witch Charlotte is stated to be the same, while also being an inversion - her One-Winged Angel form is a cake that eats people. Also, in a further subversion, her Trademark Favorite Food is cheese; some of the words in her barrier (written in German, that is) have her complaining about how she can't find the cheese she loves.
    • Mami Tomoe seems to have quite the fondness for cake. Considering that Charlotte kills and eats her... ouch.
  • The four main characters from Tamayura seem to derive quite a bit of sensuous joy from eating tasty sweets.
  • Tony Tony Chopper from One Piece, to the point where his Wanted Poster nickname is "Cotton Candy Lover."
    • Big Mom has such a big sweet tooth that she orders islands under her protection to pay her candy in return. If they aren't able to pay her back, she has the island destroyed.
  • In The Secret Agreement, Iori has one and even tells his lover "if you are always surrounded by sweet and delicious things, it is very attractive." In comparison Yuuichi is more moderate, but still treated as pariah for eating sweets at all by his uncle because they should (and eventually begin to) kill him.
  • Yuusuke in Ame Nochi Hare, who asserts that lack of sugar slows down his mind.* Toru from Iris Zero, to the point of abandoning his main principle. Minimal exposure < Cake
  • Jennifer Satou from C The Moneyof Souland Possibility Control.
  • Other characters from Hatenkou Yuugi are often disturbed by how much sugar Alzeid puts in his tea and hot chocolate.
  • Kurumu Kurono from Rosario + Vampire. To the point of devouring a batch of poisoned cookies she made herself in an attempt to win Tsukune's affections by knocking Moka out of the picture for a bit.
  • Natsumi in Nicoichi, who will turn violent if she was intentionally deprived of sweet foods. She is very embarrassed of this personality shift though.
  • The fairies of Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita. They've been known to go to disturbing extremes to get more sweets.
  • Used as a clue to the murderer's identity on an episode of Case Closed. The victim was poisoned by his adoptive mother, and it was believed that the poison came from a chocolate bar given to him by one of his friends for Valentine's Day. The victim's little brother wasn't allowed to have any candy because his mother said he had cavities, but she let him have some cake after Ran let him try some of her coffee. Conan realized that the victim was poisoned by the coffee. When the mother pointed out that everyone had coffee, Conan retaliated that the victim was the only one who didn't have the cake, which probably had an antidote. As to why the victim, who didn't like sweets, had taken the friend's chocolate bar (which the mother replaced with one with poison in it), it was because the victim secretly liked the girl who gave it to him and would've eaten it anyway to please her. (The girl who gave him chocolate reminded him of his dead biological mother)
  • In Kotoura-san, Haruka is one—this is the only thing she gave to the class when she introduced herself when she transferred in the manga. In the anime this trait was only alluded to and not stated as explicitly.
  • Kei Kugimiya from Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince. She enjoys (and makes) sweets that are intolerable by normal human standards. When she tries a normal cake out (that her teammates rave about), she actually finds the taste bland.
  • Keitaro's adopted sister Kanako from Love Hina averts this since she's always hated sweets. So of course she was adopted by a family of confectioners who kept feeding her their creations. She's put off when Keitaro gives her a box of marshmallow peeps as a gift, but eats them anyway because they were a gift from him.
  • Never outright stated, but Meta Knight in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! keeps a pretty big jar of candy in his room.

    Comic Books 
  • Rorschach, from Watchmen, has odd dietary habits. He tends to pilfer food, particularly sugar cubes, from Nite Owl whenever he visits. Then again, he needs quick energy, since eating takes away valuable killing time.
  • Agent Graves from 100 Bullets is no stranger to making murderous plots and cunning schemes. Strangely he's always snacking on pies, cakes, sweet drinks and popcorn while doing so.
  • The Martian Manhunter is quite fond of Oreos.
  • Sam of Sam & Max: Freelance Police, often seen with popsicles and ice-cream sandwiches.
  • Skinner Sweet of American Vampire, a notorious bank robber and murderer who retains his sweet tooth even after becoming a vampire.
  • In "An Ample Sample," in The Vault of Horror #32, the main character's wife kept spending all their money on sampler boxes of "Whiteman" chocolates. He finally snapped when she found and spent the money he'd been saving up for a new suit.

     Fan Fiction 
  • Deconstructed in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fan fic Bittersweet, where Pinkie Pie (mentioned below) gets diabetes, and commits suicide through a final sweets binge.
  • In Harry Potter and the Unspeakable after Snape's father put five spoonfuls of sugar in his cup, Snape sarcastically asked if he wanted some tea with the sugar bowl.
  • In Mirrors Image, Twilight loves chocolate to the point that any chocolate bar left unattended will mysteriously wind up in her mouth.
    • Changelings in general love chocolate as well.
  • A large number of Harry Potter fanfics present Lupin as a bit of a chocoholic, probably just in case the presence of a huge block of chocolate in his luggage at the beginning of the third book wasn't sufficiently explained by the fact he was the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at the time, he knew that there'd be Dementors at Hogwarts and chocolate helps people who've been around Dementors, and he's almost always quite sensible.
  • In To Have a Home Harry's Uncle Vernon tried to get him to take a travel-sickness pill by offering to put in it a cup of tea and Harry replied "I only like tea with ten sugars."
  • In Choclatl, Scavenger is depicted as liking the Cybertronian equivalent of candy.
  • In Dear Aunt Tuney Dumbledore used practically the entire sugar bowl in a single cup of tea.

    Film 
  • The Bug in Men In Black, while wearing his nice new Edgar suit. This makes sense because he's a giant cockroach, and cockroaches love sugar:
    Bug/Edgar: Give me sugar. In water. More. More.
  • Norman Bates from Psycho.
  • The daughter from Pecker.
  • In both the play and the film versions Amadeus, Mozart's nemesis Salieri is a glutton for both sweets and women.
  • In The Fly remake, one of the signs that the main character is becoming more fly-like is his need to eat copious quantities of sugar.
  • Maguire in Road to Perdition pouring tons of sugar into his coffee, with horrendously rotten teeth to match.
  • In Ghostbusters, Egon Spengler has a sweet tooth. As a reward, Venkman presents him with a chocolate bar, saying with great ceremony, "You've earned this."'. He's also eating a twinkie when he describes the uptick in paranormal activity to Ray and Winston and uses it to provide scale.
  • Buddy from Elf, due to being raised by elves, has the taste of a child. His favorite dish is spaghetti with syrup and candy on top. He can't stand the taste of coffee.
  • Owen in Let Me In. Usually seen eating Now and Laters for dinner.
  • Villainous Glutton The Greedy from Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure eats the candy that gushes out of his body constantly.
  • In The Goonies, there's Chunk (the Big Eater among the kids) but even more so, there's "Sloth" Fratelli, the deformed Gentle Giant brother of criminal gang. When Chunk is tied up and put in the same room with Sloth, he tries to make small talk, and tosses a Baby Ruth to him; this seems to make Sloth fly in to a rage, and Chunk is terrified, until he realizes that Sloth is just trying to reach the candy bar. Sloth eventually breaks free of the chains holding him to do so, causing Chunk to comment, "Gee, mister, you're even hungrier than I am!" Later, the two of them raid the freezer for ice cream.
  • In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver is seen eating what appears to be a Popsicle and there's boxes of snack cakes from what he stole. During the Pentagon raid, he takes a moment to taste a sauce that was flung airborne by Magneto.

    Literature 
  • Ahh! Agent A.X.L. Pendergast has a major sweet tooth.
  • Claudia in The Baby-Sitters Club.
  • Winnie the Pooh, with "hunny". Also, when visiting Rabbit, condensed milk.
  • Honor Harrington's genetically enhanced metabolism requires regular stoking, preferably with hot cocoa.
  • In The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (the original short story and not the ballet), Marie and the Nutcracker visit a kingdom where practically everything, from Marzipan Castle to Marmalade Grove, is made of sweets. The Nutcracker tells her the story of a giant named Sweettooth who nearly ate the entire kingdom. In the end the citizens made a deal with the giant: they would let him have part of the Castle and a good portion of the Grove without a fight and in return he would leave peacefully after he was done.
  • The Villainous Glutton Count Fosco of The Woman in White loves to eat various sweets, and this preference was contemporary stereotype of Italians.
  • Carrying on from the Italian example noted above, Salieri of Amadeus has an obsession with sweets, especially marzipan, and after making his Faith Heel Turn, that's one of the first things he is able to indulge in to the fullest. As an example of stereotypes sometimes being Truth in Television, this aspect (unlike the killing Mozart one) was true of the actual Salieri as well.
  • Harry Potter
  • Rooster Cogburn from True Grit is described as having a "sweet tooth" (in those words). He is partial to eating his honey cakes with butter and preserves.
  • Stephanie Plum loves cake so much her grandmother calls her a cakeaholic.
  • In Night Watch, Anton mentions that all Others have a sweet tooth regardless of alignment. Apparently it is something to do with the Twilight.
  • Rafael from Gives Light. He may be the hulking, imposing son of a serial killer, but damn it, he wants his candy.
  • Killer on the Turnpike, a suspense novel by William McGivern later adapted as the Robert Altman-directed TV movie Nightmare in Chicago in the '60s, centers around a Serial Killer with a fondness for sweets.
  • In A Clockwork Orange, Alex says he has a "sladky tooth."

    Live Action TV 
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Mayor loves candy and Tollhouse cookies.
  • The main character of The Closer (2008), Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. Counts towards the "genius feeding her brain" subtrope, as she is a certified Southern-Fried Genius (particularly at extracting information/confessions).
  • Detective Inspector Carlisle from Blackpool.
  • The Trickster from Supernatural.
  • Detective Theo Kojak, from the 70's police procedural show, is hooked on lollipops, displacing his previous habit, cigarettes. This was the early '70s, when people started to become aware of the risks of smoking, the producers decided not to say that Smoking Is Cool. So much that, in some places where the series was aired, the type of lollipops he consumed were (and still are) referred to as "kojaks".
    • Even before he started on the lollipops, he could often be seen snacking on candy or ice cream bars.
  • When the Alien Rangers come to Earth in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, they quickly become so fond of ice cream that they buy the entire stock of an ice cream truck.
  • Fez from That 70s Show.
    • When given an apple while trick or treating in Halloween, he yells "WHERE IS MY CANDY, YOU SON OF A BITCH?!".
    • In a Valentines episode, he buys a box of bonbons for his Huge Schoolgirl girlfriend. He is shown trying to resist the temptation of eating them, and in the end, he gives in. He checks on the box when done, and it turns out there's a hidden "compartiment" with more bonbons...
    • Another episode's "Circle" sequence has Fez drinking chocolate syrup straight from the jar. Hyde then goes all "And you? You've had enough!" and they start fighting over it.
    • When he faced deportation, he stated an intention to spend the last of his American money on candy and porno.
  • On Fringe, Walter Bishop cannot think without his milkshake!
  • Sylar and Elle of Heroes. "Hi, do you like pie?"
  • Emerson Cod in Pushing Daisies has a piece of pie whenever he walks into the Pie Hole.
  • On Doctor Who, the Fourth Doctor often asked, "Would you like a Jelly-Baby?"
  • For Lorelai and Rory of Gilmore Girls, candy is a major food group, much to the disgust of Luke.
  • In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Counsellor Troi's Trademark Favorite Food is chocolate ("chocolate is a serious thing"), and she seems to prefer beelining for the desserts first. Other than some formal dining settings, we hardly ever see her eat anything but sweets on camera. Ironically, Marina Sirtis herself doesn't really like chocolate.
  • All That had Kenan Thompson frequently play a character named Randy, a chef who coated everything he ate in chocolate.
  • Compo from Last of the Summer Wine tends to put five, six, or even more teaspoonfuls of sugar in his tea whenever he gets the chance.
  • In Degrassi Manny loves her cotton candy but after she stops acting like a little kid you never hear of it again.
  • Leslie of Parks and Recreation is obsessed with sugary foods, and often adds sugar to normal dishes. Her favorite food is waffles with giant mountains of whipped cream. However, her principles are strong enough to frequently go after Sweetums, the evil candy company that owns most of the town.
  • Rei Suzumura from Garo is a bottomless pit where cake is concerned.
  • In Twin Peaks, Agent Cooper eats pie at the local diner voraciously, considering it the best he's ever tasted.
  • Cookie Monster. It's right there in his name.
  • Geraldine Granger, the eponymous main character of The Vicar of Dibley takes the cake (but will graciously leave you a slice). Frequently hides her chocolate in her bibles and can finish an entire freezer full of ice cream as well as hundreds of chocolate bars without breaking a sweat.
  • Helena from Orphan Black is constantly snacking on sweets. She even pours extra sugar onto her jello.
  • Gus in Psych who has a habit on eating chocolates.
  • Victorious: Feed her candy and Cat is putty in your hands. Considerably less so, but definitely still there, in Sam & Cat.
  • Michelle Tanner in Full House. She was easy to bribe with sweets (DJ using a cookie to trick her into peeking into a bag, Stephanie giving her a box of cookies to apologize for calling her a baby) and was a fiend for ice cream (during a neat-freak phase, she was appalled when Danny turned into a slob but was happy to eat ice cream straight from the carton alongside him). One episode had her hiding a huge piece of leftover birthday cake under her bed to eat after the guys put her to bed. Hell, according to Danny her first word was "cookie". This had a bit less emphasis in later seasons, though.
  • Bobby and Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch loved any kind of desserts, but ice cream most of all.

    Music 
  • The Beatles' "Savoy Truffle" was George Harrison's ode to Eric Clapton's notorious jones for sucrose (with a darker subtext, if you're aware that heroin addicts often seem to prefer sweets to real food). A bit sadistic, regardless: think of the bridge ("You might not feel it now...") BTW "Good News" is an English brand of chocolates; think Whitman or Russell Stover for an American equivalent.
  • All sweets despite the consequences in Sugar Rush by Anthony and Those Other Guys.

    Newspaper Comics 
  • Calvin from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip was a demonstratively very intelligent, uber-active (to a fault) little kid whose imagination knew absolutely no bounds. His favorite food was a breakfast cereal named "Chocolate-Frosted Sugar Bombs". With a lot of added sugar. And chocolate milk. They make it with marshmallow bits but his mum won't buy that for him. He once tried it with soda instead of chocolate milk, but the bubbles went up his nose.
    • The was also the time that Calvin made sandwiches for himself and Hobbes as rations for an ill-planned journey to Yukon, Alaska. They were marshmallow sandwiches, with one containing honey and the other chocolate syrup.
  • All three of the Fox children from FoxTrot, but Paige moreso than her brothers. In one comic mother Andy catches the boys eating their chocolate Easter bunnies early and bawls them out, pointing out that Paige hasn't touched her hollow rabbit at all; the boys comment that the rabbits are solid chocolate. In the last panel, as Andy yells "Paige, get down here!", Jason wonders when she was alone with the candy for more than five seconds.
    • In another one with Easter bunnies, Peter and Jason are having an impromptu eating contest to see who can eat their bunny (a pound of solid chocolate!) the fastest. Andy chews them out for this and points out that she doesn't see Paige eating hers. Peter explains that Paige already won the contest — Peter and Jason are battling for second place.
    • In another strip, Andy sends her to the store for Halloween candy. She buys so much, the shopping cart breaks.
    • During one of her Pierre dreams, Paige receives two chocolate bunnies the size of mountains.
    • She loves ice cream too; in one summer strip, she buys the entire inventory of an ice cream truck.
    • Andy has this weakness too; she tries to suppress it, being a health food nut, but on Halloween and Easter, she occasionally loses it. In a 2013 strip, she stole from the kids' Easter baskets after giving up candy for Lent.
  • Cathy loves anything sweet, especially chocolate. She can even devour an entire pie in one sitting.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Faerie Dragons in the Dungeons & Dragons game (little dragons the size of house cats with butterfly wings and big smiles) love fruits and sweets, especially apple pies.

    Video Games 
  • Georg Prime in Suikoden, a Badass swordsman who never forgets to bring several cheesecakes in his inventory.
    • In Suikoden III, Aila spends a lot of time musing over her obsession with soda.
  • Ema Skye in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, and her Snackoo obsession.
    • And Tyrell Badd with his constant lollipop.
  • Tytti Noorbuck from Super Robot Wars likes sweets. Unfortunately, she lets her feelings override her preference (or sense) of taste, thereby turning her into a Lethal Chef and according to her teammates, logic gets thrown out of window when it comes to sweets. She thinks Cliana Rimskaya's Strawberry Jam Riceball is tasty and wouldn't mind more strawberry jams in it. And if she drinks her tea, she'd at minimum put six cubes of sugar.
    Yuuki: E... eight cubes of sugar...?
    Tytti: I thought I was being modest...
    • Ibis Douglas, however, is a honest Sweet Tooth and looks very Moe while eating cheesecake. Second Original Generation post-save skit involve both Ibis and Tytti preparing to drink an oversugared tea, with Tsugumi wondering how these two couldn't get fat after consuming that much sweets.
  • Arthur C. Eos (or Ace for short) is a Mega Snack addict. When he's not taking charge or kicking ass (or the other way around), more often than not he'll binge on these in plain sight. He even went so far as to buy out every Mega Snack at Echo Ridge Elementary!
  • Leon Magnus in Tales of Destiny
  • The only time Sten of Dragon Age: Origins breaks his unflappably stoic and completely deadpan demeanor is when something sweet is involved.
  • Kimmy Eckman of Backyard Sports. CAAAANDYYYY!
  • Classic computer Video Game star Commander Keen, might count. Pretty much every bonus-point item is candy, especially from Keen Dreams onward. In fact, the 5,000-point item in the fifth game is a plain 'ol bag of sugar.
  • Zack, the young pirate hero half of Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure loves his chocolate bars.
  • In Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, the item that restored Richter's health was the classic meat. Maria, the other playable character and a twelve-year-old, restored her health with ice cream sundaes, lolipops, cakes, and ice cream. She actually has more variety of health power-ups than Richter does!
  • Laharl and Etna from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness both have enormous sweet teeth, and the former's confiscation of the latter's expensive snacks is a frequent point of contention between the two, particularly in Disgaea Infinite.
  • Barlow from Vanguard Bandits is always snacking on some candy except when he's eating something else.
  • Professor Rowan from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, although it isn't obvious. You first find out that he has a thing for candy if you check out the refrigerator in his lab at the beginning of the game. (It's full of sweets.) Later, when after you beat the game, you can find him in the lower floor of the Veilstone City Department Store; if you speak to him, he complains about the Rage Candy Bars still being out of stock before he speaks to you.
    • For that matter, Pokémon in general. Lots of Power Ups you use on them are sweet foods, like Soda Pop and Lemonade in all the games, which restores their hp, along with Lava Cookies, Old Gateau (sponge cake), Casteliacones (ice cream), and Lumiose Galettes (cookies again) which cure Condition, each one unique to a certain Generation. Rage Candy Bars and the chocolate Sweet Hearts can restore a little HP for a Pokémon in most versions (but they usually have other uses too). There were also Poffins in Diamond and Pearl, which you made from Berries and fed them to enhance their Contest stats, and most recently, X and Y introduces Poké Puffs, cupcakes you can feed them during the Poké Anime Mini-Game that they clearly love, and Poké Juice, special drinks made from berries that give them a variety of benefits.
  • Sugar, or at least its aroma, is known to attract witches in the Left 4 Dead series. One part of the "Hard Rain" campaign in Left 4 Dead 2 revolves around navigating a sugar mill completely infested with this strain of infected - they may be as many as twenty of themnote , sometimes right beside each other. Thankfully, they disperse when the rain starts and the smell (presumably) dissipates.
    • This is an Ascended Glitch - the Director's algorithm for the area is screwed up, resulting in the Witch hordes.
  • The Monster Clown from Twisted Metal named Sweet Tooth (Actually his name is Needles Kane but is rarely referred to it even in game, suggesting it is an alias he uses for himself) is rumored to have a massive craving for sweets which he keeps in the freezer of his ice cream truck, along with his victims.
  • Gaius from Fire Emblem Awakening. He's sucking on a lollipop in his face portrait, has a number of additional lollipops on his belt in his full portrait, and his official profile describes him as carrying fifty different kinds of "emergency snacks" on his person.
    • Even his recruitment talk is about sweets. He offers to join Chrom's group and says something about "sweetening the deal", Chrom assumes he's taking about being paid... and then Chrom drops some candies that he was keeping for his little sister Lissa. From then on, Hilarity Ensues.
    • To a smaller degree, there's Olivia. She makes rock candy for Kellam to thank him for the jar of honey he brought her, and in her supports with Gaius himself she becomes his beta tester for his pies.
    "Can't talk. Eating!"
  • Om Nom from Cut The Rope. The goal of the game is to feed him candy.
  • Peacock from Skullgirls considering the fact that "Junk Food" is listed as one of her likes.
  • Kokonoe from BlazBlue has a habit of collecting sweets from all over the world, though she never openly admits it. Just look at the image provided here; it shows her holding the candy in her hand most of the time. In Tager's story mode for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, she even instruct Tager to prioritise a mission that will reward her with... a rare chocolate.
    Tager: Whatever it is you're trying to get from these people must be awufully important... I never knew you to have such a... generous side...'''
    Kokonoe: Giving this mission maximum priority hardly does it justice. Its a box of cho-ah... from Roch-... er... um... parts.'''
  • Both Kula and Maxima from The King of Fighters. Kula is always seen licking lollipops and several of her talks feature how much she loves ice-cream; on the other hand, Maxima openly admits that Real Men Hate Sugar does NOT apply to him, and he is able to put out a MASSIVE parfait in few seconds. (It's more understandable in his case; glucose is the fuel for brains, and he's a powerful Technopath as well as a Cyborg)
  • The khajiit is a sweet tooth race in The Elder Scrolls.
    "The food of Elsweyr is invariably sweet; candies, cakes, puddings, and sugarmeats are the staples of the khajiit diet, and travelers to Elsweyr are cautioned against partaking of any of the native food."
    • This is somewhat ironic compared to Real Life cats, which can't even taste sugar.
  • Alain from HOME is addicted to sugar, so much that he eats an entire room full of it.

    Visual Novels 
  • Komari from Little Busters! has this as one of the biggest parts of her character. By her logic, when you eat sweets, you feel happy, so she eats them all the time. When you share sweets with someone else, it's even better, because their happiness causes you to feel happier, which causes them to feel happier, in a big, sugary cycle.

    Web Comics 
  • One way to calm down Nefarious from Emergency Exit is to give him candy. "You can defeat demons with chocolate?" "Apparently we've been going about it all wrong." -Fall and David from the crossover with Parallel Dementia.
  • Robin DeSanto of Shortpacked is prone to attacks of ludicrous hyperactivity when she engages in her habit. Famously, on one occasion she enjoyed a breakfast cereal of Cadbury cream eggs in chocolate syrup; she regained consciousness to find she'd been elected to congress.
    • Another time Robin ate Cadbury cereal she brought (temporary) World Peace, but also made a sex tape from a one night stand with another congress member which she then accidentally leaked.
  • Nina, one of the vampires from Eerie Cuties, was born on Easter and consequently feeds on chocolate the way the rest of her family feeds on blood.
  • Grace of El Goonish Shive as seen here.
  • The two teeth, ickle and Lardee, from My Milk Toof... there's a horrible pun to go along with that but let's not start.
  • Hom from Welcome To Room 305 loves sweet things, to the extent that he puts honey in everything.
  • Belgium in Scandinavia and the World.

    Web Original 
  • The aptly named villain Sweet Tooth from Moshi Monsters. Their entire motive is based on candy, from eating it to creating evil candies to make others sick. They eat so much to the point that they are constantly drooling...and it's not even drool anymore. It's treacle.
  • The Nostalgia Critic is thirty years old and can still be bribed with a small bag of sweets.
  • Kid History defines Sweet Tooth as follows: "It doesn't mean that you like candy—It means that you want some!"

    Western Animation 
  • Nutty from Happy Tree Friends basically personifies this trope. It usually gets him killed.
  • Inverted in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, in which Mac can't have any sugar, lest he go into a berserk frenzy.
    • Played straight once he actually gets some: His sugar-rush persona is Sweet Tooth AND Intoxication Ensues incarnate.
    • Frankie loves her grandmother's cookies, which she only makes once a year. When Bloo steals the recipe and starts making them year-round, Frankie goes berserk and starts gorging herself with them.
  • Everybody in Springfield in the episode of The Simpsons where sugar is outlawed.
  • The Great Cornholio was awakened by lots and lots of sugar.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Dee Dee
  • Angelica Pickles from Rugrats.
  • This is a common Weaksauce Weakness among bacteria villains in Ozzy and Drix; they can't resist anything sweet. They can be lured into a trap or ambush with simple pastry. (Of course, for a very big bacteria, you'd need a pretty big pastry.) Even the criminal mastermind Strepfinger was apprehended after Maria lured him out of his office with a pie. (After she knocked him out, she said, "You know, for an evil genius, you're pretty dumb.")
  • There was a one-shot villain in The New Adventures of Batman called Sweet Tooth. He was a big fan of sweets. His villainous scheme involved a plan to turn Gotham's water supply into chocolate syrup.
  • The already mentioned Martian Manhunter keeps his love of Oreo Choco cookies in Justice League.
    • Also, when The Flash is offered coffee by the police in one episode, he asks for it with "cream and twenty-seven sugars". (Somewhat justified in his case, as he seems to have a very high metabolism due to his powers.)
  • Timmy and Wanda from The Fairly OddParents. to the point that when Timmy considers wishing for all of the daily meals to be just desserts, Wanda eagerly gives in becaue it means she'll get to eat as much chocolate as she wants.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, most of the ponies count, but Pinkie Pie stands out, devouring half a cake shop during a royal visit.
    • Possibly Discord. Among other things, he uses his reality warping powers to make chocolate milk rain (though he prefers the glass to the milk itself), cotton candy clouds and flying pies, though only Pinkie partakes of any of this delicious mayhem.
    • In the episode "Ponyville Confidential", the Cutie mark Crusaders get a picture of Princess Celestia ravenously devouring cake.
  • The eponymous Little Bear loves sweets, one episode dealt with him and his friends holding a track and field event and he blew off every event so that he could sneak some desserts, it eventually made him sick from eating too much.
  • T.J. and Gus in Recess. T.J. can pack down candy like there's no tommorrow, while Gus loves chocolate.
  • Don't ever give Daphne chocolate, unless you want her to turn into Gollum.
  • Cody from Total Drama is addicted to candy.
  • Villainous candy maker Gary Gumdrop from Grossology.


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