Trademark Favorite Food

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Twig: "You have any more Nuka Cola?"
Old Man: "I got Sunset Sarsaparilla?"
Twig: "That's not Nuka Cola."

A character is partly defined by a Trademark Favorite Food that he or she craves and eats, all the freakin' time. Usually in a way that makes you suspect that they're addicted to the substance. If they're a One-Note Cook, they'll typically be good at making it.

Sometimes justified if the item is a Power-Up Food for the character.

When a character exhibits an obsession for food that corresponds with a stereotype for his race or culture, it is usually considered a Discredited Trope unless played to lampoon the stereotype.

See Also: Stock Animal Diet, which applies this to an entire species of animal, and Hollywood Cuisine, which applies this to an entire culture. Also Must Have Caffeine, the coffee-specific version; for Brits as often depicted, this is Spot of Tea. If the answer is "every food", you have a Big Eater. If it is "everything, no matter if food or not", you have an Extreme Omnivore. A specific, sometimes overlapping version of this trope is someone who has a Sweet Tooth. If they talk about that food all the time, they're Obsessed with Food. For a darker and more specific version look at I'm a Humanitarian. See also Impossibly Delicious Food. May overlap with Comfort Food in cases where the comfort food is the character's TFF.

Compare Your Favorite and Drink Order. Contrast with Does Not Like Spam. If a Big Eater character passes up on their trademark favorite food, it's a sign that things have gotten serious.

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    Machinima 

    Manhua 
  • Long Wei and strawberries from Infinity Game, as he apparently carries boxes of the stuff around with him.
  • Ma Teng from Ravages Of Time is rarely (if ever) seen without his bowl of noodles, and Liaoyuan Huo love steamed buns so much that he has his own shop which also serves as a front for his true profession of assassin.

    Mythology 
  • The Dagda of the mythological Irish clan of gods the Tuatha de Danann had such a liking for porridge that the one of the four mythological treasures the gods were said to have given mankind (other than a spear, a sword and the Lia Fáil) was his magic cauldron that sated even the harshest of critics. He was even incapacitated by the enemy who made him so much porridge he was unable to resist until he crawled away with an embarassingly large belly.
  • Kappa in Japanese Mythology love cucumbers. One way to keep someone safe from Kappas was to carve their name into a cucumber; if a Kappa accepts it, they won't harm that person. The maki roll with cucumber in it is even named kappa maki after them.
  • Kitsune, also from Japanese Mythology, are particularly known for loving abura-age (a type of sweetened, fried tofu), Inarizushi (pouches of abura-age, stuffed with vinegared rice and sesame seeds) and azuki beans. Abura-age, in fact, has become so well-associated with foxes that udon with abura-age is called kitsune-udon.

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    Professional Wrestling 
  • The Wild Samoans loved raw fish.
  • According to The Rock, watermelons used to be the go to example for black wrestlers in the fifty states. Of course, The Rock's favorite food is pie. Yoshihiro Tajiri's favorite food is "Pune Tongue" but nobody knows what the hell that is.
  • Pineapples for Royal Hawaiian in GLOW. She was seen eating two at once at practically every show she was on.
  • Jerry Lawler and Coca-Cola.
  • Pepsi for CM Punk, his finishing move was even called the Pepsi Plunge.
  • Portia Perez is said to like cookies (and Muppets) and nothing else.
  • Apples for Carlito Colón, WWE onward. As long as he is not confronted by someone who does not wish to be cool that is.
  • Boogeyman and worms.
  • All the money Matt Hardy made wrestling in WWE is worthless, except to buy him grapes.
  • John Cena and Fruity Pebbles, his face was even put on the cereal box.
  • Lance Storm and Tim Horton's coffee. While it is an entire restaurant chain rather than a type of food, the fact that Lance has a map specifically laid out to get him to the nearest Cracker Barrel in the continental US bears mentioning too.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Popcorn was the favorite dish of the characters of the canadian kids show from the 90s Chicken Minute.

    Stand-Up Comedy 
  • EmoPhilips seems to really like coleslaw if his stand-up routines are anything to go by, sometimes with stories loosely relating to one another via the food. He also has a recipe for coleslaw on his website detailing a failed attempt to make the dish and culminating in getting rich enough to just buy nice deli slaw.
  • Jim Gaffigan has made a very successful career basing a large percentage of his jokes around his favorite food, going as far to title one of his books, Food: A Love Story. However, nothing with get a larger reaction from him than bacon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4
  • Gabriel Iglesias is known for joking in his routine that the reason he drinks diet Coke despite already being a big guy is "so I can eat regular cake". He's apparently started getting gifts of cake from fans.

     Tabletop Games 
  • One Paranoia mission introduces two Gamma-clearance citizens (cloned from two of the original programmers of The Computer) who maintain the core systems - and occasionally organize missions to the Outdoors to go scrounge up more Twinkies and Coke.
  • An odd mechanically-enforced variation of this appears in two New World of Darkness lines:
    • In Vampire: The Requiem, as Blood Potency increases, a vampire's options for nourishment decrease. They start out being able to drink any sort of blood, then it becomes "human blood only", and then it reaches a point where the only blood that can nourish them is the blood of other vampires.
    • In the second edition of Werewolf The Forsake, werewolves lose the ability to eat whatever they want and become strict carnivores upon hitting Primal Urge 2. As this increases, their diet becomes increasingly refined; from meat, to raw meat, to the flesh of other carnivores, before finally reaching a point where only Essence-impregnated flesh will sustain them. Which means the werewolf is now capable of eating only humans, mages, spirits or other werewolves.

    Theatre 
  • In A Very Potter Musical Ron (and Harry) love Red Vines. Likely a reference to Wizard People, Dear Reader, where we are told that Ron loves Twizzlers.
    What the hell can't they do?
  • In My Fair Lady, Eliza has her chocolates. It can be interpreted that Professor Higgins denying Eliza her chocolates is what makes her snap and sing "Just You Wait", plotting his death in a gleeful Imagine Spot.
  • The schoolboys in Les Misérables have a thing for wine, especially Grantaire to the point of being told to put that bottle down.
  • In Cats Skimbleshanks likes a drop of Scotch in his tea, and Gus the Theatre Cat will tell stories for 'a toothful of gin' Naturally Fanon tends to exaggerate how much they love their respective drinks.
  • In Company, there's Joanne and her vodka stingers.


...Damn it, these are all good, but the uj cake is gone.

Alternative Title(s):

Trademark Favourite Food, Trademark Favorite Drink