Twig: You have any more 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.
Old Man: I got Sunset Sarsaparilla?
Twig: That's not Nuka Cola.
Old Man: I got Sunset Sarsaparilla?
Twig: That's not Nuka Cola.
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- Emo Philips 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.
- And then there's the inverse concerning what may be his Trademark Least Favorite Food: "Hot Pockets!" He gets plenty of comedy mileage out of making fun of them.
- Gabriel Iglesias is known for joking in his routine that the reason he drinks diet Coke despite already being "fluffy" is "so I can eat regular cake". He's apparently started getting gifts of cake from fans.
- 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.
Myths & Religion
- Older Than Print: 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.
- Gnomes of Scandinavian mythology have a liking for rice porridge. It was tradition to put a bowl of rice porridge, with either a slab of butter or an almond on top, out on the doorstep on Christmas Eve as a gift for the farms resident gnome, in return for continued blessing in the coming year. If you didn't, the gnome might withdraw his help or even outright punish you.
- 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, so his dad Rocky Johnson wouldn't eat it on camera. 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.
- Shrimp cocktail for Prince Nana, which this website's impoverished user base probably knows nothing about.
- Joey Ryan and blow pops. There are few lengths he won't go to get, or retrieve one.
- Mister ZERO credits whatever success he achieved in Chikara to coffee.
- 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.
- Before cookies, Nicole Savoy needs tacos.
"Dear downtown Sacramento, F u and your $30 street tacos. I'll starve homie."
- "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and beer, to the point that both the character and the man bordered on The Alcoholic.
- The Sandman of ECW fame shared this trademark, and arguably invented it.
- Naturally, the Beer City Bruiser is also a beer fanatic, lugging a keg ostensibly full of the stuff to the ring with him, and occasionally taking a drink out of it and firing up akin to Popeye and spinach.
- Kurt Angle, intended as a Good Counterpart to Austin, loved milk as part of his "Intensity, Integrity, Intelligence" clean living gimmick.
- Popcorn was the favorite dish of the characters of the canadian kids show from the 90s Chicken Minute.
- Fraggle Rock:
- The Fraggles absolutely adore radishes, to the point that they'll eat Doozer scaffolding if the have to (Doozer building materials are made from radish juice). Which is fine, because the Doozers need the Fraggles to eat the scaffolding so they can build more towers.
- The favourite food of the Doozers themselves is revealed in one episode to be jelly-filled food pellets (custard-filled ones being less popular).
- Sesame Street:
- The Cookie Monster is clearly addicted to cookies.
- Snuffy's favorite food has always been cabbages.
- Unsurprisingly, Big Bird's favorite food is birdseed.
- Bert is partial to oatmeal.
- Baby Bear's favorite food is porridge. Much to his initial chagrin, his younger sister Curly Bear doesn't like it.
- Terrence McBird from The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss loves red birdseed brickle. In the episode, "The Feed You Need", he refused to eat it in any other color, be it pink or blue, until he tried it in those colors and found out it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be.
- The Mr. Potato Head Show: Queenie Sweet Potato, despite being Anthropomorphic Food herself, has a favorite food: sugar-cream pies.
- Vera Sackcloth-Vest in Gloomsbury has a fondness for buns that sometimes stops just short of I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin! territory.
- 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 Forsaken, 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.
- Dungeons & Dragons:
- In all editions, the bulette is portrayed as a predator who tends to prey on anything that moves; the 1st Edition, however, says that it's favorite prey is halflings.
- Halflings draw the short straw again in the 4th Edition in regards to the nalfeshnee, demonic overlords notorious for being Villainous Gluttons. They regard any creature weaker than they are as edible, but halflings are their favorite.
- The cat of Felkovic is a variant of the Onyx Cat figurine of wondrous power, designed to fight vampires. It must be fed by its user, and prefers cooked pork, which is not coincidentally a food its creator enjoyed.
- The equars, a family of horses representing the Outer Planes, each have a unique diet which must be provided by their rider for them to remain on the Prime. The good ones like things such as high-quality grain, or ancient ballads and rainwater; the evil ones prefer poisons or the flesh of a creature of the same species as the rider.
- 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. Memetic Mutation in the fandom has suggested that either Valjean or Javert (or both) has an intense love of bread.
- 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.
- The people of Gander in Come From Away all enjoy Screech, a drink described as "bad Jamaican rum". The actual quality of it is dubious; most of the Come From Aways seem to think it's disgusting, as well as the WWII officer from whom the drink got its name, but Diane says it's "delishush" (although she is quite drunk by this point).
- Sine from Little Apple Dolls adores apples. When she was alive she used to live by an orchard. Oddly she isn't described as actually enjoying the taste of apples, she just likes apples period. She would count them, write poems about them, and even talk to them (she's a little girl so it isn't too weird).
- Various Uglydolls have foods that they are crazy about. The ones mentioned the most are Babo and cookies (to the point he almost always has one in his artwork), Tray and blueberry pie (rumor is that her eyes are blue from eating so much), TooDee and grape drink (he's purple from drinking so much), and Pointy Max and cheese (giving it to him is the only way he'll do what you say).
- The Most Popular Girls in School: Deandra (Author Avatar of creator Carlo Moss himself) has an affinity for junk food of all sorts in general. Though she's mentioned chicken wings, pizza, and tacos more often.
- Supermarioglitchy 4:
- Mario prefers spaghetti; he loves it so much that he goes mad if he hears any trash talk about spaghetti.
- McShyGuy (a major character in "Cooking with Bowser and Mario!" and "Ssenmodnar 7", respectively), or the "Crazy Toast Guy", goes crazy over toast as well.
- It seems Chica is as obsessed with pizza as Mario is with spaghetti. Actually, she can barely say anything other than "pizza".
- Homestar Runner:
- Fluffy Puff Marshmallows. He likes to eat about 147 of them before he drinks a tall, cold glass of melonade. Also, Bronco Trolleys (orange slice + peanut butter + Triscuit).
- Speaking of melonade, some of his favorite flavors include Taco Annihilation, Athletic Berry Blast, Butt 1 Flavor, Quadruple Triple, Costa Latte Froth, and Sizzlin' Bacon Guava Quench.
- Strong Bad: Cold Ones, Swiss Cake Rolls, and Potate chips.
- Marzipan: Tofu.
- The King of Town: Everything. But most frequently butter, or Thanksgiving food.
- The Cheat: Sudsuu (skim milk and gummy bears)
- Stinkoman: Shrimp
- Dear God, the fandom went absolutely crazy with 1-Up (Homestar's Japanese anime reimagining) and his obsession with pudding.
- A Day in Dracula's Life: Dracula apparently really loves pot roast. At least that explains why Belmont would find it hidden in random walls...
- Zero Punctuation's Yahtzee Croshaw apparently loves Branston Pickle. He's also mentioned Jacob's Cream Crackers and Brie cheese quite a bit, as well as Cadbury Creme eggs. An attempt to remove the fillings to Cadbury Creme Eggs and replace it with Branston Pickle apparently did not go so well. He also frequently mentions Cornettos in his earlier videos. He also appears to have a thing for pies of both the standard dessert and entree savory varieties.
- Neurotically Yours: Foamy the squirrel loves bagels and cream cheese.
- Bowser's Kingdom: For the Karate Duo Number One: LUCKY CANDY! Taste the glory!
- Weebl Bull of Weebl & Bob likes pie.
- Several of the major Youtube Poop characters have foods associated with them as a result of some lines from the source material.
Mario: You know what they say, all toasters toast toast!
- Ice cream for Scrooge and the boys in the Ducktalez. Huey went through the trouble of rescuing Louie and Dewey just so they can enjoy some ice cream.
- Baja Fresh burritos are this to the entire main cast of Tomorrows Nobodies, at least in the pre-reboot episodes.
- Dr. Tran:
- In this universe, Hotel Soap eats cocaine. Because COCAINE IS VITAMINS FOR HOTEL SOAP!
- There's also a talking chicken with an addiction to chewing gum.
- Blake Belladonna seems to really like tuna. When the team first learns that Blake is a cat faunus, Ruby seems to think that this provides adequate explanation as to why she likes the stuff so much. In Volume 3, when the team are out for noodles, Blake orders a huge bowl of fish cooked specially for her: not only is she left drooling over it, but she's visibly distraught when it's taken away from her as Weiss' credit card is declined and dives at Pyrrha's offer to cover it. Given her usual personality, this is hilarious.
- Ruby loves her chocolate chip cookies. She's also a speedster. The result in her interrogation scene in the first episode is her wolfing down an entire plate full of them in just a few seconds.
- Nora, the other major Big Eater of the cast, loves her pancakes, and has been known to drink maple syrup straight from the bottle.
- Mystery Skulls Animated:
- Lewis likes chocolate covered bhut jolokia, fitting considering his parents are chefs that specialize in spicy food and sweet deserts.
- Arthur loves an odd seafood pizza known locally as the Surf's Up Surprise. The only known ingredient is oysters though presumably there are other bits of seafood involved.
- Vivi's favorite food is okonomiyaki, a savory pancake, though as a Big Eater she's also rather fond of food in general.
...Damn it, these are all good, but the uj cake is gone.