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* Subverted in line of Sprite ads showing that Sprite won't give you special powers. It just quenches your thirst. In one ad, a boy drinks Sprite on a basketball court and then tries to dunk while a voicover says, "If you want to play like the NBA stars..." [[RealityEnsues and he falls on his face]], "...practice." In another, a boy drinks sprite before fighting Wrestling/{{Sting}}... and gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.

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* Subverted in line of Sprite ads showing that Sprite won't give you special powers. It just quenches your thirst. In one ad, a boy drinks Sprite on a basketball court and then tries to dunk while a voicover says, "If you want to play like the NBA stars..." [[RealityEnsues [[SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome and he falls on his face]], "...practice." In another, a boy drinks sprite before fighting Wrestling/{{Sting}}... and gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.



* Darkly parodied in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F5o3NSHMoM this British PSA]]. A woman on a hen night loses her balloons, so a guy dramatically turns into a superhero and starts climbing up some scaffolding to get them back - [[RealityEnsues before falling to his death]]. Alcohol just made him ''feel'' invincible. [[ScareEmStraight Know your limits]].

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* Darkly parodied in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F5o3NSHMoM this British PSA]]. A woman on a hen night loses her balloons, so a guy dramatically turns into a superhero and starts climbing up some scaffolding to get them back - [[RealityEnsues [[SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome before falling to his death]]. Alcohol just made him ''feel'' invincible. [[ScareEmStraight Know your limits]].


* British cereal Weetabix did a whole series of these: [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]] dropped his gun and ran from Bugs Bunny after Bugs ate Weetabix. The Three Bears stopped being angry about someone sitting in their chairs after finding she'd also eaten the Weetabix. RobinHood ran away from the Sheriff after seeing Weetabix on his table. The Wooden Horse of Troy came to life and made a run for it after seeing the Trojans eat Weetabix. Delilah cuts off Samson's hair, but flees when she sees he is about to eat some Weetabix. Only poor old Ned Kelly failed to use Weetabix-induced superpowers; he couldn't get the spoon through the slot in his helmet.

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* British cereal Weetabix did a whole series of these: [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]] dropped his gun and ran from Bugs Bunny after Bugs ate Weetabix. The Three Bears stopped being angry about someone sitting in their chairs after finding she'd also eaten the Weetabix. RobinHood Myth/RobinHood ran away from the Sheriff after seeing Weetabix on his table. The Wooden Horse of Troy came to life and made a run for it after seeing the Trojans eat Weetabix. Delilah cuts off Samson's hair, but flees when she sees he is about to eat some Weetabix. Only poor old Ned Kelly failed to use Weetabix-induced superpowers; he couldn't get the spoon through the slot in his helmet.



* Referenced and parodied in the third and last "Dexter Riley" movie from Disney, 1975's ''The Strongest Man in the World'', in which Creator/{{Kurt Russell}}'s hapless college student and his friends discover a combination of chemicals and breakfast cereal which produces temporary super strength.

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* Referenced and parodied in the third and last "Dexter Riley" movie from Disney, 1975's ''The Strongest Man in the World'', in which Creator/{{Kurt Russell}}'s Creator/KurtRussell's hapless college student and his friends discover a combination of chemicals and breakfast cereal which produces temporary super strength.


A marketing form of PowerUpFood (and may count as this if it's the mascot shown doing it). Compare SuperSerum. ThePowerOfCheese is a related trope that depicts the product as having powers itself, as are examples of ParodyProductPlacement for the Advertising/HostessFruitPies advertising campaign.

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A marketing form of PowerUpFood (and may count as this if it's the mascot shown doing it). Compare SuperSerum. ThePowerOfCheese is a related trope that depicts the product as having powers itself, as are examples of ParodyProductPlacement for the Advertising/HostessFruitPies advertising campaign. Related to MissedMealAesop in that the ads are encouraging the viewers to eat.


* In the case of Quisp and Quake (Quaker's rival cereals of yesteryear), their commercials boasted that eating Quisp gives you "quazy energy", while Quake grants you "earthquake power". On the other hand, Orange Quangaroos (Quake's successor cereal) makes no such claims.

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* In the case of Quisp and Quake Advertising/QuispAndQuake (Quaker's rival cereals of yesteryear), their commercials boasted that eating Quisp gives you "quazy energy", while Quake grants you "earthquake power". On the other hand, Orange Quangaroos (Quake's successor cereal) makes no such claims.


-->Cheerios Kid: Cheerios gives you GO!
-->Bullwinkle: (dazed) But watch where you're goin'...

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-->Cheerios Kid: -->'''Cheerios Kid:''' Cheerios gives you GO!
-->Bullwinkle: (dazed)
GO!\\
'''Bullwinkle:''' ''[dazed]''
But watch where you're goin'...



* Quaker Instant Oatmeal had ''{{Popeye}}'' turn down spinach and have instant oatmeal give him his super strength. This series of ads was pulled very quickly due to public outrage. Plus, it irked the actual Quakers, who are pacifists, to have such a violent person associated with their name.

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* Quaker Instant Oatmeal had ''{{Popeye}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' turn down spinach and have instant oatmeal give him his super strength. This series of ads was pulled very quickly due to public outrage. Plus, it irked the actual Quakers, who are pacifists, to have such a violent person associated with their name.



* {{Popeye}}'s use of spinach as a PowerUpFood was wisely incorporated into the real marketing of spinach for home consumption.

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* {{Popeye}}'s ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'s use of spinach as a PowerUpFood was wisely incorporated into the real marketing of spinach for home consumption.



--> '''Neil:''' New angle. Joe Schlub eats Powersauce bar, becomes world's mightiest man.
--> '''Brad:''' It's believable. That's what I like about it.

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--> '''Neil:''' -->'''Neil:''' New angle. Joe Schlub eats Powersauce bar, becomes world's mightiest man.
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man.\\
'''Brad:''' It's believable. That's what I like about it.


* The print ad for Chef Boyardee's ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' pasta is a two-page comic in which the Turtles catch ThoseTwoBadGuys Rocksteady and Bebop stealing their supply of the pasta being advertised. Before taking them down, the Turtles munch down on the pasta because it gives them "[[{{crunchtastic}} total turtle power]]".

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* The print ad for Chef Boyardee's ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' pasta is a two-page comic in which the Turtles catch ThoseTwoBadGuys [[BumblingHenchmenDuo Rocksteady and Bebop Bebop]] stealing their supply of the pasta being advertised. Before taking them down, the Turtles munch down on the pasta because it gives them "[[{{crunchtastic}} total turtle power]]".


* Subverted in line of Sprite ads showing that Sprite won't give you special powers. It just quenches your thirst. In one ad, a boy drinks Sprite on a basketball court and then tries to dunk while a voicover says, "If you want to play like the NBA stars..." [[RealityEnsues and he falls on his face]], "...practice." In another, a boy drinks sprite before fighting Wrestling/Sting... and gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.

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* Subverted in line of Sprite ads showing that Sprite won't give you special powers. It just quenches your thirst. In one ad, a boy drinks Sprite on a basketball court and then tries to dunk while a voicover says, "If you want to play like the NBA stars..." [[RealityEnsues and he falls on his face]], "...practice." In another, a boy drinks sprite before fighting Wrestling/Sting...Wrestling/{{Sting}}... and gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.


* Subverted in line of Sprite ads showing that Sprite won't give you special powers. It just quenches your thirst. In one ad, a boy drinks Sprite on a basketball court and then tries to dunk while a voicover says, "If you want to play like the NBA stars..." [[RealityEnsues and he falls on his face]], "...practice."

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* Subverted in line of Sprite ads showing that Sprite won't give you special powers. It just quenches your thirst. In one ad, a boy drinks Sprite on a basketball court and then tries to dunk while a voicover says, "If you want to play like the NBA stars..." [[RealityEnsues and he falls on his face]], "...practice."" In another, a boy drinks sprite before fighting Wrestling/Sting... and gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.


A marketing form of PowerUpFood (and may count as this if it's the mascot shown doing it). Compare SuperSerum. ThePowerOfCheese is a related trope that depicts the product as having powers itself, as are examples of ParodyProductPlacement for the Adveritsing/HostessFruitPies advertising campaign.

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A marketing form of PowerUpFood (and may count as this if it's the mascot shown doing it). Compare SuperSerum. ThePowerOfCheese is a related trope that depicts the product as having powers itself, as are examples of ParodyProductPlacement for the Adveritsing/HostessFruitPies Advertising/HostessFruitPies advertising campaign.


A marketing form of PowerUpFood (and may count as this if it's the mascot shown doing it). Compare SuperSerum. ThePowerOfCheese is a related trope that depicts the product as having powers itself, as is DeliciousFruitPies.

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A marketing form of PowerUpFood (and may count as this if it's the mascot shown doing it). Compare SuperSerum. ThePowerOfCheese is a related trope that depicts the product as having powers itself, as is DeliciousFruitPies.are examples of ParodyProductPlacement for the Adveritsing/HostessFruitPies advertising campaign.


** The reason the Marie Celeste was found adrift with nobody on board? The pirate crew was about to attack a merchant vessel, but they panicked and dove overboard when they saw that its crew was eating Weetabix. Never mind that [[YouFailHistoryForever the Marie Celeste wasn't a pirate ship.]]

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** The reason the Marie Celeste was found adrift with nobody on board? The pirate crew was about to attack a merchant vessel, but they panicked and dove overboard when they saw that its crew was eating Weetabix. Never mind that [[YouFailHistoryForever [[ArtisticLicenseHistory the Marie Celeste wasn't a pirate ship.]]


* The old Irn Bru ads with the slogan "Barr's Irn Bru, made in Scotland from girders" showed people acquiring super-strength and invulnerability from the drink.

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* The old Irn Bru Irn-Bru ads with the slogan "Barr's Irn Bru, Irn-Bru, made in Scotland from girders" showed people acquiring super-strength and invulnerability from the drink.


* The print ad for Chef Boyardee's ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' pasta is a two-page comic in which the Turtles catch ThoseTwoBadGuys Rocksteady and Bebop stealing their supply of the pasta being advertised. Before taking them down, the Turtles munch down on the pasta because it gives them "[[{{crunchtastic}} total turtle power]]".

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* The print ad for Chef Boyardee's ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' pasta is a two-page comic in which the Turtles catch ThoseTwoBadGuys Rocksteady and Bebop stealing their supply of the pasta being advertised. Before taking them down, the Turtles munch down on the pasta because it gives them "[[{{crunchtastic}} total turtle power]]".


* A series of Mentos (The Freshmaker!) commercials had the protagonist trying to navigate obstacles to get to his love interest, and he usually comes up with a clever, lateral-thinking solution after popping one of the advertised mints.
* While not ''exactly'' this trope, {{Popeye}} is credited with saving the Spinach-growing industry in the 1930s by his constant consumption of it as a PowerUpFood.

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* A series of Mentos (The Freshmaker!) commercials had has the protagonist trying to navigate obstacles to get to his love interest, and he usually comes up faced with a clever, lateral-thinking solution after some conundrum. After popping one of the advertised mints, the character is suddenly inspired by a clever, later-thinking solution to the problem. Noticing the amazement of a bystander, the protagonist triumphantly holds the pack of Mentos aloft, as if giving all credit to the mints.
* While not ''exactly'' this trope, {{Popeye}} is credited with saving the Spinach-growing industry in the 1930s by his constant consumption {{Popeye}}'s use of it spinach as a PowerUpFood.PowerUpFood was wisely incorporated into the real marketing of spinach for home consumption.



* "Why does [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Powdered Toast]] give you sooooo much energy? Because it comes in a can, stupid!"
** It turns out that powdered toast can not actually give kids the power to fly, despite having Vitamin F.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': "Why does [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Powdered Toast]] Toast give you sooooo much energy? Because it comes in a can, stupid!"
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stupid!" It turns out that powdered toast can not actually give kids the power to fly, despite having Vitamin F.

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