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  • How much do the foods actually know about their properties? Brenda talked about having toothpaste squeezed all over her, which would be some horrific revelation if a human was shown to use toothpaste; and Sgt. Fizz and Geronimints seemed to be well aware of what would occur when they join forces.
    • Pretty aware, as the buns and sausages can’t wait to mate.
  • How is Gum still able to remain alive after being chewed up and stepped on? I understand that people never swallow gum and thus spit it out, so that means he wouldn't've been digested by the humans, but being stepped on seems like it should've killed him, as opposed to when Darren tried to shoot him near the climax since he's immune to bullets, but I can't imagine he'd be immune to being stepped on since people have probably scraped him under the concrete and thus killing him.
    • Well, when you consider that Stephen Hawking survived an illness that only gave him two years to live…
    • If being shot didn't kill him, why would being chewed up and stepped on kill him?
  • Since Gum appears to be old, does that mean he was young in his past life as a fresh new stick of gum? If so, does that mean he aged fast in gum years while being chewed by humans?
  • In relation to below, would an an ice cream container be tortured by the coldness of a freezer and eventually die that way, or would it just suffer without the freezing process killing it? Also, since the ice cream inside it would eventually melt if not eaten once removed from the freezer, would the melting process kill the container itself, or would it still somehow be able to stay alive? Ice cream containers would seem to have the least luck out of all the anthropomorphic foods; they would probably have no ability to protect themselves from death or suffering.
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    • An ice cream container appears near the film's climax when she tells Frank she can't run from the humans because she'll melt. From this we can assume that an ice cream container will stay alive for as long as the ice cream inside of it is unmelted. If that's the case then removing the ice cream should kill the container as well. She also doesn't show any signs of trauma from being inside of a freezer so it's possible that ice cream containers are just used to the cold considering their contents are made to be cold anyway.
  • Would an ice cream cone be sentinent with the ice cream itself being lifeless, or would the ice cream itself be sentinent with the cone being lifeless? If the ice cream was sentient, would it be turned on by the licking process from the humans, thus being the only food that enjoys its death? The melting process would presumably be the only way an ice cream cone could be tortured if that's the case.
    • If the ice cream in question is scooped from a container, it probably serves as the container's "internal organs". So the ice cream itself would be lifeless. If the ice cream is made from scratch in a machine but not put into a container, if the pizza in the Druggie's house is any indication, it'll probably be sentient. Also, the wine bottle didn't seem to enjoy being held between Camille's legs as it was being uncorked. So depending on a food's preferences it could either be turned on or feel raped.
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    • Furthermore, ice cream cones can also be tortured by humans biting them. Not everyone licks their ice cream cones.
  • How would the anthropomorphic containers be killed? Would losing the food inside them result in death, or would the containers have to be injured (eg. getting crushed, stepped on, opened up etc.) in order to die?
    • The juice box that Douche comes across seemed to be in relatively good shape minus the hole in his crotch, but was still dying regardless. And an ice cream container near the climax states she can't leave her freezer or else she'll melt. From this we can assume the food or drink inside a container serves as its "internal organs" or "blood" and thus can't live without it.
    • The mint package died when all the mints fell out of him, so it's probably the former case.
  • Does the potato realize that his death is temporary and that he'll likely be reincarnated into some sort of potato dish?
    • Since you have to cook potatoes in order to eat them, and the cooking process kills the food, presumably once a potato is cooked, that's it. It's notable that when we see a bag of potato chips in this movie, it's the sealed bag that's anthropomorphic; the actual chips seem to be lifeless.
  • Do the hot dogs have dicks themselves, or no since they're supposed to resemble them?
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    • Frank can be seen masturbating at the end of the film. He seems to have a penis.
    • It's most likely a phantom penis. That, or he’s rubbing himself top to bottom.
  • How big is the rift between the foods reality and the human reality? When food moves, it's shown in the human reality to be rolling/falling/etc. But how does that explain when unpackaged food moves about freely, like when Carl and Barry move to the windowsill; when Barry hangs on to the Druggie's shoelace and sneaks though his house; how does the food launch toothpicks if they don't have arms or legs in the humans' reality?; and lastly how would the final battle look through the eyes of someone not hopped up on bath salts?
    • Even the humans are off. Why does Druggie seem to be oblivious even from the foods perspective (no hidden or glowing eyes when off the salts for example), while Camille shows obvious intent with her knife from Carl and Barry's perspective?
    • In addition, how will reality handle the main characters, now that they are going there?
    • It probably would look like the Poltergeist phenomena with objects flying around and hitting people push by invisible forces.
    • It could be a case of Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane, like how Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes got tied up once.
  • Why are hotdogs referred to as "sausages" in this film? Isn't that term more commonly associated with the breakfast item?
    • Well, yes. But the movie's called "Sausage Party". As for why they used hotdogs instead of actual sausages... Probably for innuendo's sake.
    • Maybe they actually are sausages. Polish sausages and other types of sausages look like hotdogs but thicker and longer.
    • Hot dogs are sausages. They can also be called Frankfurter sausages, as they originate in Frankfurt, Germany like how hamburgers originate from Hamburg, Germany. A sausage is a product made of ground meat, salt, spices, and sometimes other flavoring or fillings, encased in a skin. There are many varieties, including hot dogs (frankfurters), bratwursts, salami, breakfast sausage, kiełbasa, chorizo, bologna, and hundreds of others.
  • Are the knives and other cooking implements sentient too?
    • No, in fact they are used as weapons.
    • Weird, since other inedible products were alive. It's a pity, really, they could've been imagined as sentient and evil, being in collaboration with the "Gods".
      • It appears that only consumable products are alive, while multi-use items, like cooking utensils, are just inanimate objects.
      • Besides technically you can eat and digest paper (like the toilet paper) and the douche uses water that can also be consume.
    • Tampons, douches, and condoms seem to be of liking.
  • Frank is a hotdog and thus is a processed food derived from various animal byproducts like beef, pork, chicken or whatever. Hasn't he been through this kind of hell before?
    • Humans never go through the hell their mothers do while birthing them. Maybe the same works with the food?
  • Since Frank and the sausages are meat, said animals must have eaten vegetables. Why don't the vegetables hate the meats for eating them in some past life?
    • Because those vegetables are already dead and eaten, absorbed into energy for the animal, that in turn was chopped up to bits to create the hot dogs. So by that point, the veggies are probably not of sound/body to be giving opinions anymore.
    • I think what OP is trying to ask is why the anthropomorphic vegetables shown in the movie (ie. the cabbages, ears of corn) don't hate the sentient meats for eating vegetables when they were animals.
    • They don't seem to have any memory of their pre-market life.
    • Maybe they are born when pulled out.
    • Even if the plant-derived foods do remember their time growing on a farm somewhere, why would they know what happened to their fellows who were hauled off to become animal feed? Or that meat products come from animals, for that matter? Even free-range livestock don't get to forage in places where crops are grown for human consumption, and meat animals certainly aren't slaughtered there.
  • The baby carrots in the trailer are actually baby cut carrots which are made from full grown carrots. So was the full grown carrot alive before it was turned into all those baby carrots? What is the process of food becoming sentient? Is cookie dough sentient or not until it is cooked? What about the eggs and flour used for the cookie dough?
    • Maybe the process is like reincarnation or regeneration. You die as one or more foods and come back as a new one with no prior knowledge of your past 'life' or 'lives'. Might even explain Frank's situation above.
    • A further problem: a slice of pepperoni pizza is sentient. What determines that the pizza is sentient but not the pepperoni or cheese?
      • A sentient block of cheese is shown being grated during the food massacre scene, and the shreds of cheese don't have any sentience. This implies that once a food item as a whole is cut up into individual slices, said slices will be lifeless. The same can be said for pepperoni, as the pieces were likely cut from a pepperoni meat as a whole.
    • Even worst - the Menthos that killed the shopper with the Diet Coke Attack was shown to be sentient. But when he pulled the rip cord and dropped the individual candies out of his tube, they were shown as sentient too.
    • Maybe it's a Fusion Dance kind of thing. Like, if multiple different foods are put together to make another food, the minds of all the foods meld together and become one.
    • note  I imagine that full carrots become conscious upon harvest and having their leaves and fine roots removed is either a horrible mutilation or just like a person getting a hair cut or pets getting groomed. But getting cut up and tumbled into baby carrots would be a massacre and the newly born innocent babies would have little notion of the veritable genocide that went into their creation. The same can be said for individual corn kernels. The zombified partially digested kernels might have been fine if they hadn't yet been eaten, but the whole ears of corn would be obliterated to make them, just like the Mentos pack's death seemed to give life to the individual candies. (Or were they already alive inside and he just deflated when they dropped out?)
  • What decides if the food itself, like the sausages, is sentient as opposed to the container being sentient with the contents being similar to organs, like the tin in the Saving Private Ryan reference? Would a box of cereal be aware, or would each piece of cereal inside have its own awareness? Is a loaf of sliced bread one entity or is each slice distinct? If it's one does it die/suffer when it's sliced?
    • Sausages are basically processed meat and other foodstuffs encased in an edible wrapping.
  • What is the line between food and not-food? If a predator kills an animal, does that animal's carcass, which is now food, suddenly become sentient? If that's the case then wouldn't the logical result of this be some sort of zombie apocalypse?
    • No, this was answered by the scene when Frank is traveling through the Frozen aisles, when Meat Loaf is singing there are piles of fish and octopus in the frozen aisles, and the fish and octopus are lifeless, they're not talking or blinking at all. So no zombie apocalypse.
    • The scene with the baby carrots shows the food from human perspective(rolling on the counter by accident instead of running for it). It's likely the same disconnect between prey and predator. If the flesh does become sapient, the predator would be none the wiser as it ate.
    • Remember that toilet paper, douches, tampons and condoms are also alive. Clearly there's something about marketplaces that makes them come alive.
  • What's the experience like for food that has expired and will never be eaten by humans? At what point would the food "die" in spirit, or would it be doomed to consciously rot for eternity?
    • The corn in the dog poop does seem to imply that the food will maintain some amount of awareness as it decomposes.
    • Probably senility and arthritis like any other life form that ages too far.
    • They become moldy zombies until they rot away completely, like the infected in The Last of Us.
  • Is Frank the first food product the realize the truth about food's ultimate destiny? Why is he the first one in history to try and save his fellow foods?
    • There are also the group of non-perishables he hooks up with who fill in the blanks. As for why no one tried to save anyone, Firewater's comment about no one believing Frank implies they had tried, and failed.
      • That and Firewater probably had them Killed to Uphold the Masquerade.
      • Firewater openly says that everyone knew the truth before they invented the song, so Frank is not the first. Mustard did also and was threaten by Firewater to keep the secret or be killed, as if they would kill someone for not comply doubftully as the Twiky says "if we kill him we are not better that the monsters" so they have never kill anyone before.
    • The turnover for most products in the supermarket is going to be days, for some even hours. It wouldn't take long for everyone who remembers an idea to be sold or dumped into the bottomless black maw of the garbage bin, so it could well have been only a few weeks ago that the song was written.
  • Why can the toilet paper talk? Toilet paper isn't food.
    • Neither is Douche. Maybe any item related to digestion in some way or another is sentient.
    • The rules seem to be that whatever goes on a supermarket shelf will come alive. Unless it's pizza or sandwiches, in which case they're probably reincarnations.
      • To be more precise, later into the movie Barry happens upon a talking used condom on the streets and the kitchen equipment in the Dark Aisle are shown to be non-sentient, suggesting that only consumables are anthropomorphic.
    • It could be that anything that comes from the Shopwells supermarket comes to life (well, they can only be seen alive if the humans are on bath salts). Maybe the condom, and the toilet paper were bought from said supermarket.
    • It is also possible that non-consumable multiuse objects like the kitchen equipment are alive but have their own dimension in a similar way how humans can't see that food is alive, food and appliances do not see each other, but they do see humans.
  • Even if food is sentient, what the hell are humans supposed to do about it? Most living creatures have to eat to survive. It's basic biology.
    • Nothing, that's the ultimate Fridge Horror of the movie.
    • Eat dirt. (sarcasm)
      • It doesn't seem to matter if the food is sentient. The only time the foods can get revenge on the humans is if said humans are on bath salts.
      • Wrong, food can affect humans, Barry pulls one of the stoner's shoe laces to make him fall causing (albeit indirectly) his death and they pinch the humans with toothpicks in order to infect them with the bath salts, they could kill humans if they want. The bath salts were for humans to see them, probably in the hope that humans would stop harming them if they realize they were alive, but it didn't work as humans panicked and start killind them even more so they defend themselves.
  • As someone who worked at a supermarket, what about things like the deli and the butcher departments (where meats, cheeses, etc, get cut up), or the free samples table, or even just those "grazer" types that might try a tiny piece of fruit to taste? Do the foods not realize their "destiny" when seeing that, or is this just a supermarket where those things never happen?
    • They probably see those incidents as God smiting the wicked. If food has any concept of original sin, then they'll use it to rationalise the occasional moment of terror.
    • But they apparently can't even fathom that food can be and is eaten. Which is weird of course, since it's hard to believe noone has ever eaten anything inside that mall.
    • Shopwell's is never seen offering free samples of food. Not all grocery stores offer free samples.
  • In relation to the above at supermarkets what about fast food or restaurant food? Are they just Conditioned to Accept Horror?
  • At Shopwell's, the grocery store where the movie takes place, why are the hot dogs and the buns are placed on the same shelf next to each other? It is common sense for all grocery stores to place hot dogs in refrigerated sections just like with all raw meats to avoid getting spoiled quickly or have their juices leaking out of the packages which would make it too sticky for customers when they purchase it, and therefore they should not be placed so close (let alone, mere inches) to the buns which need to be sold at room temperature.
    • The sausages and buns said that "red white and blue" day was coming up, so this ex-grocery store worker troper just assumed it was a special display set up for that Fourth of July weekend. It's not unheard of to set hotdogs and buns next to each other in refrigerated displays for short amounts of time, since the cold isn't going to hurt the buns and it helps to convince customers to buy the store's favored brand/prices.
    • Shopwell's seems like a pretty gross store run by apathetic kids.
  • And why do Frank and Barry's packages, Fancy Dogs, offer 10 hot dogs when Brenda's packages, Glamour Buns, only offer 8 hot dog buns? Wouldn't customers be 2 buns too short for their hot dogs? The least common multiple is 40, so wouldn't customers need to buy at least 5 Glamour Buns and 4 Fancy Dogs to have the equal number of hot dogs and hot dog buns?
    • The "why do buns only come in packages of eight if hot dogs come in packages of ten" question is actually much older than most people think. The answer boils down to a combination of butchers selling packs of hot dogs as an even pound (due to the light weight of an individual frank), and existing bakery equipment being cost prohibitive to change. Fortunately, jumbo dogs usually come in eight count packs if you don't want any extras.
    • What's stopping... anyone from just cooking and eating the two leftover sausages without buns?
      • Nothing. Presumably that's what Stoner intended to do to Barry, who wouldn't have filled a non-smooshed bun in any case.
  • If the humans can't see/hear the food unless they take bath salts, how does it appear as though Camille Toh knowingly kills Carl and tries to kill Barry?
    • Because it's the food perspective. The food has no idea that the humans can't normally see them.
    • Yeah, she was just using a knife to pick a couple of sausages that somehow got on the window sill.
  • In the climax, how did the food manage to aim so flawlessly? A bunch of critters that have spent most of their life contained, have never used weapons before, in the span of a few hours manage to use improvised bows (And anyone who has used those IRL know they are NOT easy to learn) and get good enough to hit several moving targets?
    • There's a lot about their intelligence that doesn't make sense, given that any perishable products can't be more than a few days old.
    • The foods' target for the bath salts were humans, and they were using toothpicks, so it didn't seem too hard given their target took up their entire radar, and then the toothpicks rained down on a nose, the back of a neck and Darren's buttocks.
    • For all we know, they'd practiced with those bows before launching the attack. The real question is, why weren't the toothpicks sentient if other consumables like condoms, toilet paper, and toothpaste are?
  • In the climax, Darren pulls out a gun. What kind of supermarket chain lets the staff bring guns? People get fired from their jobs at these places for chasing thieves on foot even if no one else gets hurt, much less shooting them.
    • They probably didn't know he had one. He didn't brandish it after all. And with the recent slew of shootings the risk of losing a job may be considered an acceptable tradeoff by some.
    • Darren always hated working at the supermarket, and the foods trying to harm, if not outright kill him out of spite for having thrown away many foods into the garbage before, may have made him draw the line at keeping his job. Darren also didn't seem to mind getting fired, he barely gets paid as a shelf boy.
    • Not to mention the fact that many supermarkets in the United States allow people to carry arms and some even sell guns to shoppers.
    • The gun was in a bottom drawer behind a register. It was likely there in case of a robbery.
    • Darren's the guy who locks the place up at night. If anyone's going to get confronted by robbers, it's him, as they'd likely break in after closing.
    • This, of course, begs the question of whether the bullets were sentient. Technically, they're consumables too.
  • So, almost everyone in this film will be dead in about a week when the police or someone else cut the power to the freezers while they investigate all the deaths?
    • Not to mention that they're food. Besides the nonperishables and the anthropomorphic container types, they're all gonna rot eventually, and they can't exactly reproduce.
    • I think the point is that they all got to die fulfilled, i.e. having sex over and over until they peacefully expire.
    • Like most creatures. Eventually, the message of the movie is that you should enjoy your life and doing what you like to do disregarding religious rules that forbid things like sex. It's a metaphor. The only difference is that we last years and they last days.
  • So the start of the movie showed that a whole ear of corn is anthropomorphic. How come when we see chunks of corn in a dog turd, they're all individual beings?
    • Maybe they're a Hive Mind, maybe it's like The Thing, where every separated part of the creature becomes an independent organism. Or, being undead, the chunks are akin to reanimated parts of the body.
    • Could be canned corn. Going by the Mentos-type-guys example, the individual kernels of corn would be alive after they came out of the can.
  • The massacre at Camille Toh's place showed corn chips being made into nachos. Following the logic of the film, they should have originally been inside a bag that was sentient. Wouldn't a bag of corn chips being ripped open have tipped everyone off that they were doomed to die horrible deaths?
    • Not all packages are sentient; sometimes it's just the contents inside them that are anthropomorphic, whereas the packages themselves are lifeless, like the packages for sausages and buns.
    • And then sometimes, BOTH are sentient, like the package of mints being opened to reveal several smaller, equally sapient mints.
    • Furthermore, most bags of corn chips in real life have a clear display of the chips inside the bag, so this could imply that if a food package has a display of the contents inside them, then the package will be lifeless as opposed to said contents inside them; the packages for the sausages, buns and potatoes shown in the movie are a good example of this. This is also why when a bag of potato chips is shown in this movie, only the bag itself is sentient while the chips inside them are lifeless.
  • If the food doesn't reproduce, why do they have genitals and why can they have sex?
    • For the same reason they have eyes but not a brain to receive the info from the optic nerves and mouths but they do not need to eat, they're anthropomorphic entities animating food.
  • A loaf of bread is shown alive and is tortured by being cut up into slices. There's also a living sandwich, which is made of 2 bread slices. How does THAT work?
    • Maybe the bread from the living sandwich was from a bag of bread slices rather than cut from a loaf of bread.
    • Or it was sold as a pre-made sandwich, like you find at airport kiosks.
  • What kind of food is Mr. Grits?
  • Why are there only three characters that are considered "non-perishable"? Technically most of the items that aren't meant to be eaten are all non-perishable as well.
    • Those three are probably the ones who have been there the longest, and thus know exactly how to survive and stay out of the humans' sight.
    • Firewater and Mr. Grits imply that the store stopped carrying them and had their space filled with White Crackers, hence why they hate them, a reference on how European settlers colonized the indigenous land. They avoided being purchased or retired by the store by hiding between shelves in the spirits area. The same may or may not have happened to Twink.
    • Twink, at least, may have escaped from a package that was damaged or torn open accidentally. Twinkies aren't normally sold as single items, so possibly somebody dropped his two-pack and his twin got squashed.
  • How is it that a slice of pizza is an individual being? Wouldn't a pizza already be alive before it was cut up?
    • Maybe there's a different rule for pizza: a pizza as a whole wouldn't be anthropomorphic (cooked or not), nor would the toppings since they were made from killing foods that used to be a whole (eg. the block of cheese getting killed in the food massacre scene by being grated clearly implies that the shredded cheese would be lifeless), but once it is cut up triangularly, each individual slice automatically comes to life.
    • The pizza slice was lying in a pizza delivery box. Probably it was pre-cut at the pizzeria when it was fresh out of the oven, hence still cooking from its own heat and not quite 'born'/sentient yet.
  • Why don't the fruits hate the juice boxes for having their makers kill them and storing their blood (which is in this case, the juice) inside their cartons?
    • Ignorance? Maybe they don't know how juice is made and consider them "distant cousins".
  • Since more than just one item of the same food can be sentient, such as there being numerous sentient jars of honey mustard, does that mean they're all clones or is each one different and have some sort of relationship with one another? I understand that the sausages aren't clones of each other and therefore each one is different from one another, but what about the containers, bags of chips, or the aforementioned jars of honey mustard? Are all of them clones or is each one different from one another, and if the latter is the case then what relationship do they have with each other? Are they supposed to be family or friends?
    • I'm going to say they're individuals, but for the sake of production, they're made to look the same.
    • Why wouldn't they have individuality and personalities of their own? The sausages and the buns do, even when they come from the same package.
  • How was Douche able to put the sticker back on after Brenda ripped it off of him? The sticker would probably have lost its adhesiveness from not only being peeled twice (remember, Douche took it off the juice box) but also getting wet from the fluids dripping out of the wound he had.
    • Maybe it has to do with the strength he received from consuming all that juice and liquor.
    • Probably a different sticker; he was shown grabbing, killing and drinking all kinds of drinks.
  • I'll buy that digested corn kernels becomes zombies, but who the hell lays a deuce on the sidewalk?
    • Dogs, trust me I was confused and squicked out too. So I went to google and asked if dogs could eat corn hoping that was what it was and not the alternative. Thankfully, dogs can eat corn , so it was most likely a dog deuce that someone didn't bother to pick up.
      • Happens all the time when a dog is allowed to lick whatever's left off the family's dinner plates. Or when a stray knocks over the garbage to scrounge.
    • Could have been a homeless person, too.
  • Firewater reveals that he made up religion. Shouldn't spaghetti have made up religion? Seriously, why didn't they make a joke about that?
    • Because not many people would have a clue what the joke was about.
  • Why aren't the bath salts sentient too?
    • They didn't come from a supermarket.
    • Also, the drugs nicknamed "bath salts" aren't literally bath salts. Nobody sells them as commercial products.
  • Firewater said that food was terrified before they made up the religion of the great beyond. So, if food knew they would be killed if bought, why would they stay on the shelves and let the humans take them? Why not have an uprising? Food greatly outnumbers the humans so any uprising shouldn't be too hard. Especially since, without bath salts, the humans won't even see it coming.
    • They consider humans to be gods, and by extension, almighty immortals. Up until Barry came back with the Druggie’s severed head at least. Prior to then, they were adamantly against Frank’s revelation of the truth. Partially because they thought that, even if the Great Beyond IS bullshit, they don’t stand a chance against dozens of immortal gods.
    • For all we know, foods did try. People sometimes do slip on spillage or get clonked on the head by falling cans at the supermarket. But without the revelation provided by the bath salts, both they and other nearby humans would just write off such mishaps as "accidents" and carry on without any sign of fear, which would quickly demoralize any would-be uprising: "Damn, that jar of pickles to the noggin somehow made that one's forehead leak red goop, but these huge galumphing creatures just took the drippy one away and mopped up the puddle! They must be some kind of immortal gods, to ignore us even when we fight back!"
    • Know how you'll often find a lone food item out of place at the supermarket? In our world, it's because somebody changed their mind about buying it and didn't bother taking the rejected item back to the aisle where it belonged. In the film's world? It'd be an escape attempt in progress.

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