Elvis Presley: Simple. I get out of bed, get dressed, and make a Peanut Butter-Banana-Bacon Sandwich.
Bizarre Taste in Food is when a character, main or minor, does something irregular to their meal that becomes a defining trait. Note that this has nothing to do with the viewer or players' taste, but the characters who witness it.
Differs from Cordon Bleugh Chef in the sense that the food is not inedible because of the cook. It's when the character does something minor to the food that completely transforms it. The food doesn't have to be particularly disgusting, just something other characters find to be so.
If the strange taste preferences are due to cultural differences, it's Foreign Queasine. If it's due to difference tastes between species, it's Alien Lunch. Has overlap with Wacky Cravings when a character is pregnant. Dog Food Diet is when the character is eating the food by necessity rather than taste preference. Compare Extreme Omnivore. Contrast with I Ate WHAT?!.
Not to be confused with Bizarre Foods, although it does lead to each other.
- Bleach: The Cloud Cuckoo Lander Orihime is infamous in-universe for the very strange combinations she makes of what would normally be completely ordinary ingredients. In one of the early episodes, Orihime is talking about strange food she eats. She constantly makes odder and odder additions to food, such as buying beans, and jam and leeks all together. Even her friend Tatsuki thinks it's strange. As a result, almost no-one wants to try her food because it sounds so weird everyone assumes it will taste disgusting. Those brave (or crazy) enough to try discover that she's actually an excellent cook and those weird combinations actually taste wonderful.
- Bungo Stray Dogs: Tecchou Suehiro has a tendacy to combine same-colored food, like white rice and sugar. He also eats eggs with the shell still on.
- In Code Geass, Cecile Croomy can't cook to save her life, and makes odd dishes such as adding blueberry jam to onigiri. Everyone politely accepts, then decides to secretly dispose of it.
- In Delicious in Dungeon, Laios, Senshi and Falin are all really into eating food made from monsters, something that seems to be taboo in their world. Laios even debates Chilchuck about which humanoid monsters they can eat before it becomes too close to cannibalism.
- Koushiro/Izzy of Digimon Adventure. He enjoys Taichi/Tai and Hikari/Kari's mother's cooking and once mentioned his favorite toppings for eggs being mustard and jelly beans. Mimi and her family also have very unusual tastes in food too, such as kimchi fried rice topped with whipped cream and strawberries, eggs with maple syrup, and asparagus topped with whipped cream and jelly beans.
- The Elder Sister-like One: The demon Chiyo suggests that she "produce" and cook a placenta for her and Yuu's first meal. Whenever she was summoned by Lovecraftian black magic worshippers in the past, this is what they served her, so she assumes it's a meal for special occasions. Yuu manages to push more conventional fare.
- One of Toushiro Hijikata's defining character traits is his love of mayonnaise, which he puts on absolutely everything, even coffee. It's made worse by the fact that he uses so much of it that the food becomes completely unrecognizable. Everybody finds it disgusting, but he can't seem to grasp that and has presumptuously garnished the food of others without their consent.
- Gintama (at least in anime) also features a few supporting characters with weird food addictions, usually of some sort of relation to Hijikata, just for comparison. As such Okita Mitsuba is shown to add increadibly spicy sauce in all of her food and cooking, and Kyuubei Arc featured a guy, who competed (Literally. It was a competition) with Hijikata during a meal in that he added as much ketchup in his food as did Hijikata mayonnaise. And this was subverted, too, because the guy revealed to actually hate ketchup but use it still.
- Van from GUN×SWORD orders the cheapest thing on the menu and every condiment the place has. One can only imagine how the resulting mess tastes.
- Miss Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles: Koizumi likes all sorts of ramen, even unusual combinations, such as with pineapple, lemon, strawberry, or natto-kimchi-cream-cheese in it.
- In Magic of Stella, Shiina seems to have a knack in making weird concoctions of different non-alcoholic drinks, often just to entertain herself.
- Namiuchigiwa No Muromisan: Being a mermaid, Muromi has no problem eating ragworms.
- Magellan, the chief warden of Impel Down from One Piece, eats poisoned food. Such fare fuels his lethal poison-based Devil's Fruit powers, but he has clearly developed a taste for the stuff. Unfortunately, while he is mostly immune to poison, it gives him terrible diarrhea, and given the fact that he's a Big Eater (being a big guy), he has to spend about ten hours a day in the bathroom as a result.
- In Persona 4: The Animation, Hanako is a fan of Chie and Yukiko's curry. Said curry nearly killed Yu and Yosuke.
- For those wondering, no that is not a misspelling of Nanako (the protagonist's niece). This is Hanako◊. She's one of the protagonist's school mates.
- Fuji from The Prince of Tennis is known for eating Wasabi rolls, and drinking Innui's ghastly sports drinks without much hassle.
- Genjyo Sanzo from Saiyuki once admitted to putting mayonnaise on his ramen, weirding out his companions. Due to the weirdness and the circumstancesnote of this revelation, his love for mayonnaise tends to be exaggerated by the fandom.
- In Tiger & Bunny Kotetsu puts Mayonaise on everything.
- In Vividred Operation, Akane Isshiki carries a tube of mayonnaise around with her and puts it on everything. She manages to convert a few of her friends as well.
- Bubbles from Oddbods, fitting her quirky scientific nature, has a tendency to eat animals that one would not consider standard fare. This has included, worms, snakes, and songbirds.
- Mortadelo y Filemón: In general, the food preferences of the agents of the T.I.A are very peculiar (although the reader can assume that gastronomy works in a different way within this world in contrast of the real world). The protagonists appear eating sardine sandwiches with jam, ice creams with frog legs, etc. As well as drinking, among other things, coffee with cockles. Supervisor Vicente, on the other hand, appears eating a sandwich of caviar in several adventures. In addition, the favorite soft drink of Mortadelo is Cola-Loca, an obvious parody of Coca-Cola, which is drunk with ice and chickpeas. Oh, and once at Christmas they ate crocodile to replace a turkey!
- Buttercup has a garlic jones in The Powerpuff Girls story "Pizza My Heart" (DC run issue #39). She puts copious amounts of garlic on practically everything she eats, causing her breath to make everyone in Townsville—even the monsters—reel in disgust.
- Give Garfield salad and dressing to mix to his liking, he will drink the whole bottle of dressing and think it could use some more dressing.
- One strip had Garfield douse Jon's scrambled eggs with ketchup, much to Jon's disgust (even though it's actually a fairly believable dish).
- In this strip, Garfield makes a sandwich with some rather... odd ingredients.
- One strip starts with Jon offering Garfield butter on his toast. Then it gets weird:
Garfield: Thank you.
Jon: Anchovy Paste?
Garfield: Just a smidge!
Jon: Toaster crumbs? (Shakes toaster over toast)
Garfield: Why not?
Jon: YOU'RE DISGUSTING!
Garfield: Got any sauerkraut?
- In a Peanuts strip, Linus is eating candy; he gives Lucy one, which leads to this exchange:
Lucy: BLEAH! What in the world are those?
Linus: (nonchalantly, reaching into the bag) Sour marshmallows!
- A Sunday strip starts with Linus putting something from a squeeze bottle onto something else in a bowl. He takes it over to the TV and starts eating whatever it is by the handful, crunching noisily. The sound gets Lucy's attention...
- The title character from the comic strip Curtis is of the Big Eater variety, often making sandwich combinations that squick the rest of his family.
- In Zippy the Pinhead, Zippy enjoys Ding Dongs with taco sauce. Creator Bill Griffith recounted how he had the combo available, as a joke, at a book signing — and gave away a lot of them!
- Dennis the Menace (UK): In "Just Desserts" Angel Face is the only kid to finish her plate of boiled figs without complaint.
- In Bloom County, Milquetoast the cockroach loves to eat rotten, discarded food and other oddities. For example, before enjoying a Ding Dong, he asks Opus to rub it in the gunk under the refrigerator. In another strip, he recites a poem to himself while going to sleep.
As I slumber, I think I'll number my favorite foods, short of lumber! Pickled eels! Last week's veal! Banana peels well congealed!
- In a Zits strip, Jeremy makes a sandwich with butter, Swiss cheese, Jalapenios, hummus, peanut butter, honey ham, and Goldfish crackers on a garlic bagel. (And he's disappointed that they're out of marshmallow creme.)
- Dagwood in ''Blondie is famous for making huge sandwiches that generally consist of one of everything that's in the fridge.
- In the Yukon Ho arc in Calvin and Hobbes, Hobbes eats one of the sandwiches Calvin made for the trip, but is disgusted to find it's honey and marshmallow. Calvin then says the other one has chocolate syrup.
- The Punishment: It's revealed Wheatley was eating toothpaste before he was reunited with Chell.
- RainbowDoubleDash's Lunaverse: Trixie, in spades. For example, she's been known to impale a whole apple on a carrot and drench both in caramel, and she prefers sauerkraut on her pancakes.
- One of her favorites — hot chocolate with chili powder mixed in — actually enjoys some popularity in real life, to the point that Hershey sells premixed powder in some markets.
- In the same verse, Scootaloo enjoys chips with rainbow extract. No one is sure how she's able to eat it.
- Minor character Clover Charms shares Trixie's odd tastes, as it transpires.
- And in a non-canon story, a filly created via magical accident who shares traits of Trixie and Twilight inherits Trixie's odd culinary tastes — she refuses to eat a soup until someone adds a large amount of mustard to it, then drinks it all.
- In Her Choices Harry makes a sandwich using tomato, cucumber, lettuce, pumpkin, hummus, cabbage, cheese, jam and sunflower seeds.
- Harry's New Mum mentions that Dawn once ordered a jalapeno, grapefruit and vinegar pizza.
- Becoming the Mask: Despite Barbara being a Lethal Chef, Jim actually likes her food because, as a Changeling, his appetite falls in the middle of that of a troll's and human's.
- Toroj's fic Hapy Niu Jer (in Polish - the title is a phonetic rendition of "Happy New Year") has Harry and the gang, along with Snape (who got suckered into a bet) spend New Year's Eve in Grimmauld Place. During breakfast, Snape puts every possible spice on his oatmeal - not every spice you would think to put on oatmeal, every spice in the kitchen in copious amounts, and takes offence at being given increasingly funny looks. The resulting concoction sends poor Lupin to the nearest toilet, but Snape eats it happily.
- Heir to the Bruce Quest: The main character, Rhiannon often mixes up her food into bizarre dishes much to the shock to the people she meets for the first time.
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Mole. When Cookie is serving up dinner, he slops baked beans onto everyone's trays, but refers to it as Caesar salad (for Sweet), escargot (for Audrey) and oriental spring rolls (for Mole). Mole looks at his tray, disappointed, and protests to Audrey that he wanted the escargot, and Audrey shoves her tray at him. Mole abandons the 'spring rolls' and digs into the 'escargot,' even though it's the same greasy food.
- The Lion King has Timon and Pumba with their taste for insects. In real life, this wouldn't be odd for either species, but it's treated as odd in-universe. Simba joining them in their insect-eating genuinely does rate as bizarre for a lion.
- At the end of The Care Bears: Adventure in Wonderland Grumpy, after spending the whole film repeatedly being deprived of food, declared he was going to eat ice cream and jelly, and top it with pickled beets. Brave Heart Lion was utterly disgusted to hear this.
- In UHF, Weird Al's character puts a hot dog weiner into a Twinkie, puts cheese whiz on it, and dunks it in his drink. The Twinkie-Weiner sandwich is still the Trademark Favorite Food of Al's in real life, although he uses vegetarian linkettes nowadays.
- The Breakfast Club: During lunch Allison removes the pimento loaf from her sandwich and adds Pixy Stix and mashed up Cap'n Crunch. (Also her sandwich uses one slice of white bread & one slice wheat.)
- Hudson Hawk. While Eddie is in Italy he goes to a restaurant and orders "Fettuccini con funghi porcini" (pasta with mushrooms). He also asks for a bottle of ketchup, to the waiter's dismay.
- Elf: Having been raise by elves, Buddy's idea of a well-balanced diet consists of the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup, as elves love sugar. In fact, Buddy adds syrup to almost anything he eats, such as spaghetti; later still, when Buddy fixes himself breakfast, he cooks a plate of spaghetti, and tops it with maple syrup, chocolate syrup, M&Ms, marshmallows, and chocolate Pop-Tarts.
- The Blues Brothers: Elwood Blues's preferred food is dry white toast, one slice of which makes up an entire meal for him.
- In Cape Fear, Kersek's favourite drink is Jim Beam mixed with Pepto Bismol.
- Much like his cartoon counterpart, Shaggy in the live-action Scooby-Doo movies has some really weird cravings. In the first film, we see him eat an eggplant burger with chocolate sauce.
- Gamer: Subverted in the opening scene, when the rich kid and eccentric champion gamer Simon slathers some sort of weird-looking green paste over bread and eats it. Much later, he reveals it to be pistachio butter, which is rare and expensive but not bizarre.
- The aliens in the Roswell High series put Tabasco sauce on almost all their food and combine flavors in ways that would make Earthlings vomit. This was carried over into the TV show based on the books (see below).
- In the novel The Pack, the main character makes a new friend and goes out to lunch with him and her other friend. He orders a hamburger and when asked how he would like it, he replies "raw". There is some arguing with the waitress about health codes before the issue is settled.
- Bartholomew Stiggins in the Thursday Next books. He is known to eat beetles and raw meat, among other things. Justified because he's a Neanderthal (a product of a cloning project).
- InCryptid: The Price family, human or not, could give Shaggy and Scooby a run for their money.
- Sarah: who likes Ketchup and tonic water, among other odd combinations
- Antimony: who likes Captain Crunch on cold pizza.
- The three villains in Fantastic Mr. Fox are Villainous Gluttons, but each is a Picky Eater who eats the same thing three times a day, and each is bizarre: Farmer Boggis eats three chickens smothered in dumplings for each meal (and three for dessert at dinner), Bunce eats homemade donuts stuffed with mashed goose livers, and the beanpole-thin Farmer Bean doesn't eat any solid food at all, drinking gallons of fiery, home-brewed, alcoholic apple cider.
- The Lightning Thief starts out with Percy and Grover sitting on a bus while a bully throws pieces of her peanut butter and ketchup sandwich at them.
- And Percy and his mother really like blue-coloured food. Blue coke, blue pie you name it. Justified in-universe with the explanation that Percy's first stepfather Gabe Ugliano had once claimed there was no such thing as blue food (apparently he'd never heard of blueberries), and after initially proving him wrong, Sally went out of her way to make and eat blue food regularly as a way of rubbing it in his face. After he's out of their lives, she and Percy keep it up as their personal in-joke. (Also, they really do like it.)
- Ancillary Mercy: Translator Zeiat's beverage of choice is... fish sauce. After all, it's a liquid, and it tastes good. While she is human (almost), she was grown by Starfish Aliens to serve as a diplomat, and they seem not to have taught her the human concept of condiments.
- In the The Iron Teeth web serial Blacknail the goblin apparently likes to eat food that is slimy, and even somewhat rotten.
- Discworld: The student wizards who work at Unseen University's High Energy Magic Building, being college nerds, seem to live on nothing but pizza. Unlike Roundworld students, theirs tends to have really bizarre topping combos, e.g. banana pudding with kippers.
- Monsters In My Mailbox: The monsters have been known to eat many weird things such as mud pies, box springs and dust balls.
- The Wandering Inn: When Erin, the Innkeeper, tried to come up with a new dish she could serve her non-human customers, she chose Acid Flies — which, as the name implies, are flies that carry flesh-eating acid in their bodies. As she couldn't work safely with the acid, she left the work to her barmaid... an animated skeleton who is immune to it. Even more surprising is that her customers actually find it tasty — especially the gigantic insect queen of the Antinium that can't seem to get enough of it.
- The Witchlands: Owl, a Wild Child who spent the last year living in the woods, offers Aeduan raw earthworms as breakfast, and can't understand why he's disgusted (that, or she's stealthily making fun of him - it's hard to tell with her).
- Bewitched: Darrin's favorite breakfast combination is scrambled eggs and chicken livers.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine: In one episode, Peralta mentions that on Thanksgiving he sits by himself and eats spoonfuls of mayo, with peanuts sprinkled in.
Captain Holt: That's revolting.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The title character's little sister Dawn was notorious for this.
- Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor has a taste for fish sticks dipped in custard. The first time he tried them post-regeneration trauma was playing havoc with his taste buds, but he's also seen enjoying them in later episodes, such as "The Power of Three".
- The Dukes of Hazzard: Boss Hogg is not only a Villainous Glutton, he has some odd tastes in food. His favorite breakfast is raw liver with coffee.
- Observers will cover their food in hot pepper and douse it in hot sauce before eating it.
- Walter Bishop, who is something of a Sense Freak with a Sweet Tooth, has a tendency to get bizarre obsessions with certain foods, often combining them in weird ways, because of the time he spent locked in a sanatorium with very bland food. In season four, he discovers molecular gastronomy, and starts doing things like liquefying meat and suspending in in algae.
- Full House: In the episode where Jessie's Greek cousin Starveros comes to visit, he orders a pizza topped with double feta cheese and lamb guts.
- Gimme a Break!: One time, Nell accidentally burns a steak black, which Carl then eats, happily saying, "You finally cooked it the way I like it!"
- On Gotham, when Jeremiah stages a re-enactment of the day Bruce's parents were murdered, he arranges for a hypnotized Alfred to serve Bruce's favorite childhood lunch: an open-faced grilled cheese and Branston pickle sandwich.
- The Greatest American Hero: Bill's Trademark Favorite Food is dog biscuits.
- Green Acres: In one episode, Eb's cousin Walter, who is a bartender, is able to identify the citizens of Hooterville by their Drink Order, and remembers Hank Kimball for his mix of scotch and goat's milk.
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Charlie has bizarre eating habits. He eats cat food as a sedative. An early episode has him making a Grilled Charlie, which is a toasted sandwich with chocolate, peanut butter, butter and cheese. He says his favorite food is "milk steak," which his friends have never heard of, but might be a steak boiled in milk. He requests "raw jellybeans" at a restaurant. In a movie theater he eats spaghetti out of a ziplock bag. One episode implies that wolf hair and newspaper might be found in his stool.
- Kamen Rider Wizard: The secondary Rider is Kosuke Nitoh, AKA Kamen Rider Beast, who puts mayonnaise on everything, to the horror and disgust of the series protagonist.
- Laverne & Shirley: Laverne and her penchant for mixing milk and Pepsi. This was a real-life favorite food of Penny Marshall's.
Hawkeye: You'd risk your life for a ketchup on rye?!Radar: With butter and lettuce!
- In "The Sniper", while the entire camp is pinned down by sniper fire, Radar mentions having a peculiar metabolism, saying that he needs to eat regularly, or, "Everything solid in my body turns to water". Under the cover of darkness, Hawkeye and Frank think they're ambushing the sniper in the Mess Tent, only to discover Radar had snuck in to fix himself a rather unusual sandwich.
- On the subject of unusual sandwiches, in another episode, Hawkeye fixes him, B.J., and Father Mulcahy some sandwiches, by using peanut butter, jelly, lettuce, mayonnaise, ham, mayonnaise, turkey, mayonnaise, cheese, and more mayonnaise.
- In another episode, Charles starts dating a Korean B-girl, who apparently likes to spread vanilla pudding on her meatloaf.
- In the episode "Big Mac", the 4077th is prepared for a visit from Douglas MacArthur, and is told that the General eats the exact same meals as the troops do, to which Hawkeye remarks, "Do he like his ice cream on top of his beef stew like we do?"
- When telling Radar to go to the mess hall to get oatmeal raisin cookies, Colonel Potter reminds him that the ones he likes are the ones with the stale raisins.
- Klinger once mentions having a fondness for garlic pie.
- Most everyone at the 4077th does not like the chow in the mess hall, but in one episode, a visiting surgeon from the 8063rd claims it's good, saying that the food at his camp is bad. (That's where Hawkeye currently is, although when he comes back at the end, all he has to say about the place is that everyone thought he was boring.)
- Col. Potter likes Fig Newtons dipped in scotch, and raisin cookies with stale raisins.
- NCIS: Timothy McGee's sister, Sarah, enjoys pizza with pickles, Tabasco sauce, peanut butter, and no cheese. This becomes highly relevant to a murder case in which Sarah is the suspect: someone had spiked the jar of peanut butter she carries with her, causing her to believe she had killed a petty officer.
- Only Fools and Horses: Del is fond of bizarre cocktails, like Baileys and cherryade, Tia Maria and Lucozade and Pernod and blackcurrant.
- Power Rangers:
- Roswell: The aliens put Tabasco sauce on almost all of their food and even bake it into brownies.
- Sesame Street: Just about everything Oscar the Grouch eats falls into this territory. In fact, just look at some of the menu items at the grouch eatery Bad Eats' Don't Drop Inn from Follow That Bird:
Fly Soup, Medium Rare Jell-O, Spaghetti with maple syrup, Meatloaf with marshmallow sauce, Candied clams with French dressing, Cream of garlic soup with Marichino cherries, Roast beef with butterscotch and anchovies, Ham of doughnut, among other things.
- Supernatural, episode "The Great Escapist": Subverted with Kevin's extremely specific and odd food requests being an Impostor Exposing Test.
Fake Sam: Garlic mashed potatoes, mixed greens with... baby lettuce, cornbread, and, uh, Pad Thai?
- Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worf is shown to have strange tastes in food, likely owed to his Klingon heritage. His adoptive human mother learned how to make Rokeg blood pie just for him (although neither she nor his human father could figure out how to eat it), his drink of choice at Ten Forward is prune juice, he enjoys pasta al fiorella from Deep Space 9's replimat (which La Forge regarded as tasting like "liquid polymer"), and he is the only member of the Enterprise crew able to stomach Riker's 'Owen egg omelet.
- Mind you, even the Klingons think Worf's preference for prune juice is a bit odd. This leads indirectly to Worf beating several Klingon warriors senseless when they decide to mock him for it.
- Super Sentai's Samurai Sentai Shinkenger: Juzo actually likes Genta's sushi. Everyone else who tastes it considers it So Okay, It's Average.
- The Voyage Of The Mimi: Subverted and invoked in one episode, in which a character prepares a sandwich and describes all the ingredients in it. It's so disgusting it makes the person she's talking to throw up. It turns out she wasn't really planning on eating it — she just thought that inducing vomiting might be a good way to help the other character stop feeling seasick.
- The Weird Al Show: Al sometimes goes to his kitchen for a "Nutrition Break", in which he makes things like split-pea cookies. Most of his creations contain non-edible things, however, which may fall under Extreme Omnivore instead. The Expository Theme Tune says that "he really makes a mighty fine jelly bean and pickle sandwich, for what it's worth."
- Exalted has a charm that allows a character to eat anything for sustenance, with the risk of developing a weird palate.
- In Uno Undercover Agent a seven- or eight-year-old makes lunch for her family of four. When her mother says that the sandwiches are delicious and asks what's in them, the kid replies "Mayonnaise, sardines, tomato and half a stick of gum."
- In the Nancy Drew games, recurring character Professor Hotchkiss is fond of things like roast beef with caramel sauce or curried waffle sandwiches.
- Leon from Rune Factory 4 likes eating poisonous food or dishes made from poisonous food, like Rainbow Trout. He says that they are, and taste, "more interesting" than other, non-poisonous things.
- The "Sinner's Sandwich" from Deadly Premonition contains the unlikely combination of turkey, strawberry jam, and breakfast cereal. York is initially convinced that it would only ever be eaten as punishment... until he tries one. A number of fans seem to like it, too.
- In Suikoden V, Luserina Barrows is so outstandingly competent, loyal and morally upstanding (not to mention attractive,) that your army's detective will investigate her to find what sort of character flaw she's inherited from her slimy and buffoonish father. He finds that she... eats cake with salt.
- Digimon World: You know those piles of poop that your Digimon leaves behind if you fail to take him to the bathroom in time? They make nice little (or not so little) snacks for Numemon and Sukamon. Granted, these are creatures made of fecal matter.
- In Fire Emblem Awakening, the Avatar, AKA Robin, absolutely loves bear meat. A male Avatar's Supports with Frederick are centered around helping him develop a taste for bear meat. Chrom also enjoys bear meat, though not quite to the same extent as Robin. Even stranger, in the English version the translators also gave Robin a fondness for liver and eel pie of all things. However, given that this is Tharja who says this, this may be a joke.
- According to Sumia, bee larvae is a Ylissean delicacy. When she sees Gaius searching for beehives she assumes that he's looking for bee larvae and tries to help him find it. When Gaius explains that he was looking for honey, she says that she likes honey but not as much as bee larvae.
- The Vath of Final Fantasy XIV have this as a species (kind of). One "perk" of being separate from the Hive Mind is that they can eat what they want, when they want. This can range from somewhat reasonable (raw meat and sour apples) to absolutely absurd (the leathery hide of flying creatures). Doesn't quite cross over into Extreme Omnivore as they don't usually seem to try eating things like rock or metal.
- In Xenoblade Chronicles X, the Ma-non race love frozen pizza. Their introduction to the food has them sampling one such pizza without cooking it first.
- In StarCraft, the Zerg canonically eat the vespene and mineral crystals they harvest. Due to their Hyperactive Metabolism, they require a high-energy food, and vespene fits the bill. They also use the minerals from the crystals to grow up big and strong, with healthy teeth and bones. Drink your milk-I mean, eat your gems.
- Several of Rufus's victory quotes in Street Fighter IV consist of him talking about making sandwiches with random ingredient combinations.
- Similar to the Garfield example, in Homestar Runner, Strong Sad once was disgusted at Strong Bad for putting ketchup on his eggs.
- In one game of the site, Homestar's favorite snack the Bronco Trolley: peanut butter spread on a triscuit and topped with an orange slice (with the peel intact). He also once seemed to enjoy Strong Bad's "Great Uncle Pawdabber's Pre-tend Ice Cream Showdown", until Marzipan told him that it was "like, cottage cheese and The Cheat's hair". Homestar is immediately grossed out because he was told it was sour cream AND The Cheat's hair.
- When The Cheat can't sleep, Strong Bad helps him out with a tall glass of Suudsu: skim milk and gummy bears. Strong Bad also claims to enjoy Piemonade, which is... a slice of pie inside a glass of lemonade with ice cubes.
- Coach Z is occasionally seen getting drunk on Listerine. He also enjoys Sog Dogs, which are hot dogs cooked with Hydroelectric power (by which he means holding a hot dog in a bun under a hot shower. Mmmm... Drink In that Bun!.
- Basically anything The King of Town eats when it doesn't fall into the Extreme Omnivore category.
- Freefall special: week old buried raccoon. Not so surprising between a canine and a scavenger squid, of course.
- Sam also has no complaint about "The Golden Trough", a restaurant where the food is so bad that cockroaches take one bite and die.
- Mortimer from Newheimburg likes his pizza loaded down with every topping, including breadsticks.
- Emily from Questionable Content, after being told that Coffee of Doom's idea of a banana smoothie is a banana that's been smashed with a hammer, is disappointed to order and receive an ordinary banana smoothie. Eventually Faye gets out a hammer and a banana...
- On another occasion, Emily had nothing but frozen peas for lunch. This came in handy when another character got a black eye and needed a cold pack.
- Inverted with Edith of Alice and the Nightmare, as Alice finds it bizarre that Edith's taste in desserts (vanilla ice cream) is so mundane.
- In Heartcore, Amethyst likes barbecue sauce, which isn't strange in and of itself. What is strange is the fact that she loves it so much, she'll drink it straight out of the bottle.
- Jägermonsters from Girl Genius all seem to have developed strange appetites after being turned, though perhaps the preference for bugs just has to do with being from Mechanicsburg. Ognian is shown weirding out a waitress with his odd request for a sandwich that contains grease, lots of cheese and raw meat here.
- Among the many subtly odd foods Jessica of Fat, French and Fabulous eats, she apparently spent the entirety of the Phantom of Heilbronn episode doing shots of Compliments ketchup.
- It is yet undiscovered just how The Nostalgia Critic can eat sugar-frosted burrito-stuffed, lard-filled, liposuction-butter hotpockets all the time and still stay as skinny as he does.
- Perfect example in Wreckless Eating would be the can of French Toast Puree. In "Don't Do That Chris", it made Chuck instantly throw up due to its weird texture, while Chris loved it.
- An initially not by choice version in the "Stop Bullying Now" campaign. Brick dumps chocolate pudding in the macaroni and cheese on the tray of his favorite victim, Milton. After several other characters tell Brick to back off, Milton samples the tainted mac 'n' cheese and remarks that the chocolate pudding actually improves the mac, humiliating Brick. After Brick and his cronies leave, Raven, one of the characters to stand up to Brick, congratulates Milton on his burn and offers to share her own lunch with him, to which he gleefully eats another spoonful of his own and says "Actually I was serious. This is way better."
- It appears to be the norm at Kakos Industries to eat a number of wild animals such as bear arms and sheep fetuses served on a bed of seeds. Not a single average meal for catering their events has been listed yet.
- Danny Phantom: Apparently, Danny and Tucker like "exotic" milkshakes. In reality, they are just milkshakes that just make someone in hearing range sick (Example: Kiwi Fudge with Cheese Puffs and Bacon).
- In Holly Hobbie and Friends, the Cloudcuckoolander Amy likes peanut butter and tuna fish sandwiches.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
- The Turtles loved their Pizza but the toppings ranged from insane to worse. Examples included: Tuna fish, peanut butter and grape jelly. Peanut butter and clams. Peanut butter, avocado, and extra pickles. Marshmallow and pepperoni. Marshmallow and asparagus. Guacamole and Marshmallow. Butterscotch, onions, and anchovies. Tea and toast. Chocolate sprinkles and clam sauce. Chocolate-chip. Chocolate fudge with extra garlic. Chocolate fudge, sardine, chili pepper, whipped cream. Anchovies and hot fudge. Pepperoni and hot fudge. Pepperoni and pickles. Jellybean and sausage. Salami pizza with double yogurt. Shredded coconut and sweet pickles. Strawberry with anchovy sauce. Hot oatmeal. Popcorn. Anchovies and bananas. Granola and licorice. Goulash.
- One episode opens with Leonardo and Michelangelo grocery shopping; Leo urges him to think healthier, saying "you had peanut butter and jelly on your pizza last night". Mikey objects, saying it was caramel and chocolate fudge.
- One truly bizarre example was Irma's birthday, where Michelangelo brought ice cream pizzas with such flavors as garlic-vanilla and anchovy-butterscotch.
- One of the 90s books has them get pizza with, among other things, chocolate buttons and some kind of dried fruit. At Splinter's incredulous reaction, one of the Turtles says they made the mistake of letting Michelangelo order. (Meanwhile, another of them is carefully picking the chocolate off his slice.)
- Some other characters on the show had odd tastes in pizza toppings. One time Michelangelo got a job at a pizza delivery place called Weird Pizza to make money; the place said it would put any topping on a pizza that a customer requested. (Shredder was actually running the place, hoping to attract the Turtles to it due to their odd tastes). Anyway, Mikey ended up delivering some pizzas with very odd requests, like pickles and ice cream. (To a woman in her third trimester, it seemed.)
- Every iteration of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. From liverwurst and fried chicken sandwiches to peanut butter pizza with anchovies and chocolate sauce (not to mention the "Shaggy Snack" from "Never Ape an Ape Man", which was "a potpie with pizza crust anchovies, pepperoni, cherries and all in a thick chocolate sauce"). Shaggy once even wanted to put fish food on his sandwich along with the other condiments, but he changed his mind when the goldfish in the tank got angry. He also eats Scooby Snacks (seen as far back as the season 1 episode "Decoy for a Dog Napper") and other dog biscuits (as seen in Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders).
- Scrappy also liked some strange things-like ketchup on pancakes and whipped cream on pizza, which even Shaggy and Scooby were weirded out by.
- Beetlejuice loves to eat beetles. Along with a brand of candy bar that has them called Good N Buggy.
- In one episode of I Am Weasel, the titular character gives a Flat "What" when I.R. Baboon uses his built-in monkey paw to wish for a "coyote and cheese sandwich".
- At one point on Ed, Edd n Eddy, the Kanker Sisters are having ketchup on... roasted marshmallows. Ed's own loves are lampshaded in-universe in an episode where he is grounded and Jimmy is bringing him his favorite dish:
Jimmy: Buttered toast with gravy? People eat this?
- Buster has bizarre tastes. He regularly gets strangely flavored ice cream, with sprinkles of stuff you wonder why they even have as options. Some ice cream flavours he's had include "Chocolate Chicken Crunch" (he doesn't know or care what makes the crunch), "Peppermint Pasta" (which he claims needs meatballs) and "Rocky Trout" (Chocolate ice cream with almonds and fish sticks).
- George's family is Swedish; he enjoys lutefisk. To quote Masochist's Meal: "Essentially, you take a perfectly good fish and let it rot slightly, then soak it in lye and smoke it. Then, you soak it in water to get all the lye out, boil it, and serve it with innocent mashed potatoes which had done nothing to deserve the treatment. The resulting substance often tastes like a science experiment gone tragically wrong." Also, see above. When George brings the lutefisk to class to share, everyone passes the tin around and groans, except for Buster, who sits at his desk munching it happily, George looking on with a smile. A bit later, when Binky passes out pecan pie made with pecans that he didn't shell, everyone is disgusted except for Buster, who says that he likes it.
- Starfire from Teen Titans has some pretty wild tastes in food, she does this every so often. One early episode has her drinking mustard straight out of the bottle. In another, she suggests ordering pickles, bananas, and mint frosting on a pizza. This is, however, a Justified example because she is an alien with different taste buds. It doesn't make the combinations of food she eats any less bizarre.
- Then comes Terra, who may or may not be justified because of her Walking the Earth, when she eats one of Starfire's meals without barfing.
- In one episode of Dexter's Laboratory, Dexter requests a peanut butter and bologna sandwich for lunch.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has so many examples. While the horses typically eat human foods (including some that are poisonous to real equines), they have been also seen to eat hay and grass (and a zebra eats hay as well).
- Then you have Pinkie Pie, who eats hot-saucecovered cupcakes ("Friendship is Magic- Part 1"), burnt-to-a-crisp cupcakes ("Call of the Cutie"), a rainbow ("Sonic Rainboom"), and then you have Spike the Dragon, who usually eats gemstones (although dragons do that in this universe), but he also enjoys the infamous "baked bads" in "Applebuck Season," which was made of potato chips, soda, lemons, and earthworms baked into muffins (and they made the rest of the town sick).
- "Sisterhooves Social" also gives us yet another example. Rarity's parents enjoy Sweetie Belle's cooking, and actually praise her for it. She managed to turn toast into a charred, liquefied mess and burn a glass of juice. That sure says something.
- And then we have the parasprites from "Swarm of the Century". They eat any and every sort of food until Twilight Sparkle casts a spell to stop them from doing so — whereupon they start eating everything that isn't food.
- In the episode "Parental Glideance," we find out that Rainbow Dash's favourite meal is a pasta and potato sandwich on sourdough bread. Her mother explains it as "She just loved to carbo-load."
- In The Little Rascals episode "Beauty Queen for a Day", Porky offers Dolly Van Dumpling a mayonnaise and pickle sandwich. After she refuses, Porky eats the sandwich himself.
- In The Smurfs episode "The Grumpy Gremlin", the eponymous gremlin's favorite food is grelch, a relish made from wild onions and garlic that smells pretty foul, likely why the gremlin has no friends (well, that and the fact that he's pretty grumpy) but the gremlin eventually makes friends with a dragon who also loves grelch.
- Garfield and Friends:
- One episode has Garfield and Odie locked up in a kennel where, among other things, the food is so bad that even Garfield refuses to eat it. Odie, however, seems to like it, leading to a witty one-liner by Garfield: "You'd think a tongue like that would have decent taste buds."
- The episode "Lemon Aid" has Garfield creating a "medium-size" (it's just taller than Jon) sandwich, with pretty much anything he could find. Including watermelon, whole fish, the telephone (which is still plugged in), Jon's shoes... and Odie, whom Garfield claims he mistook for liverwurst.
- Steven Universe:
- Steven has placed popcorn on a stack of waffles and substituted tuna with cheese puffs in sushi. He's also been seen decorating a cake with cheese puff balls.
- Onion seems to be the only person who enjoys Guacola (a soda made out of concentrated avocado, which everyone found outright repulsive), despite him seemingly disliking food in general.
- On ToddWorld, Todd and his talking dog Benny both enjoy caramel-covered sardines with ketchup and coconut, while Todd and his friend Pickle both enjoy making and eating banana lima bean splits together. None of this is treated as unusual, as the show's titular setting of ToddWorld is a mild Cloud Cuckooland.
- The Loud House: Lincoln Loud enjoys peanut butter and sauerkraut sandwiches.
- In "Saving Luna's Necklace" from Llama Llama, Nelly Gnu has a peanut butter and pickle sandwich for lunch and seems happy about it.
- Elvis Presley and his peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches. He also liked the Fool's Gold loaf, which is an enormous loaf of bread filled with peanut butter, jelly and bacon.
- Tiny Tim would eat spaghetti sauce right out of the jar.
- Barbara Ehrenreich, in her book Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, describes with some degree of awe watching a fellow job-searcher help himself at a buffet to "a mound of lettuce, covered with canned fruit salad, topped by a desiccated gray hamburger patty and dripping with Thousand Island dressing".
- Edwardian artist Louis Wain said that his favorite drink was Bovril and soda.
- Molly Ringwald was famous during the Brat Pack years for going to at all the trendiest restaurants and ordering onion rings with the onions removed.
- US Presidents:
- Former LSU football coach Les Miles has a unique pregame ritual... munching on a few blades of grass plucked from the field (at least where the field is real grass, not the fake stuff). Lampshaded by the man himself in an ESPN commercial in which he drinks a concoction that the narrator calls a "grass smoothie". This is part of why Miles' nickname is "the Mad Hatter".
- Like most people, Frederick The Great liked his morning coffee. Only he put mustard in his.
- Henry Ford liked "roadside greens": basically, weeds and other plants plucked from the ground, served as salads, soups, and sandwiches.
- This is called "foraging" and can involve gathering wild lettuce (species related to regular lettuce, except they grow in the wild), dandelions (which were originally grown as a crop, before they escaped the fields and started growing everywhere), ramps (a species of wild onion which has an entire festival dedicated to it, and has become a trendy food ingredient), and other edible plants that aren't typically cultivated.
- Andrew Zimmern's Trademark Favorite Food is animal testicles. On top of that, highlighting other cultures' bizarre taste in food (and that they're not so bizarre, in actuality) is the basic point of his show.