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Exhibit A: The Peanut Popgun.

Otacon: Wait, here's the best part. You see them lying on the ground after he shoots? If you pick up some of those peanuts, they'll restore your health a little.
Snake: Hmm. Edible ammunition, huh... Times sure have changed.

A Sub-Trope of Abnormal Ammo, basically it's any type of food used as ammo, whether it be thrown or launched. May have additional effects.

See also: Edible Bludgeon, Produce Pelting, Food Fight, Pie in the Face, Food Slap, Proj-egg-tile, and Projectile Toast.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend: The inhabitants of Planet Green, a race of Plant Aliens, use grape cannons as their weaponry. One of them hits Gian in the face, which he swallows... and exclaims, "Delicious!"
  • In Gintama: Katsura once became a "yellow curry ninja" and used plates of curry as his thrown weaponry instead of the usual shuriken. He also put laxatives in the curry in anticipation that an enemy might try to eat it, which some cocky enemy ninja ended up doing as a demonstration of their superior speed and soon regretted it.
    • Yamazaki has used anpan as thrown weapons on a number of occasions following his Sanity Slippage from living on nothing but milk and anpan for a month. There's nothing special about them, but he can throw them hard enough to knock people out regardless.
  • In Is This A Zombie?, Maelstorm sometime uses bowls of ramen.
  • The animals from Kimba the White Lion sometimes hurl watermelons at their enemies.
  • In One Piece:
    • Wanze shoots dry ramen noodles out of his nose. Although it is technically edible, it is highly unlikely that anyone would want to eat it.
    • Charlotte Katakuri can flick jellybeans with enough force to pierce a skull, even when he is considerably far from his target.
  • In Ranma ½, foods, such as Okonomiyaki, Watermelons, and Takoyaki, are used as a weapon a number of times. The first of them is particularly frequent since okonomiyaki is Ukyo's whole schtick.
  • Sailor Moon used a Pizza once in place of her Tiara in the final season (mostly since that version of her outfit was the only one without a Tiara).

    Asian Animation 

    Comic Books 
  • In one The Books of Magic story, "This is Not About Chocolate", Cupid is fighting against Valentines Day, and has replaced his bow and arrow with an automatic rifle that fires chocolate hollowpoints filled with Amaretto. (As the title suggests, the idea that this symbolises love is exactly what he's trying to stop, but he's already too affected by his modern commercialised image to realise this.)
  • The Condiment King, a Canon Immigrant (from Batman: The Animated Series) to The DCU, uses shooters that spray condiments at his targets. This version Darker and Edgier than his animated counterpart, with Batman noting how his Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce can trigger fatal anaphylaxis, and that mustard is the base for mustard gas.
  • In Lucky Luke, a family of angry Scotsmen would throw cabers (which somewhat makes sense, since a caber is more or less a telephone pole) and haggis (which doesn't) at their enemies.
  • In one of the Street Fighter Legends series, Sakura has a training method that involves Shoma batting hotdogs at her so she can catch them with her mouth.
  • King Smurf has his forces throw tomatoes (in the Animated Adaptation, smurfberries) at the rebel Smurfs in The Smurfs comic book story "King Smurf".
  • Wonder Woman (1942): On a few occasions, Etta Candy has chucked a box of chocolates in an Axis spy's face before decking them. She's never very happy about using candy this way, but she'll do it.

    Comic Strips 
  • In Twisted Toyfare Theatre, Hawkeye was revealed to have scotch arrows that he used to make Iron Man fall off the wagon.
    Spider-Man: You carry a scotch arrow?
    Hawkeye: You'd be surprised how often they come in hand. Want one? I've got single and double-malt.

    Fan Works 
  • In chapter 11 of Ace Combat: The Equestrian War, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle use frozen apple pies and various other objects as ammunition for their catapult as they are helping in defending Ponyville from a griffin attack.
  • The "Hungertale" comic depicts Undertale's Fallen Human as a Big Eater named "Bacon"... who goes off on the spider-boss Muffet when, true to form, she calls the human "stingy" and does the math about her baking-themed attacks — for someone who's nominally running a bake sale and raising money for a personal cause, the "spider donuts" alone from the battle amount to 203G worth of baked goods thrown as combat weapons before figuring in the croissants. The human speculates that this is why she ludicrously overprices things face-to-face.
  • Battle Of The Pans! Pinkie Pie versus Bonbon in a duel of honor!
  • According to A Brief History of Equestria, it is a unique Earth Pony talent to weaponize baked goods.
  • Moe and his Gang of Bullies throw tomatoes and such at a man's house in Calvin & Hobbes: The Series.
    • Earlier than that, in "The Night of the Living Television", the possessed fridge (unsurprisingly) uses this.
  • In "The Doctor Games", the Fourth Doctor kills the Tenth by launching jelly-babies down his throat.
    Four: Care for a jelly baby?
    Eleven: Just spit them out!
    Ten: I... can't! They're... too... delicious...
  • A literal example in the first story of the Facing the Future Series when Jack makes his new Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball lime-flavored, which enables him to eat himself, Maddie, and Jazz out when they get trapped in it... ngetting a stomach ache in the process.
    Jack: Uuuuuunnnh... lime...
  • Pokémon Wack: Cream Missile, a multi-hitting move, involves shooting projectiles at the opponent which are made of, well, cream.

    Films — Animation 
  • The movie version of Horton Hears a Who! has one scene where the Wickersham brothers turn entire bunches of bananas into rapid-fire machine guns by squeezing them under a big gorilla's armpits.
  • The Jungle Book (1967) has King Louie shoot several bananas into Mowgli's mouth as he sweet-talks the boy into teaching him how to make fire.
  • Po uses this in Kung Fu Panda 3. He stuffs his face with dumplings, Viper forms a "ripcord" around his stomach, and Tigress yanks on it.
  • Madagascar: In the prequel short "The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper", Rico downs a bowl of peppermint candies, and is then used as a living gun by Skipper, shooting them out at the dog Mr. Chew to keep him away from Kowalski and Private.
  • In Meet the Robinsons, Franny Robinson and her brother Gaston fight at the dinner table with a meatball cannon, and spicy Italian sausage. Uncle Art claims this is a normal event, though it previously involved meatloaf.
  • In NIMONA (2023), at one point Nimona shapeshifts into the dragon mascot for a breakfast cereal, pelting nearby knights with a breath weapon of giant cereal pieces.
  • In The Return of Hanuman, Maruti throws mangoes plucked from the gangsters' HQ's mango trees against the gangsters. Mangoes vs. Real Guns? The former won.
  • Shrek Forever After features a Chimichanga stand with a high-velocity launcher, no doubt to make the process of feeding hundreds of ogre warriors quicker, but doubles as a great anti-witch catapult as well.
  • The Sponge Bob Movie Sponge Out Of Water:
    • Burger-Beard uses a blunderbuss loaded with butter.
    • At the beginning, Plankton and the Krusty Krab battle each other with, among other things, a potato-firing machine gun and a pickle-launching tank.
    • Sandy in her superhero form shoves nuts in her mouth and spits them out like bullets.
    • Parodied with Patrick/Mr. Superawesomeness and his ice cream powers. At first he uses them as a wave attack against Burger-Beard, and Spongebob/Invincibubble says that he should never have doubted Patrick's power, only for it to backfire and all the ice cream to hit Patrick.
  • In Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave, Gromit's plane has a spherical gun that shoots porridge. Earlier, it was configured to shoot soap suds during a cleaning job with Wallace.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Bugsy Malone substituted rapid-fire custard-shooting "splurge guns" for real machine guns.
  • Charlie's Angels (2000): Alex's blueberry muffins are weapon-grade. They smash holes into wooden doors when thrown.
    Bosley: What do you call this?
    Dylan: Chinese fighting muffin.
    Bosley: That's not funny. A friend of mine took a fighting muffin in the chest; they sent him home in four Ziploc bags.
  • Daredevil (2003). Bullseye is stuck on a flight with an elderly lady who just won't shut up, so he opens the complimentary bag of peanuts, finds the right sized nut, and ricochets it off the chair in front of him so it shoots straight into the lady's throat and chokes her to death. Then he asks the stewardess for another bag of peanuts.
  • In the Dragonslayer Junior series of short videos, we have a gun that fires chicken eggs.
  • Ernest Goes to Camp features two Lethal Chefs trying to defend their summer camp from greedy miners using a prototype food processor on wheels that apparently digests and spits out the processed food at high velocity. It's no match for a bulldozer, though.
  • Ernest Scared Stupid has kids using a catapult that flings pizzas to fend off some bullies. Later on they face trolls, and upon learning that they are vulnerable to milk, fill their Super-Soakers with dairy products.
  • One very entertaining film on Galileo had his student and a skeptic dueling over the validity of Galileo's theories with a very long salami and a baguette.
  • Godzilla (2014):
    • The MUTOs feed on radiation and radioactive materials, so to them a nuke is more of a tasty snack than a legitimate threat.
    • Theoretically, this should apply to Godzilla himself as well, though we see no signs that he absorbs radiation in the same way he did during the Heisei series. However as proved in the prologue set in 1954, nuking Godzilla doesn't seem to work. And probably just made him even stronger.
  • In the Armed Farces movie Great Guns, Laurel and Hardy are bombed with bags of flower during the 1941 Louisiana Maneuvers. This was actually done by the US Army Air Corp to simulate air attacks.
  • Hook: the Lost Boys have makeshift egg-cannons.
  • The "Meatballs" segment from Jackass 2.5 has Phil getting meatballs fired at his face.
  • Subverted in the horror comedy Killer Klowns from Outer Space; the klowns fire popcorn guns and use cream pies as range weapons, except the popcorn transforms into mini-monsters and the cream pies are acidic.
  • In Mrs. Doubtfire has a well-known scene where Robin Williams' title character flings a lime at Pierce Brosnan's head after the latter bad-mouths himnote . When Brosnan turns around, Mrs. Doubtfire claims it was a poolboy disgruntled over a poor tip: "Oh, it was a run-by fruiting!"
  • In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Marty and Gibbs are loading the cannons when Gibbs takes a swig from his flask. Marty snatches it and puts it in the cannon. The flask almost hits Jack, who tries to take a swig from it.
  • Spy Kids has the Machete Electroshock Gumballs, which, once chewed up and spat out, can electrocute anything it touches.
  • Sev Trek: Pus in Boots is an Australian spoof of Star Trek: The Next Generation. One of the gags is having the Enterforaprize's saucer section used as a plate to hold food. This leads to a Visual Pun. "Fire crouton torpedoes!"
  • In Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes! Our Ultraman!, resident genius Rui Takada managed to develop a cannon on the Sky Musketty that shoots cotton candy. Against the nigh-powerful kaiju Zaigorg, the weapon is as useless as it sounds.
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939): The Scarecrow tricks the apple trees into throwing their apples at himself and Dorothy so Dorothy can have something to eat.

  • Some games of Humans vs. Zombies allow the humans to use marshmallows to stun the zombies, which is useful for campuses which ban toy blasters and sock balls.

  • In Discworld, some varieties of dwarf bread are designed to be thrown, though calling them "edible" is being generous.
    You could go for miles on dwarf bread, mainly by thinking "If I stop, I'll have to eat some of the dwarf bread."
  • In Dragon Bones, there is a situation where Ward gets a crossbow aimed at him while talking to the guards at the castle gates of an ally. He defuses the situation by throwing an apple he was just eating at the crossbow, and is surprised at the efficiency. (He had merely tried to make the man miss him, but apparently the guy hadn't a good grip on the crossbow and let it fall.)
  • When Morelli makes the mistake of hiring Mooner to handle his home security (long story) in Fearless Fourteen, Mooner and his assistants employ potato guns (tomatoes and melons are also fired. Eggs are tried, but don't work). They even calibrate their ammo by type and how cooked it is.
  • Halfway through The Heroes of Olympus, Piper acquires a magical cornucopia that produces endless food on command. While great for picnics, it's also good for shooting roast chickens, coconuts, and smoked hams at monsters.
  • The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks: Norman tends to load his Super Splasher Water Blaster with strange yet edible things, such as maple syrup (for pancakes), grape jelly, orange juice, mustard (for hot dogs), tomato juice (to help wash skunk scent off Fluffy) and chocolate syrup (for frozen yogurt), which tends to lead to big messes. He also suggests loading it with ketchup once, but goes with the grape jelly instead.
  • The La Reine Margot have the scene of the Rue Cloche Percée where characters defended themselves with a bowl full of orange and lemon marmalade and a leg of venison.
  • Xanth has pineapples and cherry bombs. Both explode like their mundane counterparts, but in a shower of juice instead of shrapnel.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Amazing Race famously began their 17th Season with teams launching watermelons out of slingshots at suits of armor. The "famously" part happened when one racer's slingshot backfired, the watermelon smacking her in the face.
  • The A-Team, rather notoriously, built a cabbage cannon in one episode.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: in "Selfless", a flashback shows how Anya turned her lover Olaf into a troll, presented in the form of a Swedish movie with poorly translated subtitles. At one point the villagers drive off the troll with the line, "Hit it with fruits and various meats!"
  • Community in the stop-motion animated "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas", Abed's friends come to his rescue, attacking Professor Duncan with festive weapons, including a gun that shoots candy canes - and candy cane nunchuks.
  • CSI had an episode where the perp used bullets made of frozen raw meat to kill the victim.
  • Dad's Army: the Home Guard platoon are taking part in an initiative exercise where they have to cross an obstacle course, retrieve some dummy ammunition and load it into a cannon in time to repel an advancing platoon. Realizing they're too old to make it over the course, they load some black market onions into the cannon and fire them off.
  • Doctor Who: In "The Christmas Invasion", the Doctor uses a satsumanote  as a makeshift weapon, throwing it at a button to cause the Sycorax Leader to fall to his death.
  • Peacekeeper pulse weapons in Farscape run on "chakan oil", which is made from the tannot root. The root itself is quite edible, though it tends to brainwash most races who eat it (except for Hynerians, and presumably others with a similar biochemistry, where it turns their body fluids explosive.) The chakan oil itself is apparently also edible, since Crichton and Aeryn are both shown licking their chakan oil cartridges to check the levels. Its nutritional value has never been revealed, though it can be assumed to be not much, since Moya's crew has routinely run short on foodstuffs, but always has plenty of ammo (then again, no one may have been brave enough to try and eat Aeryn's bullets).
  • The Goodies:
    • This backfires in "Lips, or Almighty Cod", a parody of the Cod War. Eskimos turn up to rob Graham's fish farm only to be driven off by the Goodies throwing cod at them... which the Eskimos gather up and sail off with.
    • In "Bunfight at the OK Tearooms", the final showdown is staged using ketchup squeeze bottles as guns.
    • The ancient Lancastrian martial art Ecky Thump featured in "Kung-fu Capers" involves just hitting people over the head with a black pudding. It's devastatingly effective.
    • "Invasion of the Moon Creatures". Super-intelligent rabbits from the Moon are launching an Alien Invasion, including turning Bill and Tim into giant rabbits whereupon they dress up like droogs from A Clockwork Orange and go around beating up people with giant carrots.
  • Horatio Hornblower: When Hornblower and his crew are taken into Spanish prison, Spaniards, mostly children and women, throw fruit at them. Hunter, the surly seaman of the week, attempts to throw some back but Horatio stops him.
  • The InBESTigators: In "The Case of the Perplexing Painting", Maudie deduces that the missile used to damage Esther's painting was a cookie after she finds icing on the damaged painting.
  • The Legend of Dick and Dom has an episode with a Wacky Wayside Tribe defending themselves by flinging catapult-loads of mashed potato.
  • An episode of Michael Bentine's Potty Time had the host interviewing a puppet Royal Army catering unit. Their equipment included a tank full of "bangs"- sausages - which were instantly flash-cooked and fired out of its main gun, and an anti-aircraft-artillery piece which had been adapted with an integral cooker to cook rissoles and fire them up to descending paratroopers.
  • The MythBusters confirmed an old story about a naval battle using cheese as makeshift cannonballs. With the right sort of cheese, it's solid enough to punch holes in sails. (Kari, pregnant at the time, was snacking on the ammunition.) The myth concerned Edam cheese, famous for keeping well and hardening as it ages, making it very popular before the advent of refrigeration (the myth concerned the Uruguayan Navy fending off a Brazilian naval assault by firing balls of old Edam sometime in the 19th century). As it turns out, Edam makes for decent cannonballs—but the Spanish/Catalannote  Garrotxa was even better. Both cheeses are notably delicious.
    • When they were using salami as rocket fuel, Jamie did the same thing. He wasn't pregnant, though.
    • They've also launched chickens and steaks out of air cannons. The steaks was to test if it was an effective method of tenderising the meat (it was less tenderising and more pulverising). For the chickens, see the Real Life section below for the details.
    • At one point, they tested various methods of "untraceable ammunition" that were believed to exist by conspiracy theorists (supposedly because they dissolve inside of the wound after causing it). After the bullet made out of ice didn't work (it melted when fired), they switched to bullets made out of super-frozen meat. The result: the explosion of the bullet's primer shredded the meat to pieces, and the resulting burnt chunks would pepper a target harmlessly (and in order to even reach the target to do so, the gun would need to be at point-blank range).
  • Odd Squad: In "Undercover Olive", Olive, Otto, and Oscar attack the assembled villains by flinging ice cream at them. Otto is wearing a Badass Bandolier of ice cream cones.
  • Sharpe: In Sharpe's Honour, Major Richard Sharpe goes to a convent to rescue/retrieve a woman who was set up to accuse him of murder and is actually a French spy. She's held in the kitchen, cooking, and when Sharpe makes his appearance, the nuns attack him with food like chicken and vegetables. Sharpe grabs the chicken himself and uses the classic move of turning around. That's how you fight wicked nuns.
  • Stargate SG-1: Teal'c at one point throws a fruit 50 yards and KOs a purse snatcher with it. A bit of The Cast Show Off here: Christopher Judge was a football player for the Oregon Ducks in the mid-to-late 1980s. Granted, he was a defensive back and safety, but most football players at that level can give a decent toss (although 50 yards with a fruit is a bit much).
  • In British sketch comedy show The Two Ronnies, one gag at Christmas time was the invention of the sage-and-onion bullet, "so you can shoot the turkey and stuff it at the same time".
  • Humorous example in an episode of Ugly Betty. The audience at Betty's BLOGGY award (Black Lesbian/Latina and Others Group) ceremony brings burritos to throw at Daniel because he treated Betty like a jerk. Betty tries to talk them out of the burrito-pelting, but the crowd just wants a weird demonstration and the attention and so Betty and Daniel both end up on the receiving end.
  • WKRP in Cincinnati had the Turkey Drop episode, where manager Arthur Carlson tried to feel more involved in the station's daily activities by setting up a turkey giveaway promotion at the Pinedale Shopping Mall. Thankfully, the carnage was implied via verbal depiction as Carlson's ignorance of certain facts about domestic turkeys had him deliver them by dropping the birds out of a helicopter from 2000 feet up. As the man said himself at the end of the fiasco, "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." Disturbingly, this has been tried in real life.

  • In "Alternate Realities", Princess Pinkie Pie won a war against changelings by firing cupcakes out of a cannon.
  • The 1940s Spike Jones tune "Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy" features a Tennessee mountaineer who attempts to use a handy supply of heavy, stale biscuits as ammunition in a gunfight against a rival clan. Unfortunately, the man's biscuit-loaded gun explodes in his face.
  • "The Coconut Song" mentions that the narrator's cousin uses coconuts as cannonballs against "de theives."


  • In Junk Yard, the player must build a toaster gun to fend off Spike.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • The Orpheum, a Florida arena frequented by FIP, EVOLVE, NWA FUW and SHINE, has seen their wrestlers put its soda gun to unintended uses.
  • WSU gave Solo Darling a gun that fires candy.
  • A skit for the Australian comedy show Not Quite The News on recent Department of Defense cuts.
    "Sir, it's those horrible Australians attacking again! And this time they're using... meat pies!"
    "My God, it's the Lang Park Commando! They've been trained in food-throwing at State of Origin matches!"
    "Yes sir! Last week it was Chiko rolls! Half the battalion is down with the runs..."

  • BIONICLE: the Thornax fruit of Bara Magna is both sustenance to Bone Hunters as well as ammo used by them and most other beings on the planet. Specifically, the fruit once ripe would turn into a hard, spiny ball capable of being used as a projectile (and once over-ripe could actually function as explosives), but while unripe it could be picked, softened through boiling, and eaten. The reason why only Bone Hunters eat them is because the fruit smells and tastes pretty bad by virtue of being unripe and they're the only ones willing to go through the trouble of eating it outside of "emergency rations".
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toyline featured a tank that launched pizzas at enemies. The toy later received a new paint job and stickers when it became the Chicken Pie Machine for Playmates' Chicken Run line.

    Video Games 
  • 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue does this during the game's four boss fights. Each time, you usually have to fling an edible item at Cruella DeVil, while avoiding her own projectiles. She uses Professor Farsboom's "Tomato Cannon" in two of them.
  • Ace Attorney:
    • Ema Skye and her snackoos.
    • Victor Kudo and his seeds. They are technically bird food, but that doesn't stop him from eating them... When he isn't throwing them at pigeons or people.
  • Both of the video game adaptations of Disney's Aladdin gave Aladdin apples to throw at enemies. In Aladdin (Virgin Games), enemies could be defeated with apples alone, but in Aladdin (Capcom) this only applied to smaller enemies. Apples only stunned larger enemies, allowing the player to take them out with a Goomba Stomp.
  • Banjo-Kazooie: One of Kazooie's signature abilities is shooting blue eggs (whether from her mouth or from her rear) at targets and enemies. Later games introduce eggs of different elements and forms, but since they're not edible they avert this trope.
  • Bart Simpson's Escape From Camp Deadly: Food items can be collected and thrown as weapons in the cafeteria stages. Just don't let the monitors catch you doing it or you'll lose every one you have on hand by having to eat them. We're talking the likes of kelp burgers and broccoli too.
  • Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa has flying pink elephants dropping explosive onigiri.
  • In the Bonkers video game for the Sega Genesis, Harry the Handbag and his Racoon Thieves are trying to steal five toon treasures note  from the museum. To stop them, Bonkers must throw donuts at them. The Racoon Thieves can also throw donuts back at him.
  • Bully lets you, eventually, use a potato gun on ... well, OK, they don't approve of you shooting anyone other than your own peer groups, but still.
  • In BurgerTime, Peter Pepper is armed with a pepper shaker, which can stun the enemies chasing him for a brief time.
  • Canterlot Siege has Pinkie throwing cupcakes in the first version, and in the second version Derpy throws muffins and Bon Bon throws explosive candies.
  • Inverted with Carnival, where you fire regular bullets, but any ducks on the line will fly off of the bottom row down to your bullet reserve at the bottom of the screen—unless you shoot them first, of course—and eat some of your bullets.
  • In Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, the Waiter Skeleton enemy throws a plate of burning-hot curry at you. If you get the Curry item drop by defeating it, the item will heal you just like any other food.
  • ClayFighter: In C2, Hoppy throws carrots and Nanaman throws banana slices, both as their projectiles. And before them, Bonker in C1 in the form of Pie in the Face. This trend continues in 63⅓ and Sculpture's Cut with Taffy throwing gumballs to the enemy.
  • In Cool Spot, in the "Off the Wall" level, there are pajama-clad mice enemies that toss pieces of cheese.
  • Crash Bandicoot has the wumpa fruit launcher in later games. Also a Cast From HP of sorts since the wumpa fruits it fires provide additional lives when you collect enough.
  • In the Dennis the Menace Licensed Game for the SNES, the Final Boss is Switchblade Sam, who attacks Dennis by tossing apples at him.
  • Densetsu no Stafy 4: Both of this game's versions of the Kigurumi costume (pig and octopus) allow Starfy to fire food items; pork dumplings for the pig costume and octopus dumplings for the octopus costume.
  • Donkey Kong:
  • Dungeon Keeper had a chicken gun as hidden weapon, available through searching the internet and looking up how to reach a hidden bonus level.
  • Elite Beat Agents: The guy in the "Survivor" stage cures laughing zombies by pelting them with really bad-tasting peanuts. Later in, he loads some into a gun and the top-screen scene plays out like an FPS.
  • Epic Battle Fantasy 5 has Rice Ball Bomb, a spell which drops three exploding (and pixelated) rice balls onto its target. Matt gets caught off guard the first time he sees it:
    "Oh, free food? WHY IS IT EXPLODING?!"
  • The Nuka-World DLC in Fallout 4 includes the Thirst Zapper, an ordinary water pistol that can be modified to fire irradiated (or explosive) Nuka-Cola. There is also the Nuka-Nuke Launcher, a modified Fat Man launcher that fires specially-crafted ammunition made with Nuka-Cola Quantum, which makes it even deadlier than a standard Fat Man.
  • In Fatal Fury 2/Special, one of Jubei Yamada's special moves is to throw a big rice cracker (senbei) at his opponent. It takes a back seat to his judo attacks, but it hurts far more than you'd expect a lightweight snack item to do.
  • The old-school arcade game Food Fight combines this with Robotron: 2084-style run-and-gun action, from the near-useless peas (short-range and weak) to the all-mighty rapid-fire watermelon.
  • Fresh Minty Adventure: Candies, in unlimited quantity, are Minty's main weapon, other than Goomba Stomp.
  • In Hacha Mecha Fighter, an arcade Cute 'em Up, the Final Boss is a Ferris wheel of rabbits armed with carrot launchers.
  • Harmful Park is filled with edible projectiles, either for the players or from enemies. From exploding pies and jellybeans to flung bananas and gigantic gumball machines which shoots their contents at you, it's all over the place.
  • Harry the Handsome Executive could use shaken-up soda cans as grenades.
  • In Heroes of Might and Magic V, cyclops can use goblins as both ammo and food.
  • Throwing bananas is the main attack of Mowgli in the Jungle Book games.
  • Kids vs. Ice Cream:
    • The flash game involves an ice cream vendor using their ice cream products and ingredients as ammunition against children who seek to catch his truck and destroy it. According to the "Improve Secret Recipe" upgrade in the game's upgrade menu, the vendor keeps specific versions of his products' recipes to use in this situation.
    • In the sequel Kids vs. Santa, Santa Claus mostly uses other kinds of Abnormal Ammo like coal, lightbulbs or his reindeer's feces, though he does have a minigun that shoots candy sprinkles.
  • All the Chef-magi's attacks in Kingdom of Loathing are edible noodles or sauces. There are also food-based projectile weapons such as the goulauncher (a crossbow that fires goulash made from ghoul meat), the potato pistol (like a spud gun, "but smaller. And greasier."), the curdflinger, and a beer bong.
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards: the Ice + Spark power turns Kirby into a refrigerator that throws food, which also can be eaten to regain health.
  • The Lilo & Stitch Game Boy Advance game features pineapple bombs that Stitch can throw at enemies. These pineapple bombs can be found throughout space, apparently.
  • The massive Item Crafting system found in Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis includes a series of bombs made out of fruit, which somehow cause Status Effects.
  • MDK2 had a toaster that would fire toast and exploding baguettes.
  • The Bishaten from Monster Hunter: Rise is a Fanged Beast monster that throws enormous fruit at your Hunter as one of its attacks. It has regular orange fruit that does damage, purple fruit that inflicts the Poison status effect, and yellow fruit that releases blinding light to stun Hunters.
  • In the Super Nintendo game Miracle Girls, the player characters fend off enemies with throwable candy so they can walk past them harmlessly.
  • There's a game called Mr. Nutz, where the main protagonist is a red squirrel that throws acorns.
  • M.U.G.E.N:
    • The Dancing Banana shoots and throws giant bananas at his opponents, which can actually hurt quite a lot.
    • Donald McDonald, as the fast food mascot he is, throws hamburgers as projectiles, explosives apples as traps, big French fries as fighting sticks and even he splits the enemy inside a big hamburger a la Dio's steamroller attack.
    • SCP-999 can squeeze a packet of M&Ms to fire at the enemy or cause Necco Wafers to rain on the opponent. Unlike the other two examples, these moves actually heal the opponent, but increase a happiness bar above their head (which non-lethally KOs an opponent once it fills up).
  • Pinkie Pie's level 1 super in My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic has her jump up and fling a barrage of cupcakes, followed by a pie, at her opponent. And then she got the party cannon as part of her moveset, which can shoot cupcakes and fruits that can actually be eaten in-game to restore super meter and health, respectively.
  • One of the endgame weapons in Notebook Wars 3 is a sausage blaster. The game specifies they're radioactive, though.
  • In Plants vs. Zombies, most of the ammunition your plants produce are this type.
  • When [PROTOTYPE]'s Alex Mercer grabs an enemy, he can either consume them or chuck them at something.
  • River City Girls: Yamada's summoning of items to throw at the party may include a health-restoring apple.
  • In Rugrats Castle Capers, each level except for "Ali Baby and the 40 Fleas" has some kind of food item for the babies to throw at their enemies. These come in the form of bananas, fish, cupcakes, cheese, or apples. When thrown, the enemy will stop to eat the food so that the babies can walk or jump past them. This attack is necessary in order to defeat the bosses of "Dessert Island" and "Sure Would Forest".
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004):
    • Some of Olaf's henchpeople use food as weapons against the children. The Bald Man threw spaghetti at Klaus in the Bad Beginning, one of the White-Faced Women threw bread at Violet, and the henchmen at the marketplace threw fish and other foods at Violet both which occurred in the Wide Window level.
    • Two of Violet's weapons use food like the Fruit Flinger and the Peppermint Popper.
    • The final sequence of the game involves Klaus needing to avoid melons that are shot out of canons at him.
  • Quite a few Life Skylanders use fruits or vegetables as ammunition.
    • Camo is able to release vines with explosive Firecracker Peppers, the hottest peppers in all of Skylands. He can also create a ring of explosive watermelons that he can launch at opponents like grenades.
    • Bumble Blast is something of a variation, as he is able to launch honey that the bees from his Bee Bee Fun will actively home in on, and his backstory describes his honey as the most magical and sweetest in all of Skylands, so much so that Kaos wanted all of it for himself.
    • Food Fight, though, is an all time champion of this trope, as he's a living artichoke with a special gun. Not only can he plant artichoke mines, but his gun has the ability to launch tomatoes (that can be picked off the ground for more powerful shots) and zucchinis.
  • In Infogrames' 1994 The Smurfs video game, Greedy Smurf can use his cakes to destroy enemies.
  • Among the special weapons in Snoopy vs. the Red Baron are potatoes and pumpkins.
  • In an old Christian video game, Spiritual Warfare, most of the "weapons" were pieces of fruit, representing the "fruit of the holy spirit."
  • Streets of Rage 4: The Survival mode included with the Mr. X Nightmare update includes a fiery pepper to throw at enemies.
  • Super Indie Karts has food items that racers can use to impede one another. For example: The watermelon item functions similarly to a green shell from from the Mario Kart series and the ice cream item cause players to spin out and slow down.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Super Mario Bros. 2: The standard way to defeat enemies is by uprooting large vegetables (most commonly turnips) from grass patches and throwing them at the enemies (the other way is invoking Throw the Mook at Them). Also, Wart can only be defeated by making him eat vegetables, as he hates them. The turnips return in Super Mario Odyssey, where they can be used to defeat enemies in Luncheon Kingdom.
    • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island: There are green watermelons that have seeds in them. They can be used to dispatch or knock back baddies and stunning them temporarily.
    • Super Mario Sunshine: To defeat King Boo, Mario has to throw a spicy pepper at him and, while the boss is trying to turn off his burning tongue, throw any sweet fruit at him. It takes three hits to defeat him.
    • Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2: Star Bits are cosmic chunks that can be shot at enemies to stun them and apparently taste like honey. Several stages can only be accessed by feeding Lumas large numbers of them.
  • Super Smash Bros.:
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee: One of Princess Peach's special attacks involves pulling a very large turnip out of the ground in reference to Super Mario Bros. 2 and throwing it at somebody. Daisy borrows this ability in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Green Greens stage has Whispy Woods dropping apples that can either heal or be used as a throwing item (which is also what he did in Kirby's Adventure in Kirby's fight against him).
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl: The Trope Namer is from a Codec conversation between Snake and Otacon on Diddy Kong, the two get on the subject of Diddy's Peanut Popgun (which originated from Donkey Kong 64).
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: In addition to bringing back all characters who have employed edible ammunition in previous games, the game introduces Banjo and Kazooie via DLC; one of their abilities is shooting eggs like in their source games.
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • The game has a number of food items, but only the Mad Milk is used as a projectile weapon. Basically it's a glass jar of milk thrown on the opponent, and a soaked opponent heals the attacker with all the damage they take.
    • Sniper has a variant of his Jarate in the form of a rabid loaf of cancerous bread which can be thrown at people. Being hit by said bread loaf doesn't hurt, but it somehow causes the victim to take more damage from enemy attacks.
    • The Festive Crusader's Crossbow reskin fires candy canes with a sharpened point. As anyone who has sucked on one can attest, they really can become exceptionally sharp, though their aerodynamics are probably not the best.
  • Terraria has the Candy Corn Rifle as a late-game weapon. The candy corn it fires can perforate enemies and ricochet, but they're affected by gravity; they also don't count as food items.
  • Them's Fightin' Herds: Paprika rolls cinnamon buns on the ground and throws apples or broccoli for her magic attacks, which can be eaten by her or other fighters to regain health or magic, respectively.
  • In Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break for the Game Boy, you can play as Buster Rabbit, Plucky Duck, and Hampton J. Pig. Each character can (in addition to the standard Goomba Stomp) wield a form of edible ammunition for long-distance attacks: Buster shoots carrots in a ballistic arc, Hampton uses watermelons as bowling-balls for a ground-tracking attacks, and Plucky Duck throws pineapples which travel diagonally and bounce off walls.
  • Tough Love Arena has Beef, who can attack by rolling a lemon along the ground.
  • Touhou Project:
    • Judging by Aya and Hatate's comments in Double Spoiler, Minoriko Aki uses sweet potatoes as danmaku.
    • The projectiles in Marisa's Stardust Reverie spell card might be some kind of candy, as we learn in Silent Sinner in Blue. During the futile series of battles on the moon, Yorihime nonchalantly dodges Marisa's star bits, and even takes a bite out of one, noticing their sweet taste.
  • Tyrian has the Banana Blast, the Banana Bomb, the Hotdog Front, the Hotdog Rear, the Orange Juicer, the Bubble Gum Gum, the pretzel blasters, etc. To top it all off, the enemies in the final stage of the final chapter all fire rather deadly fruit at you. One of the Super weapon twiddles is a more powerful blast of the Hotdog Front, although this goes at the cost of 1 armor point.
  • Wallace And Gromit: Project Zoo featured the return of the porridge gun from A Close Shave — this time as a handheld Gatling gun — along with a telescopic banana gun and a turnip bazooka.
  • Worms has its infamous Banana Bombs.
  • In amongst Zombies Ate My Neighbors' Abnormal Ammo are popsicles (useful against blobs) and soda six-packs (which act like grenades).
  • One of the bosses in Zunzunkyou No Yabou is a Chinese Chef of Iron who repeatedly throws dumplings and fishballs at you as projectiles, which he seems to have an infinite supply of.

    Web Animation 
  • Parodied in an asdfmovie skit. Aliens invade a city, and the citizens retaliate by throwing cheese at the aliens. It doesn't work.
  • In the YouTube Poop "Dinner Blaster", King Harkinian uses hamburgers as the ammo of his dinner blaster.
  • Red vs. Blue: Season 9 parodies this concept when Caboose suggests that they can get unlimited ammo with a food dehydrator.
    Tucker: You bought a food dehydrator didn't you?'
    Caboose: Oh you won't be so mad when we can make twice as much ammo as we normally can!
    Tucker: For the billionth time, Caboose! You can't dehydrate bullets!\\''
  • RWBY: Season 2, Episode 1. FOOD. FIGHT. Also overlaps with Edible Bludgeon.
    Glynda: Children, PLEASE. Do not, play, with your food.
    Nora: *BURP*
    [Yang crashes into a table]
  • A joke in the Zero Punctuation episode on Starfield has 9mm as the least powerful ammo type, and potatoes as the most powerful.

    Web Original 
  • SCP Foundation: SCP-261 once vended an item called Candy Bullets, during one of the many experiments undertaken to see just how weird it can get. In the package was a CZ-75 self-loading pistol which was loaded with rounds made of various candy flavours. A D-class shot in the foot with one round (somehow they function as ammo), in addition to what happens to one when they are shot, reported a pleasant minty taste for some time. The pistol itself was also ostensibly edible, but way too hard to chew. Tasted of tutti-frutti.
    • It also once dispensed edible shotgun shells that not only functioned like real ammunition but when eaten were said to taste like chocolate and bananas.

    Western Animation 
  • Animaniacs: In "The Big Candy Store", after Wakko loads a jar of malted milk balls into his mouth, Dot cranks his tail and fires them at the stingy Flaxseed.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: As implied by his name, the Condiment King from "Make 'Em Laugh" uses condiments for his attacks.
  • In Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, the planet Rhizome which runs on "vege-technology" has devised plant-based guns. These produce their own ammo in the form of round, pink fruits or seeds which make "an excellent mid-skirmish snack".
  • There was an entire episode of Chowder revolving around using food as ammunition. And weapons. And soldiers.
    Panini: But we don't have any battleships. Or infantry. Or—
    Endive: Just throw more food.
  • An episode of Codename: Kids Next Door has the kids using nacho cheese weapons against monstrous lice after it is discovered that it's the only thing they're weak against. Food-based weaponry is a major component of the KND's arsenal. They have gumball submachine guns, chili rays, and orbital mustard cannons, to name a few.
  • Danger Mouse villain the Snowman fires rocket carrots, which are powerful enough to blow up a tank and also taste great with an onion dip.
  • The Day My Butt Went Psycho!: While fighting the Zombie Butts from Uranus in "Bring Me The Butt of Silas", Zack uses Deuce as a shooter to fire jellybeans.
  • An army of Lucy Liu-bots use popcorn seeds as ammo on Futurama. The Liu-bot Fry is dating uses a film projector's light to pop the seeds, blowing up the other bots.
  • In the Garbage Pail Kids Cartoon movie parody segment Pie Fight at the Okee Dokee Corral, guns shoot pies, which is eventually used by Clint Hardwood to defeat Butch Casualty and Sunburnt Kip by force-feeding them pies until they are too obese to move.
  • In Hero: 108, Lin Chung uses bamboo shoots as darts. They normally aren't eaten, but the Too Dumb to Live Anti-Air troops seem to think that eating his ammo mid-combat is a good idea.
  • In The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, candy store owner Peppermint Larry has a cannon that fires caramel.
  • Mr. Bogus:
    • In the episode "Bogus Private Eye", the Wicked Weasel mobsters that Bogus and Brattus trail after have a sub-machine gun equipped to their car, which allows them to fire a barrage of grapes at Bogus and Brattus.
    • Ratty and Mole fire eggs at Bogus in an attempt to stop him from stopping Baddus in the third act of the episode "Battle Action Bogus".
  • My Little Pony:
    • My Little Pony 'n Friends: In "The Ice Cream Wars", the rival confectioners Rocky Ripple and Fudgy McSwaine fight each other with tank-like vehicles that shoot globs of ice cream and volleys of ice cream toppings.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
      • Pies are preferred ammunition of settler ponies in Appleloosa. They are surprisingly effective against charging buffalo.
      • Applejack can kick apples to use as projectiles.
      • In "Secret of my Excess", Pinkie Pie tries to protect the bakery by throwing cakes at a rampaging aged-by-greed Spike. It isn't nearly as effective — the rampaging Spike just steals all of the cakes, leaving poor Pinkie Pie in a state of shell-shock as she looks at the ruined and empty bakery.
        Pinkie Pie: I'm not giving him cake — I'm assaulting him with cake!
  • In an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, the gang is investigating a haunted candy factory (Could be worse places to work, right?) when the Monster of the Week locks Scooby, Shaggy, and the factory's owner, Cass Elliot, in a storeroom. Fortunately, Cass finds a mechanical jawbreaker dispenser, and fixes it to shoot jawbreakers at the door until they batter it down.
  • Turret from Oh No! It's An Alien Invasion has a toaster gun as her main weapon.
  • SheZow villain Candy Rapper throws candy rocks that combust into a burst of sparks.
  • Played for Laughs by SpongeBob SquarePants in the episode "Sing a Song of Patrick", where an angry mob goes after SpongeBob and Patrick with torches, pitchforks, and cotton candy.
  • The pizza-loving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also once used pizza as a weapon. Leonardo and Michelangelo cast several pizzas after two kimono-stealing thieves. They partly succeed - they rescue all of the kimonos except one, master Splinter's. When Usagi Yojimbo is brought to their world, he defeats Raphael, Donatello and Leonardo (who are all using standard ninja weapons). Michelangelo beats Usagi by nailing him in the face with a pizza pie. Usagi asks what manner of fighting this is, and Splinter wryly goes, "I believe it is called, 'slapstick.'"
  • Energon in Transformers technically counts, if only because the robots use it as a power source. And currency.
  • Star Wars Rebels
    • In "Fighter Flight" because Ezra and Zeb have been fighting, Hera sends them on a Snipe Hunt to fetch her a meiloorun fruit. This backfires when Ezra tries to steal a crate of meiloorun fruit from an Imperial troop transport. When the stormtrooper's armor shrugs off his energy slingshot, he uses the contents of the crate to knock the troopers off their feet.
    • In the following episode, Zed and Chopper have way too much fun chucking milk cartons at Ezra for his lightsaber training. Zeb eventually takes the entire crate and dumps it on top of Chopper, who is spinning up like a batting machine, hurling cartons until he knocks Ezra off the Ghost so he nearly falls to his death.
  • The Butcher is a villain in WordGirl who throws various cuts of meat at his opponents.

    Real Life 
  • The Turkey Drop episode of WKRP was possibly based on a real thanksgiving event in the late 1940s in Yellville Arkansas. After the first couple of years, the Turkey Trot festival simply got out of hand as some wit thought it would be neat to actually toss a few poor gobblers out of a low flying plane. This went on until a National Equirer photo of the event forced the promoters to can it in the face of severe disapproval from many quarters.
  • NASA and other research labs have 'chicken cannons', which use compressed air to fire whole raw chickens at aircraft parts to test how they handle in-flight collision with birds. A popular Urban Legend states that British Aerospace once borrowed such a gun, only to fire the chicken right through the plane's windshield, the captain's chair, and end up with it embedded in the wall of the cockpit. When they explained the event and asked what went wrong, NASA told them that they should thaw the chicken out first. You see, when a bird flies into your aircraft windshield or engine, it tends to be alive (at first, anyway), and living birds tend not to be frozen. This actually happened at least once; a supermarket ran out of fresh chickens and a student, who'd been sent there to buy a chicken but not told why, bought a frozen turkey instead. This is recounted in Measuring the Earth with a Stick by Bob Macdonald. Mythbusters attempted to test the urban legend, only to run into difficulty when it turned out that the windshields they were using weren't rated for bird strikes, frozen or squishy. They eventually got it right, demonstrating that frozen chickens would do more damage (though not that anyone had been dim enough to use them), but only after a couple different testing methods and a revisit on a later show.
  • Potato launchers are a popular backyard tinkerer's project- usually it's nothing but an air cannon with a potato (or any other fruit/vegetable) crammed in the barrel. Designs which use hairspray or other aerosol sprays as explosive propellants tend to be popular as well.
    The potato launcher's little cousin, the spud gun, uses pellet-shaped pieces picked from the surface of the vegetable.
  • There are Marshmallow guns, too.
  • Pumpkin Chunkin', for rhyming also called Punkin Chunkin, is the sport of hurling a pumpkin by mechanical means for distance. The devices used include slingshots, catapults, centrifugals, trebuchets, and air guns.
  • Some types of C4 plastic explosive are designed to be safe to eat and have been disguised as biscuits or pancakes.
  • And, in a bizarre reversal, leadnote  was an ingredient in Roman sweets long before it was made into bullets—it tends to make sweet things sweeter (people used to put it into sweet wine, too). Although people did eat it, it's not strictly speaking edible. In that time and in the Middle Ages, lead was also used in dishware for the wealthy. The interaction of the lead with the acid in the tomatoes introduced in the 16th century from the New World may have increased European suspicion of the fruit/vegetablenote  for a time. You see, tomatoes were already suspect on account to their similarity to nightshade and belladonna (as it turns out, all are closely related—and the potato, too, for good measure), and the unusually high acidity of the tomatoes (citrus was uncommon in Western Europe outside Iberia and southern Italy at this point) leached the lead and may have poisoned some nobles, leading to their suspicion.
  • Some candies made in Mexico have been found to contain dangerously high levels of lead.
  • Technically, paintballs are entirely safe to eat, since they consist of nontoxic, water-soluble dyes encased in a shell of gelatin. They just don't taste very good.
  • Someone once used packet jelly (a.k.a. Jello) to make an edible laser.
  • A conspiracy theory regarding the death of JFK suggested the reason why the bullet fired from a second shooter was never recovered from the President's body was because the bullet fired was made of meat. MythBusters tested this along with a slew of other strange ammunition theories but discovered that such a bullet simply did not have the strength to cause any damage.
  • Many eras have had jokes about the biscuits/waybread issued to soldiers to be so hard that it could be used as a substitute for cannonballs. At one point someone decided to test it, baking a loaf of bread according to a Renaissance era recipe, letting it go stale, and firing it from a cannon. The bread flew over a hill and smashed through the windshield of a car parked on the other side.
  • Fruitcake is largely hated as an inedible dessert that tastes terrible and is hard as bricks. So much so that a popular fact regarding Fruitcake dates back to the American War of Independence where an Artillery Officer asked George Washington what he was supposed to do with no more ammunition. The reply that he got was "You have plenty of Fruitcakes, don't you? Use those instead!"
  • An urban legend states that a U.S. squad fighting in World War II requested "tootsie rolls", sometimes used as slang among the armed forces as bullets. However, the supplier of the request didn't understand this, so he shipped actual Tootsie Rolls, a popular fudge roll candy. Turns out, while joked to be hardened enough to be used as ammunition after going stale from the long shipment process, the candies provided much-needed sugars, which helped energize the squad to win the front.
  • When local theatre groups stage a play that involves black powder era firearms (like Treasure Island, for instance), the prop ammunition for reloads will often be made by wrapping smarties in rice paper.
    • As real black powder is extremely finicky as well as unsafe, a mixture of flour and corn starch is often employed (dyed dark grey with food coloring) blown onto the stage by fans. It has the advantage of settling realistically on the actors' faces and clothes but spares the audience and the actors the stench of black powder as well as the safety hazards. This can also be used to stand in for ash.
    • When staging comic plays, characters may fire gummies or even certain veggies as projectiles. Just about anything is three times funnier when candy is involved, especially a formal duel. Using celery or various kinds of onion like arrows is also common. This is done partly because actual ammunition can be rather pricey, partly as a safety measure (even a blank is potentially lethal), and partly as an artistic choice.
  • In pantomime performances in the United Kingdom, a common tradition is to have a comic relief character (usually the play's dame) hand out small bars of chocolate by throwing them as projectiles towards the stands; a particularly good throw can send them all the way up to the upper levels.
  • According to the local tradition, Ottomans besieged Đurđevac during the Croatian-Ottoman wars, aiming to starve out the defenders. But when the defenders started running low on food, defenders took the only remaining animal in the city - a small peacock - and fired him into the Ottoman camp. Thinking that defenders have so much food left that they are using it to tease him, Ulama-beg abandoned the siege.

Adds a whole new level of meaning to "eat hot lead", doesn't it?


Ice Cream Bomb

The Ice Cream King rides his ice cream bomb onto Bikini Bottom.

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