As a child absorbing hours of Saturday morning cartoons, did you ever think, “I wish I could taste that Krabby Patty,” as Spongebob flipped burgers on the grill? Or perhaps you were a Harry Potter fan who dreamed of one day trying Fire Whiskey (but not until you turned 21, of course).
Well, look no further. The time to try the imaginary foods you grew up with is now.
1. Krabby Patties from “Spongebob Squarepants”
Krabby Patties are Spongebob Squarepants’ specialty, with perfect, golden buns crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, pickles, ketchup, and a “secret sauce.”
IRL: In-N-Out’s “Animal Style”
What could be a more fitting real-life equivalent then In-N-Out Burger’s delicious burgers freshly prepared with their own sweet, tangy “secret sauce?” Nothing, that’s what. Learn how to make your own “secret sauce” here.
2. Fire Whiskey from “Harry Potter”
Firewhiskey comes from J.K Rowling’s fictional Harry Potter world and is known for causing “a burning sensation when drunk, and for filling one’s body with courage.”
Its real life equivalent hands down must be Fireball, a popular college alcohol with a cinnamon bite that warms your insides with a satisfying burn. Fireball lovers, you can make your Fireball 4 ways like this.
3. Scooby Snacks from “Scooby Doo”
Scooby Snacks are a dog-friendly and human-friendly peanut butter snack of reassuring crunch and amazing deliciousness. It’s the go-to snack for our favorite crime-solving duo, who mysteriously always have the munchies on hand.
IRL: Nutter Butters
Although they’re not fit for doggie consumption, bite-sized Nutter Butters’ peanut butter packed creamy goodness sandwiched in between two buttery, equally peanut buttery cookies fulfill the Scooby Snack dream taste test. Check out how to make your own Nutter Butters here.
4. The Mushroom Polka-Dots from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Ever wonder what Augustus’s mother tasted when she tried that mushroom-fluff in that one scene from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?” Well, wonder no longer.
IRL: Marshmallow Fluff
That creamy-looking addictive paste of goodness must have tasted like our real life, vanilla-infused campfire marshmallow fluff, right? Craving marshmallows now? Make use of this sweet goodness (both whole marshmallows and marshmallow fluff) with recipes like these.
5. Eat Me Cookies from “Alice in Wonderland”
The Eat Me Cookies from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland looked absolutely divine, like something we could stuff our faces with at 2 am.
Its real life equivalent is basically any cookie from Insomnia Cookies. It doesn’t even need “Eat Me” explicitly written all over it because college students will do so without needing to be convinced. Students are even skipping class to grab this cookie fix.
6. Any gigantic food from “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
The newest “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball” movie series, inspired by the children’s picture book, has featured gigantic versions of food, like this pancake large enough to cover buildings.
IRL: Any “Largest Food” World Record
Have you been to America lately? We love big things. In fact, Americans have set many of the largest food world records, including World’s Biggest Cookie by Immaculate Baking Co. in North Carolina and World’s Largest Bowl of Pasta by Bucca di Beppo in California.
7. Créme de la Créme á la Edgar from “The Aristocats”
The speed at which these high standard aristocats sipped up the creamy white drink makes it clear that this beverage must have been amazing.
What else could be as satisfyingly sweet and thirst-quenching as Créme de la créme á la Edgar? Cinnamon-infused Horchata. Find out how to make a boozy equivalent here.
8. The Grey Stuff from “Beauty and the Beast”
In a movie filled with delicious treats and hearty dishes, this particular moment when Lumiére from “Beauty and the Beast” tells Belle to “try the grey stuff” because “it’s delicious” stands out to pique the interest of viewers. What exactly is that delicious grey stuff?
IRL: Black Sesame Soft-Serve Ice Cream
That delicious grey stuff must have been black sesame soft-serve ice cream. There is no other explanation. Popularized in Asian countries, this sweet treat pairs well when swirled with matcha green tea.
9. Pretty Patties from “Spongebob Squarepants”
Remember those trippy, colorful patties from Spongebob? What’s the deal with those? Are they a disgusting disgrace to the name of the Krabby Patty?
Pretty patties = Macarons. Ahhhhhh, phew. It all makes sense now. *cue applause*
Next time you fret over not being able to eat your favorite imaginary childhood cartoon food, rest easy. Odds are the real deal exists out there, you just need to find it.