Eating food while watching TV is a common habit for many Americans, so it’s no surprise that TV shows often entice us with mouthwatering morsels to keep us watching. After all, that’s pretty much Food Network’s entire modus operandi in a nutshell.
However, the food you see on Food Network can be recreated at home, whereas food featured in scripted TV shows often exists only in TV land. That doesn’t stop fictional TV food from looking so delicious that we wish we could try a taste.
Fairy Fruits – True Blood
Sure there was something sinister about these glowing fruits that made those who ate them become addicted and lose track of years of their life. But who could resist eating something that lights up?
Flaming Moe – The Simpsons
The Flaming Moe, which began life as a Flaming Homer, took a kitchen sink approach to mixology. Just combine everything leftover in the bar, mix with some children’s cough syrup, apply fire and serve.
Popplers – Futurama
This bite-sized fast food snack was actually the larva of an intelligent alien race. But considering how addictive Popplers became, we can’t help but want to try them regardless of their shady origin.
The Luther – The Boondocks
When Granddad opened his own soul food restaurant, he created a burger that would put Paula Deen to shame. This monstrosity, which was named for Luther Vandross, contained a pound of meat, grilled onions, bacon and cheese between two donuts.
Cheesy Blasters – 30 Rock
In the world of 30 Rock, Cheesy Blasters is the number one food in America and a nightmare for those on a low-sodium diet. It’s a jack-cheese filled hot dog, wrapped up in a pizza and served by Meat Cat, a cartoon cat on a flying skateboard.
Romulan Ale – Star Trek
Drinking Romulan Ale is a great way to get really hammered in a short amount of time. This infamous alcoholic drink is the most potent liquor in the Star Trek universe– it can even get a Klingon to loosen up.
Cornballers – Arrested Development
The Cornballer was a failed kitchen appliance made by the Bluth Company that was discovered to be a safety hazard. We’d love to try these fried balls of corny goodness, we just don’t want to burn our hands making them.
Buzz Beer – The Drew Carey Show
Drew and friends were home brewing beer before it was the cool thing to do. Their brew was called Buzz Beer because it combined the two best adult beverages ever invented—coffee and beer.
Krabby Patties – Spongebob Squarepants
Krabby Patties are the Big Macs of Bikini Bottom and are made from a “secret recipe.” Since there are no cows underwater, we’re betting the patties are made from fish, which means Spongebob is serving his own neighbors to each other.
Chef’s Chocolate Salty Balls – South Park
All sexual innuendos aside, this snack food concocted by Chef sounds like it would be the perfect treat. The combination of salty and chocolate is always delicious, which is why we’d be glad to put these in our mouth.