When you watch a movie, you’re transported into a fictional world that feels real. As part of that process, some screenwriters introduce foods that work with that created universe.
These foods might not be real, but the filmmakers do an excellent job of turning them into something that seems edible (or at least practical to make) for the viewer.
Here are some of the best top fictional foods in the movies to find.
List of the Best Fictional Foods You’d Want to Try
1. Green Eggs and Ham
Although it started as a literary reference, the Cat in the Hat movies have let this Dr. Seuss favorite become a top movie staple. It became part of pop culture because of a unique challenge from the publisher to use only 50 words in the story.
2. Every Flavor Beans
If you love Harry Potter, you’ve likely encountered these beans on the big screen. They look a lot like the standard jelly beans, but they come in every imaginable flavor. That includes things like earwax and vomit! They’re sold on the trolley and at Hogsmeade, providing a risk with every bite.
This fictional food is a Klingon delicacy in the Star Trek canon. Although most of its history and development happened on Deep Space Nine, you still saw it several times on the big screen. Did you know that there are over 50 different varieties, and each one has a different flavor?
4. Scooby Snacks
These tasty fictional snacks were used in the cartoons to bribe Shaggy and Scooby into doing the work that the rest of Mystery Inc. wanted to avoid. Developer William Hanna always said that he envisioned them being like a caramel-flavored cookie, but Shaggy delivers the entire recipe in one episode.
5. Soylent Green
Although the name comes from soybeans and lentils, we all know that this fictional food is repurposed human flesh. Sorry if that’s a spoiler.
What are some of the fictional foods in movies that you’d like to try one day?