10 Times Cartoons Gave Us Food Envy

Have you ever found cartoon food more appealing than the real thing? Here are 10 times cartoons gave us food envy. Dig in!

1. “Hunny” – Winnie the Pooh 

Here’s a prime example of unrealistic expectations given to children by Disney. Nobody’s going to be smiling after putting their hand into a jar of honey. Pooh would’ve had sticky fur for days. OH BOTHER.

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2. Pizza – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you watched TMNT, you probably remember Michelangelo’s appetite for pizza. You might be forgiven for mentally blocking out some of the toppings he enjoyed: marshmallow and pepperoni, tea and toast and my personal least favourite tuna fish, peanut butter and grape jelly! Gross, dude.

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3. Reptar Bar – Rugrats

The kids were addicted to these dinosaur-shaped chocolate bars and I don’t blame them. “The meanest, the best, it’s better than the rest, Reptar Bar, Reptar Bar, the candy bar supreme! The candy bar that turns your tongue gre-e-en!”

4. Pizza – Daria

Daria and Jane would spend most afternoons hanging out at Pizza King. She loved the food so much, she ended her high school graduation speech with these words: “…and there is no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can’t be improved with pizza. Thank you.”

5. Donuts – The Simpsons

Homer eats a lot of food but the pink iced donuts with sprinkles are definitely the drool-worthiest. The show’s Lard Lad Donuts are so iconic that you can now buy them from Universal Studios.

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6. The Grey Stuff – Beauty and the Beast

During the “Be Our Guest” number, Lumiere offers Belle a plate of hors d’œuvres and encourages her to: “Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious!” It’s actually meant to be something like pâté but at Disney World’s Be Our Guest restaurant you can try a dessert version. Oui please!

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7. Lasagna – Garfield

Garfield’s creator Jim Davis thought it would be funny to have a cat who loves lasagna. There’s nothing funny about how delicious this Italian dish looks. I especially love how he throws it into his wide-open mouth.

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8. Cookies – Alice in Wonderland

Even though one bite of these magical cookies makes you super-sized, I’d still take one/try one/eat one.

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9. Dumplings – Sailor Moon

To be honest, when I was younger I didn’t even know what dumplings were. I thought these were powdered donuts. Nevertheless, girl knows how to eat. I’d be happy with the nickname “Dumpling Head”.

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10. Birthday Cake – Sleeping Beauty

Okay so Fauna totally flubbed it and it would have been inedible (eggshells and a teaspoon?!) but this looked gooey and amazing.

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