As kids, the almighty television set taught us that cartoon characters had it made when it came to food. Yes, we watched cartoons to be entertained, but we also wanted to steal a glance at Scooby Snacks, Krabby Patties and every ‘90s cartoon pizza imaginable.
One of the cruelest truths of animation is that we watchers can’t cross over into the cartoon universe and taste the delectables that grace our screens. Luckily though, we can still dream. Flip through the gallery to see the throwback cartoon foods we wish we could eat. Get ready for some serious nostalgia, and sorry if we spark your appetite.
Sarra Sedghi is Paste Food’s Assistant Editor. She can usually be found arguing about mayonnaise on Twitter.
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How did the characters in every 90s show avoid cardiac arrest despite eating pizza all the time? We're not sure, but our arteries are jealous.
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How did Brock manage to run a Pokemon gym, take care of nine siblings in his father's absence and whip up awesome meals for Pokemon and trainers alike? We have no clue, but we hope Ash realizes how lucky he was to have him.
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These "Flintstones" ribs didn't just come from a prehistoric beast, they're the size of a prehistoric cartoon car. Depending on how much Dino eats, that slab of ribs could last the Flintstones family for days.
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When he wasn't assisting Kim Possible on missions, Ron Stoppable was crafting nacos at Bueno Nacho store #582. Thanks to internet culture, several naco recipes actually exist.
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Angelica Pickles has always had a systematic sweet tooth, but her ploy to order bags and boxes of pastries using Stu's voice changer in "Angelica Orders Out" is one of her best antics.
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Any snack that can help you overcome cowardice in the face of costumed criminals is an essential in our book. And while you can get a box of Scooby Snacks at Walmart, we doubt they contain even an ounce of courage.
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If only we could get stranded on a dessert island like in "I Am Weasel," minus getting attacked by life-size, living gingerbread cookies.
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The gummy Krabby Patties Nicklodeon makes are a farce of the original, which are so divine Squidward wants to marry and procreate with one. "Spongebob Squarepants" has been on the air for more than 15 years - isn't it time someone shared the secret Krabby Patty formula?
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In our young eyes, the bones from Disney's "Pluto" shorts were gorgeous porcelain candies. No wonder Pluto would do anything for a bone.
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Why is Makoto Kino the most boss Inner Sailor Guardian around? Because she's just as good at making bento boxes as she is at fighting monsters.