Monday, November 10, 2014

Souper Can

The Age of Ultron hype has officially made it to the grocery aisles.  While not exactly a true movie tie-in, Avengers Fun Shaped Pasta Soup is definitely meant to whet the appetite of fanboy foodies and maintain a market presence of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes.  While I assume that each Avenger gets a spotlight on the label, there was only one who managed to push his way to the front and center:

He may not be getting his own movie anytime soon but he definitely got his own soup can label.  'Nuff Said.

And now for the breakdown:

I guess noodles are an easier medium than gummies.  The shapes are not too far off from the pictures.    Of course, only the fab four are included but it seems like an arrow or two from Hawkeye wouldn't have been too hard.  Maybe by Phase Four...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Recipe: Ollie's Stupendous Chili

For your next post-crime fighting session, why not try a steaming bowl of Ollie's red hot chili:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Snack Time: Marvelous Munchies

Sometimes I'll come across some super hero related food that is interesting but not quite interesting enough for its own blog entry. When that happen they get combined into a "Snack Time" entry.

Today we have an assortment of Marvel snacks starting with a Marvel Snacker:

Iron Man and Thor deliver apples, pretzels and cheese for a slightly healthier version of a Lunchable. Next up are a couple of X-Men Days of Future Past food tie ins:

For some reason this bag of Flipz is Wolverine White Fudge flavor.  I'm not sure what makes them "Wolverine" White Fudge instead of just regular White Fudge.  Our next one also barely qualifies as being re-branded:

The only reason I think of this box of Twinkies as X-Men Twinkies is that they went to the added effort to switch the regular cream filling with Blue Raspberry cream filling.  I think that should be recognized and rewarded.

Next up is a weird one (in a good way):

Mighty Bananas are the food of the gods and are heavily endorsed by the Mighty Thor.  If you are worthy, you can pick some up.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Avengers Cookies Assemble!

Occasionally companies that market super hero licenses remember that kids like cookies.  It's a lot rarer than you would think.  In the grocery store we're tripping all over Super Hero Fruit Snacks but for some reason cookies are few and far between.  That's what makes these beauties so special:

Honey Maid Avengers chocolate cookies are now in our lives.  The other good news is that, much like the best old school cereal, the back of the box is fun-packed with fun-type fun activities:

Despite being not particularly difficult, I appreciate the extra effort.  And it doesn't stop there.  The side of the box includes hero bios.  This box had Captain America but I assume the other boxes had the rest of the team:

They also did a good job with their shapes.  We've got the Avengers logo, Cap's shield, the Iron Man mask and Hulk's fist (which is quickly becoming the new, international symbol of the Hulk):

All in all I'd call it a great effort and definitely a good way to pass the time while while for the next Avengers movie.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

100 Percent Cotton

When you think of Batman, things like cotton candy rarely come to mind.  Until now, that is.  Batman Cotton Candy is now officially a thing.  For some reason you can find it in the Easter aisle:

One of the first things I noticed is that it says "25% More Free."  Now, to my understanding, this is a brand new product so it's not like it is "25 % More Than it Used to Be."  Could it possibly be "25% More Than We Originally Intended To Sell"?  Yet another Super Hero Food Mystery.

Once the bag is opened, the Batman theme ends and it's just your standard pink and blue cotton candy:

Not that there's anything wrong with regular cotton candy.  I would imagine that if it were the standard yellow/black Batman colors it would not be particularly appetizing.

And while this may be the first Batman Cotton Candy, it is most certainly not the first Super Hero Themed Cotton Candy.  Check out Hulk & Spidey Cotton Candy from a few years back:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


There's a definitely a lot going on with this Batman bread bag.  It's got a 1966 date and a clear Adam West series influence.  Sadly the bread itself has gone wherever it is that super hero food goes after it's gone away.  That being said, there's still plenty of kookiness on this vintage bag to dissect.

The franchise has never been shy about being marketable and the bag shows off plenty of recognizable and lesser known Bat-stuff.  First off, the Penguin, Riddler, Batmobile and Batplane:

But some third stringers also get a little spotlight too, which is always nice to see. Somehow Calendarman, Cluemaster and Mr. Zero (who was later renamed Mr. Freeze) made the cut:

A lot of people might not remember the Terrible Trio.  They've shown up in a handful of comics but also made a nice appearance in an episode of Batman: The Animated series:

There's another unusual appearance that I can't quite place.  I'm not terribly familiar with "Caveman" but I wonder if he's not the same character who appeared in an episode of The Brave and the Bold?

Maybe this guy eventually turned into Vandal Savage.  I dunno.  Solving this guy's mystery is only of the many functions this bag is capable of .  For a complete rundown, check out the back:

If I were forced to pick two favorites I would pick "Wet clothing" and "Fresh Fish & Game".  I don't know why more food packaging doesn't have suggestions for additional uses.  Perhaps that's a theme we can bring back.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Avengers Assemble Fruit Snacks

Not to be mistaken with the movie Avengers, the cartoon Avengers are also fruit snack worthy.  Sadly, the superior Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes got skipped for the current Avenger's Assemble. Such is life.

Not a lot of surprises in the breakdown but certainly a few missed opportunities. Hulk and Iron Man are the only characters who get their faces gummy-tized.  Mjölnir and Cap's shield appear as they usually do and the S.H.I.E.L.D. and Avengers logo round out the line up:

So it looks like just a repackaged re-release of the movie fruit snacks:

It makes perfect sense from a financial standpoint but is a bit of a letdown from the "obsess about nonsense" standpoint.  I've given up on seeing Black Widow or Hawkeye immortalized in the gummy medium but how about Falcon?  He's in the cartoon and the new Cap movie.  Am I asking too much?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Snack Time: Candy Cross-Over

Sometimes I'll come across some super hero related food that is interesting but not quite interesting enough for its own blog entry. When that happen they get combined into a "Snack Time" entry.

This time it's a Wonka-esque collection of candy, starting with Batman and Superman "Cool Fans."  There were some similar ones when the Avengers movie came out.

And speaking of the Avengers, here they are in "Taffy Bar" firm.  For once, the entire team is represented but Hawkeye and Black Widow have to share a bar:

And how about a giant headed Batman in a tiny sports car?  That's right, look at the box.  For some reason the car is not referred to as the Batmobile.  Do the powers that be think the Batmobile is getting overexposed?  We may never have the answer.  Inside is blue and yellow bat-shaped candy that we've seen before:

And lastly we have a rare appearance of a solo Thor.  The "Bubble Gum Rollz" have the Dark World logo and for some reason show Thor wearing his seldom seen helmet.  Good for him:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Love is a Battlefield

People tend to complain about how early the Christmas season starts but you hardly ever hear people complaining but the early Valentine's Day onslaught.  The day after New Year's is when the party hats and sparkling grape juice come down off the shelves and the big red hearts go up.  I guess in January people are still so shell shocked from the last two months of holly-jollyness that they welcome the change.

Which is what brings us to the season's first super hero Valentine's Day candy.  Not up for the next holiday yet?  Have an army?  Well, no matter, these guys have a Hulk:

The perfect prep for your class' "everyone gets one" Valentine's Day party is brought to you by the Avengers.  A bag of 24 plastic hearts containing the only four Avengers anyone cares about is now available for you to give to your 24 true loves.

They've even paired up to help get things going.  At this point you may be worried that inside the well branded plastic hearts lurk boring, generic candy...Smarties or the like.  But don't worry, our heroes still have a special place inside our hearts...

...just not a particularly photogenic one.  As you may or may not be able to see for the picture, the candies include likeness of (from left to right) Iron Man's helmet, Thor's hammer Mjölnir and the Hulk's face.  Captain America's face and/or shield?  I couldn't find it.  

So break out your red construction paper and start decorating your shoe boxes.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014


Summer is coming and with it comes the inevitable onslaught of super hero movies.  Some will be good.  Some will be bad.  Many will wisely choose to adapt their story into the media of the "fruit snack."  And the first fruit snacks of the year have arrived:

Unfortunately being the first doesn't necessarily make you the best as I'm forced to take umbrage with the lack of creativity with the shapes they chose, many of which are just repeats from the last Spider-Man movie's fruit snacks.

Despite the appearance of approximately 8,000 different villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, none of them made the cut and, as usual, Spidey has to pick up the slack.  Two poses, one face, two spider emblems and a web are all we get this go 'round.

If X-Men: Days of Future Past, with it's huge cast of characters, pulls this crap there will be whining!  This I swear.