Everyone knows the pain of sitting in the cinema when the film is halfway through, and all of a sudden one of the main characters eats the most delicious looking food you've ever seen in your life. You stomach starts to rumble, you start regretting the decision to munch all your popcorn during the opening trailers, and you're left to live with your decisions and to grow hungrier and hungrier by the second.
Over the years there has been many, many delicious types of foods shown in movies. Today your challenge is to get through this list of 12 movie foods without a single lip lick, tummy grumble or hunger pang. I couldn't do it, and I bet you can't either. And don't forget to let me know which of the following 12 foods you'd like to try the most in the comments!
1. Apple strudel - Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino is the master of using amazing looking food in his films, so much so in fact that film critic Elvis Mitchell once mentioned that Tarantino tends to use food as power in his films. In Inglourious Basterds, Mitchell's theory is proven in the form of the delicious apple strudel (with cream!) eaten by Col. Hans Landa. Go on, watch the video and tell me you don't want to rush out for a strudel right this second:
2. Remy's Ratatouille - Ratatouille
Remy the rat whips up a scrumptious looking dish of ratatouille in this Disney Pixar classic. There's no doubt that this movie is responsible for an increase in vegetable consumption in children - after all, who wouldn't want to eat a dish that looks as good as Remy's!
3. Cubanos - Chef
Over the last few years food trucks have taken off in popularity, bringing with them some delicious looking foodstuffs. In the 2014 film Chef, we see a foodtruck making Cubanos (Cuban sandwiches) which will basically make you question why you've ever eaten anything other than these for your whole life.
4. Bruce Bogtrotters chocolate cake - Matilda
It may have been used as a punishment in the film Matilda, but I imagine many of you not-so-secretly wished you were made to eat an entire chocolate cake as well. Despite Cooky looking less than trustworthy (the Trunchbull does claim that she put her sweat and blood into the cake), I know as a kid I still would have given the mountain of a cake a good munch.
5. Lickable wallpaper - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
It's not strictly a foodstuff, but the lickable wallpaper from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is too good not to include. Plus, who isn't dying to know what a snozzberry tastes like?!
6. Lembas - Lord of the Rings
Lembas, or Elven bread or waybread is a special food made by the Elves. It made a couple of appearances in the film franchise, firstly when Legolas told Merry and Pippin that one small bite of the bread was "enough to fill the stomach of a grown man," and again as Sam and Frodo made their journey alone.
7. Krabby patty - Spongebob Squarepants
The insane popular Krabby Patty burger has got to be high on any list of movie-must eats. The burger is made with a hamburger, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup, there is also the very, very sacred secret sauce formula. What I wouldn't give to know what that formula is....
8. Tree star - The Land Before Time
While a leaf might seem like an odd addition to a list of delicious movie foods, watching how excited Littlefoot got over those suckers made me think they must taste amazing.
9. Foodfight food - Hook
This is my personal favorite - ever since my first viewing of Hook I have wanted to taste what the colorful foodfight food tasted like. Perhaps it's just frosting, or maybe it's colored mashed potato, but whatever it is, it sure looked delicious.
10. Turkish delight - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
If it's good enough to persuade you to bring your three siblings to the White Queen, then it must be pretty delicious! The starch and powdered sugar covered Turkish Delight that Edmund munched down on in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe looked pretty delectable and definitely made my tummy rumble.
11. Big Kahuna Burger - Pulp Fiction
Of course, we couldn't just compile a list of movie foods, and only include one Quentin Tarantino film! The Big Kahuna Burger featured in Pulp Fiction is an absolute classic, and if Jules is willing to give it his endorsement ("this IS a tasty burger") then who are we to disagree?
12. BLT+ sandwich - Spanglish
The enhanced BLT made by Adam Sandler in Spanglish is guaranteed to make you lick your lips, and pledge to make your own version ASAP.