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Make mine a Darth Vader burger! The weirdest edible movie tie-ins

A Harry Potter-themed restaurant has opened in Brooklyn, following a grand tradition that includes the gut-busting Hobbit breakfast, Deadpool cocktails and a naked Daniel Craig ice lolly

The Harry Potter books and movies were always a little food and drink obsessed. Trawl through the kitschier corners of the web and youll find recipes for alcoholic butterbeer, polyjuice potion jelly shots and even a biscuit based on Ron Weasleys jumper. More than five years after the release of the final Potter movie, fans passion for wizarding-related nosh also continues to inspire new eateries: this week has seen the opening of a Boy Who Lived-themed pasta restaurant in Brooklyn, New York (the Dark Lord smoothie looks fairly quaffable), and a cafe in Singapore that serves up flaming Goblet of Fire cocktails.

But, if Potter-related food and drink tends to be reasonably tasteful or at least digestible – other movie branding tie-ins sound about as appetising as the vomit-flavoured sweetie in a packet of Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans. Here are some of the more disgusting menu items from around the globe.

Frances dyed-black Dark Vador Burger

FilmsActu.com (@FilmsActu)

Quand QUICK proposait un DARK VADOR BURGER pour STAR WARS https://t.co/iFXSbkr2Wg pic.twitter.com/IvJvbm64eF

December 11, 2016

To celebrate the release of The Phantom Menace in 3D in 2012, French fast food chain Quick cooked up this grim-looking double-pattied Darth Vader tie-in cheeseburger, complete with a bun so black it appears to have been grilled over the lava flows of Mustafar. For those ill-disposed towards the idea of ingesting the recommended yearly dose of E numbers in one half-hour sitting, the restaurant also offered a Jedi burger, featuring extra mozzarella cubes and a standard bun.

Ghostbusters ectoplasm energy drink

VALENTINA Awakened (@ValentinaDanish)

#ghostbusters drink score! #ghosts #paranormal #LufeWithV pic.twitter.com/DjyotZ5hvx

December 28, 2016

Ectoplasm is basically gloopy, gungey ghost goo, as excreted by Slimer and his pals in the Ghostbusters movies, so the idea of quaffing a pints worth in order to keep you feeling perky might seem a little vomit-inducing. This did not stop the release of a themed energy drink to mark the release of the new Ghostbusters movie last year. For those desperate for a fruity-flavoured hit of caffeine, guarana, ginseng, taurine and essence of terrifying wight from beyond the grave, you can still purchase a can for just 148 on Amazon.

James Bonds naked Daniel Craig ice lolly

Signal 1 (@Signal1Official)

Here’s Daniel Craig….As an ice-lolly….Wanna Lick? pic.twitter.com/QVnD3XsYZh

May 29, 2014

If your idea of a tasty summer treat is licking the naked musclebound torso of Daniel Craig in Speedo-sporting Casino Royale mode, this iced confection might just be your licence to chill. The smoothie-based lolly was launched by Del Monte in 2009 to celebrate national ice cream week, after female filmgoers voted Craig the celebrity they would most like to see on the end of a stick in what must have been a pretty weird poll. Each lolly, whether enjoyed in blueberry, pomegranate or cranberry flavours, contained just 100 calories.

McDonalds Chinas Naughty Green Pork Burger

Maxim (@MaximMag)

McDonalds’ ‘Naughty Green Pork Burger’ is totally freaking us out. https://t.co/CEVIY6X2ka pic.twitter.com/YUfpOmsJhU

May 20, 2016

Perhaps topping even the Vader burger for gastronomic atrocity, this Angry Birds Movie-themed meal features a bright green bun, pork patty, conveniently burger-shaped egg and spicy jalapeno sauce. Delicious, no doubt, if you keep your eyes closed while eating because it looks like something nasty thats been sitting in the fridge for too long. Fortunately, this evil piggy burger has only ever been available in Chinese branches of McDonalds.

TGI Fridays meta-heavy Deadpool cocktails

Nerdcast Network (@NerdcastNetwork)

#Deadpool Inspired drinks be sold at TGI Friday (via @TGIFridays) https://t.co/yWNBQcR3fv pic.twitter.com/TxY3F5cvfo

May 20, 2016

One corporate sponsorship data firm estimated that Ryan Reynolds brief mention of the restaurant chain in the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time – the Merc with a Mouth responds: Thats classified. They have a wonderful TGI Fridays! when asked what he is doing in Jacksonville was worth $785,000 in free advertising. Presumably by way of thanks, TGI introduced a range of Deadpool cocktails earlier this year, including the Fruity Spicy Drink-Thingy, which features Sailor Jerry spiced rum, fresh orange, mango puree, fresh sour, a cherry, and a Myers dark rum top, and the Merc Juice, made from Hornitos Reposado tequila, orange juice, fresh sour and pomegranate.

Dennys heart-attack-inducing Hobbit Hole breakfast

Dylan Brehm (@Dyl_Fa_Ryl)

@MattChisari the irony is in the fact that Dennys did promo-menus each time a new Hobbit movie came out pic.twitter.com/n4NlE9KSQU

December 7, 2016

When JRR Tolkien dreamed up the sprawling yet gorgeously detailed fantasy world of Middle-earth before the second world war, he had in mind the creation of an epic myth for the English people. It is unlikely the donnish, pipe-smoking author ever imagined American Hobbit fans would be chowing down on hash browns, maple syrup pancakes and french toast in the name of Bilbo Baggins and his hairy-footed homunculi brethren the best part of a century later.
In what must surely be one of the most off-message branding exercises in Hollywood history, US restaurant chain Dennys also included a One Ring burger and Campfire Cookie milkshake on its menu to celebrate the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012. A year later it added Elven Woodland pies for an updated menu tied into the release of The Desolation of Smaug, because nothing says cosy English eats like hastily rebranded pecan and pumpkin pie. Still, the super-calorific Hobbit Hole breakfast, featuring fried egg-filled cheddar bun halves served with extra melted cheddar cheese and bacon hash browns, certainly sounds as if it would put hair on your toes.

 

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2017/jan/12/weird-edible-movie-tie-ins-food-darth-vader-burger

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