Monday, October 12, 2009

Ninja Turtles are Pizzalicious. DUH!

Here's a look at the pizzalicious history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I found this silly stuff about all the pizzalicious TMNT food tie-ins from Wikipedia and X-Entertainment.

From Wikipedia: During the height of their popularity (1988-1991) the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) had a vast number of food tie-ins ranging from inevitable to obscure, many of which have become very rare, with some fans looking for the food packages to many of these items.

Chef Boyardee TMNT Pasta: Pasta pieces in the shape of the turtles (in different poses to represent each individual turtle), canned in tomato sauce with mini meatballs; a Shredder piece was later added to the pasta and the character added to the package art. There were several versions of this product including a microwaveable meal. Chef Boyardee also made "Ninja Turtles Cheese Pasta Dinner", the same pasta shapes were used. This photo is from tOkKa's Flickr.

TMNT Cracks: Crackers shaped like the various ninja turtle characters. I couldn't find a picture of these crackers but I did find an ad for a TMNT Easy Cheese mold (left). Man... just when you thought Easy Cheese couldn't get any more disgusting/awesome.

Pizza Crunchabungas: Pizza flavored corn snacks in the shape of pizzas. The commercial starred the Ninja Turtles depicted in Will Vinton (California Raisins) claymation.

McCain TMNT Frozen Pizza: Of course they would make a TMNT fozen pizzza. Frozen pizza featuring the Ninja Turtles on the box. Also released was Pizza Mini Slices which had the odd topping of apple with a green colored crust. I can totally remember eating one of these, not the apple one that sounds extra gross.

Chef Boyardee TMNT Pasta Dinner: Pasta shaped like the four turtles that came in two flavors, pizza and cheese.

Other Turtlelicious snacks include TMNT "Vanilla Power" pudding pies; TMNT Royal brand geletan ooze dessert; TMNT frozen water ice confection (popsicle) with buble gum eyes and autographed stick; TMNT cereal; TMNT cookies; TMNT fruit snacks; headaches for parents; fodder for e-Bay.

Graphic from xkcd.


javieth said...

I love this blog, is really amazing. The turtles are my favorite animal because they are quiet and they never represent a danger for anybody. This is the main reason why i love it. And how big they can be. Simply wonderful.
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Yeah they were awesome, I still have the movies on vhs and the parts where they buy and eat pizza. hahaha