Crazy Food Experiments from Movies

In the immortal words of some random scientist, “Don’t just play with your food, experiment with it!” It’s with that spirit that we present to you the greatest, wackiest and just plain tastiest experiments with food in the history of cinema.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

A machine that turns water into food? That’d make Earth 70 percent pizza and cheeseburgers! Alas, what a wonderful world that would be.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Golden-ticket-dispenser Willy Wonka is no stranger to food experiments. Take the Everlasting Gobstopper, for instance. This candy quite literally lasts, well, forever.

Super Size Me

This entire documentary is one giant food experiment. Morgan Spurlock decides to eat nothing but McDonald’s for an entire month to see if bad stuff will happen. Spoiler alert: Bad stuff happens.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

The world of Star Trek is filled with advanced food tech, featuring food replicators and more. However, Project Genesis, which instantly transforms a barren moon into a planet filled with all manner of tasty fruits and vegetables, has to take the (space) cake.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Sure, the Szalinski family spends most of this flick shrinking and enlarging one another, but it’s all human experimentation. Once their adventure concludes, they enlarge a turkey and enjoy the most plentiful Thanksgiving dinner ever.

Hamburger: The Motion Picture

Deep within Busterburger University, there exists an experimental lab that concocts all manner of fast-food delicacies, including a fancy new chicken nugget that somehow turns this geeky dude into a chicken. Hey, it’s not high art.

Soylent Green

The titular Soylent Green is a supplemental food made entirely from people. It must have been a fun time in the science lab cooking that one up.

Julie & Julia

This film chronicles a blogger’s descent into madness after a yearlong culinary experiment recreating hundreds of recipes by Julia Child. Just kidding –– all bloggers are already mad.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Wallace and Gromit accidentally create a gigantic rabbit that is absolutely ravenous for veggies. It could be worse; the rabbit could be ravenous for clay.

The Stuff 

The 1980s saw a lot of movies about slimelike substances that terrorized people. Only one, however, disguised itself as a delicious yogurt. So next time you think you are getting your probiotics in, be careful –– you could be ingesting a slime monster.

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