Over 30% Of People Wish This Iconic Cartoon Food Was Real

Have you ever wished a fictional food or beverage was real? Do you dream of hanging out with your favorite cartoon characters and munching on 2-dimensional grub? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you're certainly not alone. Because, to be honest, everything always looks so perfectly delectable when it's illustrated!

To find out, Mashed recently conducted a survey to see which iconic cartoon food item people would order in real life. (Warning: These may induce some pretty intense feelings of nostalgia.)

Five percent of respondents chose the Reptar Bar from Rugrats on Nickelodeon. You know — the chocolate bar stuffed with neon green frosting that magically turns your tongue green. They're loved by '90s kids and T. rexes alike! (Pro tip: These are sometimes available IRL from FYE.) Of those surveyed, 6.75 percent picked the Squishee from The Simpsons – basically a 7-Eleven Slurpee you can order from Kwik-E-Mart convenience stores in Springfield. Scooby Snacks from Scooby-Doo received 24 percent of votes. (Some folks are not opposed to eating dog treats, apparently.) And the gigantic, prehistoric, car-tipping Brontosaurus ribs from The Flintstones chalked up 27 percent of the votes.

If you grew up watching SpongeBob SquarePants — or still watch it to this day, as it's been on the air since 1999 — you've been virtually introduced to the hottest fast food restaurant in Bikini Bottom, The Krusty Krab. The nautical joint's specialty? The one and only Krabby Patty.

What fictional food item do 30 percent of people wish was real?

Over 30 percent of survey respondents wish this famous juicy hamburger was a real menu item. It's so popular that fans and food bloggers like Binging with Babish (via YouTube) have created their own copycat recipes — even though, in the show, the real recipe is super-secret, much to the frustration of the antagonistic copepod Plankton. Food.com and Delish have also curated step-by-step recipes to create your own array of delicious Krabby Patties at home. According to the official SpongeBob YouTube channel, all you need are some good ol' classic buns with sesame seeds, all-beef patties (veggie patties work great, too), sliced cheddar cheese, onions, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup, and mustard. Simple, yet so satisfying.

Even Mr. Eugene Krabs, the money-hungry owner of The Krusty Krab and inventor of the Krabby Patty, once said, "The Krabby Patty is what ties us all together! Without it, there will be a complete breakdown of social order!" (via IMDb). Whatever you do, just steer clear of the Nasty Patty!

Honorable mentions of fictional foods that look mighty appetizing include all that ooey gooey pizza from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the "Burger of the Day" from Bob's Burgers, Cheesy Poofs from South Park, and of course, the Leaning Tower of Cheeza from A Goofy Movie.