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'''Pokémon Pasta Shapes in Tomato Sauce''' was a product released by the {{wp|H. J. Heinz Company}} beginning in the year 2000.<ref>[http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-63787608.html Heinz cans the power of Pokemon. - Grocer | HighBeam Research - FREE Trial] (retrieved March 2, 2010)</ref> The product consists of pasta pieces shaped like various Pokémon characters, including [[Ash Ketchum]], in a thick tomato sauce. Originally, the product was available in both a Red Version and a Blue Version, but the Red Version was later discontinued in favor of a Gold & Silver Version, which featured pasta shapes of [[Generation II]] Pokémon.
 
'''Pokémon Pasta Shapes in Tomato Sauce''' was a product released by the {{wp|H. J. Heinz Company}} beginning in the year 2000.<ref>[http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-63787608.html Heinz cans the power of Pokemon. - Grocer | HighBeam Research - FREE Trial] (retrieved March 2, 2010)</ref> The product consists of pasta pieces shaped like various Pokémon characters, including [[Ash Ketchum]], in a thick tomato sauce. Originally, the product was available in both a Red Version and a Blue Version, but the Red Version was later discontinued in favor of a Gold & Silver Version, which featured pasta shapes of [[Generation II]] Pokémon.
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===Pokémon Mirinda===
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[[File:Mirinda.png|thumb|right|100px|Three cans, one of which has {{p|Blastoise}} oddly miscolored]]
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'''Pokémon Mirinda''' is a limited-edition version of {{wp|Mirinda}} soda. Released in {{pmin|Argentina}} during [[Generation I]], it was sold at the price of $0.50ARS per can and seems to have only been available in the flavor of orange. Each can showed an image of a Pokémon or a human character from the anime. There is also a former promotion in which, after the purchase of a Mirinda two-liter and a {{wp|Pepsi}} two-liter, the buyer receives a plastic cup which has a similar design to the special cans of Mirinda.
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Revision as of 11:36, 13 April 2010

Ever since the Pokémon franchise began in the 1990s, many Pokémon food products have been manufactured. These food products include pasta, cereal, candy, and many other items. Some products simply have Pokémon characters added to the packaging, while others feature detailed likenesses of Pokémon characters.

Breakfast

Pokémon Cornflakes

The three packages of cereal

Pokémon Cornflakes is a packaged cereal product sold at the Japanese Pokémon Center. The 2009 version was used to promote the then-new Diamond and Pearl movies.[1] The three packs released in 2009 , each feature a different legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh. The three Pokémon featured are Palkia, Arceus and Giratina, with the packs colored magenta, green and orange respectively. The flavor presented differs by the year the packages were released, with the 2009 edition having “Mild Chocolate” flavoring and the 2008 edition being "Sugar" flavored.[2]

Pokémon Eggo Waffles

Two boxes of the waffles

Pokémon Eggo Waffles were Pokémon-themed Eggo waffles which were released in August 2000[3] produced by Kellogg's. The Pokémon which were outlined on the actual Eggos are Pikachu, Togepi, Marill, Elekid, and Gengar. All of these Pokémon were also featured on the front of every box. Three UPCs from boxes of this product along with $1.99USD shipping could be redeemed for a Pikachu Syrup Holder.

Pokémon Nutri-Grain Twists

The box

Pokémon Nutri-Grain Twists were a type of breakfast bar distributed in 2000 by Kellogg's under the Nutri-Grain name. For two UPCs and $2.00USD, an educational Pokémon CD-ROM could be redeemed.[4] Four versions of this disc were available.

Pokémon Pop-Tarts

The first version

Pokémon Pop-Tarts were limited edition toaster pastries produced by Kellogg's sold under the Pop-Tarts subsidiary. They came in boxes consisting of twelve pastries in a "wild cherry" flavor, topped with "Yellow Pikachu frosting," and sprinkles shaped in the form of Pikachu, Charmander, Poliwrath, and Chansey. The box included a figurine of one of the aforementioned Pokémon.

The second version

As Generation II neared, another version of Pokémon Pop-Tarts were released. This version had blue frosting with Poké Ball sprinkles, and the flavor was titled "Poké Berry".[5] They were produced to promote the third Pokémon movie, Spell of the Unown. In each box of twelve, one of three Pokémon Metallic Battle Figures could be found.[6] These figures were later released for individual sale in 2001 by Hasbro.

Pokémon Toasted Oat Cereal with Marshmallow Bits

Main article: Pokémon Toasted Oat Cereal with Marshmallow Bits

Kellogg's Pokémon Toasted Oat Cereal with Marshmallow Bits was a breakfast cereal released by Kellogg's in the year 2000.[7] The cereal consisted of oat rings and marshmallow pieces in the shape of various Pokémon.

Condiments

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Curry Sauce

The box of the sauce

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Curry Sauce is a Japan-exclusive food product with images of Pikachu and the Sinnoh starters on the packaging. The box comes with two 60g packets of instant curry sauce.[8]

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Kirinuki Nori

Kirinuki nori

Pokémon Diamond & Pearl kirinuki nori is a product consisting of nori that is precut to Pokémon-themed designs, with the intention of being placed onto rice. [9] There are four sheets each of Pikachu, Munchlax, and Eevee-shaped seaweed, along with twelve star-shaped and eight lightning bolt-shaped sheets.

Pokémon Furikake

The box of furikake

Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl Furikake with Extra Calcium is a Japan-exclusive condiment meant to be sprinkled on rice as a flavoring. The box features images of Pikachu, Manaphy, Aipom, Mime Jr., and Buizel. One box comes with 20 packets of furikake[10], enriched with extra calcium.

Pokémon Jelly Jars

The unique designs on the back of each jar
The front of the Bulbasaur jar

Pokémon Jelly Jars are collectible jars decorated with Pokémon characters to encase Welch's grape jelly. Sold for the first time on April 1, 2000[11], the jars include designs of one of nine Pokémon. These Pokémon were Pikachu, Togepi, Clefairy, Bulbasaur, Meowth, Squirtle, Charmander, Psyduck, and Poliwhirl. This is Welch's 25th set of collectible jelly jars, and like the other cartoon characters' jars, are used to reflect the popular culture of each generation. The jars contained nine ounces of jelly, and over nine million of them were produced.

A contest was also held by Welch's to go along with the promotional jars. It was a coloring contest held from when the jars first appeared up until July 31, 2000. 100 winners received a Game Boy as their prize.

Pokémon Sweet Honey

Real-life honey

Pokémon Sweet Honey is a Japan-exclusive honey product with images of the Sinnoh starters, Pikachu, Munchlax and Combee on the label. It is meant for usage on bread and sandwiches.[12]

Pokémon Tomato Ketchup

All five bottles with their promotional labels

Pokémon Tomato Ketchup was a special edition of Heinz Tomato Ketchup distributed for two months in the United States beginning in mid-March of the year 2000.[13] The ketchup did not taste or look any different than normal, but the bottles had special labels on them featuring Charizard, Charmander, Jigglypuff, Pikachu, or Squirtle. This label could be used as a $5 mail-in rebate for a VHS or DVD of Pokémon: The First Movie.[14]

Confectionery/treats

Poké Gum

The two wrappers, two pieces, and two cards

Poké Gum, produced by Toymax International under the Candy Planet label, is a chewing gum product featuring Pokémon artwork. The wrappers have two editions, with one consisting of Ash, Misty, Brock, Ash’s Pikachu, Misty’s Psyduck, and the Jigglypuff prone to following the group in the Kanto saga. The other edition is of Team Rocket and Meowth with a Haunter.

Artwork of one of the Generation I Pokémon species is featured stamped onto the actual pieces of gum, and the backing of the package is a character card featuring another Pokémon character. The flip side of the character cards is part of a puzzle-like arrangement.

Pokémon Chupa Chups Surprise Poké Ball

The opening process, showing a Pikachu in a Fast Ball

Pokémon Chupa Chups Surprise Poké Ball were a set of lollipops produced by Chupa Chups in December, 2009 for sale at Pokémon Centers.[15] They were made in limited quantities and only for a short lime. Inside the Poké Ball, there is a figure of a Pokémon. Under this figure, there is a platform which opens up to reveal a cola-flavored lollipop. Different Pokémon and Poké Balls were available.

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Puzzle Gum

A box of the gum along with two puzzles

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Puzzle Gum are edible puzzles made from gum and produced by Bartons Candy.[16] Sixteen pieces of gum come in each package, and fit together to form one of four images featuring the Sinnoh starters or Pikachu, Buneary, and Pachirisu.

Pokémon Fruits Drops

The front and back of the tin

Pokémon Fruits Drops is a candy product distributed by the Pokémon Center of Tokyo.[17] They are packaged in a tin, featuring images of Lugia and Ho-Oh on the front, Pikachu and the Johto starters on the back, with miscellaneous images of fruits on both sides of the tin.

Pokémon Do Your Best, Piplup Face Biscuits

Clockwise: happy, sad, winking, tired

Pokémon Do Your Best, Piplup Face Biscuits are biscuits exclusive to Pokémon Centers and sold in March, 2010.[18] They were part of the "Ganbare Piplup" campaign that was going on at the time. They came in metal containers with one of four Piplup faces painted on it: happy, sad, winking, and tired. On the side of each container, there is a design consiting of music notes and stars. The biscuits inside are shaped as the face of Piplup, and expire in September, 2010.

Pokémon Gum-Filled Lollipop With Sticker

A grape flavored lollipop along with three stickers

Pokémon Gum-Filled Lollipops With Stickers were distributed by Topps around the year 2000. The lollipops were filled with Bazooka bubble gum in the middle. The treats came in four flavors: strawberry, grape, cherry, and watermelon.[19] Each lollipop was bundled with one of thirty-nine Pokémon stickers.[20]

The following Pokémon were available as stickers: Aerodactyl, Arbok, Beedrill, Bulbasaur, Charizard, Charmander, Charmeleon, Clefairy, Drowzee, Eevee, Electrode, Exeggcute, Flareon, Gyarados, Hitmonlee, Jynx, Krabby, Lickitung, Machamp, Machoke, Magikarp, Magmar, Meowth, Mr. Mime, Muk, Pikachu, Poliwhirl, Ponyta, Psyduck, Raichu, Rattata, Scyther, Slowbro, Snorlax, Squirtle, Tauros, Tentacruel, Vaporeon and Zubat.

Exeggcute's name on its sticker is misspelled as "Exeggute".

Pokémon Gummy Poké Balls

The gummy Balls, shown with packaging

Pokémon Gummy Poké Balls are candies manufactured by Bartons Candy. They are gummy candies in the shape of Poké Balls. They are sold in packages of ten.

Pokémon Marshmallow Buddies

The box and marshmallows

Pokémon Marshmallow Buddies are marshmallows which are manufactured by Bartons Candy.[21] They are available only in the shape of Pikachu and sold in packs of twelve.

Pokémon Marshmallow Pops

Each pop on a cupcake

Pokémon Marshmallow Pops are produced by Bartons Candy.[22] They are marshmallows which are available in the shape of Pikachu, Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup. They are attached to a stick and coated in sugar.

Pokémon Poké Ball

The case, opened

Pokémon Poké Ball is a candy case in the style of a Dive Ball with candy included. It is manufactured by Bartons Candy.[23] Yellow, red, green, and blue candies are included, along with a figure of Piplup.

Pokémon Popzoids

All four Popzoids

Pokémon Popzoids were a type of lollipop made around the year 2000 by Topps. Miniature figurines of Bulbasaur, Charmander, Psyduck, or Squirtle would be in the center of the lollipop, which acted like a magnifying glass.[24] This effect made the figures looks about twice as large as they actually are. All of this sits at top of a "collectible" stick, which has an oversized Pokémon logo on it.

Pokémon Rainbow Lollipop

The lollipop with its sticker

Pokémon Rainbow Lollipop is made by Bartons Candy.[25] It is a large, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and white lollipop. Included with it is a sticker of the Sinnoh starters.

Pokémon Rolls

One variation of the box
Alternate packaging (actual product was in color)

Pokémon Rolls were produced by General Mills under the Betty Crocker name and released in 1999.[26] The product is candy rolled into a flat strip, similar to the popular brand Fruit by the Foot. Pokémon Rolls came only in "Punch Red" flavor and were sold in packs of six. Each box included one of five Pokémon cards for a limited time.[27] Jonathan Yusen, marketing manager of Betty Crocker, stated the following in regards to the rolls: "In order to keep our fruit snacks fun and entertaining, we love to work with equities that are hot with kids."

Pokémon snack cakes

In Japan, several Pokémon-themed snack cakes have been manufactured. These include varieties such as "Togepi's Egg Bread", "Infernape's Curry Bread", "Arceus's Vanilla Steamed Cake", "Munchlax's Melon Bread", "Plusle's Strawberry Steamed Cake", "Minun's Chocolate Steamed Cake" and "Rayquaza's Ring Doughnut".

Pokémon Tube Top With Candy

Two of each of the tubes

Pokémon Tube Top With Candy is a plastic tube filled with candy manufactured by Bartons Candy.[28] A figure of either Chimchar or Turtwig is at the top of each tube. Yellow, red, green, and blue candies are included with each tube.

Popsicle Pokémon

A sticker advertising sales of the Pikachu single Popsicle
The box of the ice pops

Popsicle Pokémon was the name given to Pokémon ice pops produced by Popsicle in the year 2000.[29] All ice pops contained strawberry and lemon flavoured ice, and came in the forms of Bulbasaur, Charmander, Gengar, Meowth, Pikachu, and Squirtle. The 3-ounce (89 mL) pops came in boxes of six, with each box containing just two of the available Pokémon shapes. The boxes had a suggested retail price of $2.99, and single servings were suggested to be priced between $0.75 and $1.00.

Dinner/supper

Pokémon Beef Curry

Pokémon Beef Curry is a Pokémon-themed, beef-curry food product with a Pikachu theme. The cooking instructions are to simply microwave the box, and it comes with a Pikachu-themed plate to serve it on. [30]

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Macaroni & Cheese

Main article: Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Macaroni & Cheese

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Macaroni & Cheese was a product released by Kraft Foods in 2009. It is similar to regular Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, except the noodles are in the shapes of different types of Pokémon. There are six different varieties of Diamond & Pearl Macaroni, with each variety having a different Pokémon on the box and different Pokémon noodle shapes.

Pokémon Macaroni & Cheese

The Pikachu box

Pokémon Macaroni & Cheese was a product released by Kraft Foods in January 2000.[31] It is similar to regular Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, except the noodles are in the shapes of different types of Pokémon. These Pokémon, Pikachu, Squirtle, Poliwhirl, Jigglypuff, Charmander, and Meowth, also appeared one at a time as the focal point on the front of each box. The other 5 monsters would appear in the background.

Pokémon Pasta Shapes in Tomato Sauce

Main article: Pokémon Pasta Shapes in Tomato Sauce

Pokémon Pasta Shapes in Tomato Sauce was a product released by the H. J. Heinz Company beginning in the year 2000.[32] The product consists of pasta pieces shaped like various Pokémon characters, including Ash Ketchum, in a thick tomato sauce. Originally, the product was available in both a Red Version and a Blue Version, but the Red Version was later discontinued in favor of a Gold & Silver Version, which featured pasta shapes of Generation II Pokémon.

Drinks

Pokémon Mirinda

Three cans, one of which has Blastoise oddly miscolored
An ad for the cup promotion

Pokémon Mirinda is a limited-edition version of Mirinda soda. Released in Argentina during Generation I, it was sold at the price of $0.50ARS per can and seems to have only been available in the flavor of orange. Each can showed an image of a Pokémon or a human character from the anime. There is also a former promotion in which, after the purchase of a Mirinda two-liter and a Pepsi two-liter, the buyer receives a plastic cup which has a similar design to the special cans of Mirinda.

The former Pokémon Mirinda website can still be viewed here.

References


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