When Mikey and his friends, The Goonies, find a treasure map in his attic, the group sets out to find the fortune in order to save their neighborhood from being foreclosed.
The Goonies (1985), in addition to being one of my favorite films, is a film that is filled with countless food moments. There are actually so many instances of food – both as props and in the dialogue – that I am not going to even attempt to try and list them all.
A few of the standout moments, however, are all involving junk food featured on-screen. Pizza makes numerous appearences, and there is also plenty of Pepsi product placement. There are also moments involving potato chips and whipped-cream, as well as numerous flavors of ice cream and a Baby Ruth candy bar.
I should note that majority of these food moments involve Chunk, and there is a fantastic article that lists all of the food he eats and references in the film.
Since there is so much pizza in the film, I felt obligated to base my menu around it. Instead of creating a gourmet pizza from scratch, I thought it would be more appropriate to heat up a frozen one, which seems more in keeping with the food featured in the film.
Of course I also had to have soda, served in a Pepsi glass from the 80’s. And as for the tablecloth, I somehow I managed to find the greatest piece of fabric, ever – it’s vintage AND pirate-themed.
Additionally, I found vegan recipes for both rocky road ice cream and Baby Ruth candy bars, which I believed to be absolutely essential to the menu since they are both beautifully featured in the film. I highly recommend these recipes; they are both delicious!
Well there you have it – my culinary homage to The Goonies. Thanks for visiting food & a film! Until next week! ☠