Sonic The Hedgehog (G)
Updated: Aug 23
"You know what's hard about being the smartest person in the world? Everyone else is stupid."
- Dr. Robotnik aka Eggman
The world needed a hero -- it got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic embraces his new home on Earth -- until he accidentally knocks out the power grid, sparking the attention of uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik. Now, it's supervillain vs. supersonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic's unique power to achieve world domination.
(NOTE: The following content might have spoilers)
There's currently two Sonic movies, both are funny and action packed so I kept the menu generic enough to work for either or. Lots of references to food in both movies so I had a lot to work with which doesn't make creating the menu any easier. I hope you and the family enjoy movie night. I know I did!
Fun Fact: I read that the majority of the creative team from the Sonic video games were hired for the movie as well which is why there many references to the game in the movie. Another reason why it was a hit amongst Sonic video game players.
Sonic Tonic, Chilidog with Gold Rings and Choco-Latte Stache
Blue Powerade with glow sticks! Can't get any easier then that right? I went with blue Powerade because not only is Sonic blue but he also glows in blue, hence the glow sticks.
OPTION: If you don't want to ingest that blue dye #1 from the Powerade I get it! A healthier option would be to go with a home made lemonade. Use yellow glow sticks instead of blue ones and call it "Super Tonic". In movie #2 Sonic evolves to Supersonic where he glows in yellow.
NOTE: If you decide to use the glow sticks inside the drink make sure to wash them with soapy water first. Just in case your worried about the glow stick breaking and leaking into your drink (which I was) the Children's Hospital's website mentions that the toxicity in glow sticks is minimal and at most will cause an upset stomach but please take precautions.
Chilidog with Gold Rings
Chilidogs are Sonic's favorite food. In the movie he first ate them during a bar fight and fell in love. You'll see chilidog reference throughout both 1 and 2 movies. I will be using a chili that's a family favorite (Trader Joe's canned turkey chili) But if you want to make the official "Chilidog A La Sonic" check out this chili recipe that was featured in the first official issue of Archie’s Sonic comic book series. Make your life easier and make this a couple days before, then all you have to do is warm it up and serve!
For our side of Gold Rings we will be using Funyuns. The gold rings in the movie were used as portals, all you had to do was think of a specific place as you throw the ring and a portal is created for you to jump through. These gold rings are also used in the game but are used to help him stay alive.
Options: Instead of Funyuns you can use grapes for a healthier option. Grapes is Knuckles favorite food and his character is introduced in Sonic 2.
I don't know what it is but villains are my favorite, maybe because I think they're just misunderstood. It should be no surprise that Dr. Robotnik (aka Eggman) was my favorite character. I wanted to do something that referenced his very well known mustache, it's a huge part of his character. So I started thinking....hmmm he loves latte's, he's nuts, salty even a little bitter...oh yes this definitely calls for chocolate! and not just any chocolate, dark chocolate mixed with nut, pretzels and lightly covered in espresso powder. And we won't be using any molds either as his mustache evolves from being perfectly groomed to a huge hot mess from Movie's 1 to 2 so were going to freestyle it. The messier the better! We're pretty much making chocolate bark but we'll be adding the ingredients into the chocolate instead of sprinkling them on top. We will then shape it into a mustache.
Here's what you'll need:
(1) 12oz bag of Dark Chocolate chips to melt (whatever brand and whatever % of dark chocolate you prefer)
1 tbs of coconut oil
1/4 cup of coconut flakes
1/4 cup of pretzel sticks (you'll need to break them into small pieces)
1/2 tablespoon of Instant espresso powder (optional)
1/4 cup of your favorite mix of nuts. I'm using pecans halves and slivered almonds
(you'll need to break them into small pieces)
1. Melt the chocolate. Click here to see video on how to melt chocolate. Add the coconut oil anytime during this process
2. Add coconut flakes, and small broken pieces of nuts & pretzels to melted chocolate.
3. Mix all ingredients together in chocolate
4. With a small spoon plop a chunk of melted chocolate on wax paper, push down lightly as you spread the chocolate outward. Its going to look more like a bow tie
5. Let it cool in fridge for about 30min then carefully remove it from the wax paper
6. Take a selfie with your mustache and post it (#foodie_moovies).
7. Enjoy this evilicious treat.
Q&A with the kids
1. If you had 3 golden rings where would you go and who would you go with?
2. Sonic gave humans their names inspired by food, like Donut Lord, Eggman and Pretzel Lady. What name would you give your parents?
3. If you had a beard or mustache how would you style it? What kinds of crazy shapes would you have? How long or wide would it be? And what color?