I’ve always wanted to organize a ridiculous food fight in a nearby park during those dog days of summer when you’re feeling antsy and there’s nothing great on TV. But I’m too thinky and analytical and I often find myself picking apart all of the details – How can we drive home without making a mess of our car? and What happens if I get yogurt in my eye? and What is the proper footwear to don for a food fight? The list goes on, and the secret is out: I’m an over-analytical basket case.
Still, the idea thrills me to no end, so today I’m hoping to inspire myself by documenting ten of the greatest food fights that ever existed. Also, I want to hear your food fight stories, whether within the walls of the high school cafeteria or a Vegas misadventure. Spill it (pun).
In Italy, Medieval costumers throw 400 tons of oranges at each other (ouch).
In the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, residents launch grapes.
In England, Charlie Chaplin fans catapult custards.
In Greece, festivalgoers fling colored flour.
In Colorado, tourists toss fruitcakes.
In Berlin, “warriors” lob everything from salted herring to rotten food.
And in California, locals scatter 600 pounds of marshmallows.
And with that, I’m off to raid my pantry.
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p.s. I just remembered! I have thrown a food fight! My 8th grade home ec partner and I failed a project in school because we poured bags of flour over each other’s heads. I remember promptly getting hives at the very thought of telling my parents. (Or maybe it was little more than a bad reaction to flour – who knows?)