Ever since the invention of the "TV Dinner" in the 1950s, food and television have been inextricably linked. Even if people don't necessarily eat dinner in front of the TV, most Americans do at least have a snack while relaxing in the glow of their TV set each night.
Considering the link between food and TV, it's not surprising that a number of TV shows have inspired various food and beverage products. Some of the food tie-ins are logical, while others are a bit unconventional. Here are some prime examples of popular TV shows that inspired beverages and food.
It's pretty logical that a cooking competition would span some food of its own. After several successful seasons, "Top Chef" partnered with Schwan's Home Service to make a high-end frozen meal that viewers could have delivered to their homes. Costing $10 to $12, the meals included polenta with meatballs and red curry chicken.
Grocery stores now carry Healthy Choice entrees that are branded with the "Top Chef" logo, as well. These entrees include crustless chicken pot pie and roasted chicken marsala with mushrooms. The Season 10 episode "Past Suppers" had chefs compete to see who could come up with the best idea for a Healthy Choice frozen entree.
Iron Throne Blonde Ale, is available now. The beer comes in 750 ml bottles and has a suggested retail price of around $9.
used as prop meth on the show for its first two seasons.
Dayman Coffee IPA is the result of a three-way partnership between Stone Brewing Co., Two Brothers Brewing Co., and Chicago-based Aleman. Coffee is a pretty decent flavor choice: Considering the beer was inspired by Charlie, fans should be happy the beer isn't flavored like Charlie's favorite food, "milk steak with jelly beans."
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