Various Food

Food are any number of items Kirby can eat to provide various effects. There are various different food items seen throughout the series. Food can often be found on the ground, in Chests, by defeating enemies, or by utilizing the Copy Abilities Cook, Refrigerator, and Magic.

Food Effects

Most food items are used to heal Kirby. Most of these healthy snacks resemble real-world foods and restore a little bit of Kirby's health. The amount of health restored can vary depending on the game and type of food, i.e. meat restores three health bars in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. The Maxim Tomato restores Kirby's entire health bar and resembles a tomato with an "M" on it. Regular tomatoes appear in Kirby Super Star as one of the basic food items. The Reviving Tomato introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe completely heals Kirby when used, and can even revive him if his health bar depletes fully.

There are special food items, that although do not heal Kirby, serve as power-ups:

  • The Invincibility Candy is a special kind of candy that grants Kirby temporary invincibility to plow through enemies with. It can't protect Kirby from falls, however.
  • The Jumbo Candy, like the Invincibility Candy, makes Kirby invincible, but enlarges him as well. It also gives him the ability to demolish anything in his path including metal blocks and enemies that usually cannot be defeated. (Kirby Mass Attack only)
  • Superspicy Curry grants Kirby the temporary ability to spit fireballs. (Kirby's Dream Land only)
  • An item called the Mint Leaf temporarily improves Kirby's ability to spit air puffs. A special version of the Mint Leaf is used to fight Kaboola. (Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby: Triple Deluxe's Kirby Fighters sub-game)

In some non-platformers, food serves another purpose:

  • Kirby's health is represented by tomatoes in Kirby's Dream Course. Tomatoes are gained by hitting small enemies.
  • Food speeds up Kirby's cart in the sub-game Cart Run.
  • In all other non-platformers, collecting food adds to the total score.

Food that Games are Centered Around

KSqSq Food Screenshot

Food as seen in Kirby: Squeak Squad

The whole game of Kirby: Squeak Squad centers around Kirby's Strawberry Shortcake, which is stolen by the Squeaks. Kirby sets out to get it back. The chest with his cake eventually finds its way into Meta Knight's hands. When Meta Knight is defeated, Daroach steals the chest and opens it thinking it still contains the shortcake. However, instead of the cake, Dark Nebula is released and takes possession of Daroach, who is turned into Dark Daroach. After beating him and Dark Nebula, the Squeak Squad gives back the shortcake to Kirby as an apology for the trouble they caused.

The sub-game Gourmet Race in Kirby Super Star and its remake, as well as its "sequel," Cart Run in Kirby: Canvas Curse, is all about Kirby racing against King Dedede to see who can collect (or more likely eat) more food in the shortest time.

Kirby Mass Attack is another game in which food plays an important role. If the Kirbys defeat an enemy or destroy a block, they will get fruit, which will increase the fruit meter. The more fruit obtained, the higher the meter will be, which will give the player a higher chance of gaining ten Kirbys.

List of Food By Game

Kirby's Dream Land/Kirby's Adventure

KDL Food MaximTomato  Maxim Tomato Max
KDL Food PepBrew  Pep Brew 2

Kirby's Dream Course

KDC Tomato sprite  Tomato 1

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

RottenpumpkinKSSU  Acorn Squash
BannanasKSSU  Bananas
BreadKSSU  Bread
KSS Food Mochi  Bun*
CakeKSSU  Cake
CandycaneKSSU  Candy Cane**
CandycornKSSU  Candy Corn**/Crepes**
CarrotKSSU  Carrot
CheeseKSSU  Cheese
CherriesKSSU  Cherries**
CoffeeKSSU  Coffee
CookieKSSU  Cookie**
CornKSSU  Corn
KSS Food Dango  Dango*
EggsKSSU  Eggs
PuddingKSSU  Flan**
FrenchfriesKSSU  French Fries**
GrapesKSSU  Grapes
HamburgerKSSU  Hamburger
HotdogKSSU  Hot Dog**
IcecreamconeKSSU  Ice Cream Cone
LobsterKSSU  Lobster**
KSS Food MakiZushi  Maki-Zushi*
MaximtomatoKSSU  Maxim Tomato
TurkeyKSSU  Meat
MelonKSSU  Melon
MilkKSSU  Milk
MilkbottleKSSU  Milk in a bottle
KSS Food Unknown3  Mochi*
KSS Food Mushiki  Mushiki*/Tempura*
KSS Food NigiriSushi  Nigiri-Sushi*
KSS Food Unknown1  Nori Senbei*
KSS Food Yakitori  Oden*
OmuriceKSS  Omurice*
KSS Food Onigiri  Onigiri*
OrangeKSSU  Orange
OrangejuiceKSSU  Orange Juice**
PancakesKSSU  Pancakes**
PeachKSSU  Peach
PeasKSSU  Peas**
PepbrewKSQSQ  Pep Brew
PopsicleKSSU  Popsicle
SandwichKSSU  Sandwich**
SundaeKSSU  Shaved Ice
SodaKSSU  Soda
StrawberryKSSU  Strawberry
KSS Food Taiyaki  Taiyaki*
KSS Food Unknown2  Takoyaki*
TomatoKSSU  Tomato
WatermelonKSSU  Watermelon

* Only appears in the Japanese version
** Only appears in international versions

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

KTnT Strawberry Shortcake sprite  Cake 5
KTnT Hamburger sprite  Hamburger** 4
KTnT Maxim Tomato sprite  Maxim Tomato Max
KTnT Onigiri sprite  Onigiri* 4
KTnT Pep Brew sprite  Pep Brew 1

* Only appears in the Japanese version
** Only appears in international versions

Kirby Air Ride

KAR Food Apple  Apple 18
KAR Food Unknown  Curry 30
KAR Food EnergyDrink  Energy Drink 70
KAR Food Hamburger  Hamburger 25
KAR Food HotDog  Hot Dog** 25
KAR Food Tempura Soba  Tempura Soba* 25
KAR Food IceCream  Ice Cream 5
MaxtomatoKAR  Maxim Tomato Max
KAR Food Turkey  Meat 35
KAR Food Omurice  Omurice 30
KAR Food Onigiri  Onigiri 20
KAR Food Cereal  Ramen 30
KAR Food Sushi  Sushi 25

* Only appears in the Japanese version
** Only appears in international versions

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror/Kirby: Squeak Squad

KatAM Food Cherries  Cherries 1
KatAM Food Dumpling  Dumpling 1
KatAM Food Pudding  Flan 1
KatAM Food Hamburger  Hamburger 1
KatAM Food MaximTomato  Maxim Tomato Max
KatAM Food Meat  Meat 3
KatAM Food Onigiri  Onigiri 1
PepbrewKSQSQ  Pep Brew 2
KSQSQ logo
KatAM Food Dumpling  Dumpling 1/2
KatAM Food Pudding  Flan 1/2
KatAM Food Hamburger  Hamburger 1/2
KatAM Food Onigiri  Onigiri 1/2

Kirby: Canvas Curse

KCC Bagel sprite  Bagel N/A
KCC Bananas sprite  Bananas N/A
KCC Cake sprite  Cake N/A
KCC Candy sprite  Candy N/A
KCC Carrot sprite  Carrot N/A
KCC Corn sprite  Corn N/A
KCC Egg sprite  Eggs N/A
KCC Grapes sprite  Grapes N/A
KCC Hamburger sprite  Cheeseburger N/A
KCC Ice Cream sprite  Ice cream N/A
KCC Jalapeno sprite  Jalapeno pepper N/A
KCC Maxim Tomato sprite  Maxim Tomato Max
KCC Meat sprite  Meat N/A
KCC Melon sprite  Melon N/A
KCC Orange sprite  Orange N/A
KCC Pep Brew sprite  Pep Brew 2
KCC Popsicle sprite  Popsicle N/A
KCC Strawberry sprite  Strawberry N/A
KCC Strawberry Ice Cream sprite  Strawberry ice cream N/A
KCC Tomato sprite  Tomato N/A
KCC Watermelon sprite  Watermelon N/A

Kirby Mass Attack

KMA Apple sprite 2  Apple 1
KMA Bananas sprite 2  Banana 10
KMA Grapes sprite  Grapes unused
KMA Green Apple sprite  Green Apple 1
KMA Maxim Tomato sprite  Maxim Tomato 100
KMA Melon sprite 2  Melon 30


  • Some food items in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra are exclusive to the Japanese version, and are replaced by other foods in the international releases. The picture to the right shows the foods in the Japanese version on the top row and the corresponding foods in the international versions are in the bottom row.
  • According to Daroach, the bananas that grow in Volcano Valley are the sweetest in the universe. The Oohroo from Green Grounds become advanced technologically and build a spaceship in order to obtain them.
  • Food has been used frequently as a naming convention in the series since Kirby's Adventure. Despite this, it wasn't until 17 years later that Kirby visited a location made entirely of food: Sweets Park in Kirby's Epic Yarn.