• Jessica Sherry

20+ Writing Ideas on Character's Comfort Foods

Think comfort foods. We relate to characters by how they react to hard times. Or maybe even just mildly busy or confused times. Doesn’t matter. A person’s comfort foods tell us something unique, often memorable, about them. Add details to your story and let your main character turn to one of these in darker moments:


  • Shoney's Hot Fudge Cake (pictured)

  • Carnival food--funnel cakes, candy apples, pretzels, hot dogs

  • Double Stuffed Oreos

  • Chicken Noodle Soup--it's not just for when you're feeling sick anymore

  • Snickers Bars

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches dipped in tomato soup

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies dipped in milk

  • Nachos--the cheesier, the better; the spicier, the better

  • Girl Scout Cookies (Thin Mints are my fav)

  • Sardines on crackers

  • Twinkies (Remember Al Powell in Die Hard?)

  • Ants on a Log

  • McDonald’s Fries with a chocolate shake (A pregnancy fav)

  • Peanut M&M’s

  • Pizza, pizza dipped in Ranch

  • Baklava (I freakin’ love that stuff)

  • Fried Frog Legs (They taste like chicken)

  • Pot Brownies

  • Cream Puffs (You can buy ‘em in bulk at Sam’s, not that I do *wink*)

  • Chocolate covered coffee beans

  • Mac-n-cheese, mac-n-cheese, mac-n-cheese. Yum.


Hungry? Yeah, me too. But no time for food—get writing! Share your best comfort food ideas below.


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