Food Battle was a forgotten yearly series that ran from 2006 to 2016. The series consisted of Ian and Anthony challenging each other and arguing about which food is superior in doing stereo typical everyday tasks derived from a catalog.
Every year, Anthony changes his food, while Ian always used his favorite food: the Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut.
Since Anthony has departed from Smosh, it can be assumed that Food Battle will cease to exist. This was confirmed as there was no Food Battle 2017.
Food Battle is known as one of Smosh's most iconic series. A mobile game based on the series was created called Food Battle: The Game. It was released in 2014 and retired in 2017.
|#||Food Battle||Release Date||Anthony's Food||Views|
|1||2006||Wednesday, October 4, 2006||Taquito||19M+|
|2||2007||Tuesday, May 29, 2007||Celery||15M+|
|3||2008||Saturday, July 26, 2008||Churros||20M+|
|4||2009||Friday, July 17, 2009||Burrito||18M+|
|5||2010||Friday, August 13, 2010||Red Hot Chilli Pepper||27M+|
|6||2011||Friday, September 23, 2011||Rainbow Lollipop||34M+|
|7||2012||Friday, October 19, 2012||Eggroll||24M+|
|8||2013||Friday, November 1, 2013||Giant Gummy Snake||19M+|
|9||2014||Friday, November 21, 2014||Rock Candy||19M+|
|10||2015||Friday, November 20, 2015||Chocolate-Coated Banana (vegan)||10M+|
|11||2016||Friday, December 30, 2016||Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut (Vegan)||8M+|
Food Battle 2016 is the first Food Battle where Anthony's favorite food is exactly the same as Ian's.
Food Battle 2007 was released earlier in the year than any of the other Food Battles. Food Battle 2016 has the latest release date.
First the announcement videos are posted, then the trailers, then the final Food Battle. Food Battle started in 2006 but fans weren't able to vote for Anthony's food until 2009. Again in 2016 fans were unable to vote on Anthony's food. 2011 was the first year when Food Battle Announcement videos started.
The latest Food Battle, Food Battle 2016, was announced on December 23, 2016, with a video uploaded that day, titled this had to happen. The Food Battle series was supposedly ended in Food Battle 2016, and no winner was announced. But at the end, Ian was shown picking up his donut. However, Ian and Anthony state that Food Battle is over in the Behind the Scenes video, neither mentioning the significance of the final scene. No Food Battle 2017 was created, confirming that the series had ended as a whole.
In "Food Battle 2006," Anthony is sitting at a picnic table in the middle of a park when Ian comes up to him and asks him what he's eating. Anthony says that he is eating a taquito, which he called "the best food in the world". However, Ian insults them and calls them "crap-itos," and Anthony demands to know what Ian's favorite food was. Then a box of donuts randomly appears in Ian's hand and he says that his favorite food is obviously pink frosted sprinkled donuts. Anthony bets that his taquitos could do more everyday tasks in a catalog then Ian's "stupid pink frosted pieces of crap." Ian accepts the challenge, thus leading to the creation of the Food Battle series, and war began, between Ian's pink frosted sprinkled donuts, and whatever food Anthony chooses each year.
Food Battle Results
A "X" denotes that the person failed the round, and a " ✓ "designates a win. (there can be more than one winner per round).
Food Battle 2006 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Taquito
|6||Ball point pen||✓||X|
|--||Toy Airplane (Deleted Scene)||✓||✓|
Winner: Ian Hecox, due to Anthony "drowning" in a pool. His last words were "Beef doesn't float!"
Watch Food Battle 2006: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJXKkxE1Ri0
Food Battle 2007 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Celery
|5||Robbing a defenseless person||X||✓|
|6||Fishing for people||✓||X|
Winner: Anthony Padilla, due to Ian Hecox getting in a car crash and dying. Ian's last words were "This is awesome!"
Watch Food Battle 2007: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHi51oWzV_M
Food Battle 2008 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Churro
|---||Ian's mom (declined)||Not taken||Not taken|
|4||Pink-Frosted Sprinkled Donut||✓||✓|
|6||Weapon that can be thrown from 30 feet away to kill somebody||Not taken||X|
Winner: Ian Hecox, due to Anthony accidentally stabbing himself with his churro after slipping on a banana peel. Anthony's last words were "Eat this, Ian!", before he threw his churro at Ian to kill him, before finally dying. However, the churro impales the Food Battle News Reporter and not Ian.
Watch Food Battle 2008: www.smosh.com/videos/food-battle-2008
Food Battle 2009 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Burrito
|6||Mind control device||X||X|
Winner: Ian Hecox, due to Ian putting cyanide in Anthony's burrito and poisoning him. His last words were "I'm not a frickin' zombie!"
Watch Food Battle 2009: www.smosh.com/videos/food-battle-2009
Food Battle 2010 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Red Hot Chili Pepper
|---||Sarah Jessica Parker (declined)||Not taken||Not taken|
|--||Whoopie cushion (Deleted Battle)||X||✓|
Winner: Anthony Padilla, due to Ian stepping in an electrified bucket of water with a hairdryer inside that he thought could be a teleportation device from the aforementioned challenge. His last words were "Bob Barker."
Watch Food Battle 2010: www.smosh.com/vides/food-battle-2010
Food Battle 2011 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Rainbow Lollipop
|---||Blow-Up Doll (declined)||Not taken||Not taken|
|5||Time Travel Device||✓||✓|
|--||Breast Implants (Deleted Battle)||X||✓|
Winner: Anthony Padilla, due to Anthony shooting Ian with a bow and arrow. However some people believe there is no winner as Ian claims that there cannot be a winner if there's no one to announce it (since Anthony also killed the Food Battle Reporter who was standing behind Ian). However, Anthony still believes that he won. Ian's last words were "How can you win Food Battle if no one can announce it?".
Anthony posted the following day stating that the primary rule of Food Battle (Survival to the end) must be taken into account, which means that despite the reporter not being able to say Anthony had won, he still won anyway because he survived.
Watch Food Battle 2011: www.smosh.com/videos/food-battle-2011
Food Battle 2012 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Egg Roll
|3||Hot Prom Date||✓||✓|
|7||Bandage for a Life Threatening Wound||
X (really Anthony in Ian's body)
Winner: Anthony Padilla (in Ian Hecox's body), due to him switching Ian (In Anthony's body)'s heart with his Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut after switching their brains around. Due to the fact that Anthony and Ian had their brains swapped, the announcer is confused as to who won, his exact quote after the victory is "Ian...or Anthony, I don't know, that whole thing's really confusing." Ian's last words were "Waffle Crisp." Ian's mom's last words were "Mike Tyson."
Watch Food Battle 2012: www.smosh.com/videos/food-battle-2012
Food Battle 2013 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Giant Gummy Snake
|5||Blanket to Hide a Dead Body||✓||✓|
Winner: Ian Hecox, due to a falling sword impaling Anthony. His last words was "Lady Gaga's toad."
Watch Food Battle 2013: www.smosh.com/videos/food-battle-2013
Food Battle 2014 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Rock Candy
|--||Tampon (declined)||Not Taken||Not Taken|
Winner: Food Battle News Reporter due to the fact that he accidentally pushed Ian into the bucket of poison as he was congratulating him. If one only takes Anthony's death into account then it would be Ian who won. Anthony's last words were "Bob Barker's bruised ballsack!" and Ian's last word was "Bitch!".
At the end,Barney announces the new Food battle the game with a trailer.
Watch Food Battle 2014: www.smosh.com/videos/food-battle-2014
Food Battle X - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Chocolate-coated banana
|1||A beard-shaving machete||X||X|
|2||A fine wine||✓||✓|
|--||Bubble bath (declined)||Not taken||Not taken|
|5||A dating app||X||X|
|6||A healthy smoothie||Not taken||Not Taken|
Winner: Anthony, after Ian slipped in the kitchen attempting the smoothie challenge and got his donut stuck in his throat, causing him to choke to death. Ian's last words were "Luckily my fall was softened by this old guy.".
Watch Food Battle X: www.smosh.com/videos/food-battle-x
Food Battle 2016 - Challenges
Anthony's Food: Vegan Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut
|1||The child you found out you had with your high school girlfriend that now you have the visitation rights with||✓||✓|
|4||Dabbing Harambe||X X X X X||X|
|5||Chirstmas tree topper||Not taken||✓|
Winner: None, as Ian and Anthony decided to forfeit the competition.
Watch Food Battle 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRXZGS60mqk
- Each episode has a unique introduction.
Food Battle 2006 started off with Anthony eating a taquito on a table in the middle of a field. Then Ian walks up and asks him what's he doing. Anthony replies by saying he's eating a taquito and that it's the best food in the world. Dumbfounded, Ian says that pink-frosted sprinkled donuts are the best. Then Anthony says his taquito can do more everyday tasks than his "pink-frosted pieces of crap." Ian replies by saying, "You're on!"
Food Battle 2007
Food Battle 2007 begins by Ian reading a catalog. All of a sudden, Anthony appears naked, losing the swimming trunks he wore when he died in Food Battle 2006. Anthony says he wants a rematch, but Ian replies what Anthony needs is a doctor because he's been dead in his pool for eight months. Anthony says he's fine with his new favorite food: celery. Anthony says angrily his celery is going to crush Ian. Ian accepts the challenge by saying, "Then you're going down!"
Food Battle 2008
Food Battle 2008 starts off with Anthony picking up a VHS copy of "Toy Story" and his father asks him if he was watching Toy Story again and Anthony tells his dad to shut up and that it is real. When Anthony goes to sit down, Ian appears and says something outside the glass door. A confused Anthony says, "What?" Ian slides the door open and says him and his Pink-Frosted-Sprinkled Donut wants a rematch. Anthony says he's no match for his new favorite food "churros." Ian replies by saying "Bring it on, BITCH!"
Food Battle 2009
Food Battle 2009 begins by Ian wandering somewhere and hearing a noise. It turns out to be Anthony playing a game system drumset. Shocked, Ian screams and Anthony says he wants a rematch. Ian thinks he's a zombie, so Anthony does things to Ian which will hopefully prove he's not a zombie. He throws his drumstick at Ian, but he still believes Anthony's a zombie. Then he throws him on a table, breaks a cup on his head, rolls over him with a car, and just as Anthony tries to chop Ian's head off with an axe, Ian agrees he's not a zombie. So Anthony continues to say that he wants a rematch and pulls a Burrito out of his back pocket. Ian accepts by saying, "Bring it on, chode-knocker!"
Food Battle 2010
Food Battle 2010 starts like the way Food Battle 2006 did, but with Ian. He was playing with his donuts about Anthony drowning of his Taquitos. Out of nowhere Anthony appears. Ian, not suprised, says that he's used to Anthony coming back to life and thinks of it as a "yearly occurence." Anthony says he wants a rematch against Ian's Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut with his Chilli Pepper. Ian replies by saying, "Then you're going down, dick-biscuit!"
Food Battle 2011
Food Battle 2011 begins with Anthony walking up to a box in the middle of a field. He opens the box, which has a letter inside it. He unfolds the letter, saying, "LOOK BEHIND YOU. kekekekeke ^_^" Anthony turns around and no one's there, and as he turns back around Ian appears. He says he wants a rematch and Anthony says Ian's Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donuts won't be a match for his Rainbow Lollipop. Ian accepts the challenge by saying, "Bring it on, douche-pickle!"
Food Battle 2012
Anthony stares at his stuffed cat intently until Ian, now with his flesh not rotting, comes and demands a rematch. However, Anthony points out that there's still a bit of his flesh rotting. Ian denies this until he sees his rotting ear, so he takes 2 months to get the ear fixed. Ian comes back to demand a rematch, but then realizes that his his nose is now big, taking another two months to get his nose fixed. Ian comes back again to demand a rematch, but Anthony says that there's still something wrong with his face. Ian argues that it's his normal face. Anthony takes the rematch with his new favorite food, the Egg Roll. Ian accepts the challenge by saying, "Then you're on, cock goblin!"
Food Battle 2013
The video begins with Ian and Anthony staring at each other angrily, before saying "I WANT A REMATCH!" at the exact same time. Anthony, confused asks Ian why he wanted a rematch, because he won in 2012. Ian proves him false, explaining he won acutally won in 2012 because Anthony's brain was in his body. Anthony agrees, and says that last year's Food Battle was way too confusing. Ian still asks for a rematch, then Anthony challenges him and pulls a Giant Gummy Snake out from his fly. Ian replies by saying, "Then you're going down, taint-waffle!" Before he eats the donuts, he realizes they are not in his hands. Soon, someone off-screen hands him the donuts and Ian repeats his insult before eating the donuts.
Food Battle 2014
The video begins with Ian talking about how much thinking this years Food Battle needed and how he thought many people were excited. He also made up that he couldnt do it again and how he had to give up Food Battle. Anthony came in surprised. He had come from the dead, and he heard Ian talking about ending Food Battle. Anthony found Ian reading the poop book while drinking coffee on a cup that says poop. Ian finds his pink frosted sprinkled doughnuts missing as Anthony gives it to him. Anthony shows his new favourite food, rock candy. He does what Ian does by chucking it into his mouth and he almost choked with it.
Food Battle X
Anthony is walking in an alley when Ian appears and demands a rematch. Anthony however reveals that he burnt down the house they normally use for Food Battle. They decide to go to a strangers' house and use it as the base, which turns out to be the home of the Food Battle Announcer and his grandfather. They both agree to allow Anthony and Ian to use their house, and the two reveal their foods and start the battle.
Food Battle 2016
Food Battle 2016 was released, unusually, at the end of the year, with a teaser video setting the scene. The video, 'This had to happen', saw Ian and Anthony open up a 'spooky' Christmas present which referenced Food Battle. They both feel they are missing something. The Announcer is seen with all of Anthony's 'favourite' foods which he used in past Food Battle episodes.
The 2016 episode begins with a dark dramatic scene, showing Ian admitting that Smosh forgot Food Battle, with the Announcer screaming that he is unemployed, in a 'previously on Food Battle' sequence. Anthony reveals his food choice for 2016 is a pink-frosted sprinkle donut. The lights switch on, with Ian angered by Anthony's food choice, but Anthony's donut is 'actually vegan'. The two agree for a Food Battle.
- Anthony has currently won the most Food Battles, winning in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 (five wins) while Ian won 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2013 (four wins). 2014 and 2016 were the only years neither Ian or Anthony won.
- There has only been one voluntary forfeit in the entire series. (Food Battle 2006)
- Food Battles were held every year in Ian's mom's house until Food Battle 2014.
- No one has ever won solely by points. Every year, the winner wins because the other competitor gets killed. This was mentioned by Ian in Food Battle 2011, but proven in Food Battle 2012.
- In every Food Battle, Ian and Anthony fail the first challenge (except Food Battle 2014 and Food Battle 2016).
- When Ian wins a Food Battle, he always says "NO!" to the reporter at the end when he asks to come with Ian to whatever he is doing, except in Food Battle 2009, as he lets the reporter watch paint dry with him. However, he still screams "NO!" at him when he constantly asks if the paint has dried yet multiple times.
- In most Food Battles, Anthony's food is shaped like a stick, which contrasts to Ian's doughnuts, which are round and have holes. The only exception is the Vegan Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut.
- Food Battle X was the first Food Battle where Anthony and Ian get the same results for every single challenge.
- In 3 out of 11 Food Battles, Anthony's food is of Mexican origin (Taquitos, Burritos, and Red Hot Chili Pepper)
- Food Battles 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, X, and 2016 all deal with Anthony's foods being sweets (Churro, Rainbow Lollipop, Giant Gummy Snake, Rock Candy, Chocolate-Coated Banana, and Vegan Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut)
- Anthony won more challenges than Ian in Food Battle 2009, but Ian still won by murdering Anthony with cyanide. In fact, Ian only won one challenge in the whole battle.
- Ian won more challenges than Anthony in Food Battle 2012, but Anthony still won by murdering Ian by switching bodies and brains, plus switching Ian's heart with a pink-frosted sprinkled donut. In fact, Anthony only won one challenge in the whole battle, thus being an exact reverse of 2009.
- Food Battle 2010 was the first time someone other than Ian and Anthony chose a challenge, and the challenge was chosen by Ian's Mom. (Flamethrower)
- Anthony was originally vulnerable to water, but it is no longer his weakness in Food Battle 2007 & 2010. He also mentioned he survived in 2006 by holding his breath. Also in Food Battle X, Anthony lost his immunity from peer pressure due to Ian picking fine wine.
- All of Anthony's foods from 2009 onwards were chosen by a vote from fans, so it is unsure if Anthony actually likes those foods.
- However, it is entirely possible that the egg roll is one of Anthony's actual favorites, since it has been nominated for voting for every Food Battle since 2010. The egg roll was ultimately chosen for Food Battle 2012.
- The egg roll and fried chicken leg, who were contestants in Food Battle 2010, were also contestants for Food Battle 2011. Although, egg roll and fried chicken leg lost both Food Battles. Egg Roll was the winner of the final voting round in Food Battle 2012.
- In the second challenge of Food Battle 2009, Ian plays as the Merchant from Resident Evil 4.
- Food Battle 2011 marked the first time someone actually finished the challenge before their death.
- In Food Battle 2011, even though Anthony won, the announcer, who had also been killed by Anthony, went up to Ian in a realm similar to Heaven (the reporter also stated as a possibility that the realm was a rip-off of a scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), and asked him what he was going to do, to which Ian responded that he would fly.
- In every Food Battle since Food Battle 2008 (except for Food Battle 2014), Ian insults Anthony with a peculiar and derogatory name prior to the battle.
- In Food Battle 2008, Ian calls Anthony a "bitch".
- In Food Battle 2009, Ian calls Anthony a "chode-knocker".
- In Food Battle 2010, Ian calls Anthony a "dick-biscuit".
- In Food Battle 2011, Ian calls Anthony a "douche-pickle".
- In Food Battle 2012, Ian calls Anthony a "cock-goblin".
- In Food Battle 2013, Ian calls Anthony a "taint-waffle".
- In Food Battle 2014, Ian calls Anthony a "crappy-friend".
- In Food Battle X, Ian calls Anthony a "wiener-whistle".
- In Food Battle 2016, Ian calls Anthony a "dookie brown".
- Since Food Battle 2010, Anthony and Ian drop down to the table when Anthony chooses the first challenge.
- In Food Battle 2011, Ian states that Anthony couldn't win Food Battle if no one can announce it. This made people believe no one really won the 2011 Food Battle. But Anthony's Twitter post states that the rules of Food Battle should be taken into effect. This means Anthony won, because he killed Ian, and that's how you win Food Battle. 
- Food Battle 2012 was the third time someone had puked on Ian. The first was Food Battle 2009. The second was Food Battle 2011.
- In every Food Battle (except for 2007) Anthony always picks first.
- In the "LeVar" version of Food Battle 2008, when Anthony suggested Ian's Mom, it was reversed once Ian looked at Anthony.
- In Food Battle 2011, after Ian tells Anthony what he did to his rainbow lollipop, Anthony laughs like what people say is similar to Kira's (Light's) laugh in the last episode of Death Note. This was later confirmed by Anthony on his Twitter. The same laugh would later be used in REAL DEATH NOTE!.
- From Food Battle 2009 and onwards (except Food Battle 2013, Food Battle X, and Food Battle 2016), Ian attempts to murder Anthony.
- On every Food Battle except 2006 and 2012 Anthony wins more challenges than Ian but sometimes still loses for getting killed.
- Food Battle 2008 and Food Battle 2016 were the only Food Battle where Ian did not have his bowl haircut.
- Food Battle 2012 was the first Food Battle where someone has won with a body that's not their own. In this case, Anthony won Food Battle 2012, but was in Ian's body, due to switching bodies (and brains) and Ian's heart with a pink-frosted sprinkled donut. Even the announcer was confused who has won.
- Anthony has won three consecutive Food Battles (Food Battles 2010, 2011, and 2012). It was also the first time someone has won three consecutive Food Battles.
- Food Battle 2012 had a thought up machine, which was the body part switcher.
- In Food Battle 2012's last challenge, some objects disappear and reappear again in Ian and Anthony's hands.
- It took Smosh 35 hours to finish editing 2009.
- Ian loving Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donuts is presumably a reference to Homer Simpson .
- In the episode Levar Burton Buys Smosh, there is a re-edited scene of Food Battle 2008.
- The theme song can be found in older versions of FL Studio as 'Cool stuff\AmbienceOutburst - Unleashed'
- Food Battle 2009 was the only Food Battle with 3 foods since Anthony's Husband attempted to battle Ian with a corndog.
- Food Battle 2013 so far is the only Food Battle were the person in the intro doesn't say what he was eating.
- The same Giant Gummy Snake and Coffee Makes Me Poop Mug can be ordered at http://www.vat19.com/.
- In every Food Battle since 2008, there has been extras announced at the end of the video by Barney the Dinosaur.
- From Food Battle 2014 onward, Anthony did not have his emo hair.
- Food Battle 2014 marks the first time Anthony does a proper introduction.
- Food Battle 2008 was the first Food Battle to have Barney in it.
- Food Battle 2010 was the first Food Battle to have a hot girl in a bikini in the thumbnail and in the video.
On July 22, 2013, Anthony and Ian announced they were starting a campaign on Indiegogo for a iOS and PC game called "Food Battle: The Game". Anthony and Ian hoped to raise $250,000 for video game producers to create the game based on their characters and the foods used in their annual Food Battle series. The Indiegogo campaign raised $258,517 for the game. It was released on November 19, 2014 for iOS and Android. It was retired from marketplaces on August 4, 2017.