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Futurama Fans: Make Your Own Slurm

Futurama had a pretty twisted relationship with food, from the alien larvae Popplers to the weird spice weasel. One of the animated sci-fi comedy’s catchiest gustatory creations was Slurm, the super caffeinated soda pop with the taglilne “It’s highly addictive!” The drink was marketed by the cool, babe magnet slug Slurms McKenzie, but was revealed to actually be the awful secretions from a queen slug’s hind end. There was also the ever-present Bachelor Chow, an all-purpose food that came in a pet food bag and foamed up when you added water.

Not the most appetizing vision of the future, but the YouTube series Feast of Fiction decided it was high time somebody made Slurm and Bachelor Chow realities. And don’t worry if you aren’t a whiz in the kitchen – both recipes are extremely simple.

Since it would be impossible (not to mention revolting) to actually recreate Slurm as it is in the show, Feast of Fiction makes extra green, all-natural ginger ale. The connection? Both Slurm and this “Slurm” are “all-natural”. Here’s the recipe, although it’s missing a key tip from the video: “The better your dance moves, the tastier it is.”

Slurm:
Makes 6 servings
– 12 tablespoons (3/4 cups, 180 mL) sugar
– 12 tablespoons (3/4 cups, 180 mL) fresh lime juice
– 24 teaspoons (1/2 cups, 120 mL) fresh ginger juice
– 2 quarts (1.9L) of sparkling water
– Natural green food coloring
– 6 clear twist off bottles

– Stir sugar, lime jiuce, and ginger juice together. Mix well until sugar is dissolved.
– Add sparkling water
– Add food coloring
– Pour into empty twist off bottles

Feast of Fiction’s recipe for Bachelor Chow is equally as simple, as its basically a variation on the midwestern snack “puppy chow.” My friends and I jokingly call Kraft Mac & Cheese “Bachelor Chow” (especially when you throw in some canned chicken or tuna for protein), but Feast of Fiction strives for visual similarity more than guessing at Futurama‘s Bachelor Chow’s flavor.

Bachelor Chow:
– 1 box of cereal (your choice)
– Powdered sugar
– 1/2 cup (120 mL) peanut butter
– 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
– 1 cup (240 mL) chocolate chips
– 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
– 1 doggie bowl

– Heat a pot on a stove at medium
– Add butter, chocolate chips, and peanut butter
– Stir until liquid
– Add in vanilla extract
– Remove pot from stove
– Add cereal into pot
– Mix until all of the cereal is covered
– In a ziploc bag, pour in powdered sugar then spoon in covered cereal.
– Shake the bag and thoroughly mix the contents until all cereal is covered

The male host’s Slurms McKenzie interpretations get tired after a little while, but his eventual defeat while eating Bachelor Chow and Slurm together is chuckle worthy. Regardless, I’m still pretty excited to make some Slurm of my own for my next nerd party. Maybe I’ll even get adventurous and pair it with Skyrim‘s Sunlight Souffle.

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