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Sugar Puff Sandwiches are one of Dave Lister's favourite snacks. The sandwiches were made with white bread and Sugar Puffs, a popular British breakfast cereal made of small wheat bites coated in sugar and honey. On occasion, Lister would also like these sandwiches grilled with cheese.



When Dave Lister questioned what The Inquisitor would consider a worthwhile use of a life, Arnold Rimmer quipped that reading What Bike magazine and eating Sugar Puff sandwiches for eight hours every day was unlikely to qualify. ("The Inquisitor", Series V)

Rimmer later demanded to know why Kryten only used Space Corps Directives against him instead of Lister, asking why there were no directives forbidding the spraying of Sugar Puff sandwich contents over a superior officer's bunk. ("Quarantine", Series V)


When Legion made up a cell for Lister in the Legion Station designed to match its occupant's needs exactly, Lister noted that there was a covered platter of Sugar Puff sandwiches on the table. ("Legion", Series VI)

Many years later, the Dwarfers were arrested by the Mechanoid Intergalactic Liberation Front (or MILFs) aboard SS Vespasian. The MILFs placed the consciousnesses of the Dwarfers into mechanoid bodies, and as "punishment" for "enslaving" Kryten the MILFs forced the Dwarfers to undertake all the tasks that they had ever ordered Kryten to undertake. For Lister, this included making thousands of Sugar Puff Sandwiches, grilled with cheese. ("Siliconia", Series XII)



  • Sugar Puffs were originally made by the British subsidiary of the American company Quaker Oats Company, but in 2006 the rights to make the cereal were sold to Big Bear t/a Honey Monster Foods (named after the Honey Monster mascot of the cereal), a UK company based in Leicester. The cereal changed its name to Honey Monster Puffs in 2014, after a backlash against sugary cereals led to dwindling sales. As part of the re-brand, the sugar content slashed by eight percent and the honey content increased by twenty percent. It was the first re-branding of the cereal in sixty years.

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