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Saffron is a character in The Flip Flop Show. She is a chef who runs Sweet Smiles, a restaurant located on the first floor of Flipside. She can cook Bleu and the other heroes various recipes if they bring her items.

Saffron, like all other Flipside residents, has a doppelgänger who lives in Flopside; her name is Dyllis. The main difference between the two is that Saffron will only cook recipes that require one ingredient, while Dyllis cooks recipes that require two. During the show, Saffron comes to Bleu's aid by cooking him a Spicy Soup in order to revive Sipsi after she unexpectedly falls into Flipside. In the end, everyone celebrates victory by going to her shop and chew on some of her snacks (though it isn't shown, it is stated).

Her name comes from a spice of the same name that is grown mostly in southern Asia and is primarily used as an ingredient in various dishes. Its taste is recognized as "metallic honey" by some, which may parallel Saffron's sweet personality. Saffron's benevolence may also reflect that of Betsy, the cook in the original Paper Mario.


Dish Ingredient Function
Block Meal Block Block Temporarily makes the hero invincible.
Dangerous Delight Poison Shroom / Ghost Shroom Temporarily makes the hero slow, show controls reversed, unable to use special skills, and unable to jump high.
Dayzee Syrup Dayzee Tear Temporarily doubles attack and gradually restores 1 yum! at a time.
Electro Pop Thunder Rage Shocks and destroys on-screen enemies.
Fried Egg Big Egg Restores 15 yum!s and cures poison.
Fried Shroom Plate Shroom Shake Restores 15 yum!s and cures poison.
Golden Meal Gold Bar Restores 1 yum!' and cures poison.
Hamburger Power Steak Restores 20 yum!s and cures poison.
Healthy Salad Fresh Veggie Restores 15 yum!s and cures poison.
Herb Tea Smelly Herb Restores 7 yum!s and cures poison.
Honey Candy Honey Jar Restores 12 yum!s and cures poison.
Inky Soup Inky Sauce Restores 15 yum!s and cures poison.
Koopa Tea Turtley Leaf Temporarily halves damage taken from enemies.
Mango Juice Keel Mango Restores 10 yum!s and cures poison.
Megaton Dinner POW Block Shakes the ground and destroys on-screen ground enemies.
Meteor Meal Shooting Star Destroys on-screen enemies with shooting stars.
Miracle Dinner Mystery Box (8% chance it will work) Restores 1 yum! and cures poison.
Mistake (1) (Wrong ingredient) Restores 1 yum! and cures poison.
Mistake (2) Sleepy Sheep Puts on-screen enemies to sleep.
Peach Juice Peachy Peach Restores 12 yum!s and cures poison.
Roast Horsetail Horsetail Restores 15 yum! and cures poison.
Roast Shroom Dish Super Shroom Shake / Life Shroom Restores 30 yum!s and cures poison.
Roast Whacka Bump Whacka Bump Restores 5 HP and cures poison.
Sap Syrup Sap Soup Temporarily halves damage taken from enemies and gradually restores 1 yum! at a time.
Shroom Steak Ultra Shroom Shake Restores 70 yum!s and cures poison.
Sky Juice Blue/Red/Pink/Yellow Apple Restores 15 yum!s and cures poison.
Slimy Extract Slimy Shroom Cures curses and poison.
Snow Cone Ice Storm Freezes on-screen enemies.
Spaghetti Plate Fresh Pasta Bunch Restores 15 yum!s and cures poison.
Spicy Soup Fire Burst Restores 8 yum!s and cures poison.
Spit Roast (Roast Meat in PAL versions) Bone-In Cut Temporarily doubles attack.
Sweet Cookie Snack Cake Mix Restores 10 yum!s and cures poison.
Town Special Primordial Fruit Restores 5 yum!s and cures poison.
Warm Cocoa Mild Cocoa Bean Restores 10 yum!s and cures poison.
  • According to Carson, Merlon was once in love with Saffron. She told him she would go out with him if he could finish a Saffron Special Galactic Meal, an enormous meal to behold. Merlon had finished all but a pit of parsley when he heard that an injured girl had appeared in Flipside. He rushed off to take care of her, and the parsley was left ever since.
  • Saffron is fairly similar to Betsy from Toad Town in Paper Mario on the Nintendo 64.
    360px-SPM Saffron

    Official art of Saffron.