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In the scene at the end of Back to the Future, Marty's siblings are eating breakfast together in the timeline where his family is rich and successful. What is his sister eating for breakfast? It looks like a bowl of meatballs - does this imply that some change Marty made altered history in a way that made meatballs an acceptable breakfast food?

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  • Looks like tomatoes to me. The smaller kind. – Sebastian_H Feb 18 '16 at 18:44
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    The novelisation is no help "Dave wore an expensive business suit and was reading Forbes magazine; sister Linda was dressed casually but elegantly as she ate what appeared to be eggs Benedict. The dining room was equipped with much more expensive furniture than he remembered, the table set with delicate linen." – Valorum Feb 18 '16 at 18:45
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    The shooting script also says eggs benedict. Strange. – Plutor Feb 18 '16 at 18:48
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    @Plutor - The novel was based on the shooting script. – Valorum Feb 18 '16 at 18:49
  • It's almost certainly some kind of fruit in a red juice, probably melon balls. – Valorum Feb 18 '16 at 18:51
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Based on the similarity of the cropped/blown up image:

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(particularly the red item with apparent white streak, right in the middle)

to this one:

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I'm going to guess she's eating sliced strawberries.

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