When The Joker crashes the party, he grabs a skewer containing a shrimp and a small red object, and eats the red thing. What is it?

The shot happens at about 1:30 in the clip below:

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    I'd put money on a tomato – Kevin Jul 29 '15 at 18:49
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    @Kevin - I'd put a tomato on money – Wad Cheber Jul 29 '15 at 18:51
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    @Kevin - But the money would get wet and the tomato would taste awful if you did that. – Valorum Jul 29 '15 at 18:58
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    @WadCheber - For triviality, I'd guess. – Valorum Jul 29 '15 at 19:01
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    Haha I like your 'out-of-the-norm' questions. +1. Also thanks for reminding me to get some fruit from the shops :) – user35594 Jul 29 '15 at 21:56

Given its bright red color, the object in question would appear to be a slice of tomato.

Kebabs, or skewers, is a common appetizer served at cocktail parties like the Wayne fundraiser. And two of the most common foods to include on a shrimp kebab are melon and tomato, both of which enhance the flavor of the meat. The object in question appears too red to be watermelon, which would be a more pinkish color. It's also too large to be a cherry tomato, which is common. Therefore, the object is most likely a normal tomato, sliced into wedges like so:

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    I'm a chef, and if my tomato wedges looked like that, they'd be thrown out and my knife skills would be sharply criticized by my boss. Especially if I was preparing food for a billionaire's fundraiser. – Wad Cheber Jul 29 '15 at 20:30
  • I often cook kebabs, but I don't use tomatoes or shrimp. My wife does, but she prefers whole cherry tomatoes with her shrimp. I make MY kebabs using beef or pork chunks with cantaloupe and honeydew. The picture was just the closest thing I could find to what we see on-screen. – Omegacron Jul 29 '15 at 20:44
  • No, I mean the tomato in the movie was poorly cut. The one in your picture is okay. – Wad Cheber Jul 29 '15 at 20:55
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    @WadCheber ah, gotcha. Based on the shot you have above, it looks like maybe a small tomato cut in half. Dunno - only way I like tomato is in sauce form or diced up in something else. – Omegacron Jul 29 '15 at 21:16

The script and novelisation merely identify it as "food".

Tables of food and decorations fill the hall. Alfred is talking to Rachel at the front door.


At ten minutes after nine that night, Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes got out of an elevator. Dent stopped, scanning the area in front of him, a lavish room almost as big as a basketball court filled with dozens of people, each wearing thousands of dollars worth of clothing and jewelry. Tuxedoed waiters circulated through the crowd offering food and drink from silver trays.

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