“Choppy bubbly YUMMMM!! Put it in your TUMMMMM! One more second and then...”
Saffron is a character in Super Paper Mario. She is a chef who runs Sweet Smiles, a restaurant located on the first floor of Flipside. She can cook Mario 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 game, Saffron comes to Mario's aid by cooking him a Spicy Soup in order to revive Princess Peach 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).
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.
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 Tayce T., the cook in the original Paper Mario.
 Saffron's Dishes
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