|First appearance||Super Paper Mario (2007)|
- “Choppy bubbly YUMMMM!! Put it in your TUMMMMM! One more second and then...”
- —Saffron, Super Paper Mario
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. 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, like all other Flipside residents, has a doppelgänger who lives in Flopside; her name is Dyllis. Some differences between the two is that Saffron will only cook recipes that require one ingredient, while Dyllis cooks recipes that require two, and that Dyllis has a more German accent. 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.
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. Merlon had finished all but a pit of parsley when he heard that an injured girl had appeared in Flipside and rushed to her aid, forfeiting the challenge.
- Main article: List of Saffron and Dyllis recipes
|Block Meal||Block Block||Temporarily makes the hero invincible.|
|Dangerous Delight||Poison Shroom / Ghost Shroom||Temporarily makes the hero slow, game controls reversed, unable to use special skills, and unable to jump high.|
|Dayzee Syrup||Dayzee Tear||Temporarily doubles attack and gradually restores 1 HP at a time.|
|Electro Pop||Thunder Rage||Allows the hero to paralyze enemies.|
|Fried Egg||Big Egg||Restores 15 HP and cures poison.|
|Fried Shroom Plate||Shroom Shake / Volt Shroom / Long-Last Shake||Restores 15 HP and cures poison.|
|Golden Meal||Gold Bar||Restores 1 HP and cures poison.|
|Hamburger||Power Steak||Restores 20 HP and cures poison.|
|Healthy Salad||Fresh Veggie||Restores 15 HP and cures poison.|
|Herb Tea||Smelly Herb||Restores 7 HP and cures poison.|
|Honey Candy||Honey Jar||Restores 12 HP and cures poison.|
|Inky Soup||Inky Sauce||Restores 15 HP and cures poison.|
|Koopa Tea||Turtley Leaf||Temporarily halves damage taken from enemies.|
|Mango Juice||Keel Mango||Restores 10 HP 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 HP and cures poison.|
|Mistake (1)||(Wrong ingredient)||Restores 1 HP and cures poison.|
|Mistake (2)||Sleepy Sheep||Puts on-screen enemies to sleep.|
|Peach Juice||Peachy Peach||Restores 12 HP and cures poison.|
|Roast Horsetail||Horsetail||Restores 10 HP and cures poison.|
|Roast Shroom Dish||Super Shroom Shake / Life Shroom||Restores 30 HP 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 HP at a time.|
|Shroom Steak||Ultra Shroom Shake||Restores 70 HP and cures poison.|
|Sky Juice||Blue/Red/Pink/Yellow Apple||Restores 15 HP 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 HP and cures poison.|
|Spicy Soup||Fire Burst||Restores 8 HP and cures poison. (Required for Princess Peach)|
|Spit Roast ("Roast Meat" in PAL versions)||Bone-In Cut||Temporarily doubles attack.|
|Sweet Cookie Snack||Cake Mix||Restores 10 HP and cures poison.|
|Town Special||Primordial Fruit||Restores 5 HP and cures poison.|
|Warm Cocoa||Mild Cocoa Bean||Restores 10 HP and cures poison.|
- "Hello there, sugar!"
- "Welcome to Sweet Smiles! Our dishes will turn that little frown right upside down!"
- "Ooh, now let's get cooking!"
- "Mmm hmm! One delicious dish, coming right up, sugar!"
- "Done! Enjoy the yum, sugar!"
Names in other languages
|French||Safron||From Safran (saffron)|
|German||Safrania||From German Safran (saffron)|
|Italian||Cipollina||Small Onion, but also an Italian generic nickname for little girls|