Snails are an important part of the Mechanicsburg diet. The reason for this is that, historically, the “water of the Dyne caused the snails to grow huge and they had a choice, blow them up or eat them. Turns out, they are tasty!”
Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle offers a couple more semi-canonical details: during his war with the Heterodynes, The Storm King had Mechanicsburg under siege for an extended period, which (further?) encouraged the consumption of any available food-source, and that the selling of snails as food has become a major (and semi-covert) money-maker for the city in recent years.
Snail references in the comic Edit
In Professor Yungbluth".there is a reference to "the unsettlingly large, acidic snails of
In the André suggests performing The Heterodyne Boys and the Racing Snails of Dr. Zegreb in Zumzum.comic
Thecomic shows a poster for a snail festival.
The Mechanicsburg establishments selling snails.shows two
The upper left corner ofshows SNA on a Mechanicsburg building, likely the start of SNAILS.
In the comic foris a poster for Heterodyne Snail Liqueur. And in is a poster for Linsey Miller's Snail Tonic.