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.
In the future there is Mechanicsburg Harvest Festival. The theft and recover of the Golden Snail is the topic of the Ivo Sharktooth PJ story. The story also shows being dispensed at the Stopped Clock.with a at the