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Not to be confused with Nature Patty or Nasty Patty.

The Aged Patty, also known as the Magic Sandwich, is a rotten Krabby Patty that appears as a major plot point in the episode "Cuddle E. Hugs."


It is a bacteria-infected Krabby Patty that is very poisonous. It is covered with green mold and hairs, and contains tainted buns, meat, and cheese. Consumption of it will result in the hallucination of a giant hamster named Cuddle E. Hugs.

Role in episode

Squidward and SpongeBob are cleaning up the Krusty Krab. Squidward finds a moldy Krabby Patty and throws it away, but SpongeBob prevents him from doing so as he thinks Krabby Patties should never be wasted regardless of their condition. SpongeBob then takes a bite of the patty and becomes sick to his stomach. He runs to the back of the restaurant to vomit and the Aged Patty causes him to hallucinate a giant hamster named Cuddle E. Hugs.

The next day, SpongeBob awakens to find Cuddle E. Hugs gone. SpongeBob figures a Krabby Patty would make him feel better, so he takes another bite of the old patty, sickening him once more. At that moment, Cuddle E. Hugs returns and he and SpongeBob reunite with a hug. Cuddle later reveals that no one can see him because they did not eat the Aged Patty. He then suggests that SpongeBob feed others the Aged Patty, so he does just that by cutting it into pieces and selling it at a stand in the Krusty Krab for free.

Everyone runs up and eats pieces of the Aged Patty, and just like SpongeBob, they hallucinate and see Cuddle. However, things take a turn for the worst, as Cuddle E. Hugs begins to eat everyone, although in reality, they are all having hallucinations caused by side effects of food poisoning from eating the old patty.

The next day, everyone, but SpongeBob, leaves in anger and disgust from Cuddle's actions. SpongeBob eats another piece of the Aged Patty to confront Cuddle for his actions. Cuddle explains that the "E" in his name stands for "Eat." SpongeBob then gives Cuddle the last piece of the patty. The hamster then hallucinates himself as a real-life hamster in a child's bedroom.


  • This is the second rotten Krabby Patty that SpongeBob has eaten in the series, the first being the rotten version of Patty in "To Love a Patty."
    • This is also the fifth rotten Krabby Patty in the series altogether after Squidward's botched attempt to make a patty in "The Algae's Always Greener," the Nasty Patty from the eponymous episode, the Foggy Patty from "Born Again Krabs," and Patty from "To Love a Patty."
      • In "Nasty Patty," the Health Inspector is about to eat a rotten Krabby Patty that Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob made, but he chokes on a fly and passes out. Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob think it's because of the Krabby Patty.
  • The only characters who do not eat the Aged Patty in the episode are Gary and Squidward.
  • The patty's stench has the ability to make a knife melt.
  • Cuddle E. Hugs calls the Aged Patty the "Magic Sandwich."