Phat Loot Phriday: Black Jelly

It's the third anniversary of Phat Loot Phriday and in celebration we bring you an item that we can all enjoy. So raise a pint and enjoy the feast before you!

Name: Black Jelly (Wowhead, Thottbot, Real life)
Type: Common FoodDamage/Speed: N/A

  • Why are we featuring a food on Phat Loot Phriday? Because it's only the best food in the game right now -- this baby restores 45,000 health and 38,400 mana in one sitting. For both of those, this is the biggest gain you can get.


  • Unfortunately, it restores those over a period of one minute, which is a pretty long time to be eating. In fact, the Conjured Mana Strudel (the highest level Mage food) restores exactly half of the health and mana in exactly half the time. In terms of a ratio, this food isn't that great (not to mention it costs way more than a Mage's mana -- see below).

  • But on the other hand, if you want to /afk while eating and you have a ton of health and mana to regain, this is the food for you.

  • And I can already hear you all complaining: "Mike, not everyone can use it!" You're right, there's a level 75 level requirement on it. But other than that, regardless of race, class, or creed, everyone can use it.

How to Get It: It's a cooking recipe, put into the game in patch 3.1. So you've got to hit 400 Cooking skill, and then the chef over at the Argent Tournament Grounds, Bethany Cromwell, will teach it to you.

After you get the recipe, you'll just need 3 Borean Man'owar per Black Jelly you want to make. The best place to get those is around the edges of the Borean Tundra, so fly through there on your daily quest rounds, pick up a bunch of Borean jellyfish, and then you'll never have to bother a Mage for food again.

Oh, and while you can pick up the recipe at 400, it goes green at 412 and gray at 425. So if you're leveling cooking up right now, it's probably not a bad thing to make to get those skill points, as you'll always be able to use the item as food later on.

Getting Rid of It: You can sell it on the AH for a relatively nice price (for a lot more than you can sell a Conjured Mana Strudel, I'll tell you that), or you can give it away to vendors for 2s 23c.