Taffyta Muttonfudge is one of the racers in the video game Sugar Rush and a (former) antagonist turned anti-hero of the 2012 Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph. and a minor character in it's 2018 sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet. She is Vanellope's direct rival, and she and the other racers constantly pick on Vanellope von Schweetz, who they think is a glitch in the game. Her best friends are Candlehead and Rancis Fluggerbutter.
She was voiced by Mindy Kaling who also voiced Disgust from the 2015 Disney/Pixar film Inside Out and Melissa Villaseñor in the 2018 sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet. In the Japanese dub from the movie, she was voiced by Yukiko Tomochika, who also voiced Stella in Over the Hedge.
Taffyta is a rather bossy character but also somewhat touchy; when she starts crying it's difficult for her to stop. She seems to like having people she can look up to and hates being humiliated.
Taffyta is a small girl with Chibi-like proportions: she has a large head in relation to a small body. She has tan skin, rosy cheeks, glossy pink lips, and short platinum blonde hair in a bob-cut with low front bangs that cover her dark brown eyebrows. She has a small rosy jellybean-like nose. Her deep periwinkle eyes are large and animesque. She has dark thick upper and lower lashes that are varnished in mascara. She is almost always seen sucking on a strawberry lollipop.
Taffyta's ensemble is almost entirely comprised of shades of pink. She wears a frosted strawberry-themed cap (resembling that of Strawberry Shortcake's, who is possibly the inspiration for her design) or helmet on her head that doubles as a visor when she's racing. Underneath her hot pink racing jacket, she wears a lighter frosted pink dress, and white-and-pink-striped leggings with matching sneakers. She tops her outfit off with white racing gloves.
Taffyta is going to be in the race with the other racers, but she is displeased when Vanellope tries to join as well. She and the other racers confront her, saying that because she is a glitch she cannot race. Vanellope tries to stand up to Taffyta but is outnumbered and Taffyta passes Vanellope and taunts the kart and starts to wreck it. The other racers then start beating her racing kart to destroy it while Vanellope tries to get Taffyta to stop and pulls Taffyta away, which makes Taffyta actually glitch due to physical contact with a glitch. Taffyta loses her temper toward Vanellope and yells at her, even jabbing her at one point which causes her to flash. Taffyta pushes Vanellope into a mud puddle. Wreck-It Ralph, who had come because Vanellope took his medal, sees this and feels pity for Vanellope and comes out to attack them back and Taffyta and her friends run away. He and Vanellope later steal a different kart but Taffyta doesn't know this.
Ralph is also tricked by King Candy into thinking that if Vanellope races the game will be unplugged and he destroys the kart. Vanellope is later arrested. When the race starts Vanellope is freed by Ralph and her kart is repaired again and she is able to race. Taffyta easily gets in first place but sees Vanellope and orders Candlehead to light the cherry bombs to knock her off the track. However, Vanellope's glitching gets her in front of Taffyta and she, Rancis and Candlehead fall off the track and into a giant ice cream sundae. Taffyta pops out and starts crying at her loss.
Vanellope gets into second place and her glitching reveals King Candy to be Turbo, a racer from another game who was the cause for his game and another game getting unplugged and now came to Sugar Rush. The Cy-Bugs are released onto Sugar Rush and Taffyta hides. After the Cy-Bugs and Turbo are defeated, Vanellope crosses the finish line and Taffyta's memory is restored. It turns out Turbo messed with the programming and that Vanellope is actually the princess of Sugar Rush. As Taffyta tries to apologize for her behavior, Vanellope says she will have her executed, much to her horror. Vanellope then reveals she was only joking and accepts Taffyta's apology.
Taffyta returns for the sequel, now voiced by Melissa Villaseñor, replacing Mindy Kaling. She is once again hostile towards Vanellope as a result of their racing rivalry, but is unable to act against her as she had before. She is first seen racing with the other racers and is second place, behind Vanellope. When the Sugar Rush steering wheel is broken and the game is unplugged, Taffyta is seen running away and crying in Game Central Station. Now homeless, she and the other racers are taken to Niceland, where no one volunteers to take them in. Empathetic and excited at the prospect of having a family, Taffyta and the racers are adopted by Calhoun and Felix. The Surge Protector warns the couple not to jump headfirst into parenting, and his cynicism is proven right when Taffyta and the racers ransack Felix and Calhoun's apartment.
At the end of the film, Sugar Rush is restored and Taffyta returns to racing. As a result of her care under Calhoun and Felix, Taffyta has adopted a kinder and gentler disposition. She also takes part in weekly social activities hosted by arcade denizens alongside her parents and the racers.