The Tomato Is an item that appeared from the Prototype to Alpha 1 of Hello Neighbor, and then returned for the full release.
Tomatoes could be found around the Neighbor's house, and in the trash can in front of the player's house. When thrown, a tomato would splat against a surface. The Neighbor would then be distracted in cleaning it off for about 5 seconds. The Neighbor also threw these while chasing the player. When hit by a tomato, it would tint the player's screen red and thus obscure their vision. Tomatoes did not re-appear until the full release of the game, where the Neighbor would throw them along with glue. The screen effect was also updated to a squashed tomato texture.