10 Totally Weird Food Combinations That Actually Work!

10 Totally Weird Food Combinations That Actually Work!

Have you ever come across a food pairing that seemed totally disgusting but actually worked really well together? Well, it turns out that taste isn’t always a straightforward science. Sometimes, it’s that weird but perfect blend of good and strange that has us coming back for seconds. So put on your adventurous hat because today we’re exploring 10 totally weird food combinations that somehow actually work.

1. Peanut Butter & Pickle Sandwich

While these are two ingredients you wouldn’t normally think of putting together, the creaminess of the peanut butter blending with the sharp, vinegary crunch of the pickles creates a shockingly tasty treat. This combo becomes even better on toasty bread, with the heat perfectly melting the peanut butter just enough to cover every pickle slice.

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2. Pizza Topped with Honey 

Sweet and savoury is a timeless pairing, but you might initially think drizzling honey on a cheesy, salty pizza is taking it one step too far. Don’t worry! This combo is truly magical - the honey caramelizes slightly under the heat, providing a unique sweet twist that works with savoury pizza toppings.

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3. Chocolate and Chillies

This weird combo dates back years and years ago. As an ancient practice done by the Mayans, pairing chocolate with chillies delivers a delightfully thrilling sensation to the tongue. The smooth, sweet richness of the chocolate beautifully compliments the fiery heat of the chili, giving your taste buds an unforgettable roller coaster ride.

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4. Salt and Pepper on Pineapple

For an extra kick of sweetness, you should season some fresh, juicy pineapple with a pinch of salt and pepper. While it may seem wrong, the salt helps to reduce the fruit’s acidic bite while the pepper provides a subtle spiciness that makes each bite refreshing and intriguing. 

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5. Cheese and Coffee

Forget about cookies! It’s time to try dipping small pieces of cheese into your coffee instead. Trust us, don’t knock it till you try it. The cheese will give your coffee a deliciously creamy and nutty flavour as it’s simultaneously softened by the coffee’s warmth. 

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6. Popcorn and Ketchup

When it comes to the ultimate popcorn flavouring, ketchup is an unexpected match made in heaven. With the popcorn’s salty, buttery crunch a perfect canvas for the sweet and tangy bite of ketchup, this perfect pairing will take your movie night snacking to a whole new level.

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7. Avocado and Chocolate

For a delicious and healthy chocolate mousse, just mash a ripe avocado and add in some cocoa powder and a touch of sweetener. You’ll be surprised by how amazing this combo is! The avocado’s creamy, silky texture compliments the deep, rich flavour of the cocoa, resulting in a guilt-free dessert that is as nutritious as it is indulgent.

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8. Fries Dipped in Milkshake

Now this interesting combo is a classic for any adventurous eater. A great salty-sweet combo, the hot fries dipped in a cold, creamy milkshake provides a uniquely satisfying contrast in temperatures, textures, and flavours. Works well with regular ice cream too!

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9. Bacon and Maple Syrup

For the ultimate breakfast meal, try drizzling a hefty swig of maple syrup on some freshly cooked bacon strips. You heard me right, bacon, not pancakes! The smoky, savoury flavour of the bacon will harmonize so well with sweet, sticky syrup, transforming any breakfast dish into a decadent treat.

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10. Hot Cheetos and Cream Cheese

If you’re someone who likes a bit of a kick, Hot Cheetos and cream cheese is a must-try mix. The spicy, crunchiness of the Cheetos dipped into cool and creamy cream cheese will create a flavour profile that’ll knock your socks off. It’s both so comforting and electrifying.

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Why not step out of your comfort zone to test these completely wacky yet tasty food combinations? While you may feel weirded out by the unique mix of ingredients, with just one bite, they may become your new favourite snack.