These disgusting food combinations, like the viral pairing of watermelon and mustard, might sound so gross that they’re inedible, but taste shockingly good.
You heard right. Internet users are going to bat for their favorite weird food combos, from vanilla ice cream and soy sauce or balsamic vinegar to cream cheese and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
Here are the strange food combinations people love to indulge in the most:
1. Thousand Island Dressing on a Hotdog
“I did it once out of spite for people saying only children use ketchup and adults should use mustard. My response: I’ll put Thousand Island on my hotdog if I want, and it’s none of your business. Turned out to be pretty great, and it’s now my preferred hotdog topping.”
2. Chili and Mac and Cheese
This disgusting food combination kind of makes sense when you think about it. “What do people often put in chili? Cheese, sometimes sour cream. What is mac and cheese? Cheese mixed with cream on noodles,” commented a supporter.
3. Butter and Sugar Sandwiches
Called “Fairy Bread” in Australia, when made with sprinkles instead of sugar, this weird food combination is made exactly as it sounds. These sandwiches are simply created by spreading butter and sprinkling sugar on bread.
One individual described this popular sandwich’s presence in their childhood, writing, “My mom would toast the bread first, then add the butter and sugar, tear it up, and pour milk over it. Bam. Poor family’s cereal.”
4. Regular Potato Chips Dipped in Yellow Mustard
This tangy combination somehow works. A supporter of the combo added another idea for it, saying, “This reminds me of when I was poor working at the movie theatre and didn’t have money to buy regular food. I used to dip popcorn into mustard. Pretty good!”
5. Grilled Cheese with Kimchi
Skip the usual slices of tomato or avocado and jazz up your typical grilled cheese with spicy Kimchi instead. As one diner described the should-be disgusting food combination, “Kimchi goes with everything!”
See also: Three Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipes
6. French Fries Dipped in a Wendy’s Frosty
This unusual combination is just as salty as it is sweet. Even better, no cooking is required. All you need to enjoy it is a few minutes to stop by your local Wendy’s.
7. Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwiches
This disgusting food combination actually dates back to the Depression era, with some individuals claiming that it has Appalachian origins.
“Could it be because the nutty base flavor of peanut butter and the sour briny-ness of the pickle lends itself to simple charcuterie flavor?” mused one responder. Finishing off this disgusting good combination with bacon is optional.
8. Oreos and Sour Cream
Supporters of this weird food combination claim that the duo “tastes like cheesecake for some reason,” suggesting sharp cheddar cheese on a chocolate chip cookie as another savory-sweet dessert.
9. Sauteed Raisins and Popcorn
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There could be an article just on the weird popcorn combinations people love to enjoy, like popcorn and dried pineapple, but this savory, sweet, and salty idea might be in a league of its own.
The inventor explained how the combo came to be, writing, “I melted butter, added garlic powder and raisins, and cooked it until the raisins got round again. Then I quickly poured the whole concoction over hot popcorn.
“The raisins would shrink back down again, but they had this brown butter garlicky taste. I guess it’s an acquired taste, but I like it.”
10. Roasted Broccoli Lychee Sandwich with Feta and Fried Onions
“(This combination) was based on a sandwich in NYC. It was just too wild not to try, and it just…worked. I still make the sandwich every so often. It’s really good.”
11. Cottage Cheese and Jalepeños
Cottage cheese goes with just about anything imaginable, but pairing the creamy, yogurt-like cheese with spicy foods is an atypical approach that people secretly love.
Enjoy this combination with canned jalepeños, pouring the extra brine over the cheese, or skip the jalepeños entirely in favor of Frank’s RedHot Original Hot Sauce or Taco Bell’s signature hot sauce.
See also: Strawberry Jalapeno Jam Recipe
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Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.