21 Weirdest Food Combinations That Actually Taste Amazing

After scouring the internet and indulging in some bizarre pregnancy cravings, I decided to test out some of the strangest food combinations that people swear by. Here are 21 unconventional yet surprisingly delicious pairings that you need to try. Stay tuned for a follow-up article on the combinations that were, well, just gross.

1. Peanut Butter and Pickles

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Trust me, this sounds awful, but the salty crunch of the pickles actually complements the creamy peanut butter. It’s like a rollercoaster of flavors in your mouth.

2. Chocolate and Avocado

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Who knew that the creamy texture of avocado could pair so well with the rich sweetness of chocolate? Blend them together for a decadent pudding.

3. French Fries and Ice Cream

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Dipping salty fries into a cold, sweet milkshake or ice cream creates a contrast that’s surprisingly delightful. You’ll never look at fries the same way again.

4. Bacon and Maple Syrup

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Okay, this one might not be a huge surprise, but the sweet and salty combo is a breakfast game-changer. Pour maple syrup over your bacon and thank me later.

5. Watermelon and Feta Cheese

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The juicy sweetness of watermelon paired with the tangy saltiness of feta cheese creates a refreshing and sophisticated snack. Add some mint for extra zing.

6. Strawberry and Balsamic Vinegar

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Drizzle balsamic vinegar over fresh strawberries for a surprisingly harmonious flavor explosion. It’s a sweet and tangy treat that feels gourmet.

7. Apple Pie and Cheddar Cheese

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This old-school combo from New England pairs sharp cheddar cheese with warm apple pie. The savory cheese enhances the sweet, spiced apples.

8. Potato Chips and Chocolate

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Chocolate-covered potato chips are the perfect marriage of sweet and salty. Crunchy, creamy, and oh-so-satisfying.

9. Pineapple and Pizza

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I know this one is divisive, but the sweet and tangy pineapple combined with savory pizza toppings is a tropical twist that many (including myself) love.

10. Hot Sauce and Ice Cream

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A few drops of hot sauce on vanilla ice cream might sound insane, but the heat and cold create a tantalizing contrast that’s surprisingly addictive.

11. Peanut Butter and Bacon

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Combine crispy bacon with creamy peanut butter on toast for a protein-packed snack that’s both salty and nutty. It’s breakfast on steroids.

12. Olive Oil and Ice Cream

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Drizzling high-quality olive oil over vanilla ice cream with a sprinkle of sea salt is an Italian dessert hack that enhances the creamy texture and adds a rich, savory note.

13. Grapes and Cheese

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This isn’t just for fancy cheese platters. Grapes with sharp cheddar or blue cheese make a quick, delicious snack that balances sweet and savory perfectly.

14. Coke and Peanuts

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Drop a handful of salted peanuts into a bottle of Coke. The fizzy, sweet soda combined with salty nuts makes for an unexpectedly delightful treat.

15. Mango and Chili Powder

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Sprinkle chili powder on fresh mango slices for a sweet, spicy, and tangy snack that’s common in many tropical countries. It’s a flavor fiesta in your mouth.

16. Vanilla Ice Cream and Soy Sauce

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A splash of soy sauce on vanilla ice cream brings out the umami flavors, making for a surprisingly complex and delicious dessert.

17. Cheese and Jam

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Spread some tangy jam or fruit preserves on a slice of sharp cheese for a sweet and savory snack that’s perfect for a quick bite.

18. Fries and Honey

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Drizzle honey over your French fries for a sweet twist on a classic snack. The honey caramelizes slightly, adding a crunchy sweetness.

19. Peanut Butter and Onion Sandwich

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Spread peanut butter on bread and top with thinly sliced onions. The result is a crunchy, savory, and slightly sweet sandwich that’s surprisingly good.

20. Popcorn and Marshmallows

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Mix some mini marshmallows into your popcorn for a sweet and salty snack that’s perfect for movie nights. The marshmallows melt slightly, making it even better.

21. Tuna and Banana

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Mash a ripe banana into your tuna salad for a sweet twist that adds creaminess and a surprising flavor combination that actually works.

Stay Tuned for the Gross Ones

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After trying these weird yet wonderful combos, I can assure you that not all strange food pairings are created equal. Keep an eye out for my follow-up article on the ones that were just plain gross. You won’t believe what didn’t make the cut!

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