10 Wacky & Weird Food Combinations That Work

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We have all had our little food experiments. You know what I'm talking about- the ones in which you mix two or more foods together to see if they taste good. While some of us do it in the hopes of inventing a new and delicious super-snack that will curb more than one craving at a time, most of us just feel like playing with our food. Successful experiments (such as the "peanut butter and banana" sandwich) have left behind a legacy that makes testing the possibilities worthwhile.

Creating a food combination is a lot like building a spaceship. While you may succeed and be able to enjoy the beauty of a new horizon, you may just as easily create a bomb that blows up in your face. So, before you blast off, try some of these tried-and-true food combinations from previous "munchernauts"...


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French Fries + Ice Cream

If you're going to try this one, I suggest going to Wendy's. The combined flavors of a thick Frosty and some hot fries will have you dipping like crazy. Although you could use any ice cream, a soft serve works best for easy consumption. Also, make sure not to just dump the fries into a bowl of ice cream and stir it up. You want a whole slew of things going on; hot & cold, salty & sweet, crispy & smooth. Yes, you're eating two things that are totally unhealthy...but, who cares? If you wanted to make a veggie combo, you'd eat a damn salad!

Cheese Toast + Cinnamon & Sugar

This awesome creation, dubbed the "toastwich" in my family, is the first thing I ever learned to cook. It's really simple:

  1. Slice some cheese (cheddar, preferably) & put it on top of a slice of bread.
  2. Pop it in the toaster oven (not a regular toaster- that would make a mess!)
  3. Toast until cheese is melted.
  4. Mix up some cinnamon and sugar & sprinkle over cheese toast.
  5. ENJOY ;)


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Pizza + Ranch Dressing

If you have never tried this combination, your taste buds are missing out! Just plop a dollop of ranch on your plate and chow down! You'll be pleasantly surprised ;) Every scrumptiously hot and cheesy pizza deserves a dip in a cool pool of ranch's rich creaminess. The burst of two flavors will make your mouth happier than ever! It's so yummy, you won't be throwing aside the crust anymore!

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Cheetos + Cream Cheese

Cheese is good, cheese is great- so, add two servings on your plate!! Seriously, though, this combination is the stuff dreams are made of! Sure, it's not fine dining, but what it lacks in luster it makes up for in taste! Don't worry about the messy fingers- cheese puffs do that anyway! Just indulge yourself in the name of all that's snack-tacular...Chester Cheetah would be proud ;)

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Chili + Mayonnaise

This combination is very popular in my neck of the woods. I've never had the guts to try it, but I don't think it's fair for my biases to rob it of recognition. Considering that "chili mayonnaise" is a pretty common dipping sauce, I guess this combo makes sense. I'm just partial to chili cheese fries OR chili with rice and shoyu (which probably sounds weird too). That is, unless we're talking green chili...then hand me some tortillas or grill me a burger!!

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Corn on the Cob + Pesto

If you love corn on the cob, you've got to try this awesome combo. Besides just being delicious, this wacky food combination is a much healthier alternative to butter. That means you can slather on the spread without feeling guilty! Also, the brilliant yellow and green color scheme makes for an impressive presentation. Just make sure to have some napkins on hand (things may get messy!)

Popcorn + Seaweed + Rice Crackers

To make this fantastically fabulous treat, you need to get the right ingredients. Popcorn is easy- just go for your favorite (I'm heading for the extra butter box!) Instead of chopping up dried seaweed, buy "furikake" (a Japanese condiment made with a mixture of seasoned seaweed and sesame seeds.) Finally get yourself some "arare" (flavored rice crakers). While there are many different varieties, I like the "hot kakidane" rice craker. If you don't like spicy, opt for the "sakura" arare, which is shaped like a flower. Just sprinkle these two extras on to your popcorn and you'll be in snack heaven!

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Blueberry Bagel w/ Cream Cheese + Ham

This mouth-watering combination is my favorite breakfast treat. Once upon a time, my friend Rae thought I was crazy for eating this. Now I've got her hooked too! It can't be as weird as lox on a bagel, can it? I actually love that combo too! However, the blueberry bagel needs special attention. Ham, being the sweet meat that it is, really compliments the fruity blueberry flavor. So, add a slice or two and chomp away (you'll be glad that you did!)

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White Rice and Butter

Growing up in Hawaii, I've always enjoyed white rice (esp. with shoyu and furikake!) Yet I wasn't familiar with the rice and butter combo until the morning after my college graduation party. Copious amounts of cheap vodka the night before made my stomach a thunderous volcano. I just couldn't keep anything down! My mother, who grew up in Washington, suggested I try some butter on rice. So, I gave it a shot. The combo was not just delectable, it was divine! All it took was one scoop to calm my tummy. Talk about a weird hangover cure!

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Coconut + Shrimp

First of all, I need to say a big THANK YOU to whomever created this heavenly combination. The union of savory shrimp and sugary coconut is a harmonious marriage indeed! There are tons of simple recipes that offer ways to make this delectable, deep-fried seafood dish. You can also use the same type of batter to create coconut crusted fish (mahi-mahi and ono/wahoo are good candidates!) Check out the links below for some great recipes!

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What Wacky Food Combos Please Your Palate?

Now that you've had a taste of what this "munchernaut" had to offer, what other weird food combinations do you think are out of this world? Leave a comment to give your wacky (but delicious) food creation the recognition it deserves ;)

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waynet 5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

They all look quite tasty....but I can't get my head around French fries and ice-cream though lol!


SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

Wow, some crazy stuff here! I do testify to the goodness of a Wendy's Frosty and fries, though. YUM. It may not be totally weird, but while studying abroad I got to LOVE a toasted crumpet/English muffin with butter and jam, topped with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. The perfect breakfast!


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Some of these actually sound pretty good! My sister in law sprinkles M&Ms over her movie popcorn, which I think sounds wacky, but also tasty too!


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Princessa 5 years ago from France

My favourite ones are dates filled with roquefort cheese and shrimps covered in dark chocolate... yummy!


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

A world of thanks for all your wonderful comments, folks!!

waynet- LOL! Yes, the fries and Frosty combo sounds pretty funky, but you'll love it (I promise!)

SJmorningsun25- Thanks for confirming the delicious-ness of Frosty and fries!! I absolutely LOVE English muffins with butter and jam...I'll have to try your suggestion of adding some sharp cheddar ;)

stephhicks68- Oooh...M&Ms with popcorn sounds fabulous! I'll have to try it the next time I go to the movies ;)

Princessa- Dark chocolate and shimps sounds interesting...I love both, so I definitely try it. There's just something about shrimp that makes it the perfect partner for sweets!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I love pizza with Ranch and coconut shrimp. I will have to try pesto on corn on the cob sometime. That sounds amazing!


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks for stopping by, randomcreative! The pesto and corn on the cob combo really is good...especially when the pesto is extra-garlicky ;)


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Kristen Haynie 5 years ago from Modesto, CA

These are all such great combinations!

While fries and a frosty are yummy, I personally love to dip my fries in a strawberry milkshake! The PB&B sandwich has always been one of my favorite "comfort" foods!

Thanks for sharing these yummy ideas, great hub!


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Hi Kristen! Thanks for reading ;) I'll definitely have to try your suggestion- sounds delish!!


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gryphin423 5 years ago from Florida

Hmm, you've got some interesting combos going on here. The corn and pesto sound yummy! Growing up we always put grape jelly on our grilled cheese sandwiches, it was so good! Thanks for sharing :-)


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Hey gryphin423! Grape jelly on grilled cheese, huh? Sounds like my friend Shanny- she eats her PB & J sandwiches with a slice of American cheese and swears it's DA BOMB! Lol!

Thank you for reading and commenting! ;)


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epigramman 5 years ago

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

LOVE the fries/frosty


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leroy64 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

This was a great hub. I like chocolate and tequila. They go together.

FYI - I actually grew up eating rice with butter; and, I was out of high school before I realized there were other ways to eat rice.


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Hi epigramman!! Thank you so much for your kind words! Wish I could teleport you here for some fun in the sun! Til then, keep warm and toasty with your favorite comfort foods!! Much mahalo (thanks) for reading!

Hey BenWritings! Fries and frosty rock the casbah!! ;)

Howdy leroy64! Chocolate and tequila sounds like a winning combo!!! ;) (heehee) Rice and butter is pretty awesome...love to sprinkle on some black pepper too!


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stayingalivemoma 5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

OK....who told you that I dip my fries in ice cream, huh?? Spill it!! Great hub. Voted up and awesome and will be sharing!!


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Hey there stayingalivemoma!! Don't worry about the little birdie that spilled the beans...I'll be cooking him soon ;) LOL! Much thanks for reading and sharing!!


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Karen N 5 years ago from United States

How about potato chips with ice cream? I also like french fries with a vanilla shake and ranch dressing on my pizza. :)


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Hi Karen N! Thanks for your comment!! I'm partial to putting potato chips inside of my sandwiches (lol), but trying them with ice cream sounds fun!


SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

Ooohh, I do the chips-inside-sandwiches, too. The best is with PB&J or (yes I know I'm weird) liver sausage. :-)


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AlmostLola 5 years ago

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Howdy SJmorningsun25- Crazy!! I've never had liver sausage before. And, don't worry, you're not weird- our palates just have minds of their own! LOL!

Hi AlmostLola- Much thanks for reading ;)


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nebaker 5 years ago from Largo, FL

AWESOME!!!!!!


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks nebaker- glad you likey ;)


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April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

I am definitely going to try some of these! Although probably not the seaweed and rice cracker one. My husband thinks it weird that I grew up eating cream chicken on waffles, dip my french fries in mayo and put sugar in my lasagne sauce.


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Hey April! Don't worry about being deemed weird at all- one of the secret ingredients in my award-winning spaghetti sauce is sugar! ;)

Thanks for stopping by and happy snacking to you and yours!!


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

I'm hungrier now, I'm looking at all these food hubs. I really like your idea of different combinations of food. You already listed one of my favorites...french fries and ice cream! Love it. Banana and peanut butter sandwich is a great idea too. I was raised on white rice and butter; we had rice when others were have mashed potatoes. I like rice crackers, but not a huge seaweed fan. All fun ideas, however. Thanks for sharing them!


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TattooKitty 4 years ago from Hawaii Author

Howdy ytsenoh! Glad my hub got your tummy rumbling for some fun-loving food oddities! Thanks for reading & leaving a comment!


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Brandon Spaulding 4 years ago from Yahoo, Contributor

Many interesting food combinations. The bagel with cream cheese and ham might be one I will try. I like variety too. My favorite is a McDonald's hanburger or cheeseburger of any kind and McDonald's french fries on the sandwich. Just lift the bun and place the fries in rows on the hamburger. Then replace the bun and enjoy your sandwich. I have been doing this since I was in the third grade and I prefer not to eat a McDonald's hamburger without putting frend fries on it. Deliciousss!


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TattooKitty 4 years ago from Hawaii Author

Yummy fixings, Brandon! Thanks for reading and CHEERS for sharing your wacky combo ;)


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TattooKitty 4 years ago from Hawaii Author

Hi Yvette!! Thanks for the great links; I'll be sure to check them out! Hugs ;)


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Ralph Castro 2 years ago

my most favorite from the list above is the french fries + ice cream. :)


Anonomous 7 months ago

Bananas raisins and peanut butter

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