Weird Food Combos To Try For Those Who Have Adventurous Palates

By Jhoana C

Taste is subjective because how else would you explain people liking particular food and others hating that very same dish? Of course, there is always some food that the general population likes, such as chocolate and ice cream. Other kinds of food are a bit tricky because they are an acquired taste, like anchovies and eggplant. Whatever your belief is, we know most people share our thoughts when we say some food combinations are just downright weird, no matter where you come from or where you were raised. Only a handful of people enjoy these bizarre food combinations, such as pickles dipped in chocolate, baked beans as pizza toppings, and chips with cream, to name a few. Want to see more of them? Start scrolling!

#1 To bean or not to bean

Canned beans are healthy and make a good dinner food if you don’t have much time. Just heat them, and you’re good to go. Brits usually eat beans with bread and eggs, but not many people put them on top of anything.

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If you’re feeling a bit adventurous today, you might want to try this weird bean and eggs pizza. At first, we were kinda grossed out, until we realized it is exactly the same thing as toast and beans with eggs, so we really can’t fight this one.

#2 Hmmm…Peanuts in coke?

Coke is a refreshing cold drink people yearn for, especially during hot summer months. Invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton, he sold his rights to the beverage shortly before he died. The company has now grown to have a value in billions.

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We usually drink Coca-Cola cold, maybe add some ice, but this guy seems to have gone too far. Yup, those are peanuts in his glass of Coca-Cola. We don’t even want to imagine how that tastes. We’d rather have our Coca-Cola straight.

#3 Bacon on bananas

Weird food cravings are just one of the many symptoms of pregnancy. Pregnant women are known to eat food which they wouldn’t even lay their eyes on otherwise. Maybe it’s the hormones or the changes in their bodies that are causing their cravings.

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This food combination of bananas and bacon looks like something that pregnant women would eat. We love bananas and bacon separately, but we wouldn’t consider eating them together. If somebody requested this, you’d sure think they were pregnant, or at least quirky.

#4 Another unusual food with bacon

Here is another strange food combo that involves bacon. Don’t get us wrong, we love bacon very much, and it’s one of the many reasons why some people can’t give up meat. These controversial cookies have been making the rounds on social media.

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Some people were against it while others loved it. Don’t knock it until you try it, they say. Those who have tasted it have said that it’s straight-up amazing and that it will change your life. We doubt that, but we’re willing to try it.

#5 Sushi in a waffle cone?

Don’t get us wrong, sushi and waffles are the bomb, but we mean separately, not together. Salmon sushi is our favorite. Salmon is more expensive compared to other fish, but we don’t mind paying extra for it because it tastes good.

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Waffle cones, on the other hand, are great, especially when eaten with ice cream, and we don’t mind most ice cream flavors. However, we wouldn’t think of putting raw salmon in a waffle cone. We can’t imagine how that tastes.

#6 Cookies as burger buns?

Choco chip cookies! Who doesn’t fancy them? We sure do! Created in the 1930s by Ruth Wakefield, who once owned the famous Toll House restaurant in Massachusetts, the recipe first appeared in cookbooks in 1938, and it was initially intended to be served with ice cream.

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With ice cream or without, we love to eat chocolate chip cookies. However, we wouldn’t even think of eating it as a burger bun. We can’t even imagine how it would taste with patty and cheese? We’re afraid that would give us an upset stomach.

#7 Peanut butter and onion?

What’s one of the best things that are so good when put on bread that it’s clearly a match made in heaven? Peanut butter and jelly! You can never go wrong with that combination. So many hungry stomachs have been filled with PB&J sandwiches.

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This person’s take on the famous PB&J is atrocious. As a matter of fact, it’s a sin to humankind. How can you put peanut butter and onions together? How would that taste? This should be made a crime right away.

#8 Another horrible sandwich

Speaking of weird versions of the peanut butter sandwiches, there seems to be plenty out there. This one, we’d heard of before. Instead of onions, this person likes putting pickles on his peanut butter. It is supposedly life-changing. We’re that’s true.

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However, we are not fans of pickles, so we doubt we’d take such a fancy to it. This may tickle the taste buds of people who love the combination of sour and sweet, but that kind of sandwich is not going anywhere near our mouths. We guarantee you that.

#9 Apples with salt and pepper?

Salt and pepper are the most popular condiments all over the world. Regardless of the culture, location, or history, most humans use salt and pepper to add flavor to their food easily and quickly, but we never imagined salt and pepper on apples.

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This person seems to rather enjoy it, though, and can’t eat his apples without salt and pepper. He even goes as far as saying that it makes apples more delicious. What do you think? Are you raring to give it a try? We might!

#10 How weird is watermelon with feta?

Watermelon has a lot of benefits, such as preventing macular degeneration, improving heart health, and relieving muscle soreness. It’s also a great fruit to have on a hot summer day, especially when served cold. Feta cheese is an excellent source of protein, calcium, and phosphorous.

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But we have never, in our wildest dreams, thought about combining the two. We consider this food combination odd, but also found out it’s extremely popular in Greece and isn’t a new invention by any means. Are you willing to give this one a try?

#11 Would you like Nutella to go with your chips?

If there’s one thing that makes a bad day better, it’s Nutella! The Italian-born chocolate and hazelnut paste has inspired so many people. It can be bought in more than 160 countries, and to make Nutella, Ferrero purchases ¼ of the world’s hazelnut supply.

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Most people would like Nutella on their bread or, sometimes, waffles. However, this person likes to have his Nutella on chips. We wonder how the salty and sweet combination works, but it seems he’s not the only one into it. A lot of people have responded, confirming their love for Nutella and chips.

#12 Whoa, bacon covered in chocolate?!

Here we go again, with bacon paired with things we wouldn’t dream of pairing it with. Bacon alone should be sufficient. Why ruin a good thing? This person thinks that dipping and covering bacon in chocolate is needed in life.

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We like both bacon and chocolate, so we’re a little torn with this one. Should we agree or disagree with it? Somebody said that the flavors don’t mesh together well, so maybe we’ll avoid it for now. We’ll stick to having them separately.

#13 How would you like fries dipped in honey?

One staple in fast food chains is French fries. It’s one of the best ways to eat potatoes because nothing comes close to crispy fried deliciousness in your mouth. We know they can be unhealthy, but we like having them once in a while.

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Fries can be jazzed up with fancy toppings and can be made to taste even better with various sauces and dips, such as ketchup and mayonnaise. However, we have never tried dipping fries in honey. It would just make them too sweet.

#14 A slice of pizza with honey

Pizza is one of Italy’s most important and famous imports, and we can’t imagine life without it. It’s delicious, it can be made with a variety of toppings, and it doesn’t cost that much. It’s one food we wouldn’t mind eating every day.

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Pizza is something people like to often pair with ketchup or chili sauce. However, we have never tried drizzling our pizza with honey, just like we haven’t tried dipping our fries in honey. We’d rather save the honey for our lemon drinks.

#15 Pregnancy makes you weird

Pregnancy cravings can be attributed to a few things, including nutritional deficiencies and a heightened sense of taste and smell. Pregnant women often find certain smells despicable and have cravings they otherwise can’t explain. Of course, it isn’t just pregnant people who come up with weird food combinations.

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This guy’s friend’s wife was pregnant and wanted to eat something sweet and spicy at the same time. Just to show you how weird pregnant women can get, he took a photo of the food. Oreos and salsa! It ticks all the boxes.

#16 Does this make popcorn taste a lot better?

Believe it or not, popcorn is more than 5,000 years old, and it a man named Charles Cretors created the first-ever commercial popcorn machine in 1885. The microwaveable popcorn we have come to love and eat regularly wasn’t invented until 1982.

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Popcorn is usually served with butter, salt, or cheese. Sometimes, they can also be spicy. One condiment we don’t usually find with popcorn is ketchup. However, this person’s friend swears by it, and it seems like she has convinced people on the Net to try it too.

#17 Bananas in water

We have come across this picture many times now, and it doesn’t make us hate it less. What’s the point of putting bananas in water? What does that do flavor-wise and nutrition-wise? We’d eat bananas and drink water, but we won’t have them mixed.

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Ice cold banana water doesn’t seem such a good idea to us. We’d much prefer water infused with citrus fruits such as lemons or oranges. Heck, we’d even go for berries, but sorry, bananas in water is just not for us.

#18 Something for serious pickle lovers

First, we’d like to say that we like the coffee art in this photo but back to the more important subject of the picture, the sandwich and what’s on it. Pickles, not a lot of people like it, and it seems to be an acquired taste.

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Pickling has been around for thousands of years, and Americans alone consume about 9 pounds of pickles per person annually. We are sure that this person has contributed much to the statistics because he likes having pickles with everything, even on her bagels.  

#19 Soy sauce on ice cream? No thanks

To date, there are more than 1,000 different flavors of ice cream, including the more popular flavors like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and caramel. We have tried only 50 of those flavors, so we still have a long way to go.

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One ice cream flavor we are not keen on putting in our mouths is soy sauce-flavored ice cream. We primarily use the sauce when cooking but not on desserts. This ice cream flavor is going to be interesting, to put it nicely.

#20 Here we go again with pickles

Pickles must be more popular than we realized. Undesirable as they may be to some people, legend has it that Cleopatra used them to preserve her youth. She supposedly ate them regularly because she believed that they helped make her gorgeous.

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We are not sure about her beliefs, but we certainly wouldn’t eat pickles this way, covered in chocolate! It looks gross, but the person who prepared this guarantees that it’s good. Maybe if we liked pickles to begin with, we’d try it. Someone make this and let us know how it is!

#21 What have you done with the gummy bears?!

What is wrong with the world today? People seem to have the weirdest food cravings. Don’t believe us? Just look at this ground pork patty that someone saw at the supermarket. Those are patties, but they are not your usual patties.

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It has gummy bears in it. Why would you even subject gummy bears to this atrocity? Some people may be ok with it, but we’re not. We’d like to have our patties pure, and our gummies separate and safe from the frying pan.

#22 Bean in doughnuts

Baked beans were first referred to in 1832 in a book with the title American Frugal Housewife. They are called baked beans because the can is filled with the blanched beans and sauce, and then the can is covered with the lid before they are baked.

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We don’t have anything against baked beans, and love them, actually. We also love chocolate doughnuts. Maybe we’d eat them in the same meal, but not together. Never together. Just imagining the taste of this combo is making us sad.

#23 Hard-boiled egg with Nutella on top

The amount of Nutella made in a year weighs as much as the Empire State Building. Bet you didn’t know that, even if you’re a Nutella lover. People just can’t seem to get enough of Nutella, and who can blame them?

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People have their unique quirks when it comes to Nutella, and this person’s secret is she likes to put it o top of a hard-boiled egg. We haven’t met anyone who likes doing this, and we doubt we’ll ever meet another.

#24 Ramen with chocolate

We’re in doubt if this is a real food craving or it’s something that’s been set up to make people curious about it. Ramen may have originated in China, and the word may have come from the Chinese noodle called lamian.

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Ramen is usually served with veggies and meat, or just the little spice packet, but it’s never served with chocolate. How would that even taste? Chocolate is meant to be a dessert, not an ingredient for noodles. This is a waste of delicious chocolate.

#25 We are confused with this one

We’ve said it before, and we’ll repeat it: we love ice cream. Although we don’t like some flavors, the ones we do enjoy, we love with all our tastebuds. However, we have second thoughts about having ice cream with corn. We’re not even sure how that would feel in our mouths.

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Plenty of people have said that this combination is utterly delicious, and it’s supposedly a thing in Nashville. We’re not sure if that’s just a rumor, but we’re not keen on trying it. We’ll have our chocolate ice cream in a plain cone, please.

#26 Tuna with peanut butter

Bike rides can get tiring especially if you’re going for a long distance. It’s essential to stop once in a while and replenish your energy with food and drinks. This cyclist found the perfect opportunity to snack on her favorite tuna and peanut butter sandwich at a stop.

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She had her sandwich with a cup of coffee too. We like tuna sandwiches, but we’d never have it with peanut butter. Peanut butter goes best with jelly, chocolate, or bananas. A tuna sandwich is best made with high-quality canned tuna, mayo, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and onion. End of story, y’all.

#27 Would you like some chocolate cheese pizza?

Made from roasted and ground cacao beans, chocolate was once used as currency during Aztec times. Even the French leader, Napoleon, loved chocolate so much that he demanded it was made available to him together with wine during intense military campaigns.

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Some things are meant to be eaten with chocolate, but others, such as cheese pizza, should be kept away from it. Don’t get us wrong, we both love pizza and chocolate, but we don’t want them to be combined, unless it’s a dessert pizza, made of all things sweet and well-paired.

#28 Cereal with cheese on top

Some of us reach for a box of cereal during breakfast. It’s easy to prepare, and you can finish a bowl of cereal quickly. They are especially popular with kids. The 7th of March is considered National Cereal Day, so mark your calendars.

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There’s nothing unusual about this person’s little nephew loving cereal. What’s weird is that the little kid only eats it with cheese on top. Yup, that’s processed cheese on top, squeezed out of a tube. Are you willing to try cereal with cheese?

#29 Scrambled egg with peaches

How would you feel if you came home dead tired from work and your roommate gave you some leftovers to eat? You’d feel good that someone thought of you. But what if the food she gave you was scrambled eggs with peaches?

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You’d be just as confused as us. Scrambled eggs with peaches? We can accept scrambled eggs with tomatoes, zucchini, or onions, but not this. You might be hitting two birds with one stone, but this is something we don’t fancy.

#30 There’s something wrong with the world

Yogurt is a nutritious food that has plenty of probiotics, which are good bacteria that help prevent and overcome disease. They help aid the body’s digestive system and boost the immune system. Yogurt comes in many flavors, but you can also have it plain.

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We usually eat yogurt by itself. However, this person enjoys it with green olives. And this is strawberry yogurt, not plain. If you want proof that there is something wrong with today’s world, this picture is the only thing you need.

#31 Mayonnaise and Nutella sandwich

If you think that a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is fancy, wait until you have tried mayonnaise and Nutella. Yup, you read that right, and we are not joking. There is such a thing as mayonnaise and Nutella sandwich.

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We’re still on the fence with this one, but who knows, it might be a good thing? We haven’t read too many reviews about this one yet, so we guess not many people have tried it yet. What do you think? Are you up for it?

#32 Cheetos and milk for breakfast?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You need a lot of energy if you are to function correctly. You wouldn’t want to be lethargic all day, and you want to be able to understand what people say to you.

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So, what’s for breakfast? Apart from your usual sandwich or doughnut, you might want to try something else. How about Cheetos and milk? No? We would agree with that reaction, but we might be in the minority here. It’s becoming popular.

#33 Banana omelet

There are several solid and scientifically proven reasons bananas should be a part of your diet. Bananas have plenty of dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. it also has potassium which is good for blood pressure and heart health.

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This person brings his love for bananas to a whole new level by incorporating them into his omelet, and he’s willing to testify that it’s good. He says it tastes just like a creamy omelet. We love bananas, and we love eggs, so we might just give this one a try.

#34 This one looks so enticing

We can’t deny that this one looks good. The picture alone makes us want to give it a try. Who knows; we might just end up loving it. What you see is spicy andouille sausage on top of a Belgian waffle.

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Oh, it’s drizzled with maple syrup too. This might be weird, but it looks and sounds a lot better than the other food combinations on this list. This could be a variation of the famous chicken and waffles. Makes us think we turned down the bacon combinations too quickly.

#35 Don’t throw your leftovers

Leftovers are typical, especially if you tend to cook more than you can eat, or if you like to experiment and not everyone in your family loves all the results. This is why it is crucial to plan your meals to know exactly what you need from the grocery store.

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This person had leftover cooked sweet potato, and she didn’t want to get rid of it. She improvised by mashing the sweet potato and eating it with cold avocado and kiwi. This is a good-sounding meal if you ask us. Should we make it on purpose?

#36 Do you also do this to your hard-boiled egg?

Eggs are nutritious, easy to cook, and be prepared in various ways. That’s why they are so popular. If you are in a hurry but need something to eat, grab a hard-boiled egg. You can never go wrong with it.

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How would you like to put tomato sauce or ketchup on top of your hard-boiled egg? Some people do this. They have so much love for tomato sauce or ketchup that they just need to put it on everything. They can keep this one.

#37 Nope, we don’t like this

When it’s scorching hot, we want to get our hands on something cold and refreshing. Most of us grab a lemonade or soft drinks. A lot of people like pickle snow cones. They have been around forever, but we’re still a bit annoyed by it.

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Pickle snow cones come with real pickle juice and are even embellished with a pickle spear to make them more presentable. How do you like that? We’ll never know how that tastes because we’re not going to try it, but y’all go ahead.

#38 Goodness, what is that?!

Aside from ice cream, another popular food during summer is popsicles. Who doesn’t like the feeling of something cold, yummy, and refreshing on their lips during a hot summer day? Popsicles come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes.

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One flavor which we are not expecting to come across is clam chowder soup. This is soup in a can that’s been frozen as a popsicle. We don’t know if we will be upset with or concerned about the person who thought of this.

#39 The crème de la crème of chips

What’s the best snack to reach for if you are watching a movie, researching, or if you’re just plain hungry? You read our minds; a bag of chips is just the thing. An interesting fact is that chips almost became a casualty during the Second World War.

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It was declared a nonessential food, and the production of chips had to stop to give way to more important things. Fortunately for us, the war ended, and chips made a comeback, but we would never have thought of eating them with cream. Oh yeah, the person who thought of this combination said it was awful too.

#40 Food for Halloween

We see us serving this colored pasta but not during ordinary days. We see ourselves serving it during Halloween, and we bet it would be a hit during themed parties. If you don’t have any Powerade, you can just use food dye.

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We bet that the pasta will taste like your usual pasta because the only thing unusual about it is the color. Kids are primarily going to love this because they just seem to adore everything in different colors. This one isn’t so weird, but we’re imagining all the potentials.

#41 Spice things up with this combo

Are you bored of the usual food combinations? At times eating the same thing over and over again makes you yearn for something new. If you want to spice things up this Thanksgiving, you can try putting mustard on your pumpkin pie.

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We haven’t tried this yet, so we’re counting on you to let us know if it’s palatable or not. We are also counting on you to be truthful and tell us if you got sick after eating it. Good luck with your food adventure.

#42 Oatmeal with boiled egg

We don’t find this too weird because if you have been to Asia or grew up in Asia, one of the staple foods is porridge, sometimes served with egg or meat. Those who have tried it will attest to its deliciousness.

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This person decided to serve his hard-boiled egg with oatmeal. It’s a little weird, but it’s something we’d bet a few people on the Net have tried, and they disagree with people who call it vile. It’s tasty, and it’s filling.

#43 Fried chicken with mint choco

This food is going to have Colonel Sanders rolling in his grave. What kind of monster would think of serving crispy fried chicken with mint chocolate?! Not to mention, this mint goop looks like toothpaste. Who knows, it very well could be.

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Horror of all horrors! Crispy fried chicken should be served with the signature brown gravy made with 11 different herbs and spices. We hate to sound like a KFC TV commercial, but that’s the truth! There’s just no other way.

#44 Butter and sugar on bread

This may be unusual for some but not others; they call it their poverty food. Poverty food is food that you typically resort to eating because you’re broke. Sometimes, people enjoy a particular poverty food so much, they eat it even when they’ve made it to better times.

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This isn’t as weird as the other combos on this list, and it’s pretty delicious. Some people swear by this, and they enjoy eating it every single day. This is even considered a classic childhood snack in Romania and other places.

#45 Chocolate doughnuts with scrambled eggs and melted cheese

This combination doesn’t seem so bad, although we have to admit that it is weird. We like each of them separately, so we guess we’ll be making this and having a taste test soon. If you’re up for the challenge, you can also make your version.

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Don’t forget to let us know how it tastes. A lot of people on the Net also swore to try this after seeing a few pictures. We are still waiting for their verdict, though, but we have a feeling that they liked it.