Have you ever seen someone combine two foods and think to yourself just how disgusting it is, but then secretly wonder what it tastes like? Yeah, we have to. So we went to the internet's foodie corners to discover the ten strangest food combinations that people swear you'll enjoy.
1. Potato Chips In Sandwiches
Adding potato chips to your sandwich adds a crunchy texture that brings it up to a new level. While many commenters immediately jumped in with their suggestions for this strange combination, they also warned that you must choose your mix carefully. However, when done right, you can discover something genuinely fantastic.
One person suggests that Aunt Vickie's jalapeño chips are "amazing for this" as they add a hint of spice to your favorite sandwich. Another commenter states that they used to put sour cream and onion chips on cheeseburgers.
Some popular off-the-wall options include adding Doritos and Fritos rather than regular potato chips. This is a common combination overseas, as users from Ireland and England explain.
2. Watermelon and Feta Cheese
Watermelon (or strawberries) and feta cheese are well-liked fusions for those who love fruit in savory dishes but want to switch it up a little. Many commenters detail creating a salad with these toppings, although some mention simply eating the two together as a snack.
One feta watermelon salad enthusiast details a fantastic summer salad: "Watermelon, cucumber, feta, fresh mint, lime juice, olive oil, while another exclaims, "I had a watermelon tomato salad with feta at a restaurant that was sublime!"
3. Hot Chocolate with Chili Powder
One of the most surprisingly well-received comments is about hot chocolate and chili powder. Dubbed a Mexican hot chocolate by one user, it is agreed that it is excellent for sore throats but tastes delicious.
Someone says that chocolate added to chili adds an extra richness to the flavor, which is why this duo works so well together. Another says that you don't need that much to bring out the flavor if you don't like spicy food. Just a dash of chili or cayenne in cocoa is perfect.
4. Peanut Butter and Jelly on a Cheeseburger
While this combination is more like three ingredients, it mixes two of America's most popular sandwiches -- peanut butter and jelly and a burger. Surprisingly, commenters mention ordering this at restaurants and being happy about how good it tastes.
One explains they ordered it at a restaurant because they weren't very hungry but were super curious and ended up eating the whole thing. The same user suggests adding bacon as well. Another response claims the food truck they work on serves a slider like this, and a third exclaims that a local bar has a peanut butter burger that is one of the best burgers they've ever had!
5. Dill Pickles in Soy Sauce
Prefaced as the commenter's drunk good, they warn not to knock it until you try it when it comes to dill pickles dipped in soy sauce. An overwhelming number of responders mention how salty that must be while admitting they love salty combinations.
One person claims as a huge lover of anything salty; this sounds weird but probably 100% enjoyable. Another says they are excited to try it because soy sauce is under-appreciated in the Midwest where they live.
6. Hot Dogs in Scrambled Eggs
Have you tried chopping up hot dogs and adding them to your scrambled eggs for a bit of flavor? One response details that a friend told them their day made "camp eggs," which were leftover hot dogs and whatever else they'd made over the fire the night before.
7. Barbecue Sauce in Mac and Cheese
Pretty much everyone loves mac and cheese, so why not find a way to change it up? One foodie suggests adding barbecue sauce to the dish, and several others have to agree. Another advises that it depends on the BBQ sauce and that a bit spicy and not overly sweet will add some good flavor.
Another commenter adds it is a perfect combination, especially if you have a couple of chicken tenders to eat with it. Some so many responders loved this mixture that a third person was thrilled, stating, "I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO DID THIS!!! I found my people."
8. Grilled Cheese with Apple Slices
After mentioning grilled cheese and bacon, which seems to be a popular combination, one user suggests grilled cheese and apple slices. The majority of commenters agree that with bacon added, that makes the grilled cheese technically a melt.
When it comes to the apple flavor, though, someone explains Barnes and Noble used to have a sandwich that used apple chutney instead of apple slices. Another says they always had grilled cheese with their apple slices when they were younger, which tasted great. A final response simply exclaims the "buttery bread, savory cheese, and sweet apple? YUM."
9. Chips and Ice Cream
One of the most popular suggested combinations is chips and ice cream. While this might sound bizarre, a Ben & Jerry's flavor does just that, although the chips are covered in chocolate first.
While there was some confusion in the responses as to if chips were meant to mean British chips, also known as American French fries, the consensus was that this doesn't matter, as both combinations are acceptable and taste great. "I don't know if you mean chips (U.S.) or chips ( U.K.), but either way, I'm down."
10. Cottage Cheese with Honey
The suggestion of cottage cheese and honey has users agreeing with this combination and offering other things to mix cottage cheese with. Some of these include jam, maple syrup, and canned fruit.
One responder is a big fan of cottage cheese and just about anything, saying they found their people in this comment section. Another user claims it's incredible if you melt the honey and then mix it with cottage cheese. Finally, someone writes, "honey is magical, I swear."
This thread inspired this post.
By Tia Clara, published Mar 25, 2023 on