People Break Down Which Food Combos Shouldn't Work But Totally Do

Let's make a daring menu.

Be bold.

Give your tastebuds a jolt of the unknown.

Sometimes the things we think will be gross turn out to the most delicious. Often we think with our ears first.... what sounds disgusting can make us avoid what could be amazing!

Let's mix up a few things....

Redditor GnawingOnAPickle wanted to know what delicious food marriages may make our mouths water by asking:

"What is a food combo that shouldn't work but tastes really good?"


"I was eating baked potato chips and a fundip stick and I accidentally made the discovery that together they taste like cupcakes." ~ Morbid_Erica

"What. The. HECK. You're a mastermind!" ~ GnawingOnAPickle



"3D Doritos and Black Forest gummy bears. Yes, I am old." ~ Wot106

"I miss 3D Doritos. :( " ~ badideas66


"Creme Soda and apple juice mixed 50/50. Who doesn't like apple pie and ice cream? (incidentally me, but I like my liquid version)." ~ Interestinglyuseless

"The drunk version of this, apple pie vodka, is amazing: vanilla-infused vodka mixed with apple juice, if wished with other apple pie spices (cloves, cinnamon etc). So good." ~ Jetztinberlin


"Vegemite and avocado on toast. Phwoar." ~ Jerry_Curlan_Alt

"With a poached egg on top 🥰." ~ MissVvvvv

Yes Please....

"Chicken & Waffles." ~ PM_Me_Azn_Girls_Feet

"As a Belgian, I was horrified when I saw that the first time I went to the US. Then I tried. And now I'm ashamed to admit that I actually like it. damn 'mericans." ~ Hibernatus50



"Chips on a sandwich ❤"

"Edit: I'm in the U.S.A so your Crisps in the U.K. 😁 Thanks!" ~ innovativebunny

"Dude I moved down to England for a couple of years after living in Edinburgh all my life and when my friend came to visit she brought me two bottles of chippy sauce, y'know the ones some chippys sell in the milk bottles? That was the best gift because salt and vinegar just doesn't cut it." ~ Steves-bisexual-hair

The. Best.

"Peanut butter and cheese, toasted." ~ Its_your_fire

"Peanut butter and bacon."

"Peanut butter and sliced onions." ~ itsasecretidentity

"The. Best." ~ mrsmoulton

Cheeto Fever. 

"Hot Cheetos and cream cheese! Well any cheese actually." ~ Brian11011010

"Yo, hot Cheetos and lemon juice - toss the lemon juice in the bag, shake it up, eat with chopsticks." ~ iph0ne

"sooo good"

"Vegemite + Avocado +Chicken + Cheese I put it together on a pizza! It's tastes spoon I good! Get amongst it people!!"

"Edit: I meant 'sooo good' but eh I kinda like spoon good I'm gonna run with it!" ~ Triplesso_


Just Ew. 

"Prosciutto and cantaloupe." ~ wentfromteatocoffee

"Italian here. The stuff is everywhere during summertime. But I hate the damned thing for one simple reason. When I was little my mum used to do that all the time and then put half a cantaloupe back in the fridge without cling film on. In a matter of minutes EVERYTHING in the fridge smelled like the damn thing. Cheese. Milk. Meat. Other fruit. Ew." ~ fivedollarsTA

Emphasis on CHEAP!!!

"Kalimocho! Cheap red wine and cola. Apparently it's big in Spain. Don't knock it 'til you try it! Emphasis on CHEAP wine. Don't ruin the nice stuff by mixing it with coke!" ~ markthe



"I heard on another askreddit thread that 7 up was originally designed to mix with milk. I've tried it and it's strangely ok." ~ Tcatog

"Good to know it doesn't coagulate or something. Once tried to make wassail (spiced citrusy cider thing) from a box mix with milk and ended up with coagulated milk solids. I've been afraid of mixing drinks and milk ever since. Root beer floats are probably the only exception. But now I have to try this." ~ enderflight

Scientifically proven. 

"Dark chocolate and parmesan cheese are scientifically proven to be a weird, yet amazing food pairing." ~ _Wolverine007_

"I have actually tried a sandwich with dark chocolate and cheese. I'm not sure what type of cheese was in it but it was damn delicious." ~ NotANoobAnymore

"Sunday night before work" 

"Raspberries and whiskey. Soak the raspberries in Apple Jack and you'll have a good time."

"Edit: Jack Daniels Tennessee Apple whiskey is what I meant." ~ camelCaseCoder

"I'm in the US so you can imagine how confused I was about you saying 'Sunday night before work' because 1) it's 1:30 AM on Sunday for me rn, not even close to Sunday night, and 2) it's President's day on Monday for us, which means no work."

"Then I realized your user had NZ in it, so I assumed you're in New Zealand, thus neither of those situations are true."

"Edit: Apologies for my mistake, I'm a college student and I have school off tomorrow, so I just assumed the same went for all workers as well. Thanks for the correction everyone!" ~ DesertStorm11

Hey Dog....

"There's this hot dog place near me that sells a hot dog that's wrapped in caramelized crispy bacon, placed in a bun lined with peanut butter, and topped off with chili. I could not believe it was edible." ~ CptDEEDELS



"Marinade your chicken in pickle juice for about an hour and then fry/grill/bake with some savory seasoning, it adds a whole new dimension of flavor." ~ JimmyReagan

"I'm literally a chef, and it just clicked after ages of reading this that pickle juice is just brine. It's just brining your chicken. What the hell is wrong with me." ~ fishboy1

I Like It...

"When I was about 10 I discovered if you blend orange sherbet with Hersheys chocolate syrup it makes a tootsie roll flavored soft serve." ~ donkeyteeth565

"That sounds disgusting but I like it." ~ Big_Balla69


"The classic French fries and ice cream." ~ Den-Hemmelige

"French fries and a Frosty, if you're near a Wendy's- though any place that serves both fries and shakes could work unless all they serve is shoestring fries. Though make sure they're fresh, or it gets kind of bleh after a while." ~ PlaneMap

Drunk Food. 

"Go to waffle house. Get an omelet. Dress it how you like. Ask for it to be topped with chili. They won't flinch, but your friends definitely will. Waffle House employees know what's up though. This is absolutely 100% drunk food and amazes me how stellar it is every single time." ~ SnideSnail


"Watermelon and feta (and maybe some mint). So refreshing." ~ o_shrub

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Mayo all the way...

"Fried egg on top of peanut butter toast. Mayo or tartar sauce on french fries. Mashed potatoes and cottage cheese. Mashed potatoes and ketchup." ~ BeautifulWeirdo

"Mayo and chips isn't a weird food combination. It's how they should be eaten, none of this ketchup nonsense!" ~ SlackerPop90


"Tomatoes and box cereal. My African dad did it when i grew up. I brought it up in a group meeting and an Asian girl admitted her grandparents did the same thing! He would put tomatoes in his porridge and boxed cereal- sometimes with strawberries." ~ jduy1

Add Green

"Pickles in a grilled cheese sandwich." ~ jscottr2

"I've been doing dill pickle relish instead cause I also like a little mayo in there and the pickles always slide out and it's annoying. Throw in some bacon too, so good." ~ BeautifulWeirdo


"Vanilla ice cream and chili sauce. You will feel the icy coldness of the ice cream, and the slight hotness of the chili sauce. It's actually pretty good." ~ remoteAdapterProng

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"Dipping a wonder bread peanut butter sandwich in Liptons noodle soup. This is a weird family thing that everyone I know has said was gross until they tried it. It’s like the ultimate sick food combo." ~ ihambrecht

"Any kind of chicken noodle soup will work for this. Also, Campbell's vegetable beef soup." ~ CraftyInMN

A Dab a Day

"Hear me out, okay? Just a dab of ketchup on some macaroni. Just the smallest amount for flavor every bit. It's orgasmic. Alternatively, light amounts of ketchup on potato chips are great as well. And light amount of ketchup on white bread. Ketchup." ~ abductodude

It's hard to go wrong with this one...

"Chorizo with mac-n-cheese. Cook the chorizo and mac and cheese separate then when they're both done hopefully around the same time. Mix them up. Try it before talking s**t.Tuna in mac-n-cheese. Even easier, make your mac and cheese, then right before you eat it mix a can or two of tuna. Not as good as the chorizo but pretty good still."

"Chorizo in Quesadilla instead of asada. All my white and white washed friends, always, without fail, ask for basic a** Asada when we go out and get mexican food. Asada is good, no doubt, but I'm surprised they're never bored of it or dare try anything else given how often we eat Mexican food. A good way to make a baby step to not be so basic is to try a chorizo quesadilla if it's available. It's hard to go wrong with this one." ~ rogicar

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