I am not a foodie. I love food but I'm not obsessed, so when I go out to eat, or even when I'm preparing at home I'm pretty straightforward and boring. I've only recently begun to dabble in chipotle flavorings. So I'm always interested in what menu concoctions people are wiling to try, because I'm proudly sticking to the same old. But when I do dabble, I am often surprised. So throw me some ideas.
Redditor u/gooodkush wanted to know what mouthwatering combinations we need to be adding to our menus that will surprise us by asking....
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Guinness and mussels blew my mind a little bit. I was thinking chocolate and malty with garlic and briny? How could that work?? But I was so wrong. Please, try it if you get a chance- it's freaking delicious. (Thank you, Ireland)
Irish here, the mussels are usually served in a thin white wine and garlic cream sauce which removes the briny flavor you'd expect. Also mussels aren't that "fishy" to begin with.
Guinness is popular with oysters too, in fact we have an annual festival!
Cream cheese and jelly sandwich. One of my favorites.
I remember reading about that when I was a small child. I was always curious but my mother refused to make one for me, and eventually I forgot about it. Now I want to try it again.
There's a local Mexican restaurant I go to on occasion that has lobster tamales with raspberry chipotle sauce. It sounds like a weird paring, but it's one of the best things I've ever tried.
Raspberry and chipotle are friends. Something about the super sweet and the smokey I think. There's a chicken wing place I like that has a raspberry chipotle sauce and its awesome.
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Burgers and peanut butter.
Tried it at home where we make thinner patties, used a thinner layer of peanut butter, then some honey spread on the top of the bun. Amazing.
Vanilla pudding and fries, I tried.
I remember when 6 year old me dipped a fry into a softserve at McDonald's. It was amazing. Different but not better or worse with chili too.
Cheddar cheese and peanut butter, everyone thinks I'm crazy until I remind them that's what them snack crackers are supposed to be.
Sweet and Porky
Pork and pineapple. Pineapple really goes with any meat but I love it with pork and duck and greasy meats, it really cuts through the bull and balances out the umami from the fats. It's also a great tenderizer.
That is true! I made that mistake the first time I made Bulgogi! I couldn't find the Asian pear purée it called for and I thought Pineapple might be a fun substitute! Bad idea putting pineapple purée on thin cut steak. REAL bad idea. Now, I found a happy mid point and my bulgogi is now perfect and on point, but first attempt was a disaster.
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Honey and pizza.
Peanut butter, banana, bacon and sriracha.
Bacon really does go with everything. If you ever get the chance try bacon with chocolate or maple syrup, absolutely heavenly.
In a big wrap with some greens, fresh spinach is my favorite. Use freshly cooked bacon and put the whole thing in a panini press. A local deli makes this and at first the idea was repulsive until I ate it. Sweet fancy Moses is it good. The called it "the Chief."
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Milkshake and fries. most of the time it's best with a frosty from Wendy's.
Something about that combination is magical. It's not as good with Wendy's current fries as it was with their old fries though IMO.
You never forget the worst things you've tasted.
Potato chips are a universally loved snack, and everyone has a favorite brand or flavor. Sometimes, potato chip companies think up a new flavor for the masses to enjoy. New things can be exciting, and customers flock to anything "limited edition" or brand new on the shelves. But with newness comes risk, and that new flavor can end up being the worst you've ever had.
Redditor u/eloncrustpizza asked people "What's the worst potato chip flavor you've ever tasted?" and many were able to recount times that their favorite snack disappointed them.
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"Lays Cinnamon Roll. WHY!?
It tasted nothing like a cinnamon roll and was just a confusing experience all around."
9. Pure hatred
"Lays had a Mango Salsa one that tasted like salt, sugar and hatred."
8. Almost tartar sauce flavor
"In Finland there is a brand called Taffel and one of their chips has this flavor of pickles and mayonnaise. Needless to say It was the worst flavor I had ever tasted."
7. Off brands have no business doing this
"An off brand attempt at 'ketchup'. It took me a while to figure it out - it tasted like gasoline smells."
6. Doesn't sound so bad...
"bread flavour, a local producer thought it would go down well. it didnt"
5. Some would say brussels sprouts are the worst vegetable
"Brussels sprout flavour. I really like sprouts when they are cooked well, but I tried the crisps at Christmas and couldn't even finish one of them."
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"Lays Chicken and Waffle. The 'maple' smell is overwhelming and they taste vile."
3. Totally missed the nuance of wasabi
"Wasabi dorritos, made my eyes water and my nose burn, no true flavour just spice and pain."
2. They can't compare to a real cappuccino
"Does anyone else remember the Lays cappuccino chips? that gets my vote"
1. They just tasted like vomit
"The Lays Limon. It tastes like someone drank Limeade then threw it up in your mouth."
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There is nothing more alienating than saying “No" to splitting some avocado toast.
Instagram and Pinterest have ramped up the strength and frequency of food obsessions. There are certain condiments, specific veggies prepared a certain way, and jars of viscous liquids of all sorts that go great on sandwiches.
They all grow so popular and talked about that having something from a food truck can make someone feel a strange, undeserving pride. It's as if one of the nutrients listed should be cultural capital.
Some, however, are left on the sidelines. They simply cannot rouse the taste buds to like the “in" thing. So they access pride through an equal and opposite energy: they trash the food into oblivion on a Reddit forum
deadlydude2448 asked, "What is something a lot of people enjoy that you hate the taste of?"
“Another Round of Ginger Ales, Please”
"I don't care for booze. I live in the UK so this means no social life." -- GoatGoatGadget
"One of my good friends in college didn't drink. Often times I would rinse out my beer bottle and fill it with water for him to carry around at parties. He would even participate in chugging events and nobody ever noticed."
"I do't think people generally would have cared, but he hated answering the 'why don't you drink?' questions that he would inevitably get." -- Xeibra
Steer Clear of Bistros
"Truffles/truffle oil. I can't stand it and people think it's so fancy and great. It's gross." -- hicanipetyourpupper
"God. I agree that a lot, if not all, people that use truffle oil have no idea what they are doing. Especially if they are just gonna straight up add truffle oil onto something and not even try to balance it out. Less is more, for sure." -- Abundantly-Addicted
"Yes thank you! Would burger joints PLEASE stop ruining their perfectly good fries and mac and cheese. I'm beggggiiinnnnggg." -- MsAlyssa
Flakes of Horror
"Coconut. Nature makes it just to frighten me out of eating candy." -- shleppenwolf
"I have personal hate against whoever made coconut water in cans." -- RedDemonCorsair
"Can confirm, one time I was on vacation on a Caribbean island, and we were chillin' on the beach. We spot these dudes coming towards us brandishing machetes and we were all like 'OH SH*T.'"
"But then they all pulled coconuts out and chopped em open with the machetes and gave some to us. Best coconut ever, especially considering I wasn't murdered." -- The3MiteeyLambo
Screw the Microbiome
"Kombucha. Get that fermented cow's p*ss away from me." -- idkjustsomedude
"I liked it okay until I saw where it comes from. I can't stop picturing that disgusting blob they call a 'Mother' and it makes me gag." -- SlapCracklePlop
"It looks like something you'd pull out of an infected sinus cavity." -- Flamboyatron
WHAT IS RANCH DRESSING MADE OF
"Ranch. I can't even stand the smell of that putrid excuse of a sauce!" -- OmniTheProdigy
"The thing with Ranch for me is, I don't think I know what Ranch is. I swear, every where I go to the thing taste different. When I try to go to a store and get some for myself there're like 20 different version of Ranch for each brand."
"And these things range from being utterly disgusting to heavenly tasty." -- Hippobu2
Eggs are cool. Oil is Cool. But Mayo is NOT
"Mayonnaise, absolutely disgusting." -- BentNotBroken12
"It's the devil's semen! Anything with the texture of mayo is a turn off for me." -- xendaddy
"It is vile." -- i_said_no_mayonnaise
Something’s in the Water
"Cucumber. I can taste that sh*t a mile away."
All forms. Sprays, water, lotion doesn't matter, if cucumber in any shape or form is involved, I'm f*cking out." -- TheGodmama
"Yes! Finally someone who shares my hatred."
"I actually bought of bottle of Sprite a few months ago, took a swig and it was cucumber flavour!? The bottle looked exactly the same. It was absolutely rancid." -- surelywolfbeak
"Agree. Apparently their smell is what could also scare cats away. I often thought I am indeed a cat." -- 9december3Giphy
"Milk tastes like phlegm and smells like a barn floor. On this I can not be moved." -- claire_goolihey
"I grew up drinking it. Then left to college, never really had it anymore, then when I came home on break I had a glass or something and thought I was going to die." -- chuullls
No Pineapple, Got It
"Pineapple. Pineapple. Pineapple. Pineapple. Pineapple. Pineapple. Pineapple. Pineapple. Pineapple. Pineapple. It's way too tart, sweet, and sour all at once. Keep it away from me and my pizza." -- TheRebelWarden
A Very Hot Take
"Avocados. They are absolutely horrible. I tolerate guacamole but avocados can f*ck off." -- Hopewolf115
"Avocados are disgusting. Just musty off tasting." -- splintercinder
"Avocados. All slimy and disgusting and tastes like fricking soap." -- asarcasticgirl
Multiple Hypotheses, All Terrible
"Redbull. It smells like urinal cakes." -- just-keep-walkin
"I like red bull. I think I've just discovered a tasty new snack!" -- HoggishPad
"It also smells like Drano. I had a bad clogging situation in my bathroom and it smelled like red bull for like a week after resolving it." -- CLTalbot
Plant-Based and Grotesque
"Cilantro. It tastes like chewing on the seventh circle of hell. It destroys everything it accompanies." -- Buhhfly
"There's a gene that makes cilantro taste like soap to some people." -- ellumenohpee
"I've never tasted a stink bug but the flavor of cilantro really reminds me of the smell those things expel when agitated." -- nicoleyotova
A Scathing Review
"Carp. Tastes more like crap to me." -- ChilliPuller
"Carp is to fish what Velveeta is to cheese." -- kalidava
"Same!! I think fish in general are gross." -- poptarts4me
Going With Your Gut
"Pumpkin flavored anything. A few years in a row, when pumpkin spice season came id be all excited and get pumpkin flavored things."
"And then remember that I HATE pumpkin. I think I've finally come to accept that I hate it. Even pumpkin pie. I much prefer sweet potato pie."
Some Concise, yet Aggressive Views
"Horseradish. It is the edible embodiment of pungent sweaty armpits." -- thebiggsad
"Celery. It ruins every single dish. It's impossible to change my mind." -- zoishiez
"Mushrooms. These disgusting squishy f*ckers." -- poppy_poppin
Pluckin' Up Trash
"Before you ask, yes I have had the very best beets prepared by the finest chefs at Michelin rated restaurants and they still taste like god-damn DIRT."
"I get tempted by the gorgeous colors, the addition of goat cheese (my favorite) that maybe this time they will taste different, but no. It is a curse."
A Dedicated Few
"White chocolate idk why." -- justanredditacount
"I do too! You're the only person ever to agree with me. You might as well just pour some sugar on some butter and eat that. Super gross." -- kalidava
Rage Against the "All the Rage"
"Sweet potatoes. I hate them. They're literally one of the only things I won't eat." -- MericaMericaMerica
"Yes especially when they're made into 'fries.' I swear people only order them in restaurants because it's marketed as an 'upgrade' and they feel like being fancy, but I'll take the fried russet potatoes every day over those abominations." -- Aero_Jet
"Bell Peppers! If I have just a small piece I can taste it for hours afterwards. And it is put in so many things." -- Jaerynn
"They are poison. Poison everything they touch. In summer husband makes stuffed ones on the grill so I don't have to suffer. The smell of them cooking literally has made me ill to my stomach since I was a child." -- deviantelf
Even if you're a diehard foodie there has to be a menu of options that sours the palette. Some foods, no matter how rare or delectable they are known for being just don't suit the intestines of everyone. Sometimes food reactions are linked to past experiences which renders them inedible due to triggers. And sometimes, some food, is just straight up gross!
Oh my Gagh!Giphy
Anything that is still moving in the plate. BakonNigiri
Only correct way to eat Gagh. Don't complain to the chef that your Gagh is still wriggling. G_Morgan
Your description makes me want to Gagh. Goat17038
I'm pretty turned off on most organs (brain, eyes, liver, lungs, ect..) at this point. I've tried them a lot when I was younger, but it's a tough sell now. nightandshade
Not Mr. Ed!
So in my country we have a soup that has horse's intestines filed with other organs, it's called ''Sopa de Manguera'' (hose soup) I live in Ecuador btw. HealthyMinder
Ok I'm out! sn00t_b00p
Celery. I don't care about the taste, but that stringy texture is ugh. ButtholeSpiders
It tastes like bitter lawn grass with a stinging, peppery finish. It's unbelievable people actually like it. Polly_Peptide
Liver. Just, ugh. mcgrooty
Correct me if this is factually incorrect but I believe it was George Washington who once wrote, "Liver makes my nips quiver." SchneebsTheGinger
It tastes good but i hate being reminded that i'm eating duck embryo. NotSoRainbow
Skim Milk. It's water that's lying about being Milk. MMacKillop
Anything less than whole milk is white water. unopposablethumbs
Spoiled food and if I can avoid it- fennel. Bolzenschneider
No bigger turn off than thinking you just bought some kick a** breakfast sausages and they turn out to be like 20% fennel. I don't get it, like sure it can impart good flavors in a dish, but the actual pods are like chewing on a bath bomb.Daisypusha1323
No Yokes About It!
Eggs. For a really long time I loved eggs and ate them as often as I could. But one day I had the flu and ended up puking up the eggs I ate that day. Ever since that horrible day, the scent/taste/texture of eggs makes me instantly gag. It was one of my favorite things to eat. bohdiii
Tuna casserole. That's all my mother made growing up besides overdone roast on Sundays and overcooked spaghetti on birthdays. Won't touch the stuff I don't care how you cook it the smell gives me flashbacks. TinyTinasRabidOtter