Weird Food Combinations

There are certain combinations of foods & foods and drink that just go together. Like a match made in heaven you almost can’t have one without the other.

Case in point: popcorn and Raisinettes (or M&Ms, preferably peanut). The sweet and salty mix is a combination that God Himself must sit down to enjoy every Sabbath.

Another example: anything grilled with a beer. That charbroiled flavor couldn’t be washed down by anything better than a nice cold one. There must be something about that wheat-ish flavor that smooths any harsh burnt taste from the grill.

Here’s where I get a little weird interesting though. One of my faves, that I can remember liking even as a kid, is cheese and. . .coke. I know! Really, don’t knock it before you try it though. I’m sitting here eating brie because I’m wanting to be all healthy and stuff (please don’t tell me brie isn’t healthy for me. It’s a lot better than cheese curlz) and I get this overwhelming urge to sip on some coke. I guess the intriguing mix here would be, what, culture and white trash? Both meeting up knowing it’s wrong but it tastes oh so right? I’m hoping it’s more like the smoothness and slight brininess of the cheese begs for a complement of carbonation and sweetness.

My love of cheese and coke began as a girl. I must have been snack hungry, searching through the fridge and saw the sliced cheese. Noting that there wasn’t anything more convenient at the moment I unwrapped a slice and began noshing. Then I must have taken a sip of the ever present coke and the weird interesting combination began. I can recall certain moments in my life when I’m grabbing for that sliced cheese and realize that the snack would not be complete without the coke. I can actually remember those times.

My tastes are changing slightly. I’ve upgraded from sliced cheese to brie, although in a pinch I know the slices are always there…never getting old or molding or anything like cheese really should. You can’t upgrade from Coke though. I’ve reached the pinnacle with that soft drink.

Anyway, I digress…So what are your weird food combinations that you secretly enjoy? And don’t tell me you don’t have any. Liar. Go ahead, spill your guts here. I may even try it and let you know what I think. Provided it’s not monkey brains boiled in milk or something like that. If it is I will require you to submit a video showing yourself eating it. And try my cheese and coke. I bet you’ll like it.

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8 thoughts on “Weird Food Combinations

  1. OOOOOOhhhhhhhhh…cheese and Coke. Pretty much anything with Coke rocks, but I gotta try the brie & Coke duo. Sounds GOOD! And you are spot-on with your description of Coke–it IS it. No doubt.

    I don’t know if this is weird, but I love mixing Grape Nuts with peanut butter. Pizza and milk. (This seems to offend at least one person every time I enjoy my slice of cheese with a big ol’ glass of milk!) A peanut butter sandwich on white bread with potato chips crushed inside. Haven’t had that one in a long time, mostly ’cause we never buy white bread. Ummmmm…

    I guess the weirdest combo I absolutely adore is frozen Ore-Ida french fries–preferably the crinkle-cut ones–with beer. I’ve eaten frozen fries my entire life. Once I got older and my tastes expanded, it became frozen fries and Corona Light with lime. Yum, yum, yum. OK, I’m ready for summer now…grill some fish or chicken and nosh on some icy potatoes. 🙂

  2. Ok! I KNEW I wasn’t the only one 🙂 I’ll have to try the Grape Nuts/Peanut Butter mix. Do you just pour some Grape Nuts on top of a chunck of pb? Um, I can guess what the pizza and milk will taste like. Once again, I prefer coke with that one. Du likes putting Doritos in his PB&J sandwiches, that one’s good too. I’ve never heard of frozen fries and beer. Wonder how that one came about. I’m putting frozen fries on my grocery list right now so I can try it out.

  3. Mmmmm! Peanut butter and bacon sound weirdly good. I may try that today.

    Can the pickles be fried before I wrap the cheese around them?

    I’m sure Du will love the Cool Ranch suggestion. I’ll have him get back to you.

  4. Ummm… Are you pregnant by chance? Cheese and coke?? I guess I have one weird food combination – pretty much ANYTHING and ranch dressing. Pizza, Fries, Bread… ummm… EVERYTHING! I love ranch, lol.

  5. No, not pregnant. Remember, I’ve liked that combo since I was young. And don’t knock it before you try it! Go ahead, take a bite of some cheese and then a tall sip of Coke. You’ll be a convert :)_ (that’s drool).

    I have to agree with the Ranch dressing on anything. AS LONG AS IT’S GOOD RANCH. There are some pretty crappy tasting Ranch dressings out there.

  6. Angela says:

    great combo: Wendy’s fries dipped in wendy’s frosty.

    something I always do when i have strawberry twizzlers:

    bize the ends off and use the twizzler as a straw (great with soda)

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