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.