Taste Buds Gone Wild: 100 Unusual Food Combinations People Actually Tried and didn’t Regret

Ever watched someone dunk their fries into their milkshake and wondered if they were onto something? Or perhaps you’ve raised an eyebrow at the friend who swears by peanut butter and pickle sandwiches? Welcome to the fascinating and strangely satisfying world of weird food combinations!

Food is not just about sustenance. It’s an experience, an adventure, a love language! It’s a playground where we can experiment, invent, and sometimes, just toss the rulebook out the window. After all, who’s to say what should or shouldn’t go together on a plate (or in a milkshake glass)?

Whether you’re a traditionalist or someone who loves to experiment, we’ve all encountered those surprising food combinations that sound odd at first but somehow work brilliantly together. These ‘odd couples’ of the culinary world often end up delighting our taste buds in the most unexpected ways.

In this post, we’re diving deep into the realm of the unusual, the peculiar, and the downright strange – in the best possible way. We’ve compiled a list of weird food combinations that people all over the world swear by.

From the unexpected pairing that confounds your senses to the surprisingly harmonious match you never saw coming, each of these combinations tells a tale of culinary curiosity and adventurous eating. These aren’t your typical pairings, but for those brave enough to try, they just might tickle your palate in a way you’ve never imagined.

So go ahead, open your mind (and your mouth) to the wonderful world of weird food combinations. Who knows, you might just discover your new favorite snack!

#1 Yup, I just did that. Chips and Nutella! Don’t knock it till you try it.

#2 Spicy chicken andouille sausage on top of a pearl sugar Belgian waffle, drizzled with maple syrup. My mouth just watered typing that.

#3 This has got to be my new favorite treat. Watermelon and feta! This is my first time having it, and I think I’m going to have it every day now.

#6 What to do with the leftover half of a cooked sweet potato from lunch – mashed it up, left it cold, and added avocado and kiwi. This combination was awesome.

#8 Apparently salt and pepper on apples is something people do. It’s so delicious.

#9 I finally tried making a peanut butter & pickle sandwich, and it was life-changing.

#10 One weird food combo that has lasted since childhood. White of a boiled egg with tomato sauce/ketchup and a sprinkle of salt.

#11 My friend’s wife is pregnant. She got cravings for sweet and spicy. Oreos and salsa it is.

#14 Pickle snowcones – with real pickle juice and a pickle spear in there for good measure

#15 Sandwich my dad likes to eat, raw ground beef with raw onions and white pepper on hard bread.

#17 So this is what Dee requested for breakfast. Happy to oblige but really hoping she isn’t pregnant.

#18 My friend puts ketchup on her popcorn. Ketchup, on her popcorn.

#19 What are your favorite odd food combinations? This one is mine.

#20 Most people like PB&J. My fav is peanut butter and onion.

#21 Found this gem – soup but frozen as a popsicle.

#22 I pretty much can eat peanut butter with anything. Bagel, peanut butter, and pickles.

#24 Lunch. I am here to stand up for the humble sardine.

#25 My boss puts applesauce on his pizza, slaps them together, and eats it like a sandwich.

#27 Jello shots being served out of hard-boiled eggs.

#30 Ezekiel toast with nut butter and a hard-boiled egg.

#31 Not sure about the avocado latte, but it looks good.

#34 Chocolate-covered pickles. It’s a pregnancy thing.

#36 First time tasting soy sauce ice cream. Very interesting.

#37 I just wanna pasta and candy at the same time, so… I did sweet noodles.

#38 My son has numerous sensory issues with food. But today he made this monstrosity. The noodle Nutella toast.

#41 After watching Rob Czar from ThreadBanger make a Peep pizza on Man vs. Din, I was curious just how good it would be.

#46 Pumpkin pie and mustard combo to spice up your taste buds.

#51 Butter and sugar sandwiches – don’t judge me.

#52 Kiwi pizza from a Danish pizzeria, an unholy abomination.

#53 Walked in on my dad making a mayonnaise/beans/fusilli combo at midnight.

#54 Confession is good for the soul: this was one of my favorite childhood food combos.

#55 Chocolate chip cookies sandwiched between salty roast potatoes that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. With just a little bit of Tommy K for good measure.

#56 I swear I’m not pregnant. Pizza and extra creamy Cool Whip with chocolate chips.

#59 Am I stuffing my face with peanut butter and tuna after a bike ride? The answer is yes.

#61 As a child, I used to play this game that involved allowing the other players to come up with the weirdest combination of foods, which you would then have to blindly taste.

#62 One of my dad’s strange food combos – eggs with sour cream on top and a pickle for breakfast.

#64 Chocolate chip cookies sandwiched between salty roast potatoes that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. With just a little bit of Tommy K for good measure.

#65 One of my weird go-to meal combos recently. It’s literally just cooked peas with some peanut butter mixed in.

#66 Who would’ve thought that I’d be eating onion rings with honey.

#67 Fresh pineapple, soy sauce, Sriracha, and sesame seeds. Genius or madness?

#68 Kill hormonal cravings with natural peanut butter, a pinch of sea salt on a bell pepper.

#70 My nephew ate cereal with cheese on top, and I’m sick.

#71 Has anyone ever tried watermelon and cottage cheese? I love it.

#72 Maggi milkshake. Yes yes, doesn’t it sound weird & crazy to have something like this?

#74 Scrambled eggs on buttered toast with Fruit Loopies.

#75 I like sushi, and I like strawberries with whipped cream. But not together.

#77 A Twinkie wiener sandwich! Be sure to dip in milk first before consumption.

#78 We decided to enjoy ice cream on top of dino nuggets on a bed of french fries.

#80 Frozen peas and chocolate pudding. The perfect lazy Sunday afternoon snack.

#81 Yes, you are seeing that right tofu scramble on top of pasta. It’s actually not that bad. I’m never doing this again, though.

#82 When you’re offered apple-raisin-asparagus pie, you eat it.

#84 Me and my weird oatmeal combos. Today’s concoction was peanut butter, chia seeds, raisins, cinnamon, protein powder & frozen sweet peas.

#85 Yogurt with olives? What is wrong with this world?

#87 A shot of the ramen from my latest video. Would you try this festive twist?

#88 I made bean chili last Saturday and had leftover vegetable sushi. Strange combo that worked well together.

#89 I love it when a crazy food idea ends up being tasty. Today, Nutella & mayonnaise. It’s good.

#91 Tim’s pizza – the most unexpected. He had seen something like this on a cooking show: strawberries, salmon, new mozzarella cheese. Paul suggested adding the pesto.

#92 Taking cereal and milk to a new level – Cheetos and milk.

#93 Weird food combinations continue. This time – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with gherkin.

#94 Why does everyone say ‘ewww’ about this? Have you ever had peanut butter and raisins with lettuce?

#95 Banana omelet. 7/10, as much as I hate to say it. It was kinda good, like a creamy omelet.

#96 I’m almost convinced that nobody has ever done this combination before. Rice, soy sauce, sugar, and passionfruit.

#97 Yeah, I put chili flakes on my champorado. I’m weird, sue me.

#99 It may seem strange to some, but for me, you just can’t beat the winning combination that is an ice cream cone with tuna fish.

#100 When there’s no milk or cereal, and you gotta improvise – Sprite with chili cheese Fritos. Yum!

Written by Hazel Zoe

Feminist, Environmental Activist, Writer, and author of a novel I will never write in my life.

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