Sweet, sour, spicy, savory, tart, tangy, bitter and just plain scrumptious. Food has just as many flavors as there are taste buds (about 10,000 to be exact).
From pickle-flavored chips, to peanut butter slathered on top of pancakes, “weird” foods seem to be getting more popular, but come out tasting like a million bucks. There are “weird” combinations of food that people put together that just seem to work.
I’ve made many tasty discoveries in my 18 years, as well as some, well…not-so-tasty.
Try dipping Oreo cookies in peanut butter, or salt and pepper on cantaloupe. Peanut butter and chocolate syrup pancakes with whipped cream, and mayonnaise on red-beet pickled eggs.
I decided to roam the halls of Penn Manor to find out other people’s strange food habits.
Here are some of the most disturbing but debatably delicious food combinations that I found:
Put Peanut butter in the microwave and pour over ice cream.
Mustard on a salad
Dipping French fries in a chocolate milkshake
Ketchup on sauerkraut
Mustard on Mac & cheese
Ketchup and mustard mixed in mashed potatoes
Mac & cheese on top of a hot dog
Grape Jelly on eggs
Salt on watermelon
BBQ sauce and peas in mashed potatoes
Hot sauce on chicken alfredo
Ketchup on spaghetti
Peanut butter mixed with sugar
BBQ chips and peanut butter
French fries dipped in honey
Peanut butter and jelly on Doritos
Potato chips in apple sauce
Nacho cheese on a sub or hoagie
Nacho cheese on a chocolate chip cookie
Gummy bears and chocolate
Of course, then there is always the infamous “fried foods” at fairs and other events. It is, however, Lancaster County. Now, don’t judge before you indulge.
Fried Broccoli and cheese bites
Fried Snickers bar
Fried ice cream.
These are crazy but sometimes actually delicious combinations. So as soon as school is out for the day, it looks like I’m going home to try some crazy food combinations.
By: Alyssa Funk